The photo this week covers familiar ground. This is the end of track at Brookville taken several years ago. The locomotive is on one of the leads to the enginehouse. The hopper car in the center of the shot is on the main, which feeds directly to the Owens Corning plant behind. I love this scene and return to it often to see what is at the plant in the way of rolling stock. The highway overpass makes a convenient spot for pictures. Access to the plant is off limits of course, but there are plenty of places to get photos without trespassing. Once again, I had permission to be where I was standing for this shot, something I can’t recommend enough. Life is too short to do stupid things.
The texture of the track is just great in the scene and it’s one of the things that attracted me to the line. In fact, it’s the main thing that drew me in. There is a lesson here about simplicity in layout design. You don’t need endless scale miles of track to have fun with operations. This area would make a fine layout all by itself with a modest amount of staging track. What else do you see?