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Have you photos of rail trucks and buses you could share please?

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Have you photos of rail trucks and buses you could share please?
Posted by xdford on Tuesday, November 23, 2021 4:34 PM

Hi All,

I'm an associate editor of the Rail Modeller Australia magazine (railmodelleraustralia.com.au) and I was sent an article of a freelance rail truck conversion which I would like to fill out with a couple of other examples either prototype or model.  

If you could see your way to sending me a photo directly that YOU have taken of either a model or the prototype and don't mind seeing your work in print (with due credit of course), please send a hi-res JPG  or better still a RAW pic especially if it is a model to me at trevorjgibbs@gmail.com .

Regards and TIA  from Australia

 

Trevor Gibbs

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Posted by gmpullman on Tuesday, November 23, 2021 4:51 PM

Hello,

I have some photos, not taken by me but my father and his brother-in-law did, of some of the Sandy River & Rangely Lakes equipment.

 SR and RL Longcar Reo by Edmund, on Flickr

 SR&RL_No_3 by Edmund, on Flickr

There is a download option at Flickr.

There are more examples at Flickr, here:

https://www.flickr.com/photos/gmpullman/albums/72157682199774396

I don't think my dad would have any problem with the photos used for a good cause.

Regards, Ed

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Posted by xdford on Tuesday, November 23, 2021 5:00 PM

Hi Ed,

 

Could you send me the details on my email please inc your name - it can be your collection photo by your dad and uncle,

 

Thanks Mate

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Posted by gmpullman on Tuesday, November 23, 2021 6:28 PM

Hi, Trevor

I'll get some information together and send it to you in the next day or so. I may be able to rescan some of the prints at a higher resolution if needed, too. Sadly the only information I have is what my dad wrote on the back of some of the prints. 

I know he belonged to the Railway & Locomotive Historical Society and they organized some New England activities he was involved in through the late 1930s until the War.

Regards, Ed

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Posted by Overmod on Wednesday, December 1, 2021 8:04 PM

You should track down the rights to this.

These Nite Coaches were about the closest we got to actual Pullman service on rubber tires... and here's one with a new life. (SP de Mexico if I remember right and those numberboards are a guide...)

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Posted by BATMAN on Wednesday, December 1, 2021 8:18 PM

Does this count?

 

 

Brent

It's not the age honey, it's the mileage.

https://www.youtube.com/user/BATTRAIN1/videos 


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Posted by gmpullman on Wednesday, December 1, 2021 9:17 PM

xdford
If you could see your way to sending me a photo directly that YOU have taken

I believe trevor is looking for photos that can be rightfully and legally published.

I could be wrong, though.

Cheers, Ed

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Posted by Overmod on Friday, December 3, 2021 1:50 AM

Of course he is.

I'm just making sure he knows about the existence of one thing that belongs in the book in the first place.  Same with the item that followed mine.  

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Posted by DSchmitt on Friday, December 3, 2021 8:52 PM

Overmod
These Nite Coaches were about the closest we got to actual Pullman service on rubber tires... and here's one with a new life. (SP de Mexico if I remember right and those numberboards are a guide...)

 A modified 1930 - 53 passenger Duplex Day Coach version of Pickwick Nite Coach 

https://www.curbsideclassic.com/bus-stop-classic/bus-stop-classics-1928-1933-pickwick-nite-coach-whats-old-is-new-again/

 

I tried to sell my two cents worth, but no one would give me a plug nickel for it.

I don't have a leg to stand on.

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Posted by Overmod on Saturday, December 4, 2021 10:31 AM

I wondered if that was a Duplex.

Coachbuilt's discussions of the Austin coaches starts here:

http://www.coachbuilt.com/bui/p/pickwick/pickwick.htm

The discussion of the Duplex Day Coaches is on a following page.  One identifying detail is probably the square-framed windows.

These had an astoundingly short operational life in the service for which they were designed.  The first (of a supposed 45) were placed on the run via St. Louis in mid-1930... and Missouri outlawed these large vehicles by October.

(Incidentally, anyone who can definitively flag the date of the change from NiteCoach to two words...)

Here's something that ought to be interesting for you PRR aficionados:

This is probably a Duplex Parlor Coach, one of two that Penn-Greyhound ran between New York and Washington DC.  Note the snazzy but terminally dim Woodlites...

 

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Posted by xdford on Sunday, December 5, 2021 2:18 AM

Hi Ed,

Could you use my email addy with the details of the pics please inc your name and dad and/or uncles name?  I have placed the pix on the article downloaded from Flickr and captioned as best as I can,

TIA and Thanks for being quick off the mark to help!

Cheers

Trevor

 

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Posted by xdford on Tuesday, December 7, 2021 5:04 PM

Hi Ed,

I would like to credit your dad and you with the photos... I tried a PM but it was not working...if you could email please?

TIA

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Posted by gmpullman on Tuesday, December 7, 2021 5:58 PM

xdford
I tried a PM but it was not working...if you could email please?

Yes, will do. Sorry for the delay!

Cheers, Ed

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