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

January/February/March 2012

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.
Operating sessions take place monthly - join the fun!

BC&G progress!

Above, BC&G action - six-axle power hustles a doublestack train over the main line in early January 2012.

BC&G progress!

Above and two below, with the mainline in service, N'Crowd members can take some time for personal projects.

BC&G progress!

BC&G progress!

BC&G progress!

Above, Richard Bartlett continues work on the BC&G engine facility.

BC&G progress!

Above and below, the roundhouse takes shape over the course of January.

Above and below, the roundhouse takes shape over the course of January.

BC&G progress!

Above, work continues in the refinery area.

BC&G progress!

Above, some unique power on a coal train moving on trackage rights over the BC&G in February 2012.

Below, the BC&G big hook is ready to roll at Bayou City Yard.

BC&G progress!

Five below, Richard continued his efforts on the roundhouse in February.
Note the interior lighting visible in the direct overhead view.

BC&G progress!

BC&G progress!

BC&G progress!

BC&G progress!

BC&G progress!

N'Crowd at GHTS

Above, N'Crowd provided a test track for free use at the 2012 Greater Houston Train Show.

BC&G progress!

Above and below, February also saw progress on the street trackage around Houston Union Station.
Layout Master Charlie Aselin undertook most of this work.

BC&G progress!

The Bluebonnet

March saw the first run of the new BC&G streamliner The Blubonnet. Above, the new train glides to a stop
in Bennett. Below, the train speeds through Austin after its first call at the capitol.
Two photos by Gordon Bliss

The Bluebonnet

Below, more progress on the BC&G roundhouse.

BC&G progress!

BC&G progress!

BC&G progress!

BC&G progress!

BC&G progress!

That's all for this quarter: 2Q 12 coming up soon!

    
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