Bayou City & Gulf: Houston N'Crowd's Club Layout

July/August/September 2011

Construction continues on the Bayou City & Gulf at Papa Ben's Train Place!
Visit us at 4007-E Bellaire Blvd., Houston.
The layout room is open most Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Workin' on the BC&G!

Above, July found Layout Master Charlie Aselin undertaking some locomotive and track checks.

Below, July also saw Gordon Bliss and Eddie Aycock directing the first BC&G operating session!

Workin' on the BC&G!
 
Workin' on the BC&G!

Above, Steve Lancaster works Bayou City Yard.

Workin' on the BC&G!

Above and below:  Here's the big story from July - Gordon Bliss drives the gold spike, commemorating
the completion of the BC&G mainline!

Workin' on the BC&G!

Workin' on the BC&G!

Moments later, above, BC&G No. 1471 and No. 4025 couple up above the newly-driven gold spike.
The real gold spike was donated by "Doc" Moore.

Workin' on the BC&G!

Above, completion of the mainline does not mean the end of work!

Workin' on the BC&G!

Or does it?

Workin' on the BC&G!

Above, the refinery and tank farm take shape.

Workin' on the BC&G!

Above, a locomotive tune-up clinic conducted by Gordon at the August N'Crowd meeting.

Based on the mess on the ground below, maybe the clinic should have been on trackwork!

Workin' on the BC&G!

Workin' on the BC&G!

Above, as we said, work continues.

Workin' on the BC&G!

But all work and no play makes the BC&G gang dull boys, so operating sessions are now scheduled monthly!

Above and three below, action on the BC&G during the August operating session.

Workin' on the BC&G!
 
Workin' on the BC&G!

Workin' on the BC&G!
 
Workin' on the BC&G!

Did we mention that work continues?

Workin' on the BC&G!

Above, Steve discusses the reconstruction of Loren Neufeld's decades-old model of Houston Union Station.

Check back in January 2012 for the next BC&G quarterly update!

Workin' on the BC&G!

    
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