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Anthony Vo

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Edaville Open Car design
« on: November 09, 2021, 09:06:23 AM »
I found a close resemblance between the Kennebec Central's excursion cars (as seen in this old John Derr Model Railroad blueprint: https://www.ebay.com/itm/153882234523?hash=item23d4188e9b:g:VtQAAOSwtElegiYF) and Edaville's (the covered ones like the one from ML&MW.) Is it possible that when built that they were built with the KC's design in mind?
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Re: Edaville Open Car design
« Reply #1 on: November 09, 2021, 09:37:29 AM »
Hi Anthony,

Other railroads also had excursion cars; the Maine State Archives, holders of the Portland Company records and drawings, has a Portland Company drawing for an excursion car design for the W&Q/WW&F.  The design for a covered structure, with partial walls and affixed to a flatcar using the stake pockets, limits one to very few options.  If you look at Cass Scenic Railroad, as well as other tourist lines, they either built a roof and partial wall system to mount on flatcars OR they cut out the upper half of the side and end walls from boxcars (C&TS, for example).

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Re: Edaville Open Car design
« Reply #2 on: November 09, 2021, 09:45:48 AM »
Ah, thanks!
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