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HARRY FOSTER MALONE ESQ
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« Reply #620 on: Jun 23rd, 2012, 10:27pm »
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NYC H-24.......
 
http://canadasouthern.com/caso/images/nyc-h-24.jpg


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HARRY FOSTER MALONE ESQ
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« Reply #621 on: Jun 23rd, 2012, 10:56pm »
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GN "shorty" heavyweight #3.......
 
http://rrpicturearchives.net/showPicture.aspx?id=392967


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HARRY FOSTER MALONE ESQ
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« Reply #622 on: Jun 23rd, 2012, 11:01pm »
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SANTA FE power car #77 (ex-#3914, rebuilt from baggage/express).......
 
http://donsdepot.donrossgroup.net/sfe77.jpg


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HwyHaulier
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« Reply #623 on: Jun 24th, 2012, 8:23am »
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on Jun 23rd, 2012, 7:11pm, HARRY FOSTER MALONE ESQ wrote:       (Click here for original message)
A particularly handsome WM heavyweight combo, seeing duty as a steam generator unit......
 
http://www.northeast.railfan.net/images/wm150a.jpg

HFM - All -  
 
This one is a complete oddity! Note the Car in the red and white of a largely independent WESTERN MARYLAND, predating  
entanglements with B&O, C&O, CSX, et. al. Note the "Speed Lettering" graphics.
 
In the period, and IIRC, likely no passenger schedules at all on the line. Note Car #150 here, apparently hooked to a lightweight  
Car, vaguely and possibly C&O. The "why" of all of it is not clear. There was little work where the Car #150 needed, with exception  
of occasional charter trains, and business car handling.
 
...........................Vern...................


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HARRY FOSTER MALONE ESQ
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« Reply #624 on: Jun 24th, 2012, 8:58am »
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Vern.......
 
See the following:
 
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Western_Maryland_Railway
 
Here it is noted that what passenger service remained on the WM fizzled out completely in 1959.
 
I agree; the photo I found is a bit puzzling.........the fact that the car windows have not been blanked out/plated over (also, note intact window shades) suggests that passenger accomodations were still available, if only for company people and those riding on charters or other special runs.
 
Again, I can only speculate......
 
"H.F.M."


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HARRY FOSTER MALONE ESQ
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« Reply #625 on: Jun 24th, 2012, 9:17am »
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Vern/All:
 
Just came across another picture of the WM car in question.....
 
http://www.northeast.railfan.net/images/wm150b.jpg


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HARRY FOSTER MALONE ESQ
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« Reply #626 on: Jun 24th, 2012, 9:21am »
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Another interesting WM photo; this MIGHT be the same car (renumbered), photographed at a later date, when car was relegated to MOW service.
 
This would account for the overall scruffy condition of the car......
 
http://rr-fallenflags.org/wm/wm914140ags.jpg


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HARRY FOSTER MALONE ESQ
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« Reply #627 on: Jun 24th, 2012, 10:04am »
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Just came across these two related photos (note B&O equipment in first view).......
 
http://www.rrpicturearchives.net/rsPicture.aspx?id=81827


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HwyHaulier
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« Reply #628 on: Jun 24th, 2012, 10:26am »
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on Jun 24th, 2012, 10:04am, HARRY FOSTER MALONE ESQ wrote:       (Click here for original message)
Just came across these two related photos (note B&O equipment in first view).......
 
http://www.rrpicturearchives.net/rsPicture.aspx?id=81827

HFM -
 
In first Photo, we see three B & O coaches, fourth is a WM coach, and fifth car is apparently WM 150. Should it be  
correctly called a "commuter" setup, it did not need a power unit with equipped steam generator.
 
Second Photo fascinating. C&O SG-1 which began as a Troop Transport, WM 150 in Ludington, MI (of all places),  
and the background of nee' Pere Marquette, Lake Ferry...
 
............................Vern.................


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HARRY FOSTER MALONE ESQ
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« Reply #629 on: Jun 24th, 2012, 11:37am »
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Vern:
 
Agreed......
 
If WM #150 was in a B&O commuter consist, most certainly there would have been no need for it to supply steam for train heating (as you noted), the engine taking care of that function.
 
IMHO, car would have been used simply in "passenger mode"......
 
"H.F.M."


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HwyHaulier
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« Reply #630 on: Jun 24th, 2012, 11:53am »
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HFM -
 
A lack of precision in my earlier here? What the photo is saying? It is a four Coach setup, ready to get into service should one  
of the widely used RDC Sets in "out of service" status. I doubt B & O  used any seats in WM #150 for revenue riders.
 
So that: The "ready to roll" four Coach set could be pulled by any piece of power. In a possible, contingent and urgent event,  
the train would not need a "Passenger Service" outfitted power unit to protect a schedule...
 
...........................Vern....................


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HARRY FOSTER MALONE ESQ
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« Reply #631 on: Jun 24th, 2012, 12:58pm »
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on Jun 24th, 2012, 11:53am, HwyHaulier wrote:       (Click here for original message)
HFM -
 
A lack of precision in my earlier here? What the photo is saying? It is a four Coach setup, ready to get into service should one  
of the widely used RDC Sets in "out of service" status. I doubt B & O  used any seats in WM #150 for revenue riders.
 
So that: The "ready to roll" four Coach set could be pulled by any piece of power. In a possible, contingent and urgent event,  
the train would not need a "Passenger Service" outfitted power unit to protect a schedule...
 
...........................Vern....................

 
Vern........
 
In a different (but somewhat similiar) situation, recall that E-L continued to use MU combos (control trailers) in revenue passenger service for some years after "head-end" traffic in any and all forms had expired.
 
CNJ's combos remained in revenue service until the ALDENE PLAN of 1967, when they were retired en masse...........
 
"H.F.M."


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HARRY FOSTER MALONE ESQ
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« Reply #632 on: Jun 24th, 2012, 1:22pm »
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Former WM baggage car in MOW service........
 
http://rr-fallenflags.org/wm/wm911922w.jpg


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HARRY FOSTER MALONE ESQ
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« Reply #633 on: Jun 24th, 2012, 1:35pm »
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Excellent STREAMTOWN photos here; one photo shows a preserved steam generator car, which began life as a J1-D Class Hudson tender......
 
http://www.scrantontrains.com/news2002.html


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HARRY FOSTER MALONE ESQ
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« Reply #634 on: Jun 24th, 2012, 3:56pm »
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GN #19, rebuilt from a F7-B unit......
 
http://rr-fallenflags.org/gn/gn-hc19gea.jpg


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HARRY FOSTER MALONE ESQ
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« Reply #635 on: Jun 24th, 2012, 4:02pm »
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Heavyweight RDG "STEAM POWER CAR" (the RDG didn't seem all that bashful about letting the public know what purpose this car served!)<G>.......
 
http://www.northeast.railfan.net/images/rdg92100.jpg


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HARRY FOSTER MALONE ESQ
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« Reply #636 on: Jun 24th, 2012, 4:07pm »
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Interesting 1954 photo of EMD "Power Cars" (MOBILE POWER UNITS).......
 
http://www.northeast.railfan.net/images/emd_pwr.jpg


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HARRY FOSTER MALONE ESQ
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« Reply #637 on: Jun 24th, 2012, 4:38pm »
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UP "power car", originally built by ACF in 1949 as a baggage/dorm, later steam-generator/dorm........
 
http://rr-fallenflags.org/up/up-pc208k.jpg


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HARRY FOSTER MALONE ESQ
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« Reply #638 on: Jun 24th, 2012, 4:46pm »
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Another 1954 photo of one of the EMD "POWER CARS".......
 
http://www.northeast.railfan.net/images/emd200.jpg


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HARRY FOSTER MALONE ESQ
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« Reply #639 on: Jun 24th, 2012, 4:49pm »
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Ancient wooden car from the CP.......
 
http://www.northeast.railfan.net/images/cp410650.jpg


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