Help, i need loco storage track?

Discussion in 'Track Planning' started by trainsteve2435, Feb 17, 2008.

  1. trainsteve2435

    trainsteve2435 Member

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    hello everyone, im modeling the AT&SF post 1970's on a small ficticious short line and need to know if there is a such thing a place used to store locos when there not being used or on a turn around? im not talking about a yard or loco facility, remember, this is a branch line out in the middle of no where. any ideas or pictures or comments are really appreciated, im at the point where i need to decide if i have room for something like this or not. Sorry if this is a stupid question!:rolleyes:
  2. Jim Krause

    Jim Krause Active Member

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    I saw something like that in Trains magazine a few months ago. One locomotive on a shortline RR. They just used a metal building large enough for the loco.
  3. MasonJar

    MasonJar It's not rocket surgery

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    What Jim said - big steel shed, or nothing. If nothing, there's probably at least a fence around the area...

    Andrew
  4. scubadude

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    I'm doing this on my layout. It's from Pikestuff and is modular in that you can build it in a variety of ways.....They have many different buildings, this one is called the Atkinson Engine Facility....Rix Products
    I'll try to find more pics....

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    60103 Pooh Bah

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    If the branchline is old enough, there might be a building left over from steam days. This might be brick or wooden (probably not stone). All sorts of engine sheds for this.
  6. Russ Bellinis

    Russ Bellinis Active Member

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    Here in So Cal. they frequently just park the locomotive on a siding out of the way of the main line when the branch line locomotives are not in use.