Nice looking stuff guys.  I did add a Dressel switch lantern to my collection, its in pieces right now, awaiting funds to replace the missing lenses.  I really want a steam engine oscilating Mars light (like on NKP Berkshires ect) one of these days.  Could care less about a standard headlight, I want the flashing Mars light.      Mike the Aspie

Silly NT's...I have Asperger's Syndrome! 

p51 posted:
NJCJOE posted:

 

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These were white originally? I've seen repros and supposed originals, but they're all yellow when they're painted. Maybe that's due to what we think of crossing signs today (as stop signs were yellow for many years but many don't know that).

Here is a copy of the PRR standard drawing for these signs. Right above the title block it states that the sign shall be painted black on white.

Joe

 

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NJCJOE posted:
p51 posted:
NJCJOE posted:

 

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These were white originally? I've seen repros and supposed originals, but they're all yellow when they're painted. Maybe that's due to what we think of crossing signs today (as stop signs were yellow for many years but many don't know that).

Here is a copy of the PRR standard drawing for these signs. Right above the title block it states that the sign shall be painted black on white.

Thanks for the info! I assumed it might have been different back in the day (like for example as stop signs were yellow and not red for many years), good to know how they're really supposed to look.

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BlueComet400 posted:

Looks great, Joe! What's going on in that huge new basement?

 

John

Nothing yet. The basement still needs to be finished. It's probably going to take a couple of years before I can get to serious work down there. Plenty to do in the meantime.

Joe

 

Bill DeBrooke posted:

I have had this piece for some time.  I think I know what it is but any thoughts would be appreciated.  There are no markings to indicate road or manufacturer.  The name Bud Ely who I assume it belonged to is on the inside.IMG_5479.1IMG_5483.1

It's an early Legacy Bluetooth prototype 

  Good luck finding the right monitor cord to use it  

"Still trying to not shoot my eye out"

 

"Nursing insomnia one railcar at a time"

My aroma therapy? Smoke Pellets.

 





p51 posted:

Just got this, a unit photo of a railway operating unit, from 1943

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Camp Jesse Turner, Arkansas

Company C, 748th railway operating battalion. The unit was sponsored by and manned to a great deal by the Texas & Pacific RR.

awesome!  never knew there was such a unit

George Bailey: You know what the three most exciting sounds in the world are? Anchor chains, plane motors, and train whistles!

It's a Wonderful Life, 1946

 

Check out my Lionel and MTH auto trains

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Garrett76 posted:
p51 posted:

Just got this, a unit photo of a railway operating unit, from 1943

1213181828-01

Camp Jesse Turner, Arkansas

Company C, 748th railway operating battalion. The unit was sponsored by and manned to a great deal by the Texas & Pacific RR.

awesome!  never knew there was such a unit

There were several RR Operating Battalions (ROBs) in WW2, falling under the Military Railway Service.

Most went to run trains in Europe or the Pacific. Many of these men were railroaders already and just swapped their denims for wool or HBT fatigues and handed rifles and helmets.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/..._%28United_States%29

Bill DeBrooke posted:

I have had this piece for some time.  I think I know what it is but any thoughts would be appreciated.  There are no markings to indicate road or manufacturer.  The name Bud Ely who I assume it belonged to is on the inside.IMG_5479.1IMG_5480.1IMG_5481.1IMG_5482.1IMG_5483.1

I came across the case that held this item.  His address is listed as Kansas City, Mo.  I suspect he worked for the katy.

Bill DeBrooke posted:
Bill DeBrooke posted:

I have had this piece for some time.  I think I know what it is but any thoughts would be appreciated.  There are no markings to indicate road or manufacturer.  The name Bud Ely who I assume it belonged to is on the inside.IMG_5479.1IMG_5480.1IMG_5481.1IMG_5482.1IMG_5483.1

I came across the case that held this item.  His address is listed as Kansas City, Mo.  I suspect he worked for the katy.

I think it is a morse tape printer.  A search of those terms reveals images with similar mechanical internals- the motor, linkages, mechanical keyboard, etc.  Are there any holes on the sides where additional items could be connected?

George Bailey: You know what the three most exciting sounds in the world are? Anchor chains, plane motors, and train whistles!

It's a Wonderful Life, 1946

 

Check out my Lionel and MTH auto trains

http://gwpreisch.wordpress.com/

Garrett76 posted:
Bill DeBrooke posted:
Bill DeBrooke posted:

I have had this piece for some time.  I think I know what it is but any thoughts would be appreciated.  There are no markings to indicate road or manufacturer.  The name Bud Ely who I assume it belonged to is on the inside.IMG_5479.1IMG_5480.1IMG_5481.1IMG_5482.1IMG_5483.1

I came across the case that held this item.  His address is listed as Kansas City, Mo.  I suspect he worked for the katy.

I think it is a morse tape printer.  A search of those terms reveals images with similar mechanical internals- the motor, linkages, mechanical keyboard, etc.  Are there any holes on the sides where additional items could be connected?

I don't believe it is a printer.  There is no tape and no apparent place for tape.  I believe typing converts to Morse Code.  I don't really see how it could receive the same.  But, I could be wrong.

Bill DeBrooke posted:
Garrett76 posted:
Bill DeBrooke posted:
Bill DeBrooke posted:

I have had this piece for some time.  I think I know what it is but any thoughts would be appreciated.  There are no markings to indicate road or manufacturer.  The name Bud Ely who I assume it belonged to is on the inside.IMG_5479.1IMG_5480.1IMG_5481.1IMG_5482.1IMG_5483.1

I came across the case that held this item.  His address is listed as Kansas City, Mo.  I suspect he worked for the katy.

I think it is a morse tape printer.  A search of those terms reveals images with similar mechanical internals- the motor, linkages, mechanical keyboard, etc.  Are there any holes on the sides where additional items could be connected?

I believe typing converts to Morse Code.  I don't really see how it could receive the same.  But, I could be wrong.

Youre right. Several machines were made to do this from the 40s to the 60s. The Codetyper was the best known.

I've never before seen one with such early keys, though.

p51 posted:
Bill DeBrooke posted:
Garrett76 posted:
Bill DeBrooke posted:
Bill DeBrooke posted:

I have had this piece for some time.  I think I know what it is but any thoughts would be appreciated.  There are no markings to indicate road or manufacturer.  The name Bud Ely who I assume it belonged to is on the inside.IMG_5479.1IMG_5480.1IMG_5481.1IMG_5482.1IMG_5483.1

I came across the case that held this item.  His address is listed as Kansas City, Mo.  I suspect he worked for the katy.

I think it is a morse tape printer.  A search of those terms reveals images with similar mechanical internals- the motor, linkages, mechanical keyboard, etc.  Are there any holes on the sides where additional items could be connected?

I believe typing converts to Morse Code.  I don't really see how it could receive the same.  But, I could be wrong.

Youre right. Several machines were made to do this from the 40s to the 60s. The Codetyper was the best known.

I've never before seen one with such early keys, though.

I think it's an early portable teletype sender (vs sender & receiver/printer in one unit)  As noted they used Morse code which eventually became converted "automatically" to a printed tape of words pasted onto a telegraph sheet where previously it was decoded and typed by hand.  There are a few versions but it didn't come into existence as a funtuonal idea until the early 1900s nor regular use until the 1920s.  There were only about a half dozen makers of these early machines; I think a telegraph equipment site might be the place to begin a good search.

"Still trying to not shoot my eye out"

 

"Nursing insomnia one railcar at a time"

My aroma therapy? Smoke Pellets.

 





My Grandad's PRR railroad lantern:

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He was a Telegraph  Operator on the Pennsy:

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This photo taken by his brother in his tower, c. 1910

Ensley Tower near Dents Run, Pa.

Lew

Growing old is so much more fun than the only alternative.

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This one showed up Monday.

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I have no idea why they put it on there, but, the last track says it is a cab ride inside a Niagara. What a disappointment that track was! That makes two Niagara recorded tracks that I have that were disappointments!

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Here is my 1965 EMD builder's plate, and a Paul Strang photo of the locomotive it was mounted on, Rock Island GP35 #309. The plates were mounted on the cab sill directly under the locomotive's unit number.

ROCK Island 309 [1)rock island 309 GP35 

John 

 

 LCCA PCA TCA

 ILLINOIS RAILWAY MUSEUM        

 www.irm.org   

 

 

 

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My D&RGW Timetables. I am missing '61.

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We rode the Royal Gorge in '60, '61, '62, '63 and '64. The train was truncated in '65 losing the Dome and ending the run in Salida so we skipped it.

Tin the 1960 Timetable there is a "90" notation in my Dad's handwriting in the margin between Grand Junction and Fruita. That meant, of course, 90mph.

Lew

Growing old is so much more fun than the only alternative.

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