U.K. Crossover, M.P. 72.8 (NYC Crossing)
Dwight, M.P. 73.6
The NYC's line to Streator crosses the GM&O just north of Dwight at U.K.
Crossing. There is joint switching around this interlocking between GM&O and
These first two images are long views of Dwight. The image on the left looks
south from the north siding switch. The right-hand image looks north toward U.K.
Crossover (the NYC diamonds). This section of the railroad was pre-existing
railroad. In the previous version.these sections made up the town of Chenoa.
Here we look east across the NYC toward U.K. Tower (now closed since CTC has
been installed on the railraod! On the right is the local elevator just south of
the Dwight depot. My step-son, Sam, is working on an HO-scale version of his
senior design project which was a model of the local MoPac depot which will
serve as the Dwight station. Both buildings are amazingly similar in style and
Those familiar with the last scenery projects on the former incarnation will
recognize this small segment of scenery of the railroad in a deep cut. The
ground cover in all of these pictures is actual sifted dirt from our back yard!
It is a nearly 100% match for Illinois farmland soil!! All other scenic elements
are Woodland Scenics (keeping as much of our railroad's acquisitions coming from
Missouri train stores and manufacturers!).