Sep 1, 2013
I was thinking of a trolley style museum, that way any livery or any cars could be used.
Thats exactly what my younger brother is doing.
Being that interurbans are trains too .. here's one of my go to Books on the subject .
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.
Isn't this a pretty thing ?
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.....
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.
I do like that style of interurban. It is very similar to the PE 405 car
Those windows look great - and really reflect the era.
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.
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.
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.
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.
That freight motor has STYLE !!
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.
This motor looks home shop built. Got any background on it?
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.
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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Did anyone else notice that the motor appears to be hauling watermelon cars?
Great products !! C&LE cars included.
As far as I know the 119 is still in Ohio.
I did not -- a neat find. The SAL and ACL owned quite a lot of these, as did the SOU probably.