HELP! - Can you identify these...

Stourbridge Lion Mar 30, 2006

  1. Stourbridge Lion

    Stourbridge Lion TrainBoard Supporter

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    Photographs were taken prior to Hurricane Andrew (August 24, 1992) which heavy damaged the museum & destroyed many pieces of the collection; maybe these are now gone. I have not been able to identify these old photographs nor do they seem to be on the current Gold Coast Museum roster either from what I can tell.

    Any information would be helpful...

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  2. BoxcabE50

    BoxcabE50 HOn30 & N Scales Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    Can't help. But that bottom unit sure looks unique. Equipped with buffers, it's got to be an import from Europe?

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  3. Stourbridge Lion

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    I sent an email to the webmaster of their website in hopes someone there can help; but, we are talking about photographs take 14 years ago. I just wish I could have taken more/better photographs in those days since so much was lost when the hurricane hit them and the entire structure of the museum failed.

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  4. SLSF Freak

    SLSF Freak Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    That beautiful green is unmistakenly Italian! [​IMG] Appears to be a Fiat:

    http://www.railcar.co.uk/abroad/Italy2.htm

    Regards,
    -Mike

    PS. note at the bottom of the referenced page states that this unit (Aln 56.1903) was exported to the US in 91 to the CGM.
     
  5. SLSF Freak

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    And.... the red and white one on top is probably an ex Erie Lackawanna MU car in excursion colors that's listed on the CGM site as having "had" but no longer in the CGM inventory. Here are some shots of a similar (or same) unit:

    http://www.trainweb.org/horseshoecurve-nrhs/el_cars_1b.htm

    -Mike
     
  6. Stourbridge Lion

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    That's a HUGE Help!!!!!!!

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  7. Stourbridge Lion

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    Also received this from Jamie Jones at the Gold Coast Railroad Museum.

    Hello Darren,

    I will address your images from top-left to bottom-right, reading order.

    The first is of an passenger car that was damaged during Hurricane Andrew and subsequently scrapped. It no longer exists.

    The second is of the "La Littorina" Fiat Railcar which was on loan to the museum at the time of your adventure. It is now on loan to another organization, but may someday make another visit to the Gold Coast.

    The third is correctly identified as the ACL Caboose #0322.

    #6 and #13 picture the "Castleblaney" from the D&PH.

    #14 is an interior photo of the FEC passenger car #136.

    #15 is of the shed pre-Andrew. It was destroyed and has been replaced by a more substantial building.

    All the others seem correct.

    I hope this helps.


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  8. SecretWeapon

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    Hey,
    I think the 1st one is a ex-DL&W mu.
     
  9. Stourbridge Lion

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    Based on the information received and the list of equipment that was damaged, scrapped, or sold due to Hurricane Andrew the first photo should be a "Erie Lackawanna Commuter Car" and the second is "La Littorina (Fiat Railcar) Aln 56.1903" which survived.

    The below is listed as ALCO RS-3, Ex-Long Island #1555 which is also no longer part of thier collection.
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    Just goes to show one needs to take a ton of photographs because you never know if the equipment will be lost and your photo will be the last thing people will have to enjoy of it.

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  10. Stourbridge Lion

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    TODAY - New museum display building (Completed 2000)
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    BEFORE - Hurricane Andrew {Just 5 Months prior}
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