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New addition: The Reading Crusader!
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ehbowen
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New addition: The Reading Crusader!
 
« on: Apr 30th, 2012, 10:01am »
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After some (ahem) delay, I have finally finished and posted a timetable for the Reading Crusader!
 
Also up recently: a summer 1966 timetable for the Great Northern's Western Star.
 
Have fun...and can anyone suggest any pictures?


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Re: New addition: The Reading Crusader!
 
« Reply #1 on: Apr 30th, 2012, 11:57am »
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Ah, the Crusader - one neat, if somewhat specialized, train. Whoever else had TWO round end observation/parlors, so the train didn't have to be turned at the end of the runn, but always looked "complete"? And run fast in streamlined, stainless-steel-sheathed steam?
 
Thanks, Eric.  
 
Photos - found this one:  http://www.flickr.com/photos/27862259@N02/5969740332/
 
and this one:  
http://www.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/9/9e/ReadingCrusader1938.jpg/400px-ReadingCrusader1938.jpg&imgrefurl=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crusader_ (train)&h=193&w=400&sz=21&tbnid=3YBfWT47UyPuwM:&tbnh=58&tbnw=121&prev=/search%3Fq%3Dreading%2Bcrusader%2Bphotos%26tbm%3Disch%26tbo%3Du&zoom=1&q=reading+crusader+photos&docid=2QRP0locpbZofM&sa=X&ei=GrWeT4XYOMKg2gXb5a3SCQ&ved=0CDgQ9QEwAA&dur=5453
 
Probably need to check copyright, bu suspect both are publc domain at this point.


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jmlaboda
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Re: New addition: The Reading Crusader!
 
« Reply #2 on: May 1st, 2012, 5:57am »
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While not round end observation the Pere Marquette's early purchases included blunt-end coach - smoker observation cars that were intended to be used in pairs on the ends of their trains so the consist would not have to be turned between end points.
 
http://www.railroadheritage.org/SPT--FullImage.php?ResourceId=1223&FieldName=Screenshot
http://www.railroadheritage.org/SPT--FullImage.php?ResourceId=1221&FieldName=Screenshot
 
These cars did not last long on the PM, being sold along with companion coach - smokers to the Chicago & Eastern Illinois, who kept two of the four observations set up as observations while the other two lost their tail lights with the intention of the cars being used as mid-train cars.
 
Only two of the original coach - lounge cars remained on the C&O, both becoming coach - snack bar.
 
http://bcoolidge.com/Amtrak_71-75_Boston_Pix/Coach%20Snack%20Bar%203925%20%28ex%20C&O-PM%29%20South%20Sta%208-75%20Edited.jpg


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Re: New addition: The Reading Crusader!
 
« Reply #3 on: Jun 4th, 2012, 11:08pm »
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Just added another blast from the past; the Black Diamond!


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Re: New addition: The Reading Crusader!
 
« Reply #4 on: Jun 5th, 2012, 4:54pm »
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Thanks, Eric. Neat.

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