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Re: Box Car 67 - Official Work Thread
« Reply #75 on: November 07, 2015, 09:05:20 PM »
54 on the left, 51 on the right, for those keeping tabs. 54 is a Portland Company product, 51 is Bridgton & Saco River built car.
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« Reply #76 on: November 08, 2015, 12:18:02 AM »
Thanks for the stirrup answer, Mike. That makes sense to me now. I remember CN and CP 40' boxcars having end ladder stirrups from back in my brakeman days. Thought maybe that was a snow-country thing.

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Re: Box Car 67 - Official Work Thread
« Reply #77 on: November 08, 2015, 06:32:20 PM »
 James, where is the Maine Locomotive and Machine Works located? Fred L. Kuhns

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Re: Box Car 67 - Official Work Thread
« Reply #78 on: November 08, 2015, 07:19:48 PM »
ML&MW is Brian Fanslau, who also works for Boothbay Railway Village.  He is building passenger cars for Edaville (Thomas Land now), did work on Monson #3 and B&SR #7.  I think he's done work on 7470 as well.

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Re: Box Car 67 - Official Work Thread
« Reply #79 on: November 12, 2015, 09:42:26 PM »
At the board meeting Wednesday, we decided on the paint color before we decided if we were going to fix it.  ;D

Actually scope of fixing is unknown at this point.  It was decided that Jason would fix up the trucks we were given, stick those trucks under 126, and take 126's trucks (which are B&SR boxcar trucks anyway) and put them under 67.  Then roll it outside and start looking closely at it.

It will keep its number (67), but not be lettered for B&SR, at least at this time.  As there was no interchange having a B&SR lettered car would raise authenticity questions on photographic charters and so forth.

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Re: Box Car 67 - Official Work Thread
« Reply #80 on: November 13, 2015, 12:05:52 AM »
Sooooo.......... The board decided on the paint color........ Are you going to share that with us or keep us in suspense?
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Re: Box Car 67 - Official Work Thread
« Reply #81 on: November 13, 2015, 10:20:24 AM »
The board discussed using the dairy car project as a means of gauging this project.  The dairy car cost $15K, for which we supplied oak logs and the sawing of the oak was donated.  The same would be the case here.  With that info, we want to examine the dairy car's $15K to see how much of that would apply in this case.  At present we don't have those funds.  It may be a matter of paring that number down though additional donated goods and services, if possible.

James will be printing the dairy car list of expenses so we can look at that.

James mention of the truck swap and subsequent close examination will happen also.

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Re: Box Car 67 - Official Work Thread
« Reply #82 on: November 13, 2015, 09:22:57 PM »
Is there any particular reason that MNG is getting rid of rolling stock?   Is it related to the move or just thinning the herd??
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Re: Box Car 67 - Official Work Thread
« Reply #83 on: November 14, 2015, 12:41:06 PM »
I believe MNG feels they want to put their resources into moving the main part of their collection.

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Re: Box Car 67 - Official Work Thread
« Reply #84 on: December 22, 2015, 10:45:55 PM »
Here is a builders photo of one of the cars in the same order as Bridgton & Saco River #67. NOTE...No ladders on the sides, they were added under MEC ownership, as well as the boxcar red paint.

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Re: Box Car 67 - Official Work Thread
« Reply #85 on: December 22, 2015, 10:50:00 PM »
Hmm. Would that make the car gray or red in that picture?

More interesting, it is not labeled for the B&SR railroad - so there may be some historic precedent to a "number only" pain scheme.
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Re: Box Car 67 - Official Work Thread
« Reply #86 on: December 22, 2015, 11:23:01 PM »
Looks like gray with red lettering to me. :)

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Re: Box Car 67 - Official Work Thread
« Reply #87 on: December 22, 2015, 11:35:06 PM »
Red would show as black in a B/W photo.

I have no opinion on the final color.
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Re: Box Car 67 - Official Work Thread
« Reply #88 on: December 23, 2015, 07:10:36 AM »
Boxcar Red is the decided color by the board, which is the paint color it spent most of it's life in service. Lettering was also applied under MEC ownership.
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Re: Box Car 67 - Official Work Thread
« Reply #89 on: December 23, 2015, 08:08:47 AM »
Well if red looks black in a B&W photo, clearly the "wlhg-company.com" is in red  ;D