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maihama eki
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Then, it was time for KoMu-san to head back to the Colorado Springs JR Freight container yard to get loaded for his trip east.

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I will send KoMu-san along tomorrow or Tuesday.

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JR 500系

Haha I enjoyed my virtual trip as much as Kumo-san enjoyed his physical one!  🙂

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cteno4

Beep beep beep

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Pauljag900
5 hours ago, maihama eki said:

KoMu-san and I went sightseeing around Colorado Springs today.  It was a little cool, cloudy, and windy, but we were on a mission.

 

The first stop was Garden of the Gods.  KoMu-san in focus, the scenery - not so much.

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Another stop in Garden of the Gods.  Pikes Peak in the background among the clouds.

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KoMu-san wanted to see one of the Pikes Peak Cog Railway steam locomotives on display in the park in Manitou Springs.

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Next stop - The North Pole - not as far from Colorado Springs as you would think.  KoMu-san is barely visible below the F in FOR.

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There, we went train-spotting.  KoMu-san was nearly taken out by the cow catcher in his enthusiasm to get extra close.

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Then, back down the hill to the remnants of the 1887 Colorado Midland roundhouse.  There is a brewery out of picture to the left.

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Finally, we stopped downtown to see the commemorative display to Colorado Springs' sister city in Japan, Fujiyoshida.  KoMu-san is barely visible here too.

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Good effort there buddy,no big deal if we can t see it properly,we know it’s there👍👍😀

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mry1210

That was a great tour and wonderful photos!!!

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Pauljag900

 

Update of world tour travels so far.

i ll update it every five stops or so.👍😀

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mry1210

KoMu-San was delivered to the DNH shops of the R&C, but the weren’t entirely sure why. C692BACD-C2FD-4951-BCEB-50786D0D6118.thumb.jpeg.f33c042d8b72e439e4db6a9ca1c73f59.jpeg

 

 

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mry1210

I’ll need to downsize the photos

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mry1210

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unload?

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mry1210

Next riding on to Steeltown N Scalers 

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mry1210

Along for the ride here too...A97A9AD4-F9C1-4B85-9C32-C33B133329BB.thumb.jpeg.37f55a0d713ee85497e5014041af67b4.jpeg

 

Thanks to nah00 for providing some power and time for the photos. 

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mry1210

Kumo-san departs Pittsburgh. 

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gavino200

After chugging across the country the tour car finally makes it's way to Omaha.

 

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It passed by a lot of cornfields on the way.

 

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Here it is reaching the city limits.

 

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Stops to meet some of the locals

 

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At last, the car reaches Layoutland. 

 

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A news crew shows up for the unloading. Unfortunately it looks like the camera man got squished by a forklift!

 

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The Tomytec truck collection gets opened, to provide suitable transport.

 

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And off we go, taking the train goodies into town.

 

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Finally, the model train goodies make it to the retail store. The n-scale peeps can now buy their own n-scale trains 🙂

 

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cteno4

Gavin, glad to see the local kansai tv crew was out there to catch the car hitting the layout!

 

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Pauljag900

Nice pics Gavin,well done buddy👍😀

with the American leg of the tour complete here s an updated video of its travels so far.

Next stop Europe!! 👍😀

 

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JR 500系

Wow it looks amazing so far! Thank you Paul for editing that wonderful video!  🙂

 

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