Wednesday, February 29, 2012

This past week I went back to the Nantucket Whaling Museum in Nantucket, Mass. to remove the snow and lights I'd placed there in November to get the display ready for Christmas.

The display it's a 28' by 4' model of the Nantucket RR as it looked in 1910. The railroad was a 3-foot gauge commuter line that moved tourists from the ferry dock in Nantucket Town to the resort hotels in Surfside and Sconsett. About a 17 mile trip each way.

Here, on the On30 display of the railroad, engine number two, a Mason-Bogey type, is hauling a passenger car and freight van east toward Sconsett while crossing the wooden bridge over Goose Pond.

The 31' long background was made in Photoshop using pictures I took while on Nantucket, pictures from Canada and photos from the Nantucket Historical Association collection - all melded together to provide an interesting background seascape.

It'll be open for business in May if you'd like to visit.

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