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For some reason the New Haven never really caught my fancy until the last 6 months or so.   I saw a number of NH rolling stock that really looked nice.  The cars that I saw that got my attention were all weathered NH and they just looked great and made me a fan. So my wish list has been updated putting some New Haven in the top spot.

Thanks,

Ed

New Haven 1

New Haven Car #1

NH baggage car photo

New Haven heavyweight baggage car in an unknown yard with our interpretation below.

NH baggage car diorama

K-Line hvywt baggage repaint to NH

K-Line heavyweight baggage car repainted to NH colors.  Note thickness of facia with letters.

William hvywt baggage repaint to NH

Williams heavyweight baggage car repainted to NH colors.  Note thickness of facia which is closer to the prototype than the K-Line car. 

The New Haven is close to my heart, number one daughter was born there while I was in grad school.    John in Lansing, ILL

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I have been a NH fan as far back as i can remember. I grew up just outside the small yard in Putnam back in the waning days of the NH . my grandfather and my next door neighbor worked on the track crew in the steam era. A favorite passtime was walking along the tracks  with them,listening to the stories they would tell about the good ole days when just about everything came by train and every little village had its own station.

Brian,

This is a great subject. Thanks for starting it.

As a resident of Connecticut for 37 years, the New York, New Haven and Hartford Railroad has become a subject of considerable study, great interest, and the focus of my O-gauge model railroading. My under-construction 10-by-5 layout is just an oval but represents a New England branch line and operates almost exclusively with New Haven power and rolling stock. I believe that I have purchased every scale-sized O-gauge New Haven locomotive and piece of rolling stock that has been produced during the past twenty years. Photos of a few below.

MELGAR

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Funny. I am not a "New Haven fan", or a diesel guy, or one who likes bright colors usually, but I think that the NH had the most attractive and elegant and strange diesel and electric paint schemes of any RR. I live nowhere near that part of the US, have never been to New England (to Manhattan a couple of times - the closest to it), but whoever was in charge of that for the NH must have had a lot of masking tape and a lot of paint in inventory.

The "strange" scheme would have to be the McGinnis, of course - but I like it anyway.

I have one of MTH's big streamlined EP-3 (or EP-4; I forget the number) units in the dark-ish green with the almost 19th Century-looking striping in Dulux gold.

The locos with the thin horizontal pin stripe scheme are my favorites, especially the DL-109's.

Even the NH switchers were entertaining to see.

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WOW! A great topic. I grew up near the New Haven line in the northeast Bronx that eventually crossed the HellGate bridge.

My paternal grandparents lived in Larchmont just north and west of the station. I grew up watching McGinnis-liveried jets go flying by! I could get up close before I-95 was built.....

Of course, in 1958, I asked Santa to bring me the New Haven F3 freight set in the Lionel catalog.

This is my office computer, so I don't have a lot of pics here....this is what I have:

jet 4jet 6jet3jett01jett02

NH F unit

My DL 109-110 with PS3:

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My EP-5 set from the 56 Lionel catalog:

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My F3 set from the 58 Lionel catalog:

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MELGAR posted:

Brian,

This is a great subject. Thanks for starting it.

As a resident of Connecticut for 37 years, the New York, New Haven and Hartford Railroad has become a subject of considerable study, great interest, and the focus of my O-gauge model railroading. My under-construction 10-by-5 layout is just an oval but represents a New England branch line and operates almost exclusively with New Haven power and rolling stock. I believe that I have purchased every scale-sized O-gauge New Haven locomotive and piece of rolling stock that has been produced during the past twenty years. Photos of a few below.

MELGAR

MELGAR_NH_Y3_080_3400_02

Love the layout and the NH pics!

Peter

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