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Winchester & Western r.r
Posted by Anonymous on Tuesday, September 13, 2005 9:33 AM
anyone know or have any W&W cars or locos ??poss for sale?? or know of any manufaturers that make them other then Athearn?? W&W...sort line railroad based in Souther part of New jersey and Winchester VA....also looking for pics if anyome may have them thanks!
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Posted by MidlandPacific on Tuesday, September 13, 2005 9:44 AM
MR ran a piece on the W&W in the early 1970s - I believe it was a "railroad you can model." You might want to check the index - thay can probably provide you with a Xeroxed article from the archives.
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Posted by Anonymous on Wednesday, September 14, 2005 4:47 PM
I used Intermountain's undec 2 bay ACF hopper with W&W decals from Oddball Decals and did up 5 of their cars used to haul sand. Most of their GP 9 came from the NKP but
don't know of anyone doing the loco decals.
If you live in the South Jersey area The W&W has a shop and yard in Bridgeton and are
very friendly towards railfans and modelers. Just make sure you stop in at their office which is a restored palor car.
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Posted by Anonymous on Wednesday, September 14, 2005 10:00 PM
hey retiredsgt if you have the plans for the W&W cars id really like to see them....i have been to the W&W many times my uncle is an engineer iv done many cab rides on bothe C&M and Souther main trains.....plus i work not too far from the Millville yard on Conrail......do you have any pics of the cars? id like to make a few myself if you could help that be really kool thanks!!!! the W&W crew is awsome! thanks Brian
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Posted by Anonymous on Thursday, September 15, 2005 4:55 AM
The W&W crew seems to be fantastic!! One of their engineers is a member in our local model railroad club in Winchester. For motive power they are using primarily GP-9's at this time with the low noses on the short hood. Paint scheme is black and yellow. They are leasing an old RS-11 to a local grain mill to use as needed. Here in Winchester the W&W uses an 18 mile main from Gore, VA into Winchester. This is primarily used for the transport of covered hoppers from the sand mine in Gore. They also purchased the old PRR tracks from Winchester 42 miles north to Hagerstown, MD. This was originally the route of the Cumberland Valley Railroad until 1919 when they became a part of the PRR. I have found pictures on a google search under Winchester & Western. Do the google search and look under the tab that reads "images". Best of luck.
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Posted by Dr. John on Thursday, September 15, 2005 1:24 PM
At one time, the Winchester and Western used a former B&O SW-1. If you could find one of the old Walthers models in B&O colors, all you would have to do is remove the B&O lettering and spell out Wincherster & Western with decals or dry transfers.
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Posted by Anonymous on Thursday, September 15, 2005 5:20 PM
Don't have any photos of the models, the intermountain cars are also not 100% correct for the W&W hoppers. Used Testors Model Master Sand #33531, i took photos of the
cars when newly purchased in 97 so the sand color is a close match. I operate with engineers from the W&W and the SMS railroads and they say the cars are close enough. You should be able to get photos of the cars either at the Millville or Bridgeton
yards. The W&W is supposely getting some new grain hoppers if I find anything out let you know.
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Posted by Anonymous on Thursday, September 15, 2005 9:25 PM
yes W&W dose have new grain cars.....54' rib side hoppers in tha sand color with red lettering...bev-bel makes two versons one yellow and one in a gray color i am gonna try to get some pics if you would want them....the grain trains run from purdue on the seabrook line...oh and the W&W and SMS are my favorite shortlines!
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Posted by icmr on Thursday, September 15, 2005 9:49 PM
Cool.



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