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HARRY FOSTER MALONE ESQ
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« Reply #800 on: Jul 9th, 2012, 3:19pm »
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List of cities that once operated streetcar RPO's......
 
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Streetcar_Railway_Post_Office


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« Reply #801 on: Jul 9th, 2012, 3:26pm »
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A rare vehicle indeed is this former NP heavyweight "triple combine" (some good RPO info on this page as well).......
 
http://www.mtmuseum.org/jsr/roster/np1102.php


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HARRY FOSTER MALONE ESQ
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« Reply #802 on: Jul 9th, 2012, 10:34pm »
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Alphabetical listing of N&W's RPO routes (related CD-ROM's/DVD's, etc).........
 
http://www.railwaymailservicelibrary.org/RPORoute.htm


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HARRY FOSTER MALONE ESQ
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« Reply #803 on: Jul 10th, 2012, 7:32am »
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Also of interest......
 
http://www.postalhistory.com/State/RPO/index.htm


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HARRY FOSTER MALONE ESQ
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« Reply #804 on: Jul 10th, 2012, 11:45am »
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on Jul 3rd, 2012, 7:40am, HwyHaulier wrote:       (Click here for original message)
HFM -  
 
Ah, I know that D L & W Car, four years past merger, bothers you. I'll guess it didn't concern E - L all that much, and they had a plan to, "get a round tuit"?
 
EAGLE LIGHT a bit amusing. A MOPAC running incognito?
 
.........................Vern..........................

 
Vern/All:
 
In another post, I had mentioned seeing photo of ex-DL&W/EL Pullman in IC paint, could could not locate publication in which I had seen it.
 
Earlier this morning, I came across a 1993 issue of FLAGS, DIAMONDS AND STATUES, which was the magazine that had the photo I had mentioned previously; this well-done article dealt with DL&W's lightweight Pullmans, and was written by Joe Welsh.
 
"........eventually, some of the former DL&W sleepers were released to Pullman for use on other lines, the object for the railroad being to keep their cars in Pullman lease if possible, so as to earn money with them......"
 
".......Both LACKAWANNA and KITTATINNY were known to have been painted in IC chocolate and orange. They served on the IC's crack CITY OF MIAMI in the early 60's, but were retired from this service in 1965, because their batteries didn't have the storage capacityto deal with the frequent stops the train made in southwest Florida......."
 
".......during the E-L years, the TOBYHANNA would be used for a time as a Chicago-Mobile sleeper on the L&N's HUMMINGBIRD........."
 
H.F.M."


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HwyHaulier
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« Reply #805 on: Jul 10th, 2012, 12:50pm »
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HFM -
 
Any wonder with PULLMAN cars, the easier to deal with appearances being: 1) Two tone grey, or, 2) Polished stainless steel ala' BUDD?
Either config could run anywhere! Riders never the wiser?
 
..........................Vern........................


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HARRY FOSTER MALONE ESQ
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« Reply #806 on: Jul 10th, 2012, 1:54pm »
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on Jul 10th, 2012, 12:50pm, HwyHaulier wrote:       (Click here for original message)
HFM -
 
Any wonder with PULLMAN cars, the easier to deal with appearances being: 1) Two tone grey, or, 2) Polished stainless steel ala' BUDD?
Either config could run anywhere! Riders never the wiser?
 
..........................Vern........................

 
Vern:
 
Agreed!
 
Recall, though, to a casual observer "not-in-the-know", those handsome two-tone grey cars could be mistaken for a NYC vehicle!<G>
 
Back in the days of the ageless, open-section, olive-drab heavyweight sleepers, there was certainly no question as to who REALLY owned the car!
 
The single world "PULLMAN", boldly spelled out on the letterboards of those massive, rail-bound battleships, said it all in a nutshell......
 
"H.F.M."


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HARRY FOSTER MALONE ESQ
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« Reply #807 on: Jul 10th, 2012, 2:02pm »
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......some pictures need no introduction nor fanfare.....<G>
 
http://rr-fallenflags.org/cbq/cbq-pu2645dla.jpg


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HARRY FOSTER MALONE ESQ
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« Reply #808 on: Jul 10th, 2012, 2:06pm »
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"DITTO".......
 
http://rrpicturearchives.net/showPicture.aspx?id=767102


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HwyHaulier
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« Reply #809 on: Jul 10th, 2012, 2:11pm »
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HFM -
 
Come On! Get West of the Big Muddy in your thinking!
 
Two Tone Grey was signature, BIG FRIENDLY ESPEE!
 
 
...............................Vern............................


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HARRY FOSTER MALONE ESQ
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« Reply #810 on: Jul 10th, 2012, 2:49pm »
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on Jul 10th, 2012, 2:11pm, HwyHaulier wrote:       (Click here for original message)
HFM -
 
Come On! Get West of the Big Muddy in your thinking!
 
Two Tone Grey was signature, BIG FRIENDLY ESPEE!
 
 
...............................Vern............................

 
Vern:
 
Hey, give a pal a break, willya?<G>
 
Unlike yourself, I never have been west of the "Big Muddy", and, when  this lifelong "Joisey Boy" sees two-tone grey, he thinks right away of the mighty Central!
 
ESPEE colors, in my mind, are either the smart DAYLIGHT colors, or the familiar color of the "Red Electrics"!
 
But, God, I'm still in love with that ever-classic, timeless, olive-drab PULLMAN green......how familiar I was with it, back in my much younger days.......
 
"H.F.M."


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« Reply #811 on: Jul 10th, 2012, 3:08pm »
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HFM -
 
NOPE! No breaks! No slack! Your faithful correspondent an old time, "hard case" freight guy! It is either the right way, or no way!  
(Carriers in distress invited to ask me in for a "modest fee" (expenses, per diem, rental cars and lodging) to save the sorry butts! <G>)
 
Compare and Contrast: N Y C and Pullman Pool. The two colors of Grey reversed, one compared with the other!
 
..........................Vern........................


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HARRY FOSTER MALONE ESQ
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« Reply #812 on: Jul 10th, 2012, 4:18pm »
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Vern......
 
I WOULD wave a white flag of surrender, but the rulebooks state that TWO white flags be displayed on the engine hauling a special movement!<G>
 
I ain't taking the chance of pulling out of Hoboken with only ONE flag in view........


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HARRY FOSTER MALONE ESQ
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« Reply #813 on: Jul 11th, 2012, 12:21am »
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The "ARIZONA LIMITED"; this extra-fare train was painted in prewar Pullman two-gray............
 
http://www.ask.com/wiki/Arizona_Limited
 
http://www.streamlinerschedules.com/concourse/track9/arizonaltd194012.html


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HARRY FOSTER MALONE ESQ
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« Reply #814 on: Jul 11th, 2012, 12:28am »
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See also......
 
http://thecoachyard.com/Pages/Equipment/ArizonaLimited.html


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« Reply #815 on: Jul 11th, 2012, 12:32am »
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Also of interest......
 
http://www.pullmanproject.com/Prewar.htm


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HARRY FOSTER MALONE ESQ
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« Reply #816 on: Jul 11th, 2012, 1:14pm »
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See.......
 
http://www.pullmanshops.com/sp9500.htm


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HARRY FOSTER MALONE ESQ
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« Reply #817 on: Jul 11th, 2012, 3:35pm »
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Historic passenger equipment (including some handsome AT&SF cars) at the OKLAHOMA RAILWAY MUSEUM; note RI combine #6015 (ACF, 1921).......this car was later modernized and used on the ARIZONA LIMITED......
 
http://www.oklahomarailwaymuseum.org/equipment/passenger-cars


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HARRY FOSTER MALONE ESQ
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« Reply #818 on: Jul 11th, 2012, 10:04pm »
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Discussion on "ATSF two-tone grey cars"......
 
http://www.railroad.net/forums/viewtopic.php?f=148&t=1050


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« Reply #819 on: Jul 12th, 2012, 10:00am »
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Excellent, thorough, illustrated page on heavyweight Pullmans.
 
Note mention of two-tone grey beginning to replace the traditional olive drab by the later 1930's......
 
http://www.northeast.railfan.net/classic/CARdwgs4.html


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