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John L Dobson

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Re: Narrow Gauge Comfort and Speed
« Reply #15 on: November 05, 2010, 03:02:10 PM »
And the Dining Car
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Re: Narrow Gauge Comfort and Speed
« Reply #16 on: November 05, 2010, 03:10:28 PM »
This Otavi railcar would make a nice project for the right pocket...

Apparently it reach 84mph on test in 1914, which must be some sort of two-foot gauge record! Even the Festiniog's legendary 'Busta' - a rebuilt WW1 Fairbanks-Morse 'speeder' -  is only credited with 60mph.
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Dave Buczkowski

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Re: Narrow Gauge Comfort and Speed
« Reply #17 on: November 05, 2010, 04:48:31 PM »
Leon? Leon? Are you listening to Mr. Dobson? Methinks Leon is probably all track car-ed out for awhile. I do like the dining car idea though!
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Re: Narrow Gauge Comfort and Speed
« Reply #18 on: November 05, 2010, 06:39:53 PM »
I'll have to forward some of this information on to Ellis Walker for one of his Musings articles.

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Re: Narrow Gauge Comfort and Speed
« Reply #19 on: November 06, 2010, 03:06:29 AM »
Epiphany hits! *OW!*
Ungh! Cosmo say: "Dining car inside, TACONNET car outside. ;D

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Re: Narrow Gauge Comfort and Speed
« Reply #20 on: November 06, 2010, 03:57:48 AM »
Too bad the W&Q/WW&F didn't have a dining car.  We could have build one and run "Dinner Specials" to A.C. or Head Tide. Moose steak, Lobster, Blueberry pie, cold brew, etc.  Wow!  What fun?