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June 25th- The East Side of Sue City

posted Jun 26, 2015, 6:01 AM by Sue Line RailRoad   [ updated Jun 26, 2015, 7:06 AM ]
The largest town on the Sue Line is Sue City. It was originally named for my first wife, Sue. After a divorce, I remarried. Once again my wife's name was Sue. There were many jokes that I must have tried very hard not to have to change the name of the railroad or the city.

Here we see two views of Sue City looking to the north. The grain elevator was a gift from a good friend, Dr. Denny Taylor, a radiologist in New Orleans, Louisiana and the wharf was built from a Campbell kit. The water is the work of Sue Line crew member David Colvin. It looks like they are deepening the lake near the shore line with the clam shell crane.

Let's take a look at the industries on the east side of Sue City. We will start on the south end and move northward. Please remember on the Sue Line, the south is always right and the north is what is left, so you are always looking east.

First we see the Gifford Hill gravel and sand complex (above).
Originally it was rumored that there was gold to be found, but it did not "pan out".

Separating Gifford-Hill Sand and Gravel from the rest of Sue City is the state highway (above).

Here we see a cut of cars on the team track (above), just north of the Sue City station.

Next is the station at Sue City.
The station is lit by leds which were installed by
Sue Line crew member Dillon Stokes.
The track immediately in front of the station is the east mainline,
The next track is the west mainline, and
the locomotive is on an interchange siding.

Here we see an electrical sub-station (above).

A major industry in Sue City is the Sue City Farmers Co-Op (above).

Not every inch of Sue City is covered by industries (above).

Looking northward from the Sue City Farmers Co-Op we see
the Wilson Meat Packing Company (above, right) and
the new offices of the Sue Line which are under construction (above, left).
Wilson Meat Packing Company is named for affiliate Sue Line crew member
Bob Wilson and is kit-bashed from several "Gruesome Casket" kits.

There appears to be some sort of conflict at the construction.
This mini-scene was done by Sue Line crew member Dillon Stokes.

You may have notices that there are no photographs of Trinity Heights grain.
It will be covered later.

Here we are at the north end of Sue City and looking southward.