Category: Downtown Spur

Bond Plumbing Supply

We’ve all been there, the inevitable “rut” where you just can’t get motivated and have no momentum. In my case this frequently happens when there seems to be a fairly long laundry list of difficult projects standing in the way of any forward progress. Such is the case with the Brooklyn Terminal layout….hand laid turnouts,…


Downtown Spur Operations

On December 28, 2018 Tolga Erbora caught Y120 working The Downtown Spur in full daylight and filmed it’s entire switching sequence in an outstanding YouTube documentary. One of the biggest advantages of modeling the present is that research information is so easily attainable. For example you can make site visits to measure and photograph structures,…


Miami Docks

Taking a cruise eastward down Miami’s River Drive towards downtown.  The docks are busy today.  It’s been awhile since I photographed the Downtown Spur so here’s some “proof of life” that it still exists and is going strong!


East Rail on Film!

Here’s a blast from the past….Splitting off of Miami’s “East Rail” siding, just south of the main industrial park, is a one track spur that dives into the weeds, and weaves through concrete canyons between closely packed structures.  At the end of the spur there is a blind crossing of 37th Avenue to reach an…


Cuba Tropical Produce – Finished!

Just under the wire!  I finished up the Cuba Tropical Produce scene at 13th Avenue by years end….barely!  This structure, modeled as it appeared prior to 2008, has always been one of my favorites so it’s nice to finally have it wrapped up and on the layout. The box truck signage was made by taking…