Man Cave Progress - MP Hoppers Arrive Today
I decided that I wanted more of the same in my new room. IKEA's Expedit line has been replaced by the Kallax line which is very similar but with a thinner frame. It was interesting to see on-line that there is quite a passionate following for the Expedit line. There is even a German FaceBook page with over 20,000 followers dedicated to the topic!
Anyway, I have a new Kallax shelf unit with 25 compartments as well as a new desk assembled and now in service in the man cave so I am officially moved in! This is the first blog posting authored from my new workstation in this room....
The design of the ceiling shelf railroad is still in the rough-draft concept phase. More on that to come in future blog posts.
Inspiration of the mix of older UP/MP equipment comes from the trains that pass through Fort Worth destined for Box, TX. Inspiration for the exploder coal train concept comes form the BNSF "Sugar Train" on the Powder River Division. The C-ATMNPG1-A1 trains are loaded at South Antelope mine with three blocks of coal that serve coal-powered sugar beet facilities at Laurel, Montana; Scottsbluff, Nebraska; and Fort Morgan, Colorado.
Here is a closer look at some of the MP family cars received today:
MP 582012, MP 582143, MP 582214, and MP 582252
MP 588749 and MP 588800
TP 588132 (With "Rambler" Moniker)