This locomotive is on display at the Virginia Museum of Transportation:
So I started with the 45 tonner of Bachmann and went from there. I scratch built the gas tanks on each end and the electrical cabinets near the cab. The Porter is about 90% correct. The prototype was a little longer and a few other small details.
|Here's a prototype of her in action.|
|She was once in yellow|
|She started out in Gray Ex-Navy loco.|
|Now she is finally in HO model form on my layout.|
|Hard to get a close up of this long car!|
|Close up of the lettering.|