Mike Duncan's Milwaukee Road Southeast Division
Era: 1970’s to 1980’s Size: 25' x 35' Scenery: 95%
Location: West and southern Indiana
Prototype: Milwaukee Road with connections to Penn Central / Conrail
Features: Freelanced prototype with detailed scenery, scratch built and kit-bashed structures, prototype operations using computer programming and Digitrax DCC. Single level with continuous run and point-to-point.
Note: Featured in the January 2011 issue of Railroad Model Craftsman.
Milwaukee 200 South has received clearance from Hulman City tower to switch out some grain hoppers at the Pillsbury plant. Pillsbury is the largest industry in Hulman City which is located in west central Indiana along the Wabash River.
Leaving Green County Milwaukee 200 South is headed toward Hulman City. In the far background you can catch catch a glimpse of Wabash Valley Public Service witch provides electrical power for central Indiana. In the foreground you and see some small businesses, hotels and schools located in the city.
Milwaukee 200 South is waiting for clearance from North Van Tower before proceeding past the Indiana Harvester tractor plant. North Van is an industral complex several miles Southeast from Hulman City. Besides Indiana Harvester there is North Van Milling & Grain Elevator No. 2 and Midland Junction Fertilizer Co-Op.
Hawthorn Mine No.1 in Green County. This is one of several Peabody coal tipples in Indiana. The open pit mine is just over the hillside. This tipple has recently doubled in size to accommodate the growing demand for Indiana coal. There is a small engine service track at the tipple and you can usually spot a couple of Peabody Coal locomotives on site. Peabody has trackage rights to service Wabash Valley Public Service and other coal mines in the region.