The Texas State Railroad Project

Written by Jeramy Spurgeon on Aug 16, 2011 in - 1 Comment

For quite some time now, going on five years, I've been building locomotives from the Texas State Railroad. As I said those many years ago, I didn't start off looking for a cause, I just liked the look of one of their locomotives.

But what followed has become a love affair that has brought not only a real sense of pride in what I've been able to build, but a vast improvement in my skill as a LEGO builder.

First I started out with the one, #500 built in 7 wide and compared to what she is now, very unrefined. #300 followed closely behind, built even less skillfully, and in 6 wide. It wasn't until I visited the Texas State Railroad, on a whim no less, that I truly fell in love with their gorgeous machines. I quickly went to the task of redesigning my locomotives, and it all went downhill from there.

So now I present to you all 9 steam and diesel electric locomotives of the Texas State Railroad. Plus a motor car.

Steam:

  • TSRR Ten Wheeler (4-6-0) #201
  • TSRR Consolidation (2-8-0) #300
  • TSRR Mikado (2-8-2) #400
  • TSRR Pacific (4-6-2) #500
  • T&P Texas (2-10-4) #610

Diesel:

  • ALCO MRS-1 #8
  • ALCO RS-2 #7
  • GE 70 Ton #22
  • GE 45 Ton #1

So am I finished? Nope. While there are no other locomotives to build, there are still more TSRR projects on my plate. While I have all of these locomotives, I only have two passenger coaches, a situation I will have to rectify. And of course with all these coaches I'll need a place to load and unload passengers, so the Palestine, Texas depot will have to be built as well. And then of course my locomotives will have to have a place to rest, so I'll need to build the Palestine, Texas engine shed.

All of this will hopefully all culminate in a cohesive, stand-alone display that I hope to debut at Brickworld 2012. Of course as in all things, time will tell.

About the Author

jedspurg

Jeramy is the creator and original editor of RAILBRICKS. He currently serves as the RAILBRICKS brand manager and website administrator.

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