Interurbans are trains too!

Randy Stahl Sep 1, 2013

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    I was thinking of a trolley style museum, that way any livery or any cars could be used.
     
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  2. Randy Stahl

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    Thats exactly what my younger brother is doing.
     
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    Being that interurbans are trains too .. here's one of my go to Books on the subject .

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  4. Randy Stahl

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    That was a neat railroad, I do have a model of a pretty 1909 car from the Oneonta and Mohawk Valley RR. These are cars from the true interurban era.

    Randy
     
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    Isn't this a pretty thing ?
     
  6. BoxcabE50

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    Yes.

    That "cow catcher" pilot has me wondering how it would hold up, if it ever encountered a real cow. I can hear the wood splintering.....
     
  7. Randy Stahl

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    It's pretty hard thick wood. I wouldn't want to be the cow. BTW if the railroad killed livestock, they have to pay for it. Its still a law on the books today. it is best to try to deflect them off the track.
     
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    The golden age of the interurban was very short, about a decade 1907-1917. Most of these little lines were built on speculation and had little chance of surviving.

    I like your PE car Peter, Hopefully we will see a completed model soon @bremner !!

    I would like to collect cars from all the major builders at some point, Brill, Cincinnati, Jewett, Laconia, Wason, Kuhlman, St. Louis etc..

    I have this model of the Oneonta and Mohawk Valley car but I do not know what the colors were in 1909. I know at a later date the car was painted orange but that was near the end of service. All of the car builders evidently had their own color formulation and I know that there weren't a lot of pigments available. Brown was a popular color for Pullman before about 1912 or so. Stripping wood siding on a pre 1912 Pullman car turned up a chocolate brown. I assume that the car was mineral red. There is a possibility of a green color but I have no evidence.
     
  10. Hardcoaler

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    I recently watched a nice video on the C&LE on cable channel RFD-TV's "Trains & Locomotives" show. It was formed by an amalgamation of numerous Ohio lines in the 1930s and operated 320 miles of road with freight and passenger service.

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  11. Randy Stahl

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    I am pleased that you mentioned the C&LE. I do have two of the high speeds to build.

    Dr. Thomas Conway wanted a failing interurban to test his business theory, he found one in the old Ohio Electric. He created a legend.

    Anyone wanting to learn more should get the C&LE book by Jack Keenan.

    There is some C&LE equipment available, it's all good looking stuff.
     
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    Since I reside in the Carolinas, I must mention the Piedmont & Northern. With 130 miles of line, the largest electrified road in the south. It evolved into a modern dieselized freight carrier and was purchased by the SCL.

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  13. Randy Stahl

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    That freight motor has STYLE !!
     
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    (y) The P&N did indeed have some great-looking muscle on the roster. The detail on the smaller 4-axle locomotives is a sight to behold. The P&M added pans in the mid-30s and kept the poles. The P&N's strong presence in freight service assured its prosperous survival beyond the interurban era.

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  15. BoxcabE50

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    This motor looks home shop built. Got any background on it?
     
  16. Hardcoaler

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    You have a good eye for detail. It was indeed a rebuild, starting with an express motor nonetheless. Years later they replaced the wooden carbody with steel.

    Interestingly, the P&N had track in NC and in SC, but the two segments were never joined. The P&N tried to secure approval to build a 60 mile connection, but the effort was successfully blocked by the SOU because the new line would have paralleled their main.
     
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    I am intrigued and like the look of the 100 class 'the Red Devils' but cannot find any drawings but can find a drawing of the 200 class - any suggestions? Whiuch class should I go for?

    But not available today at a sensible price though!

    Are these in N - if so please direct me to where they might be lurking - or I will draw either the 119 or the 202 car for printing?

    Do you know where the 119 is - it looks as if it is preserved but it is not listed at the Ohio Railway Museum - their website is a little sparse. Can anyone help, please?

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  18. Randy Stahl

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    Did anyone else notice that the motor appears to be hauling watermelon cars?

    https://interurbanmodels.blogspot.com/

    https://www.shapeways.com/product/K...red-devil-quot-mk1?optionId=64045805&li=shops

    Great products !! C&LE cars included.
     
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    As far as I know the 119 is still in Ohio.
     
  20. Hardcoaler

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    I did not -- a neat find. The SAL and ACL owned quite a lot of these, as did the SOU probably.

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