A VERY SPECIAL HERITAGE PRESERVED!
Lee Turner’s dad was an Alco man. He had a long history history with these diesel locomotives. Recently, Lee completed a commision on this 1/4″ Overland imported locomotive. The model was painted in Reading scheme and the owner wanted it to reflect the post Conrail look. He created the patch paint and grime of many days of hard useage by the railroad.
Here are Lee’s words about this project and the emotion it brought to him:
This one I felt my fathers presence with me, almost like he was looking over my shoulder talking as I worked. Dad was always an American Locomotive Company man after starting his railroad career with Alco. He also knew how railroads had a pecking order in the motive power department. He said “If a railroad merges with another the units that don’t get new paint are the first that will be retired”. When Conrail…
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