Interurbans are trains too!

Randy Stahl Sep 1, 2013

  1. MK

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    Add lights! :LOL:
     
  2. Randy Stahl

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    They all have lighting,,,

    I have a couple dozen lighted/ animated billboards too.
     
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  3. Hardcoaler

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    Here are two photos I took at the Buckingham Valley Trolley Museum in Buckingham, PA in the mid-1970s. From what I read, the collection fell to neglect and equipment such as the fine "Red Arrow" car 26 below, was burned by vandals and scrapped. What was left of the collection (such as the steeplecab also shown) was sent to Scranton's Electric City Trolley Museum where cars from other locations in PA are gathered.

    1970s Mid 003 Buckingham Valley PA - for upload.jpg 1970s Mid 002 Buckingham Valley PA - for upload.jpg
     
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  4. Randy Stahl

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    I wonder what happened to the Lehigh Valley 800 car in the bottom picture ? These Jewett cars were pretty.
     
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  5. BoxcabE50

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    There must be an interesting story behind that mini-steeplecab?
     
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  6. Hardcoaler

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    I was curious too and found that it was owned by a company named MacAndrews and Forbes at Camden, NJ at a licorice extract plant. It was their No. 10.
     
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  7. Hardcoaler

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    Two more from the Illinois Railway Museum at Union, IL, both taken in the mid-1970s on good ol' Kodak Plus-X film using my trusty Nikkormat FTn.

    1970s Mid 001 Union IL - for upload.jpg 1970s Mid 004 Union IL - for upload.jpg
     
  8. Randy Stahl

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    New in HO scale and soon to come in N scale are these St. Louis built light weight cars. These were built for the Eastern Wisconsin later the Wisconsin Power and light. This design was used for MANY electric lines around the Midwest.

    There were 5 of the WP&L cars, Guess how may I'm going to buy?

    INTERURBAN MODELS

    Randy
     

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  9. BoxcabE50

    BoxcabE50 HOn30 & N Scales Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    Ummm. More than none and less than a million? :D:D:D
     
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  10. Randy Stahl

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    Well they are pretty little things....
     
  11. jtomstarr

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    Had to dig through my Late Fathers Newspaper collection for this one . I apologize if it's grainy.... It is from 1998 !

    Tom
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  12. Hardcoaler

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    As seen at Sherrill, NY on the portion of the NYC's West Shore Railroad that was electrified in 1907 between Syracuse, NY and Utica.

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  13. Randy Stahl

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    My newest addition (s)
     

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  14. r_i_straw

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    We handle anything from dead fish to live elephants.
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  15. Randy Stahl

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    That's a big car !!!

    A good looking one too !
     
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  16. MK

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    Live elephants??? :eek:
     
  17. r_i_straw

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    Bulls and complete tractors too.:D
     
  18. logging loco

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    Wow Hardcoaler this post just gave my butt a boot back down memory lane.

    I grew up in lower Bucks County, about 15mi South from Buckingham. My father shot trap at a club about five miles North of Buckingham. I would see the equipment on our way to the club. I think there was some McHugh Brothers equipment there as well as their Pendel location.

    Would you happen to have any photos of the museum near Buckhorn Pa, not far from Bloomsburg? I remember going there.
     
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  19. Massey

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    I would like one Jumbo Dumbo and a side of Cod...
     
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  20. Hardcoaler

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    Glad you enjoyed the pictures. I never visited the museum near Buckhorn, PA. As for Bucks County, I had cousins in New Hope, PA and have visited Lambertville, NJ many times. Such a lovely area!
     

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