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by clehman
Thu Nov 29, 2012 1:58 pm
Forum: New York Central
Topic: NYC RS3 locos on P&LE
Replies: 18
Views: 5496

Re: NYC RS3 locos on P&LE

Bill8106 - That's the one! I have a book with a color photo, but now all I have to do is remember WHICH book!!! Thanks. Carl
by clehman
Wed Nov 28, 2012 9:42 am
Forum: New York Central
Topic: NYC RS3 locos on P&LE
Replies: 18
Views: 5496

Re: NYC RS3 locos on P&LE

Just a note on P&LE GP-7 and RS-3 colors. The dark color on these P&LE diesels is not black, but a very dark green, like olive drab. As the Sun, weather, and road grime aged it, it looked black. Also, two model manufacturers have offered P&LE painted H.O. diesels in the past. Atlas offered P&LE GP-7...
by clehman
Thu Aug 18, 2011 2:16 pm
Forum: Pennsylvania Railroad
Topic: First person accounts of riding PRR line between NYC and PA?
Replies: 10
Views: 3345

Re: First person accounts of riding PRR line between NYC and

I am reading, for the second time, a book titled, "Set Up Running" by John W. Orr. John fills this book with accounts his Father related to him almost every day that he came home from working as a fireman and engineer on the Pennsylvania Railroad during its steam years. His Father worked for the Pen...
by clehman
Wed Aug 10, 2011 9:02 pm
Forum: New York Central
Topic: RS-3s with hood mounted air reservoirs
Replies: 2
Views: 1769

Re: RS-3s with hood mounted air reservoirs

From photos I've seen in books, I believe the air reservoirs were added by the NYC sometime after the RS-3s had been in service a few years. I've seen photos of the same locomotive without the reservoirs on the hood, and later with the reservoirs there. Also, it appears, in my opinion, that NYC plan...
by clehman
Wed Aug 25, 2010 12:23 pm
Forum: New York Central
Topic: Alco Number DL-721 for RS32 Model
Replies: 8
Views: 3100

Re: Alco Number DL-721 for RS32 Model

I believe DL-721 and RS-32 were both used by Alco to identify these locomotives - these designations were not specific to any railroad that purchased them. New York Central identified them by their Class number, DRS-12a. This was specific to NYC. Again, I believe this stood for D iesel R oad S witch...
by clehman
Fri Jun 18, 2010 1:47 pm
Forum: New York Central
Topic: Track drawing of Harmon
Replies: 4
Views: 1489

Re: Track drawing of Harmon

I found the attached map of Harmon, but is is not very good close-up unfortunately. Carl
by clehman
Sun Feb 14, 2010 3:05 pm
Forum: New York Central
Topic: Smoke Lifters
Replies: 16
Views: 5314

Re: Smoke Lifters

Attached is the photo and caption from the booklette Trains Album of Photographs, Book 1, Eastern Railroads, published by Kalmbach Publishing Co. in 1943. As can be seen in the caption, they refer to the locomotive as a Hudson, but it is impossible to read the number or even tell the wheel arrangeme...
by clehman
Fri Feb 12, 2010 1:32 pm
Forum: New York Central
Topic: Smoke Lifters
Replies: 16
Views: 5314

Re: Smoke Lifters

The photo may be a Mohawk, but the caption says it's a Hudson. I will take a very close look this weekend and see if I can tell if it is indeed a Hudson, or a Mohawk. The smoke deflectors are a little smaller than the ones in the photo you attached. They would be similar if the ones in your photo di...
by clehman
Thu Feb 11, 2010 4:18 pm
Forum: New York Central
Topic: Smoke Lifters
Replies: 16
Views: 5314

Re: Smoke Lifters

I have a booklette of Eastern train photos I was given by my Dad when he was alive. It is apparently a series, as there are two or three of them, the others cover Midwest and Western trains. If I remember correctly, they were published by Kalmbach in the '40s or '50s in large horizontal format. I al...
by clehman
Sat Oct 03, 2009 8:34 am
Forum: New York Central
Topic: 1948 20th Century Limited
Replies: 18
Views: 6017

Re: 1948 20th Century Lmtd Questions

Mr. Guillaume - thank you very much for the information, I really appreciate it. I have always been interested in the consists of passenger trains, especially the NYCs. Now that I have an H.O. 1948 20th Century Limited set, I was even more interested in how many cars of each type were usually found ...
by clehman
Wed Sep 30, 2009 4:36 pm
Forum: New York Central
Topic: 1948 20th Century Limited
Replies: 18
Views: 6017

Re: 1948 20th Century Lmtd Questions

wizofis - Thank you very much for the additional details. I will add it to my growing folder of information on the 1948 20th Century Limited. Carl
by clehman
Fri Sep 18, 2009 8:26 am
Forum: New York Central
Topic: 1948 20th Century Limited
Replies: 18
Views: 6017

Re: 1948 20th Century Lmtd Questions

Mr. Laubenheimer - thank you VERY much for all the detailed information. I really do appreciate you not only telling me which way the vestibule ends should be arranged, but also taking the time to explain why. I will now be able to arrange the vestibules so that the accomodations are all on one side...
by clehman
Thu Sep 17, 2009 4:30 pm
Forum: New York Central
Topic: 1948 20th Century Limited
Replies: 18
Views: 6017

Re: 1948 20th Century Lmtd Questions

Thank you shlustig. One down and three to go! I really appreciate your help. Carl
by clehman
Thu Sep 17, 2009 10:27 am
Forum: New York Central
Topic: 1948 20th Century Limited
Replies: 18
Views: 6017

1948 20th Century Limited

Hello - I recently received my order of Walthers 1948 NYC 20th Century Limited passenger cars. I have some questions I cannot find answers to in all my NYC books. 1) Were the car types (10-6, 22-roomette, 4-4-2, etc.) run in any specific order from the front to the end of the train? I read in one of...
by clehman
Mon Jul 14, 2008 11:10 am
Forum: Toy Trains, Model Railroading, Outdoor and Live Steam
Topic: Painting Brass Locos
Replies: 4
Views: 4866

Painting Brass Locos

Hello - I have three brass diesels and a steamer I'd like to paint for NYC. I've had these H.O. locos for many years, and now that I'm thinking seriously about painting them, I've noticed some corrosion or oxidation on the bodies. How should that be removed prior to painting? I've painted many plast...

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