Here’s a detail I’ll have to create for the team track at Port Rowan:
“Backus” is an important family name, closely tied to the area I’m modelling. And the family’s lumber and feed company was a key customer for the railway.
I’m grateful to John Backus for sharing his family’s photos on the Stories and Legends of Long Point and Port Rowan Area group on Facebook, and for giving me permission to share these photos via this blog.
The information I received with the first photo notes that the railway delivered the lumber stacked on the truck in the middle. That will make a great scene on my layout.
I’ve done a similar scene before. Several years ago when I modelled a Maine two-footer in O scale, I built a lumber truck for a team track, using a white metal kit for a Nash Quad from McKenzie Iron & Steel. Here’s a rather grainy photo showing the truck at the site of a future team track on that layout:
I always liked the look of the lumber overhanging the truck, so I’m looking forward to recreating this using a 1950s era truck in S scale.
(Thanks for sharing the photos, John!)