Garth Groff and Sally Sanford
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I have an October 1958 ORER. Rutland still had 26 of the 2700-series in revenue service, and I don't know how many in company service.
The Green Mountain Railroad dates from 1964, so I have no information about it (though some photos of recent vintage). Since this line was owned by Nelson Blount, also the founder of Steamtown in its original incarnation, there is no wonder how Rutland 2777 ended up in the modern Steamtown museum collection.
On Sat, Jan 11, 2020 at 1:50 PM Walter Cox via Groups.Io <WaltGCoxemail@example.com
Unfortunately, there was no article associated with the photo. It was contained in an ad for a Railworks brass car model. I may do the Athearn kitbash but would need to know if it was a Green Mountain Ry. or a Rutland car in 1959. Can anyone help with this?
In a message dated 1/10/2020 10:49:17 AM Eastern Standard Time, claus@...
Hi List Members,
Apparently the May 1999 issue of RMC page 106 has an image of another of these RUTLAND flat cars, looks like RUT 2762, from the Dominic Raia collection. I don't know if there was also an article associated with the image, since I scanned only the image and got rid of the paper copy when I moved last.
Also, it looks like this same car, RUT 2762, may still possibly survive at the Danbury Railway Museum, see link below.
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Marty and Friends,
The article was indeed by Richard Hendrickson, and is found in the August 1993 RAILMODEL JOURNAL. Richard said this was the only close prototype he could find for the Athearn 40' flatcar, due to it having 11 stake pockets on each side.
John Nehrich used the same flatcar to build flat cars and gondolas for the NEB&W (which is almost a prototype line in its own right). His gondolas were based on Rutland 2700-series flats rebuilt as gondolas 4500-4505. His article in the the January 1986 MODEL RAILROADER.
Restored Rutland flat car 2777 is at Steamtown.
Garth Groff 🦆
On Fri, Jan 10, 2020 at 7:28 AM Marty McGuirk <mjmcguirk@...
Interesting shot. I don't have the article, but back in the early days of prototype rolling stock modeling (John Nehrich or perhaps even Richard?) did an article on reworking an Athearn flat to more closely resemble the Rutland car.
On January 9, 2020 at 10:09 PM Douglas Harding <doug.harding@...> wrote:
Here is an interesting image. Shows Rutland 2700 flatcar with two short Freuhauf trailers, being delivered in Des Moines IA. I don’t have a date, but would say circa 1920.