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Today the gang and I had a tour of Fred Gemmill’s BN+P&MVS Railroad. You can see the post about his layout from last year here. Enjoy the photos!
We start our tour in the through staging yard, 10 tracks and a scale mile long. the west end is Bismarck, ND, while the east end represents Fargo, ND.
To the right is the CN staging yard, which interchanges with the P&MVS at Pembina.
A better view of the CN staging yard.
Trains in Bismarck staging facing east.
Heading east from staging, Mandan is on a short branch from the main.
The Coke (soda, not fuel) plant is in Mandan.
The Mandan turn switching.
At the end of the branch is Imperial Recycling.
Many of Fred’s industries are based on local industries or building he has seen. The team track loading platform in Mandan is the old loading platform in Rouses Point, NY.
There is also a Plastic Pellet transfer in Mandan.
Heading east from Bismarck and the Mandan Branch, we pass through the badlands and cross the Missouri river.
Another cool feature about Fred’s railroad is that the mainline switches are powered by air, using pistons.
The Missouri River.
Next Stop, Johnsville, ND.
The only fictional place on the layout, Johnsville is home to a large ceramics plant, in addition to a Curtis Lumber and a grain elevator.
The Curtis Lumber is based on the one in Plattsburgh.
John Ceramics (based on the GP mill in Plattsburgh):
The Johnsville yard area.
The line continues through the fields into Jamestown…(continued in part 2) -Harrison
This article first appeared on northcountrytrains.wordpress.com
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