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NJCJOE posted:

Picked up this passenger car seat. It came from the Paoli Local, which was the Pennsy's first electrified commuter line. It ran from Paoli, Pa. into Philly. The seat was manufactured by Hale & Kilburn which was dissolved in 1928.

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Joe,

  I have a PC Conductor's cap and a conductor's ticket punch. I could collect fares from your visitors... 

Tom 

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Here's one you don't see too often - Glass jar Edison primary battery for powering, among other things, remote signals that don't have a direct electrical connection.

From Railway Signaling

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...and one of the batteries

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The empty packet held the powder for the battery fluid and the bottle is full of oil to be poured on top of the mix to keep it from evaoprating.

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A photo of my great granduncle Patrick J. Murray (looking out window), a motorman on the Lackawanna & Wyoming Valley Railroad, an interurban third-rail electric passenger railroad that ran between Scranton and Wilkes Barre, PA from 1903-1952.  This was one of the two local freight locomotives on the line (401 & 402).  I'm honored to also be the current caretaker of his badge, which is my personal avatar here on the forum.

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juniata guy posted:

When I do dig stuff out and look at it, I tend to spend more time on the maps and tariffs than anything else.  I was fortunate to have been working for a large rail shipper at the time of rail deregulation in 1980 and was able to retrieve quite a few boxes of what had become useless tariffs.

Curt

Ah the good old days of a room full of railroad tariffs.  An hour of looking for an applicable rate and then finding the notation, "Not valid between August 1 and August 31". One instance that proved deregulation was long over due was when the UP filed(circa 1972) a unit train rate from Los Angeles to Bonner Springs. Commodity?  Yak fat.  And the ICC approved it.

John

Joe,   My sign is actually made as a two sided sign as well but no lettering on the opposite side. The PAOLI LOCAL sign is also a relettered/repurposed sign, by the PRR themselves. You can make out the original lettering under the red paint. It says, in 3 lines: PAOLI LOCAL....CONNECTING FOR....WEST CHESTER. 

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PRRK4s posted:

Joe,   My sign is actually made as a two sided sign as well but no lettering on the opposite side. The PAOLI LOCAL sign is also a relettered/repurposed sign, by the PRR themselves. You can make out the original lettering under the red paint. It says, in 3 lines: PAOLI LOCAL....CONNECTING FOR....WEST CHESTER. 

That is pretty neat. I have seen that done with station signs as well. Definitely adds to the character.

Last night after grading quizzes (on computer of course, the college is completely locked) I treated myself to viewing this entire thread.  I was surprised I didn't see more telegraph keys and sounders.  And I though for sure I'd see some tower model boards (what is used in cTc interlocking).  Anybody besides Notch6 have anything like that?

Lou N

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Here you go Lou. Some photos of my telegraph key, sounder and articulated sounder box.

I don't have any of the tower boards.

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Thank you NJCJOE.  

Attached is the interlock panel for the Kinsman Connection in Cleveland.  It was an interchange track between the NYC short line around Cleveland and the PRR.  This is a small remote panel. I don't have one that controls a large section of railroad.

Lou N

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Some pieces added to the yard.

A PRR whistle post.

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A PRR mile marker from the Bel-Del line.

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A cut stone mile marker from the Belvidere Delaware Railroad, a predecessor of the PRR, which operated from 1851-1871. This is also from the Bel-Del line.

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And a matching stone property marker.

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Her's my switch stand before (2015) and last month when I restored it. The lantern is marked for the CB&Q, I have the matching lock as well. I own 25 lanterns. My best deal was a Santa Fe bell bottom lantern with embossed globe marked "Santa Fe". A flee market find 20 years ago. It was marked $7.00 but I got it for $5.00! The lantern are globe are in excellent condition. 

I bought my first lantern in the late 1960's. A CB&Q tall globe lantern with a twist off font in excellent condition, $5.00. The globe is embossed with "Burlington Route" inside a square rectangle (rare), the lantern is also mark CB&Q.

RAY

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Her's my switch stand before (2015) and last month when I restored it. The lantern is marked for the CB&Q, I have the matching lock as well. I own 25 lanterns. My best deal was a Santa Fe bell bottom lantern with embossed globe marked "Santa Fe". A flee market find 20 years ago. It was marked $7.00 but I got it for $5.00! The lantern are globe are in excellent condition. 

I bought my first lantern in the late 1960's. A CB&Q tall globe lantern with a twist off font in excellent condition, $5.00. The globe is embossed with "Burlington Route" inside a square rectangle (rare), the lantern is also mark CB&Q.

RAY

Ray, great restoration, love the display.

 

These items were donated to the Huber Breaker Preservation Society from a private collection. Missing is a train order wand that another member took for research. Included were several boxes of assorted paperwork, booklets and binders that are being sorted and categorized. The signal according to one of our society members is Lehigh Valley, but the conduit is snapped off, and the other signal, base and post are missing, which is unfortunate. 

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  It was painted with a paint roller and looked kinda hideous, so I proceeded to remove the old paint and hand block sanded the raised surfaces to remove casting imperfections.

  I repainted with Acklands Grainger Red enamel in spray can, then hand painted the raised surfaces with Tamiiya Gold Leaf, to emulate brass

  Here are a few pics of the work after the messy stuff was done.
Al

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