Thanks to Bill Roberts, I have a fresh prototype photo to share – and there’s an interesting connection with S scale.
It’s the summer of 1955 and Anthony Perles took this picture of The Daily Effort:
The note on the back of the photo states:
Anthony H. Perles, 7-16-55, Port Rowan, Ont. CNR 80 (2-6-0 E-10a) RPO 7707, and combine 7176, as Train 233 at Port Rowan terminal.
There are not many photos taken from this side of the tracks so it’s wonderful to see a different perspective – and a perspective that operators on my layout will see since this is the “aisle side” on my layout. I will have to park a couple of automobiles at this end of the depot, as in the photo. And I definitely need to add weeds, saplings and other vegetation along this side of the rails.
Speaking of rails – look how small they are. Talk about a ribbon of steel.
Now, the S connection: The National Association of S Gaugers gives out an annual award to an author who publishes an article about S in a non-S scale publication. It’s a great way to encourage people to promote the scale. And the award is named in honour of…
Anthony H. Perles.