NYC and NH Talgos - Train X and Xplorer

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NYC and NH Talgos - Train X and Xplorer
Posted by sswcharlie on Tuesday, November 14, 2017 5:54 PM

Hi

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Are there any good articles on the Train X and Xplorer giving good photos and drawings.  Issue #  ?

Thanks

Charles Harris

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Posted by daveklepper on Wednesday, November 15, 2017 9:45 AM

This book has what you are looking for:

Frattasio, Marc J., The New Haven Railroad in the McGinnis Era, White River Productions Inc., Hart, Missouri, 2003, in Cooperation with the New Haven RR Historical & Technical Association

I have the book.

1.  You can buy the book.

2.  If you get permission from the publisher and author, possibly through the Historical Society, I will scan the specific drawings you want and email them to you or post them here.

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Posted by daveklepper on Wednesday, November 15, 2017 10:20 AM

To smooth obtaining permission, you might forward my photos of the summer 1970 ERA MP-54 trip to the Society.  I had been meaning to do this, but you can do it for me, to facilate the favor you want from them, or to thank them for facilitating your book purchase.  They may be lacking any photos of that trip.

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Posted by Overmod on Wednesday, November 15, 2017 11:02 AM

Since the New Haven only incidentally ran Xplorer or Train-X consists, I strongly suggest that he find a copy of Doughty’s ‘New York Central and Trains of the Future’ instead, which has the specific material he needs.  The New Haven book is very good in covering lightweight trains, but NYC’s play second fiddle to those specific to the McGinnis NH.

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Posted by daveklepper on Wednesday, November 15, 2017 3:08 PM

Both types of train were big in McGinnis' plans.  Did the Central also use both types?

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Posted by sswcharlie on Wednesday, November 15, 2017 4:12 PM

[quote user="Overmod"]

Doughty’s ‘New York Central and Trains of the Future’

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I am now looking for a copy of this book at our end of the world. Postage from US to New Zealand is over  NZD65!

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Posted by sswcharlie on Wednesday, November 15, 2017 4:13 PM

Hi Dave

Have emailed Society as per your suggestion. Thanks

Charles

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Posted by Overmod on Wednesday, November 15, 2017 8:48 PM

sswcharlie
Postage from US to New Zealand is over  NZD65

Yikes!  Is that the actual postage+duty or is that what Amazon quoted you?

I can get a copy shipped to me for about $17 or so and then ship it ‘media mail’ if that is cheaper than direct.  Years ago I bought ‘Leader: Steam’s Last Chance and actually had it ocean-shipped with no fancy signed-for nonsense, for far far less than any ‘official’ shipping charge.  But I didn’t mind six weeks waiting, or for that matter that the thing might go missing and all I’d have would be the insurance...

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Posted by Trinity River Bottoms Boomer on Thursday, November 30, 2017 5:18 AM

Several UK book dealers offer many US railroad books (both new and OOP) at reasonable prices.  You can find them on the Railserve and NMRA websites. 

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