Author Topic: Remaining SR&RL, BS&R, and WW&F rolling stock and engines still at Edaville?  (Read 17998 times)

Matthew Gustafson

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Are there any left that are still on the property? Ive look at their website but they posted no info on whats still there?  ??? ::) :)
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Aaaaaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhhhh............
(Kudos on looking first then asking,  ;) )
There MAY be some original coaches or freight cars there, but if so, it aint much.
I swear I remember seeing the answer to that here somewhere, but that info may have changed since it was first posted.
Anybody? (Beuler?)

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The only Maine equipment that's still at Edaville that I know of is SR&RL coach 21.

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I'm sure there are some trucks and wheels etc. there that came from the SR&RL, B&SR and the WW&F. Used to build the equipment that was made by the Edaville shops.
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Here's SR&RL #21 at Edaville in 2008. It mostly serves on the secondary train:



Also there in 2008 is Edaville caboose 554, which is a rebuilt B&HR boxcar. It doesn't seem to be in service:



There's also an old excursion car #130 which is probably reincarnated B&HR equipment. I believe all the other rolling stock is new.

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From the pictures, #21 still looks like it is in great shape. Same with the caboose. Those are not freight trucks under the caboose. Look like some kind of passenger car truck. Any info on that?
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To bad that caboose and coach #21 are from the SR&RL not the WW&F because they would both look good at the WW&F railroad with WW&F coachs #3 & #8!  ::) :D ;D
« Last Edit: January 03, 2010, 02:30:41 AM by Matthew Gustafson »
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The trucks underneath the cars are not Maine Two Footer trucks, they are something different.  While I haven't seen them myself, I'm told everything sits higher.

There was an auction several years ago as part of a bank foreclosure, at which time I believe we were the successful bidder on #21.  Then someone came forward with plenty of money and offered to pay the whole owed amount and the bank took them up on it, so we only owned it for about 2 hours.  This was the expected outcome.  We were also successful bidders on 202 and the coach that became coach 8.  Eventually we purchased them seperately.

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The trucks underneath the cars are not Maine Two Footer trucks, they are something different.  While I haven't seen them myself, I'm told everything sits higher.
If I remember correctly, all of the new stuff at Edaville was built by Hamilton Mfg of Burlington, WA -- including the trucks, and extra "truck kits." These are not the best looking things and as James says, everything does sit up higher than we're used to.

These are pictures of new coaches that Hamilton built for the WP&Y



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Stephen,
The car bodies look so nice and strong framed-out in steel tubing.  However, I think they lose some of the charm by not framing them in wood. I suspect many members of our museum would have a coronary if we framed-out new cars that way instead of using wood.   
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Bring an all metal Passenger car to the WW&F and you might end up with a mysterious pile of fresh cut scrap iron.
  Duncan hit it on the head. You don't get nostalgic feel with steel. The wood won't creek every once in a while, when you shut the door, it would be more of a clunk than a thud, etc. White Pass can keep the metal.  ;)
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If I remember correctly, all of the new stuff at Edaville was built by Hamilton Mfg of Burlington, WA -- including the trucks, and extra "truck kits."

WOW! Wish the WW&F car shop was that big!
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Big shops need big money to survive. Our little shop might be crowded, but we can putter on just about anything we need to in there.
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Also there in 2008 is Edaville caboose 554, which is a rebuilt B&HR boxcar. It doesn't seem to be in service:

I wish WW&F would one day buy this caboose because it would look cool with coach #3 & #8! Did the SR&RL made these caboose for passenger trains?
« Last Edit: January 09, 2009, 02:54:42 AM by Matthew Gustafson »
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Well, if you wish it, get us the money and we can talk  :)

The 554 was rebuilt at Edaville from a B&H (B&SR) boxcar. Edaville converted a lot of historical rolling stock (freight cars like flats and boxcars) into various passenger hauling cars. The good news is that Edaville was (once) a very successful railroad operation/tourist attraction. The bad news is that some of the historical equipment was compromised to handle the business.
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