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Vince Lee's Erie 28th St

Type When Spots
Op Session  4/27 8:30am to 12:30pm 2 spots

The Erie 28th Street Terminal is a compact 16 foot long by 30 inch wide rail-marine layout depicting the Erie’s terminal which was located on the Hudson River and the west side of Manhattan during the early 1950’s. Its two large freight houses are served via car float, and there is an overhead crane and numerous sidings for LCL deliveries. The layout attempts to capture the details that existed on this one block area of Manhattan's west side in the 50’s, including cobblestone streets, numerous open team track loading areas and a section of the famed West Side Highway with prototype art deco street signs and lamp posts. All buildings were kitbashed to resemble their prototypes. Powered by a NCE DCC system, and running the various models of diesel switchers that the prototype used, several people can operate for hours moving inbound and outbound traffic to and from the car float (staging). The railroad uses 4 cycle car waybills, car cards and switchlists to spot cars at over 50 building and door locations. The small yard is an example of not just building a prototype model, but of also having a great number of operational possibilities in a relatively small space, just 32 square feet. Since the track plan is very similar to the prototype 28th Street Terminal's plan, and the arrival and departure of carfloats is based on the actual schedules, operators will develop a feel for how it was to be a member of a switcher crew for the Erie here during its heyday. Handicap Accessibility: Not Handicapped Accessible. This layout was featured in the July, 2010 issue of Railroad Model Craftsman.

Track Diagram Car Spot Diagram
Car Float West side Hwy with Erie 319
28th Street Yard Lifschultz
28th St Pennsylvania Warehouse and Erie 319 Boxcab next to Lifschultz
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