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Worldwide Narrow Gauges => Massachusetts' Two Footers => Topic started by: Richard Cavalloro on February 27, 2018, 05:46:38 PM

Title: Edaville rolling stock
Post by: Richard Cavalloro on February 27, 2018, 05:46:38 PM
Is there a list somewhere of how many pieces of rolling stock were brought to Edaville?
Title: Re: Edaville rolling stock
Post by: Philip Marshall on February 27, 2018, 08:55:36 PM
Is there a list somewhere of how many pieces of rolling stock were brought to Edaville?

For what it's worth, Linwood Moody's 1947 booklet titled "Edaville Railroad" (self-published by Ellis Atwood) gives the Edaville roster at that time as including:

Monson engines 3 and 4;
B&SR engines 7 and 8;
B&SR coaches 15, 17, and 18;
W&Q/WW&F coach 3;
B&SR baggage car 31;
SR&RL parlor car 'Rangeley';
15 boxcars from the B&SR;
14 flatcars from the B&SR;
2 tank cars from the B&SR;
4 excursion cars (presumably converted from B&SR boxes and/or flats?);
B&SR caboose 101;
SR&RL caboose 557;
B&SR snowplow;
B&SR flanger;
2 SR&RL Model T railcars;
SR&RL Reo railbus;

plus 2 Model T "bog engines", a 5-ton Pymouth gas-mechanical engine, and 32 4-wheel dump cars already on the property.

(The other SR&RL passenger cars and cabooses appear to have arrived separately sometime after 1947.)

Title: Re: Edaville rolling stock
Post by: Richard Cavalloro on February 27, 2018, 10:18:13 PM
Thanks  That's exactly what I was looking for.   Too bad all the box and flat cars don't exist any more
Title: Re: Edaville rolling stock
Post by: Bill Sample on March 09, 2018, 06:31:19 PM
I believe additional boxcars were converted to excursion cars after this roster was compiled.
Title: Re: Edaville rolling stock
Post by: Joe Fox on April 08, 2018, 10:41:22 AM
Most of the flat cars became open air flat cars with no roof, amd platforms on each end.
Title: Re: Edaville rolling stock
Post by: Bill Piche on April 10, 2018, 08:01:36 PM
I think at least half a dozen boxcars became the 100 series open air cars. Others became the 50 series of closed bench cars (like the 55 on the coach track at MNG and the 54 at the SRRL museum. The 102 and 105 are in Portland, the 106 was in Portland but scrapped 2 years ago (completely rotted and no good steel left except the trucks), the 104 is in Phillips, and the 103 is at the WW&F. I think the 100 and 101 stayed in Edaville but I don't know.

Flats, as Joe said, were given permanent low sides and waist high rails and center benches. I think 3 or 4 of those flats came north in the big MNG move but were never used and stored offsite. I think they were scrapped about 7-8 years ago but I wasn't privy to info like that back then.
Title: Re: Edaville rolling stock
Post by: John Kokas on April 10, 2018, 09:19:25 PM
As long as we have builders/railroad drawings of the flats we can always build new which is probably preferred anyway.  Having copies of all the hardware and iron(s) would be a blessing if it could still be collected.  And then having a blacksmith shop adjacent to or attached to the future engine-house would be perfect.