Tribute to Springfield Rolling Stock

The rolling stock for the Tribute to Springfield layout consists of primarily 50' modern box cars.  In all, the layout has capacity for about five cars at a time plus a locomotive.  Below is a list of completed rolling stock.  As more pieces are added to the collection, they will be added to the list below.

Rolling Stock List


Locomotive

Railroad Hobby Show - 1968

Railroad Hobby Show RS-3 Highlights

Roadname: Railroad Hobby Show
Loco Number: 1968
Loco Type: Alco RS-3
Manufacturer: Atlas O
Description: Painted in a bright safety yellow, the railroad's locomotive handles switching duties.  The Railroad Hobby Show logo from the 1990s and 2000s is painted on the cab along with the nickname "Springfield."  The locomotive is numbered 1968 for the first year of the Railroad Hobby Show.

Boxcar One

Claredon and Pittsfield - 3131

Claredon and Pittsfield Boxcar Highlights

Roadname: Claredon and Pittsfield
Car Number: 3131
Car Type: 50'6" ACF Modern Box Car
Manufacturer: Atlas O
Description: One of the vendors at the show is Vermont Rail Systems.  Since the Claredon and Pittsfield is one of the members of the system, I figured it would be good if at least one of the five box cars represented an actually group at the show.  The car was heavily weathered to represent its 37 years of service.

Boxcar Two

New Hope and Ivyland - 608

New Hope & Ivyland Boxcar Highlights

Roadname: New Hope & Ivyland Railroad
Car Number: 608
Car Type: 50'6" ACF Modern Box Car
Manufacturer: Atlas O
Description: The New Hope & Ivyland is a shortline located in Pennsylvania - just across the border from New Jersey.  The line operates both freight service as well as a scenic railroad.  The car was heavily weathered to represent the years of service it has seen since its December 1976 build date.

Boxcar Three

Golden West Service - 230217

Golden West Service Boxcar Highlights

Roadname: Golden West Service (SP)
Car Number: 230217
Car Type: 50'6" ACF Modern Box Car
Manufacturer: Atlas O
Description: I used to see these box cars all the time when I was out railfanning in the 1990s and early 2000s so when I saw Atlas released this paint scheme, I decided to add it to the railroad's fleet. 

Boxcar Four

Providence and Worcester - 256

Providence & Worcester Boxcar Highlights

Roadname: Providence & Worcester
Car Number: 256
Car Type: 50'6" ACF Modern Box Car
Manufacturer: Atlas O
Description: As one of the local regional railroads - I thought having a P&W boxcar would fit well with the theme of the railroad.  Many of the exhibitors are somewhere close to the various P&W lines around New England - you'd have to figure one of their boxcars would arrive for the show!

Boxcar Five

St. Mary's Railroad - 4202

St. Mary's Railroad Boxcar Highlights

Roadname: St. Mary's Railroad
Car Number: 4202
Car Type: 50'6" ACF Modern Box Car
Manufacturer: Atlas O
Description: The St. Mary's Railroad was an industrial railroad which served paper mills in Georgia.  The factory closed but the rail line was converted to a scenic railroad.