Putnam Division posted:

The Lionel PostWar New Haven sets......7 O gauge sets from 5 catalogs.

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1956, 2 sets

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1957, one set

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1958, 2 sets

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1959, one set

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1962, one set

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2 HO sets.....1958 and 1959

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Peter

Peter, thank you SO much for posting this images the 50's catalogs.  It takes me me back the/a Time when!.

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Tom,  that subject comes up with Mike and myself almost weekly.  When he posted it, he stated he did not have enough orders.   I stay on him but Mike is a guy that has his mind set.  I offered him my Weaver with PS3 to show.  I am still pitching as I do not give up that easy.  Many of us are still alive that have seen the I-5 run.   I will keep doing my best.  It should be an easy do as it is a Hudson.  A body, wheels, and other I-5 parts should help it along.

 

Marty

DMASSO posted:

Peter, the bottom consist in the 1956 catalog was my first train set. 

Don......a great memory for you, I am sure.......my 1st set was the F3 set from 58.

I am fortunate to have acquired the other EP-5 set from 56.

I bought the LCCA remake of the 58 027 Alco passenger set.

I also am fortunate to have acquired this set from 62....

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Peter

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If not already mentioned, they're some nice scenes showing New Haven equipment in the Hitchcock movie, "Strangers on A Train".

One of the favorites in my NH fleet is the "but Ed, they never made it" Lionel SD70 ACE.

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(just noticed... the conductor on the train platform was so overwhelmed by the look of this loco, he passed out!)

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DMASSO posted:

Peter, the bottom consist in the 1956 catalog was my first train set. 

I have the two New Haven Alco sets which I treasueGEDC1903GEDC2894 very much. Both are a little hard to find.....

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Realized that I do have a couple of NH box cars.  This is an image made earlier this year with intent of posting on for sale forum.

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Ending selling some at the NCTM (Spencer Shops) train show.  The CR box and tank cars and NYC Early Bird refer now on consignment at local toy train shop.

Decided to keep the rest including the two NH box cars to make up a fallen flag consist.  Also have a Weaver NH Black w/Orange door box car, so do have something NH.

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EddieM, I also have that one.  I love the fantasy scheme.   That was first generation Legacy with modular boards.  If you ever have a sound issue, get hold of me.

This is a photo of a "heavyweight", 6-wheel truck NH passenger car outside of Providence, Rhode Island in 1957:

Steven J.  Serenska

Putnam Division posted:

The Lionel PostWar New Haven sets......

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Peter

Peter:

Thanks for posting these.  Does anyone else find it odd that Lionel did not issue an O Gauge NH caboose in the postwar era?  I'm going to "need" to get one of the various modern NH cabooses to go with the 2350 that I "need" to purchase...

Steven J. Serenska

Steven,

Here is a picture of a "modern" Atlas O New Haven NE-6 caboose of the type that you will certainly "need" to go with that Lionel 2350 postwar set...

MELGAR

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Thanks Marty, Hopefully, someday he'll see the light. It seems odd that MTH would release other streamliners like the 49er, for instance , and not an I-5.

I saw that engine when I worked in Stamford, CT. It is possible that it is used on the Shore Line route.

The tall building in the picture below, at 54 Meadow Street in New Haven, was built in 1946 and served as the general offices of the New Haven Railroad.

MELGAR

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PRRronbh posted:
briansilvermustang posted:

Where is this at?

This picture was taken in Seymour, Connecticut at the Metro-North station on the single-track Waterbury branch. The train runs between Bridgeport and Waterbury, CT. It is a very picturesque ride along the Housatonic and Naugatuck rivers. The branch was originally built by the Naugatuck Railroad in 1849 and acquired by the New Haven in 1906.

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I like this thread!  I am a big NH fan having grown up in Rhode Island.  I used to walk across the NH tracks (now P&W) to get to school.  That was back in the time when it was okay for kids to do that.

Anyway, here are some pics of me running NH stuff at the SD3R layout.  Granted this was 10+ years ago, and I have since converted the Williams NH passenger cars to LEDs.

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Metro-North Railroad has six BL20GH locomotives, some of which are painted in a New Haven Railroad McGinnis era color scheme. This photo shows Metro-North #128 at milepost 27, the north end of the Waterbury branch, 87 miles from Grand Central Terminal. The BL20GH is a 2250 horsepower low-emission locomotive used by Metro-North on the Danbury and Waterbury branches in Connecticut.

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A book to consider for any NH fan.

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Next week hope to post pictures of a fantastic find for me off of eBay.

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Pictured below is my New Haven Railroad ALCO RS-1 diesel locomotive model made by Atlas O. The New Haven purchased 12 of these locomotives in 1948 and designated them DERS-1b. They had 1000 horsepower and developed 60,750 pounds of tractive effort. The RS-1s initially saw service on secondary passenger runs but soon were assigned to local freights.

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PRRronbh posted:
briansilvermustang posted:

 

 

Motor #370, the first of the EP-5's.

Yes, the later ones had the rare orange "N" and black "H".  

Serenska posted:
PRRronbh posted:
briansilvermustang posted:

 

 

Motor #370, the first of the EP-5's.

Yes, the later ones had the rare orange "N" and black "H".  

Serenska, interesting but there must have been a date for when this transition happened.  I recently purchased a K-Line EP-5 motor #379.  But one pilot was damage in transit.  Will not post pictures until repair.  It's "N" is still white.  And I found this shot of this motor.

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PRRronbh posted:
Serenska posted:
PRRronbh posted:
briansilvermustang posted:

 

 

Motor #370, the first of the EP-5's.

Yes, the later ones had the rare orange "N" and black "H".  

Serenska, interesting but there must have been a date for when this transition happened.  I recently purchased a K-Line EP-5 motor #379.  But one pilot was damage in transit.  Will not post pictures until repair.  It's "N" is still white.  And I found this shot of this motor.

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Ron:

Sorry for the confusion  I was trying to make a joke by referencing the Postwar Lionel EP-5, Catalog No. 2350.  The orange "N" and black "H" version of the Lionel toy  is among the rarest variations for collectors.

I am by no means an expert in variations on the 1:1 NH paint schemes, but I'm pleased to learn they also might have varied over time.

SJS

Serenska posted:
PRRronbh posted:
Serenska posted:
PRRronbh posted:
briansilvermustang posted:

 

 

Motor #370, the first of the EP-5's.

Yes, the later ones had the rare orange "N" and black "H".  

Serenska, interesting but there must have been a date for when this transition happened.  I recently purchased a K-Line EP-5 motor #379.  But one pilot was damage in transit.  Will not post pictures until repair.  It's "N" is still white.  And I found this shot of this motor.

NH EP-5 #379

Ron:

Sorry for the confusion  I was trying to make a joke by referencing the Postwar Lionel EP-5, Catalog No. 2350.  The orange "N" and black "H" version of the Lionel toy  is among the rarest variations for collectors.

I am by no means an expert in variations on the 1:1 NH paint schemes, but I'm pleased to learn they also might have varied over time.

SJS

I will have to pay more attention for this type of variation.  Here is a picture of NH FL9 #2019 from the Streamliner Event.  Note nose "NH" are orange but side "NH" are white.  Must admit this did not register with me until this discussion.

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Live and learn.

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I would love to see an "O" scale HH660. I believe Weaver made one many years ago. Would love to see one of the big three make one. (New Haven of course)

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A book to consider for any NH fan.

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Next week hope to post pictures of a fantastic find for me off of eBay.

Yes....an excellent book!

Peter

Brian.....this is a great pic!

These engines were the "steal of the century" for the New Haven. The Virginian bought about 12 of them for about $267K each....they were acquired by the N&W in the merger with the Virginian and then all were sold to the New Haven for $200K, including spare parts.....

This allowed the cash-strapped New Haven to revamp their electric freight service (they had similar guts as the EP-5s). Some of these engines got PC black and lasted to get Conrail blue.

Peter

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Brian,

Photo shows the diesel-hydraulic locomotives (EDER-6, #3000 and 3001) of the Dan’l Webster train that arrived on the New Haven in October 1956. They powered a 9-car train of lightweight passenger cars made by Pullman Standard. The locomotives were built by Baldwin Lima Hamilton and each had a German 1,000 HP Maybach V-12 4-cycle engine which drove 36-inch wheels on the lead truck through a hydraulic transmission. The 28-inch wheels on the rear truck were unpowered. The Dan’l  Webster was one of three unsuccessful lightweight trains ordered by the McGinnis Administration – this one costing about $1.5 million – and was retired in 1958.

MELGAR

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