29 December, 2013

Power Reassigned to Piedmont Subdivision - Summer, 1980

 After finishing her 90 day inspection at the Virginia Midland Shops (paint, dcc & sound installs ably performed by Shan Crabtree himself!), B&O 7593, a venerable SD40 (by Kato), was assigned duties on the Chessie's Piedmont Subdivision.  Most likely used in 'Rock Runner' Aggregate Trains between Verdon & Richmond, she arrived tuned and ready to run last night.
A Kato SD-40, repainted and DCC/Sound Installed, ready to run.

Conductor's side view of B&O 7593; based on proto photos.

Front end, show the LEDs bright & white.
Shan has done a beautiful job on this unit!

B&O 7593 heads off from Fredericksburg Flats to Doswell Junction.
Here she is, being tested in general freight service, after arriving in Doswell Junction and turned over to a local crew.

For more of Shan's excellent work, check out his blog at http://virginiamidlandrr.blogspot.com/

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