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SUNDAY PUZZLE FUN 3-28-21 THE NEW HAVEN GEEPS
Posted by pennytrains on Saturday, March 27, 2021 6:19 PM

THE NEW HAVEN GEEPS
66 WORDS

BEWARE BACKWARDS ANSWERS

  1. There’s no question, (_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _) Flyer won the race to develop a model of a diesel (_ _ _ _ - _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _).  Lionel had been first with a (_ _ _ _ _ _ _) diesel in 1948 with the (_ - _ _ _ _ _), but Gilbert brought out it’s GP-7 practically at the same time as (_ _ _ _ _ _ _) - Motive was finishing it’s trio of (_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _) in 1949-50.
  2. Both A. C. Gilbert and Maury (_ _ _ _ _) liked the (_ _ _ _), and Flyer engineers worked directly from scale (_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _) and publicity photos supplied by (_ _ _).  Quoting Carl Byron and Roger Carp from 2005’s “All-Star Electric Trains of the 1950’s”, from where the majority of this puzzle’s questions were created; “The (_ _ _ _ _), truck (_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _), and underbody details were (_ _ _ - _ _ _ _) out of a zinc alloy known as (_ _ _ _ _).”
  3. The first cataloged Geep was the No. 370 for 1950.  Offered both for (_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _) sale and as a component of Diesel (_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _) Freight Set No. 5012T, the new No. 370 was painted (_ _ _ _ _ _) with (_ _ _ _ _ _) and blue (_ _ _ _ _) stripes on the sides of the (_ _ _ _ _).  A red and yellow GM (_ _ _ _ _ _) logo decal brightened up the cab sides.
  4. (_ _ _ _ _) was always keen to tout the (_ _ _ _ _ _ _) of their trains, especially after they switched to S gauge (_ _ _ - _ _ _ _) in 1946.  And the beautiful new pilot casting attested to that philosophy.  Unfortunately, the coupler (_ _ _) installed at each end can, at first glance, weaken that claim.  Alternatively, adding a (_ _ _ _) coupler and diminishing that great casting would have been worse.
  5. The Geep did of course lose the center of that pilot casting, but not until (_ _ _ _ _ _) couplers were introduced in 1953 and the AF/GM GP-7 became the No. 375.  Quoting the article again, “knuckle coupler units,” referring specifically to the earlier No. 370’s, “are (_ _ _ _ _ _ _) or post-factory conversions.”  The No,. 375 also differed from the 370 in having an (_ _ _ - _ _ _ _ _) whistle but no clear plastic cab window (_ _ _ _ _ _ _).
  6. Returning as the No. 371 in 1954, the last silver loco lacked the (_ _ _ _ _ _ _), but like the Nos. 375 and 370 diesels released in 1953 it “benefited from having a double (_ _ _ _ - _ _ _ _ _) motor with one (_ _ _ _ - _ _ _) power (_ _ _ _ _ _) wheel on each side of the powered (_ _ _ _ _).”
  7. 1954 was also the year the magnificent No. 3745 (_ _ _ - _ _ _ _) set made it’s debut.  Decorated in black and “(_ _ _ _ _) (_ _ _ _ _) orange”, the 474-475 duo was lettered American Flyer (_ _ _ _ _) on the long hoods and had (_ _ _ _ _) & (_ _ _ _ _ _ _) diamonds on the cab sides.
  8. The GM/AF No, 371 gave way in 1955 for the new No. 372 (_ _ _ _ _) Pacific model, a railroad near and dear to the heart of (_. _. _ _ _ _ _ _ _).  After much experimentation, a die-cast (_ _ _ _ _) was found to be superior to the (_ _ _ _ _ _ _) used on the prior (_ _ _ _ _ _ _) sheet-metal framed locos.  The No. 3745 (_ _ _) got the upgrade at the same time that the U. P. locos premiered.
  9. Things changed quite a bit in 1956 when the T & P (_ _ _ _ _ _ _) were renumbered 3778.  Cataloged through 1957, the electric (_ _ _ _) used with the No. 3745 pair was augmented with Flyer’s new “Diesel (_ _ _ _)”, placed inside the No. 378 (_ _ _ _ _) loco.
  10. Some time between 1955 and 57 the decoration of the No. 372 U. P. (_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _) also changed.  Collectors focus on the lettering on the (_ _ _ _ _) hood which could be the common “(_ _ _ _ _ - _ _) Gilbert” version or the scarce “(_ _ _ _ - _ _) American Flyer” model.
  11. Nearly identical to the No. 377 is the No. 21831 of 1958.  However, it was now running (_ _ _ _) as the dummy 378 was discontinued.  Gone was the spectacular 6-car “(_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _) (_ _ _ _ _ _ _)” Twin Unit Diesel Freight of 1957, which included the new No. 25036 De Luxe (_ _ _ _ _ _) Caboose, replaced with a 5-car set.
  12. The new locos could be lettered Texas & Pacific though, and while the No. 25036 was replaced with a U. P. model, the new No. 20430 set included the desirable No. 25049 D&RGW “(_ _ _ _ _ _ - _ _ _)” Automatic (_ _ _ _ _ _ _) (_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _) car.
  13. The final A. F. Geep was just as beautiful as it’s predecessors.  Cataloged from 1959 to 61, the blue and yellow No. (21)234 (_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _) and (_ _ _ _) was the only one equipped with an automatic (_ _ _ _ _ _ _) (_ _ _ _).

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Posted by pennytrains on Monday, April 5, 2021 5:06 PM

THE NEW HAVEN GEEPS
66 WORDS

BEWARE BACKWARDS ANSWERS

  1. There’s no question, (AMERICAN) Flyer won the race to develop a model of a diesel (ROAD - SWITCHER).  Lionel had been first with a (FREIGHT) diesel in 1948 with the (F - THREE), but Gilbert brought out it’s GP-7 practically at the same time as (ELECTRO) - Motive was finishing it’s trio of (DEMONSTRATORS) in 1949-50.
  2. Both A. C. Gilbert and Maury (ROMER) liked the (GEEP), and Flyer engineers worked directly from scale (DRAWINGS) and publicity photos supplied by (EMD).  Quoting Carl Byron and Roger Carp from 2005’s “All-Star Electric Trains of the 1950’s”, from where the majority of this puzzle’s questions were created; “The (PILOT), truck (SIDEFRAMES), and underbody details were (DIE - CAST) out of a zinc alloy known as (ZAMAK).”
  3. The first cataloged Geep was the No. 370 for 1950.  Offered both for (SEPARATE) sale and as a component of Diesel (SWITCHER) Freight Set No. 5012T, the new No. 370 was painted (SILVER) with (YELLOW) and blue (DECAL) stripes on the sides of the (HOODS).  A red and yellow GM (SHIELD) logo decal brightened up the cab sides.
  4. (FLYER) was always keen to tout the (REALISM) of their trains, especially after they switched to S gauge (TWO - RAIL) in 1946.  And the beautiful new pilot casting attested to that philosophy.  Unfortunately, the coupler (BAR) installed at each end can, at first glance, weaken that claim.  Alternatively, adding a (LINK) coupler and diminishing that great casting would have been worse.
  5. The Geep did of course lose the center of that pilot casting, but not until (NUCKLE) couplers were introduced in 1953 and the AF/GM GP-7 became the No. 375.  Quoting the article again, “knuckle coupler units,” referring specifically to the earlier No. 370’s, “are (FACTORY) or post-factory conversions.”  The No,. 375 also differed from the 370 in having an (AIR - CHIME) whistle but no clear plastic cab window (INSERTS).
  6. Returning as the No. 371 in 1954, the last silver loco lacked the (WHISTLE), but like the Nos. 375 and 370 diesels released in 1953 it “benefited from having a double (WORM - DRIVE) motor with one (PULL - MOR) power (RUBBER) wheel on each side of the powered (TRUCK).”
  7. 1954 was also the year the magnificent No. 3745 (TWO - UNIT) set made it’s debut.  Decorated in black and “(SWAMP) (HOLLY) orange”, the 474-475 duo was lettered American Flyer (LINES) on the long hoods and had (TEXAS) & (PACIFIC) diamonds on the cab sides.
  8. The GM/AF No, 371 gave way in 1955 for the new No. 372 (UNION) Pacific model, a railroad near and dear to the heart of (A. C. GILBERT).  After much experimentation, a die-cast (FRAME) was found to be superior to the (WEIGHTS) used on the prior (STAMPED) sheet-metal framed locos.  The No. 3745 (DUO) got the upgrade at the same time that the U. P. locos premiered.
  9. Things changed quite a bit in 1956 when the T & P (DIESELS) were renumbered 3778.  Cataloged through 1957, the electric (HORN) used with the No. 3745 pair was augmented with Flyer’s new “Diesel (ROAR)”, placed inside the No. 378 (DUMMY) loco.
  10. Some time between 1955 and 57 the decoration of the No. 372 U. P. (LOCOMOTIVE) also changed.  Collectors focus on the lettering on the (SHORT) hood which could be the common “(BUILT - BY) Gilbert” version or the scarce “(MADE - BY) American Flyer” model.
  11. Nearly identical to the No. 377 is the No. 21831 of 1958.  However, it was now running (SOLO) as the dummy 378 was discontinued.  Gone was the spectacular 6-car “(SUNSHINE) (SPECIAL)” Twin Unit Diesel Freight of 1957, which included the new No. 25036 De Luxe (ACTION) Caboose, replaced with a 5-car set.
  12. The new locos could be lettered Texas & Pacific though, and while the No. 25036 was replaced with a U. P. model, the new No. 20430 set included the desirable No. 25049 D&RGW “(COOKIE - BOX)” Automatic (WALKING) (BRAKEMAN) car.
  13. The final A. F. Geep was just as beautiful as it’s predecessors.  Cataloged from 1959 to 61, the blue and yellow No. (21)234 (CHESAPEAKE) and (OHIO) was the only one equipped with an automatic (RINGING) (BELL).

 

This will be the last Sunday Puzzle Fun for awhile.  Tragedy has struck and my heart just isn't in it right now.

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Posted by Northwoods Flyer on Tuesday, April 6, 2021 9:28 AM

So sorry to hear Penny. Your puzzles have appeared like clockwork each week. I have always been impressed with your creativity and diligence in posting. I wondered what happened when there was nothing posted on Sunday.  Please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers.

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Posted by dlagrua on Monday, April 12, 2021 9:29 AM

Becky:  Having read many of your posts and contributions to this forum it is apparent that you have done much to help the members here. Whatever, tradgedy or loss has befallen you, I will pray that the Lord see's you though this difficult time.

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Posted by Flintlock76 on Monday, April 12, 2021 3:42 PM

See the Disneyland thread, page 10.

Also see the last entrys on page 9.

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Posted by pennytrains on Thursday, April 22, 2021 6:21 PM

SPF will return soon.  Hopefully, a bit of normalcy will return to my world with it.  Wink

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Posted by Flintlock76 on Thursday, April 22, 2021 9:04 PM

A situation devoutly to be wished, you dear woman!

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