Re: Cuban Freight Cars

Al & Patricia Westerfield <westerfield@...>

The gentleman is Luis Dominguez of Coral Gables. He has sent me photos
(mostly from Cycs) of Cuban cars he wants to model and I have given him
suggestions of which of my kits would be best candidates for 'bashing. In
turn he was able to identify a mystery GL hopper photographed in Cuba (and
probably still in use) as having run on the Hershey Cuban RR.
- Al Westerfield

----- Original Message -----
From: "benjaminfrank_hom" <b.hom@...>
To: <STMFC@...>
Sent: Monday, August 09, 2004 7:47 AM
Subject: [STMFC] Re: Cuban Freight Cars

Last year at Cocoa Beach, a gentleman from Miami (whose name I should
have written down) had on display a train of Cuban Railway rolling
stock c. 1950s. At first glance, I thought, "great, Brock's letting
fantasy crap wander into the display room." But he had his reference
material at his display, and it showed equipment that was
contemporary with US railroads at the time. There were Fowler
boxcars (nicely done from Westerfield kits), a postwar steel boxcar,
and some other really nice models - all prototype, and none fitting
the caricature of what you would have first expected. I hope he
comes again next year.

Ben Hom

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