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ever since lionel released the new hope and ivyland excursion set with GP30 2198 and i started doing more research on this railroad it has quickly become one of my favorite lines and that set has become a holy grail of mine.

but what else from the new hope and ivyland has been made in o gauge as far as equipment both fantasy and reality ?

has anyone made number 40 , 1533 or 9? etc

i'm trying to aquire as much new hope and ivyland stuff for my layout as possible

how difficult would it be to make custom equipment ?

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This is the first set that was produced for that short line. Previous sporadic issues were of an 027 boxcar and maybe a flat car.

With the huge sale of the NH&I set we may see more offerings such as a C30-7, 44T,  VO1000 [ altho they only had a VO660] switcher, SW1, SD40-2.

i hope so

they also had an RSC2 which looked like an rs3 but with 6 axles

i would like to see a new hope freight set too

Cody, I was happy to stumble upon this NH&I / McHugh Bros boxcar, Lionel 6-9454, at Trainz.  In the mid-70s or thereabouts, McHugh often had NH&I locos/rolling stock stored on his property in Penndel, PA, a few miles from our house, along with cranes and trucks and lowboy trailers and the like from his crane business. It was about a quarter mile from any railroad tracks, but moving large things was part of his business. For an article about that time in NH&I history, see  https://www.mchughlocomotive.c...short-line-railroad/   If the link doesn't post, just do a websearch for "Jimmy McHugh’s interest in steam railroading and how he helped saved a short line railroad". Halfway down the page there's a photo of McHugh's property in Penndell.
John

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Cody, I was happy to stumble upon this NH&I / McHugh Bros boxcar, Lionel 6-9454, at Trainz.  In the mid-70s or thereabouts, McHugh often had NH&I locos/rolling stock stored on his property in Penndel, PA, a few miles from our house, along with cranes and trucks and lowboy trailers and the like from his crane business. It was about a quarter mile from any railroad tracks, but moving large things was part of his business. For an article about that time in NH&I history, see  https://www.mchughlocomotive.c...short-line-railroad/   If the link doesn't post, just do a websearch for "Jimmy McHugh’s interest in steam railroading and how he helped saved a short line railroad". Halfway down the page there's a photo of McHugh's property in Penndell.
John

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thanks for the article . i had no idea the new hope almost ceased to exist in the 70s. scary

@PRRMP54 posted:

The same track from a different view:

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Egads! Now I see my error. When I wrote "about a quarter mile from any railroad tracks," I should have stated "railroad," because I was thinking of the Septa/CSX/Conrail/former Reading West Trenton Line. To compound my error of imprecise language, the property I described is approximately 871.05 feet, or 0.1649621212121212 of one mile from the (former) Reading Langhorne Station. Nowhere near the .25 of one mile that I claimed.

I see that the property in your photo is at approximately 120 Monroe Ave, which was apparently his shop, and the lot I wrote about is a triangular parcel on the other side of the street. The rails in this photo point directly to that parcel. I suppose he had a track going across the street to transfer equipment from the storage lot to this building. Don't know. I'm old and forgetful and rapidly going downhill. But because I kinda like maps and wasting time and wondered if there was some forgotten lost railroad there, I searched online resources for any actual railroad on that block - as opposed to disconnected tracks. On the USGS Topoview site I viewed quad maps from 1944, 47, 66 and 93 and found nothing other than the old Reading line. (USGS may have accidentally omitted the lost railroad. They're connected with the US government, so anything is possible.) Additionally, using the Historical Aerial Viewer of Historical Aerial Photographs of Pennsylvania, I viewed aerial photos of that area from 1965, 75, 80 and 85. They're not high resolution, but I can see no railroad other than the former Reading. Coulda missed it. But please forgive my careless statement that the property I described was a "quarter mile from any railroad tracks." Now if there really was an actual railroad that connected with those stub tracks, I would love learning about it.

@John's Trains posted: ...snip...

I see that the property in your photo is at approximately 120 Monroe Ave, which was apparently his shop, and the lot I wrote about is a triangular parcel on the other side of the street. The rails in this photo point directly to that parcel. I suppose he had a track going across the street to transfer equipment from the storage lot to this building. Don't know.  ...snip...

When my photos were taken (Apr 2011), the shop building had been leased out to a car repair business.Oddly, I never took any photos of the office block or the radio tower. Now I regret that; especially "inside" the base of the tower looking straight up.

That track never connected to anything. When I first saw it, there was a "Jim Crow" combine parked on it and then later most of a Baldwin switcher. I do not know what happened to either piece of equipment as I lost contact with the area for some years.

@Jeremy posted:

Forum sponsor Public Delivery Track has a custom run Atlas 50' boxcar:

https://www.publicdeliverytrac...ar-3-rail-or-2-rail/

@stangtrain posted:

Jeremy:

Thanks for your post above regarding the PDT New Hope boxcar - I just ordered one! I didn't know this was produced!

I must have bought the last one because now this car is not showing at PDT.

Stan



This link is live again – in case anyone is interested.

Thanks @Beth Marshall-The Public Delivery Track

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