Re: Throwback Thursday: Ambroid Western Union Material Car
That is because they were narrow-gauge cars used on the narrow gauge parts of the Denver & Rio Grande Western in Colorado. Two of them still exist; what was once 301 is on the Cumbres & Toltec; the former 302 is at the Colorado Railroad Museum.toggle quoted messageShow quoted text
John C. La Rue, Jr.
Bonita Springs, FL
From: Frank Pearsall <plans@...>
To: firstname.lastname@example.org <main@RealSTMFC.groups.io>
Sent: Thu, Mar 28, 2019 7:17 pm
Subject: Re: [RealSTMFC] Throwback Thursday: Ambroid Western Union Material Car
I have a number of 1/4” drawings in my collection for:
Western Union Telegraph Co., Outfit Car No. 301 (32’)
Western Union Telegraph Co., Outfit Car No. 302 (32’)
Western Union Telegraph Co., Outfit Car No. 303 (32’)
Interesting they were so much shorter than the one being discussed.
Frank A. Pearsall
On Mar 28, 2019, at 2:27 PM, Benjamin Hom <b.hom@...> wrote:
Don Valentine wrote:
"...the prototype for that Western Union car hung around on the B&M for some years in the Connecticut River Valley. Harry Frye and I first ran across it one
Saturday in the early 1970's at the west end of the former Greenfield, Mass. station site on a siding of the westbound Fitchburg Div. main. By the early 1980's it had been moved to the East Deerfield Yard where it sat for some additional years. From there it disappeared but whether it was simply moved again to some unknown location or scrapped I cannot state. Sorting through a large box of older negatives and photos here in recent weeks I ran across a photo of it taken in Greenfield these many years ago. I have always felt the Ambroid model was a fairly good rendition of this unusual piece of equipment. Perhaps I should find the photo again, scan it an post it here."
WUTX 7559 at East Deerfield MA, November 17, 1973, Steve Brayton photo, posted on George Elwood's website: