M233 in steam

I thoroughly enjoyed running my gas electric on the layout earlier today, but it occurred to me that I haven’t run a steam-hauled mixed train in a while…

… so I did that today, too:

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(CNR Mixed M233 pauses at the station in St. Williams)

 photo M233-CNR86-PortRowan-01_zps0abbade0.jpg
(Rounding the final curve and cutting between the orchards at Port Rowan)

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(Passing through the Port Rowan yard, with the final station stop just a couple of train-lengths away)

Click on each image for a larger version – and enjoy. I did!

4 thoughts on “M233 in steam

  1. What a pleasant series of photos, thanks for remembering the basic service on the branch. Is the boxcar full of LCL or was it load for Port Rowan?

    • Hi Tom:
      Thanks – and it’s LCL in that boxcar. Full car loads were rare on the prototype – but more common on my layout.
      Cheers!

  2. Is it possible that summer time travel, or holiday travel could cause you branch line to run both the mixed train and the gas electric?

  3. See 86 on the head end and the rural setting that you have suggests that it could be just as well somewhere along the Westport Subdivision in my “stomping grounds”. Except that train (M339/M340) ran only with a combine and not the coach and baggage car consist that you have on the Port Rowan line.

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