I am happy to present my entry in the contest, a California Northern GP15-1. These locomotives come through my town 6 days a week, so I see them on a regular basis. There are 11 units, numbered 103-113, with the majority of them being ex CNW. My model is most closely based on #108, it is 34 studs long and seats one minifig. More pictures on my flickr account here.
Another comparison shot:
A little about the CFNR from wikipedia: The California Northern Railroad (reporting mark CFNR) is one of several Class III short-line railroad companies owned by RailAmerica, Inc. It operates over Southern Pacific Railroad (SP) tracks (now Union Pacific Railroad) under a long-term lease. More here.
More prototype pictures can be found at rrpicturearchives
Thanks for looking
Edited by fyparr, 29 September 2009 - 12:35 AM.