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Cape Line Trucks


Garth Groff and Sally Sanford
 

Friends,

I am in the process of digitizing a lot of paper files of model railroading articles and stuff I've collected over the years (and throwing out about 60% as stale techniques or of no further use to my interests). 

I ran across this catalog sheet for Cape Line trucks. These were formerly made by Red Ball, and I believe the line was later retooled in plastic by Eastern Car Works (correct me if I'm wrong about the latter). 

This might be worth keeping just as a guide to identifying some rather obscure trucks. It is certainly not complete by any means, but there are some here I've never seen anywhere else.

I miss Cliff Line and Central Valley trucks. Not as good as some we have now, but really nice for their time and heavy too since they were diecast metal.

Yours Aye


Garth Groff  🦆


Eric Hansmann
 

Some of the Cape Line trucks are available through Bethlehem Car Works. 

And there are similar trucks available through Bitter Creek Models. 


Eric Hansmann
Murfreesboro, TN

On Jul 30, 2020, at 5:57 AM, Garth Groff and Sally Sanford <mallardlodge1000@...> wrote:

Friends,

I am in the process of digitizing a lot of paper files of model railroading articles and stuff I've collected over the years (and throwing out about 60% as stale techniques or of no further use to my interests). 

I ran across this catalog sheet for Cape Line trucks. These were formerly made by Red Ball, and I believe the line was later retooled in plastic by Eastern Car Works (correct me if I'm wrong about the latter). 

This might be worth keeping just as a guide to identifying some rather obscure trucks. It is certainly not complete by any means, but there are some here I've never seen anywhere else.

I miss Cliff Line and Central Valley trucks. Not as good as some we have now, but really nice for their time and heavy too since they were diecast metal.

Yours Aye


Garth Groff  🦆
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Schuyler Larrabee
 

Bethlehem Car Works (John Greene) has been producing at least a selection of the Cape Line trucks.

www.bethlehemcar.com

Trucks:

www.bethlehem.cojm/trucks/

 

Schuyler

 

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Friends,

 

I am in the process of digitizing a lot of paper files of model railroading articles and stuff I've collected over the years (and throwing out about 60% as stale techniques or of no further use to my interests). 

 

I ran across this catalog sheet for Cape Line trucks. These were formerly made by Red Ball, and I believe the line was later retooled in plastic by Eastern Car Works (correct me if I'm wrong about the latter). 

 

This might be worth keeping just as a guide to identifying some rather obscure trucks. It is certainly not complete by any means, but there are some here I've never seen anywhere else.

 

I miss Cliff Line and Central Valley trucks. Not as good as some we have now, but really nice for their time and heavy too since they were diecast metal.

 

Yours Aye

 

 

Garth Groff  🦆