Now that the November winds are blowing cold and the beach has been washed away by Sandy, it's time to get back to the Aroostook Valley! The photo shows a scene from Washburn prior to ballasting the tracks and completing a bit more of the scenery, but i include it to show off a couple 40 foot boxcars converted to woodchip cars. This is what the BAR did with many surplus 40 footers, and it's a great use for some of my own. The project is surprisingly easy; requiring only a saw and scrap styrene. Decals were from Highball Graphics.
With the new paper mill going up in the Skyway Industrial Park (humor me here), these boxcars are going to rack up some mileage!