The keeper’s hut

The previous two blog entries here on Playing Trains have been regarding the level crossing at Resurrección, how it is badly designed from a safety point of view and how I’ve been unable to print suitable warning notices.

Problem solved, the crossing is now manned. There are no gates but the attendant has a red flag to wave while shouting abuse at errant motorists (this is Latin America!) and a nice comfortable hut to sit in between trains, which can also double as a ticket office.

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Long time followers of my modelling will recognise the building as formerly being the telegraph operator’s cabin from Taylors Port. In fact it has an older, and more widespread, history than that.

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Originally used on Dave Carson’s Railroad Pier layout and transferred to Blackcloud Railways ownership, along with some rolling stock, after Piermaster abandoned On30 modelling.

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It frames the road nicely on the far side of the line but I need to tidy up the ground in front of it. Another of those things that go unnoticed until they’re photographed!

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About Bob Hughes

Ex railwayman, life long railway modeller, lover of real ale and spicy food. Divorced, she got the kids, I got the dog.
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