Dec 8, 2005
Here is a small sampling from over the years.
Here's a few more.
Nice to see train orders! :thumbs_up: :teeth:
As a serious collector of such items, I'm constantly amazed by how much of the railroadiana sector completely ignores these artifacts!
Someone had a good connection to the scrapper. A bunch of numberboards managed to escape. I was lucky enough to get a couple from old Milw U-boats.
I sure wish there was more interest in keeping this thread going! Anyone else?
Although the scan fails to show it, this is a brass lock. Made by Wilson-Bohannon Company, On the hasp, is marked "B&N RR." Which stands for Milwaukee Road predecessor Bellingham & Northern Railroad. Absorbed into the Milw in 1918, to date, this is the only known existing such lock.
And Your name was???:confused2:
Several timetable-waybill sleeves. Also used to enhance hand signals. Two different hard hat, etc, decals, and a cloth patch:
Nice one Joe,haven't seen this one before.
I know I should know this, but I am having a brain dump...
On a GN note, a real GN switchstand!
GOTW is the pattern. Glory Of The West. There is some on display, inside the Belton depot.
I GOT ONE!
I finally got my hands on a DRGW number board,so happy to get one after all these years.
The best part is I may be able to buy #5505 as well.It surprised me just how big they really are.
I'm in show off mode,so here's some maps I had framed,This one is huge!
Here is an old thread to resurrect.
Got this coaster in the mail today. Being a presenter has its perks.
A few pieces of paper, recently picked up, at TCA train show at Forney Museum in Denver.
Last run certificate - Rio Grande Zephyr
The 100th Anniversary of Denver Union Station.
List of tunnels, between Denver and Grand Junction.
Showing tunnel number, milepost, location and length.
Unopened envelope, carried on the Rio Grande Zephyr, on the 50th Anniversary of th Moffat Tunnel/Moffat Road
Another unopened envelope, carried on the Ski Train.
Just a few of the recent paperwork acquired. Also have several hardware pieces!
Latest hardware, was a matched set of DRGW caboose marker lights.
On the topic of Colorado, this was issued when one of the Galloping Geese was making its first run after being restored.
Sticking with the narrow gauge theme:
Oil tickets, Engines 19 and 21, Rico 1906.
Flimsy, to C&E Engines 455/41. Ridgway, 1936
Clearance card, for above flimsy. July 4, 1936
Express package receipt, between Ridgway and Colorado Springs. March, 1906
Trip oir daily inspection. Rio Grande 5762, the F7B at the CRRM, Golden, CO. From 1983.
A favorite! Money Order receipt. Dated Oct 19, 1896. My birthday! 72 years earlier anyway!
And a few other pieces in album as well.
I've got a decent pile of narrow gauge flimsies
and clearance cards, if anyone might be interested.
And 1 standard gauge set.
Love seeing that RGS train order set! For those who do not know, the RGS used D&RGW train order forms.....
I talked about a piece of UP 844's cab interior years ago in this thread... here's some pics...
Another few crown jewels in my collection are these 3 artifacts from Milwaukee Road in Montana.
The first is a chunk of suspension cable used to hold the trolley over the rails. It was found high atop Pipestone Pass west of Donald.
The next items are warning signs once nailed to the trolley poles. These were found near Bruno, Montana. Can anyone confirm if they were once painted? Obviously the paint disintegrated decades ago...
Yes. The signs could have been painted. Probably yellow, with possibly some black on the letters.