Trainspot-We really do not have the origin of the Obs car except that I can truly state for the record it was an ex-prr car. We did find PRR markings on the steel but no indication of the car #. BTW- If you look closely at the photo can you see that the circles of steel on the railing of the obs have an image?
My eyes aren't the greatest but the image appears to be that of dashing dan!
Also, for the record, when we received the diesel from Tanglewood, we found the side sheets in deplorable condition. No offense to the camp owners, BUT whenever a major rust spot or hole opened up on the side sheets, someone put a piece of plywood over it! This only served to further the deterioration of the steel. You cannot imagine how much rust was shoveled out of the interrior under the floor sheets which were all rotted through. You can now understand how it took almot 10 years of volunteer hours during Saturdays to finish this unit up AND we still have about 100 hours of finishing to get it spot on. This will occur in Oyster Bay over the 1st half of 2009.
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LIRR 168- We have photos dating back to when the cars arrived at Tanglewood in 1966 and they appear to always have had the maroon-ish red color with a yellow-ish "goodfellow" swwop to it. While stripping the paint inside, we came across 15 layers of paint in many spots including the original NH Green.