Rusty Traque posted:

The New Haven in the movies: It Happened to Jane (1959.)  Possibly the last time New Haven steam operated, Mikado 3020 was held for snow removal duties and cleaned up for the film.

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I recall seeing this movie on the local tv station.Every body hated the EP ceo.It was the first movie I saw with tony randel.Had some great rail road action in it.

Dom, good one.  The New Haven I-5 Hudson ran when I was a young boy.  My Mother worked in the New Haven shops at Readville while my Father was serving in the Navy.  She has a great memory of that engine.   My engine is a Weaver engine that I converted to PS3.  This engine was great to do as it has sprung drivers and rollers on the tender.  The tender rollers combined with the engine rollers make an engine that can span bad track work if needed.  BTW, I do not have bad track work but do have an excellent running I-5 Hudson.   I recently did one of those engines for forum member Gerry Morlitz.

 

 

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Here are a few that are a bit different...

After the New Haven was absorbed into the Penn Central in January, 1969, the operating territory of the GG1 was extended to New Haven.  This GG1 is shown heading back to NY Penn Station.  It is about to pass over the Hell Gate heading south.  Note the two REA cars following the engine.

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After the NH's bankruptcy but before the Penn Central's, GG1's did indeed travel the NH Right of Way all the way to Union Station in New Haven:

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It's not orange and black, but it's pretty darned cool!

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The New Haven acquired 40 RDCs in 1952 and ‘53 and referred to them as “Shoreliners.” Twenty-nine were RDC-1s (passengers only), two were RDC-2s (baggage compartment at one end), six were RDC-3s (passenger, baggage and mail sections), and three were shorter RDC-4s (baggage and mail only). At the time, the New Haven was the country’s largest user of RDCs, running them mostly on branch lines and in commuter service. They were powered by two 275 HP General Motors diesel engines mounted below the floor, air-conditioned, and could accommodate 89 passengers. Many of these cars lasted until the New Haven was absorbed into the Penn Central in 1969. New Haven Railroad Budd RDC 47 was photographed at the Danbury (CT) Railway Museum – June 1, 2017.

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I was never a fan of Lionel's 44 ton switcher.  But this one, in New haven livery is a beauty.  

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briansilvermustang posted:
 

Brian;

I love this little engine... do you know anything about it???

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Apples55 posted:
briansilvermustang posted:
 

Brian;

I love this little engine... do you know anything about it???

http://www.lionel.com/products...-wsnow-plow-6-22624/

Paul- I have two of these. They are from K-line. great little switchers, good pulling power and smoke too. I have one pulling 6 freight cars now.

Not to hijack the thread but here they are in action.

Bob

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Apples55 posted:
briansilvermustang posted:
 

Brian;

I love this little engine... do you know anything about it???

Do these locos come with standard Lionel operating knuckle couplers ?

Dan Padova

 

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Dan Padova posted:
Apples55 posted:
briansilvermustang posted:
 

Brian;

I love this little engine... do you know anything about it???

Do these locos come with standard Lionel operating knuckle couplers ?

Dan- the two I have came with fixed knuckle couplers. The PRR model still has them but the NYC has a slightly smaller operating couplers installed. I believe they will accept kadees if that is your preference.

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briansilvermustang posted:

Brian also posted this picture, which deserves a special comment if one is a New Haven fan.

The picture shows ALCO S-2 #0600 on the team tracks adjacent to the office and yard of the Union Freight Railroad at 87 Atlantic Avenue in Boston.

The New Haven was a part-owner of the Union Freight Railroad which ran through the middle of the streets in Boston’s North End and operated mostly at night. Its purpose was to haul freight (mostly box cars) between North and South Stations, a distance of 2.11 miles, and to businesses along the Boston waterfront on Atlantic and Northern Avenues, and Commercial and Causeway Streets. Beginning in the 1920s, the motive power consisted of four 80-ton three-truck Climax geared steam locomotives that were fully enclosed. They were retired in 1946 and followed by GE 44 Ton and ALCO S-2 diesel locomotives until operations ended in March 1970. The UFRR was still running when I arrived in the area to attend college. I will not admit to what year that was, but suffice it to say that this was a remarkable railroad that I shall always remember.

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Arnold D. Cribari posted:
briansilvermustang posted:

          like them switchers Mel !!!

Hey guys, let's keep our love for these NH switchers just between us; otherwise, the companies will jack up their prices. LOL

They already have.

MELGAR

Dan Padova posted:

I was never a fan of Lionel's 44 ton switcher.  But this one, in New haven livery is a beauty.  

That's because the Lionel postwar 44 ton switchers were cheaply made and not good pullers compared to the great Lionel switchers in the early 1950s. But the new 44 ton switchers by K Line and MTH with smoke, good pulling power, sounds and other nice features are awesome, according to our friends on this Forum who have the modern ones.

In my little world, I leave this troubled world behind.

Jim Policastro recently posted a video on the NYC 9th Avenue El from Speed Graphic Film and Video. In looking at their YouTube channel, there were a number of other interesting video, including this on the latter days of the New Haven Shore Line.

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John Pryke's HO rendition of the Union Freight is now at the Nauset Model Railroad Club in Orleans, MA. It is truly a work of art and the club is very fortunate to have it.

The NMRC holds open houses in the summer.

Beautiful. That is how the Boston waterfront area looked in the 1960s. The water, tracks in street and backdrops are outstanding. Do you know when John built this? He and I attended the same school in Cambridge. Size of layout?

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RSJB18 posted:

And the winner is....... ME

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My first 44 ton switcher. Been looking for one for a while. My first New Haven too.

Now - to paint the hoods orange!

Personally, I would leave it as is.  I like the understated look.  

Dan Padova

 

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MELGAR posted:

The New Haven acquired 40 RDCs in 1952 and ‘53 and referred to them as “Shoreliners.” Twenty-nine were RDC-1s (passengers only), two were RDC-2s (baggage compartment at one end), six were RDC-3s (passenger, baggage and mail sections), and three were shorter RDC-4s (baggage and mail only). At the time, the New Haven was the country’s largest user of RDCs, running them mostly on branch lines and in commuter service. They were powered by two 275 HP General Motors diesel engines mounted below the floor, air-conditioned, and could accommodate 89 passengers. Many of these cars lasted until the New Haven was absorbed into the Penn Central in 1969. New Haven Railroad Budd RDC 47 was photographed at the Danbury (CT) Railway Museum – June 1, 2017.

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Many of the New Haven's RDC fleet ran during the Penn Central years; at first in NH paint, then later on with Penn Central lettering on the sides and New York Central-style "fright stripes" on the end. The ex-New Haven RDCs often continued to sport the New Haven air whistles, though.

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