Re: Narrow Gauge Freight Cars Owned by Standard Gauge RR (was New Steam Era HO...)

Frederick Freitas <prrinvt@...>

John -- List,

Some listers may be thinking about Huntington & Broad Top Mtn. RR.
Real steam era cars, yet I doubt they went further than a short trip on the PRR. For those not that deep into proto operation I suppose you can sneak one in a consist; however, the proto police do cite you if they find it !!!
As always Ben is spot on with his reply.

Fred Freitas

benjaminfrank_hom <b.hom@...> wrote:
John Force wrote:
"What about the Railroad in PA that retrucked its Coal Hoppers?"

I am truly amazed at the number of people who believe this myth, which
at times appears to be wishful thinking by model railroaders to run
East Broad Top hoppers on their standard gauge layouts.

The East Broad Top retrucked standard gauge freight cars at Mt. Union,
PA for interchange on narrow gauge trackage there. A special knuckle
adapter was used to allow standard gauge and narrow gauge cars to
couple. (See PRR Color Guide Vol 3, p 51 for a PRR 28730, Class X29B
on narrow gauge trucks at Mt Union). However, IT DIDN'T WORK THE
OTHER WAY. No EB&T narrow gauge cars were retrucked for standard
gauge interchange.

Ben Hom


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