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Re: Box Car 67 - Official Work Thread
« Reply #60 on: October 25, 2015, 11:47:49 PM »
They made the switch when Maine Central Purchased the line, and I am sure the transition was not immediate. I have looked and looked, and car 63 is the last I can find painted in gray.
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Re: Box Car 67 - Official Work Thread
« Reply #61 on: October 26, 2015, 11:31:25 AM »
Thanks, Mike. I think you're probably right.

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Re: Box Car 67 - Official Work Thread
« Reply #62 on: October 26, 2015, 11:38:16 AM »
I still have other pictures in my own collection to go through. I have scanned them onto my computer so I can zoom in on them..just takes a little planning and a free minute or 20
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Re: Box Car 67 - Official Work Thread
« Reply #63 on: October 26, 2015, 12:34:45 PM »
However, I'm still hoping a little gray paint will be found somewhere on the boxcar, if the sheathing is indeed original. :)

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Re: Box Car 67 - Official Work Thread
« Reply #64 on: October 26, 2015, 03:29:43 PM »
Maybe on some of the tongues. Several late 30's photos show very little paint before repainting, presumably at Edaville
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Re: Box Car 67 - Official Work Thread
« Reply #65 on: November 05, 2015, 01:52:51 AM »
67 was moved slowly over to the shop today.

Out on the main.







In the yard Jason's picture.



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Re: Box Car 67 - Official Work Thread
« Reply #66 on: November 05, 2015, 01:57:35 AM »
Well, I took a chance and purchased a cd of builders photos of Laconia Car Company. 112 pictures of various things, including cabooses, a derrick, freight and livestock cars, a snowplow, Eastman Heater cars for the MEC, Boyd & Harvey Co. flat cars, and B&SR boxcar 64. 64 was originally grey with dark numbers, black or red. 64 was built a year or so before 67. I still like the red..
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Re: Box Car 67 - Official Work Thread
« Reply #67 on: November 05, 2015, 02:04:07 AM »
That last view Brendan posted of #67 in the shop building next to W&Q coach #3 makes one wonder how frequently the two saw each other over their many years on the B&SR/B&H.
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Re: Box Car 67 - Official Work Thread
« Reply #68 on: November 05, 2015, 02:38:53 AM »
VERY satisfying to see 67 in the shop!!  I can hardly wait to see what it looks like when it re-emerges one day, totally rebuilt!

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Re: Box Car 67 - Official Work Thread
« Reply #69 on: November 05, 2015, 04:12:24 AM »
Refresh my memory:

Was there a difference between a boxcar and a potato car? And if so what was it?

As for 67's color - grey would be nice, but what was its color most of its life?

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Re: Box Car 67 - Official Work Thread
« Reply #70 on: November 05, 2015, 04:53:41 AM »
Interesting stirrup on the end sill. Did it also have stirrups on the sides? Oh, and congratulations on the "new" acquisition! My vote (for what it's worth!) is for boxcar red. Just seems right to me!

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Re: Box Car 67 - Official Work Thread
« Reply #71 on: November 05, 2015, 11:52:14 AM »
The srirrup you see is where the rod for the brake wheel sets in. A brake wheel end shot of 309, 118or 126 would show how it goes.
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Re: Box Car 67 - Official Work Thread
« Reply #72 on: November 05, 2015, 07:53:06 PM »
Refresh my memory:

Was there a difference between a boxcar and a potato car? And if so what was it?

A potato car has a stove to keep the potatoes from freezing. I think that's the only real difference.

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Re: Box Car 67 - Official Work Thread
« Reply #73 on: November 05, 2015, 10:04:25 PM »
A potato car may have had sawdust between the outside and inside walls.

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Re: Box Car 67 - Official Work Thread
« Reply #74 on: November 08, 2015, 12:38:32 AM »
For anyone interested - the sister cars of B&SR 67, now at Maine Locomotive and Machine Works: