Show us your RR memorablilia

JASON Dec 8, 2005

  1. bremner

    bremner Staff Member

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    This sign was found on the side of the road, 20 miles away from the Toltec siding, half a mile from a huge scrap pile of SP signals....I wish that I had one of those H1's...
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  2. bremner

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    and this is the number board off of the highest numbered Roseville Repaint.

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  3. SLSF Freak

    SLSF Freak Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    Here's my favorite, number boards from SLSF 932 acquired many many years ago
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  4. Hardcoaler

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    A few signs, one former SOU from Ward, SC and one former Chicago North Shore and Milwaukee. The Ward sign is in rough shape and was given to me by a long-retired SOU employee who'd recovered it from a company scrap pile and the North Shore sign was bought at a garage sale in Chicago almost 50 Years ago.

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  5. HemiAdda2d

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    More Milwaukee Road relics...
    This contraption also helped keep the trolley properly placed over the tracks. In some photos, I believe they were only used on curves.
    Also found both items near Donald, Montana.

    The next also held the trolley in place. I think it was used on all track.
    For reference, the box these items are sitting on is about 30" long.
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  6. BoxcabE50

    BoxcabE50 Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    The top item is a trolley hanger. It was hung over the messenger wire. It's clamp held the trolley wire. These came in various lengths, depending upon where in the messenger wire droop they were installed.

    The second is a "pull off". (I believe that is the correct name?) These were found at curves or switches. A cable was run through the small loop at left. It was tensioned to keep the trolley wire centered over track underneath.
     
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  7. Kurt Moose

    Kurt Moose TrainBoard Member

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    Since we're on the subject of Milwaukee Road stuff........:rolleyes:
     
  8. HemiAdda2d

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    Thanks for telling us the names of those items, Ken. I never knew what they were called.
     
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  9. Keith

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    More old MILW stuff.....

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  10. Mr. Trainiac

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    A member of of my club just quit his job at BNSF to go to seminary, so he dropped off a bunch of Trainz magazines and some cool railroad stuff for us to take. I got some railroad patches, a BN MOW operating rule book, and a BN Adlake padlock and key. I left the patches (BN and ATSF logos) downstairs, but here are the other two things: image.jpg
     
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  11. Josta

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    Just outside the door to the layout room:

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    As far as the door; only the car number sign is the real McCoy. Rest is a reproduction, and the taillight is off a Santa Fe caboose.
     
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  12. Josta

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    One more, an ex-SP Gyralite:



    Numberboards are a repro.
     
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  13. Kurt Moose

    Kurt Moose TrainBoard Member

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    You Sir, win the internet today!!

    Coolest train room EVER!!!
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  14. Josta

    Josta TrainBoard Supporter

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    Thanks! A few more:

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    (repro drumhead that I made)

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  15. HemiAdda2d

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    Hot diggity dog, that is awesome.

     
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  16. Hardcoaler

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    Although my father in law was not a railfan nor in the Clergy, he did enjoy collecting postcards. He gave me his small collection and in it I found two Clergy passes. I wasn't aware that railroads offered reduced rates to Clergy. The SAL pass dates from 1901, just a year after the road's consolidation in 1900 into a system. The Central of Georgia pass dates from 1899, just four years it exited receivership. Both roads were pretty selective with their discounted rates, with the SAL allowing the Pastor travel only between Montgomery, AL and Americus, GA and the CofG limiting travel to two Divisions.

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  17. BoxcabE50

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    Yes. Religion, clergy, held a much higher place in business and society back then. There were even traveling chapel cars. One of which was restored and is at the Northwest Railway Museum, in Snoqualmie, Washington.
     
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  18. Mr. Trainiac

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    Thought I would revive this thread. I was going through some Boy Scout patches from a few years ago and found these railroad patches. I remember the ATSF and BN, but I don’t remember getting the TPW or Amtrak ones. image.jpg
     
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  19. LegomanBill

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    Picked up two boxes of stuff at an estate sale about two weeks ago. The sale only mentioned old Trains magazines, but turned out there were piles of other railroading magazines, books and other memorablilia. Ended up only costing me $50 for the stuff. Of cool note were the bunches of mid-1960s timetables. Quite fascinating to get a contemporary glimpse of passenger service. By these alone it's pretty apparent who still cared and who didn't. As far as I could tell, I believe that the gentleman who owned them picked them up on his travels, juding that they were all from about 1965-1967.
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    The boxes o' stuff.
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  20. Hardcoaler

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    Nice finds Legoman and everything looks to be in great condition. (y)
     

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