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Custom New Haven Station made exclusively for one of TW TrainWorx Traintastic Layout Customers!IMG_4764

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Beautiful piece of work, Dorcie. Love how compact yet detailed it is.

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Apples55 posted:
Traindame posted:

Custom New Haven Station made exclusively for one of TW TrainWorx Traintastic Layout Customers!IMG_4764

Happy Tracks!
TrainDame aka Dorcie Farkash
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Dallas, TX | Concord, NC USA
(214) 634-2965
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Beautiful piece of work, Dorcie. Love how compact yet detailed it is.

Thank you Paul!

I look foward to every new post to this thread. Especially Melgar's informative narrative and historical perspective. But there was another portion of the NH that hasn't been explored. That being the Cedar hill to Maybrook segment with its heavy steam roster and long freight drags through Connecticut over the Poughkeepsie bridge spanning the Hudson River to the interchange yard at Maybrook. And to continue my constant plea, please we need an RK Imperial I-5!The interest in this thread is proof enough that it would sell out.

Tom McGriel posted:

I look forward to every new post to this thread. Especially Melgar's informative narrative and historical perspective. But there was another portion of the NH that hasn't been explored. That being the Cedar hill to Maybrook segment with its heavy steam roster and long freight drags through Connecticut over the Poughkeepsie bridge spanning the Hudson River to the interchange yard at Maybrook. And to continue my constant plea, please we need an RK Imperial I-5!The interest in this thread is proof enough that it would sell out.

Thanks Tom. I appreciate your comment. But it's usually up to Brian to revive the thread after it's been quiet for a few days. Then I reply! As for the Maybrook Line, since it was freight only, I guess it is considered to have been much less glamorous than New Haven's main line with its famous passenger trains, electric and steam locomotives, and catenary between New Haven and New York City. They did run some impressive engines on the Maybrook Line including Santa Fe types (2-10-2) and later ALCO FAs. It seems to me that there is little modeling of the Maybrook Line among New Haven fans. A model of the Poughkeepsie bridge would be spectacular but no one has accepted that challenge as far as I know. And, although I have a Weaver I-5 Hudson, I would certainly be a buyer of an MTH Premier, Sunset/3rd Rail or Lionel model.

MELGAR

Traindame posted:

Custom New Haven Station made exclusively for one of TW TrainWorx Traintastic Layout Customers!

IMG_4733IMG_4737IMG_4746IMG_4755IMG_4756IMG_4764

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TrainDame aka Dorcie Farkash
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 Please offer the station as a kit, too!

Peter

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Traindame posted:

Custom New Haven Station made exclusively for one of TW TrainWorx Traintastic Layout Customers!

IMG_4733IMG_4737IMG_4746IMG_4755IMG_4756IMG_4764

Happy Tracks!
TrainDame aka Dorcie Farkash
TW TrainWorx
Dallas, TX | Concord, NC USA
(214) 634-2965
www.blog.traindame.com 

 Please offer the station as a kit, too!

Peter

Absolutely beautiful station - it really wouldn't be that hard to duplicate especially if most of the windows were commercially available. Otherwise not too hard just time consuming to make all those windows from scratch. What's especially nice about this building is that it could fit on most model railroads.

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86245DF0-57BF-4A3F-B683-C09908267B94Here is a photo that my neighbor said he took when he was a teenager. It’s on the Air Line here in Lebanon, Connecticut the locomotives are facing west. I’m thinking that the lead locomotive is a L-1, 2-10-2 and because of the poor quality of the photo it’s hard for me to distinguish the second engine. Maybe someone will more knowledge of the New Haven roster can shed more light on this. Thinking that this may be the late 30’s or early 40’s and these engines had just helped push a train out of Willimantic heading to New Haven, my father had told me that heavy freight trains had pushers when heading west. Or they could be on the way to New Haven for service. Any comments are welcome.

Pokey

 

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Seventy-five NE-6 steel cabooses were delivered to the New Haven Railroad between November 1947 and August 1948. The pictured New Haven NE-6 caboose model was made by Atlas O in several runs between 2003 and 2015. The New Haven never had any extended vision cabooses which therefore are referred to by New Haven enthusiasts as “Non Haven.”

MELGAR

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Brian;

That is an interesting vehicle. Do you have any idea what exactly it is???

Paul

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New Haven Railroad diesel electric prototype FCD Mack Rail Bus # 10 is seen at an unknown location in the early 1950's. The Rail Bus # 10 was painted in a light green livery with silver trim. This appears to be a railfan event with various people walking around the equipment. An ALCO switcher is seen located behind the Mack Rail Bus, and on the right side of the photo are located other ALCO locomotives.

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Thanks Brian & Jim. When I saw the first pic, it reminded me of some of the trolley buses that ran in Brooklyn back in the day, but there was no pantograph or pole. Thanks for the pics and history.

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Hello Hew Haven fans.  I’ve lived in CT all my life and in my youth not too far from the NH main line.  Spent a lot of time sitting in a trackside honey suckle tree watching trains go bye.

In any case, I received my Atlas O NH Bradley Pullman’s the other day.  Do any other manufactures make matching cars like baggage, RPO, dining or observation?

Steve

shorling posted:

Hello Hew Haven fans.  I’ve lived in CT all my life and in my youth not too far from the NH main line.  Spent a lot of time sitting in a trackside honey suckle tree watching trains go bye.

In any case, I received my Atlas O NH Bradley Pullman’s the other day.  Do any other manufactures make matching cars like baggage, RPO, dining or observation?

golden gate has matching baggage and postal cars on preorder.

mikeg

shorling posted:

Hello Hew Haven fans.  I’ve lived in CT all my life and in my youth not too far from the NH main line.  Spent a lot of time sitting in a trackside honey suckle tree watching trains go bye.

In any case, I received my Atlas O NH Bradley Pullman’s the other day.  Do any other manufactures make matching cars like baggage, RPO, dining or observation?

According to the New Haven Railroad’s historical society, except for grill cars, there were no matching dining cars, RPOs, or observations for the original Osgood-Bradley lightweights. (The post-World War II corrugated-side lightweights are another story).  That didn’t stop AC Gilbert from “imagineering” some for their S gauge line.

I can’t help but wonder what sort of camera the photographer was using to take the photo. I’m guessing that it was a large-format Speed Graphlex, a camera that allowed for big negatives but was nowhere so quick for reloading for the next photo as smaller format Rolleiflexes or 35 mm cameras.

I recently photographed New Haven 40-foot steel boxcar 33401 at the Old Colony & Fall River Railroad Museum in Fall River, Massachusetts. The 33401 is one of 500 boxcars (numbered from 33000 to 33499) built for the New Haven Railroad in late 1945 by Pullman-Standard. The closest thing I have as a model is boxcar 33406 made by MTH around 2015. This model was offered as part of a six-car set, so the set may also have included 33401. The model is lettered with a build-date (for the full-size car) of November 1945.

MELGAR

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