I’ve been finishing a few projects over the past few days.
Penn Central 9365 is a Proto 2000 Alco S3 that I bought used at the Springfield show in 2014. I really like the way this model runs but the factory lettering was completely wrong and annoyed me too much to let it be. I stripped off the original lettering, repainted it and used Microscale decals to make it a more accurate rendition of the prototype. I renumbered it while I was at it. Here’s a shot after a quick first-pass of weathering. Looking at the photo I noticed a couple of things that I missed, so it’ll be back on the workbench for a 15 minute touch up.
I have no evidence of this combination of equipment ever working the paper plant at North Tonawanda. In fact, I’ve no evidence of an S-3 working anywhere around Buffalo, but this is as good as it gets until I get an S-2. The NE-6 is part of my growing fleet of road cabeese. My trio of N5Bs will be coming off the workbench soon, and two of those are earmarked for the local crews at North Tonawanda. For now, this NE-6 will be the rolling lunchroom/bathroom for the crew switching the International Paper plant.