Its 2017 and the Lehigh Valley Railroad is thriving. A pair of ES44’s roll tonnage eastbound through NJ on their way to Oak Island Yard. These engines are HO Scale Intermountain units that were detailed and upgraded to replicate a modern day Lehigh Valley. The Lehigh Valley is long gone but not forgotten through scenes like this. Models, venue and photo by Scott Lupia.
Southern Pacific SD45 8832 sits quietly in the early hours of the morning inside the shop awaiting servicing. The railroad is a special place long after most people have turned in for the night. Being a 24 hour operation the action never stops. It may slow down some but it never stops. This shot is taken inside the HO Scale enginehouse diorama that was built for an article in Railroad Model Craftsman. Models, venue and photo by Scott Lupia.
Southern Pacific SD45 9013 is being prepped for a trip back west from the Lackawanna Terminal’s main shop in Scranton, PA. It is midnight and the full moon is shining brightly. Inside the 9013 the shop machinist has just closed the battery knife switch, lit the numberboard lights and is about to start the prime mover. Good ventilation in the shop is necessary as EMD’s love to smoke when first started. The shot is taken on the HO-scale enginehouse diorama. Model, venue and photo by Scott Lupia.
Midday heat and humidity is thick and oppressive inside the enginehouse. Engines are being readied for service despite the thick atmosphere. The shot was taken on the HO-scale enginehouse diorama. Models, venue and photo by Scott Lupia.