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Sunday Photo Fun 9/18/22

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Sunday Photo Fun 9/18/22
Posted by pennytrains on Sunday, September 18, 2022 11:21 AM

This is the "Used and Abused" edition.  This is THE Lionel train of my childhood.  The 237 from 1965 purchased at JC Penney 4 years before I was born.  The paint is just latex so it would remove easily enough to restore it.  The motor is a mess....

https://link.shutterfly.com/kgSscQWxqtb

 

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Posted by fifedog on Sunday, September 18, 2022 11:51 AM

Thanks for sharing. Didn't know JCP sold such a train.

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Posted by pennytrains on Sunday, September 18, 2022 1:25 PM

Not looking like that they didn't.  It was just a basic black 237 with a white running board stripe.

https://link.shutterfly.com/jEucWRPGqtb

 

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Posted by Leverettrailfan on Sunday, September 18, 2022 7:43 PM

Becky, any chance of a pic of just the motor?

I bet I could fix it for you if the plastic motor housing isn't broken. I have a parts locomotive that could supply replacement wheels- a 6110 with a broken shell and a shattered motor. Not like I'm using the wheels for anything right now...

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Posted by Leverettrailfan on Sunday, September 18, 2022 8:00 PM

My contribution to this week's Sunday Photo Fun is a neat discovery I made. When passing over the Miller's River at Miller's Falls, Massachusetts, I spotted something in the river just a touch downstream of the nearby railroad bridge. Another pass had me convinced- there was something in there. Something I didn't think I'd ever noticed before, even though I've been through there countless times. 

Me and my hiking pal had no choice but to find a way down to the riverbank to see if we could get a closer look. We made two major discoveries:
firstly, it seems like the riverbank was where the Central Vermont Railway best liked to dump the ash out of their steam locomotives, because we found quite a lot of ash, and countless clinkers- some increddibly large ones too (the biggest was almost the size of my head). The second discovery was that I had indeed spotted something VERY interesting in the river...

Let's have a closer look, shall we?

I've never personally seen anything like this before. I have so many questions. How did it get there? When? Is it the vestige of an old train wreck, or was it put there on purpose? What sort of car did it come off of? Where's the rest of the car? If it's left over from a wreck, why is this the only thing left? Why isn't their more shrapnel kicking around???

I don't know the answers to any of these questions yet. But what I do know, is that is a bonefied archbar truck with cast iron wheels, sitting smack dab in the middle of the Miller's River, just downstream of a 117 year old railroad bridge that still carries the tracks of the former Central Vermont Railway. And I never noticed it was there until today. In my defense, the water was especially low, but it probably never gets fully submerged.

That's all from me!
-Ellie

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Posted by pennytrains on Sunday, September 18, 2022 9:20 PM

Maybe when they were dumping ashes they accidentally sent a car into the river.

Try checking accident reports to see if there's any info.

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Posted by fifedog on Monday, September 19, 2022 10:29 AM

Ellie - Idea That would be a unique detail to replicate on a model railroad's waterway...

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Posted by smokey1 on Monday, September 19, 2022 10:53 AM

Lets say the water line normally covers all of it but top 4 - 6 inches. from a distance it would probably just look like another set of rocks in the water.

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