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Photo File Friday: Wreck Train at North Grafton

NYC 5203 leads a wreck train westbound through North Grafton, MA on October 30, 1966. Scanned from Agfachrome slide, photographer unknown, author’s collection.

I thought this would make a neat project if I ever get enough rolling stock built to start looking for oddball projects to work on. Several pieces of equipment in this train would be off-the-shelf models (bay window caboose, 52′ gon) or easy kit conversions (wheel flats, possibly the coach at the end), while others would be more involved. The crane was X-13, from a group of four 250-ton cranes built by Industrial Brownhoist. Options here would be limited to old Athearn and Bachmann models to use as a base. Some additional research is definitely in order…maybe someday.

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