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Re: Early diesel switcher paint schemes Sorry, wasn't clear, but following on from the earlier messages in the thread, was talking about the Central. ... Simon Dunkley
Simon Dunkley
Oct 6, 2013
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Re: Early diesel switcher paint schemes You're right, Frank - The Georgia Railroad owned neither model, but the Central did. I didn't pick up on that. You're absolutely correct. Bob Hanson ... From:
Robert Hanson
Oct 5, 2013
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Re: Early diesel switcher paint schemes I'm curious, Simon, since you're asking about SW1 #2 and a S-2, are you looking for Georgia RR schemes? I ask because, I don't think the GA had either. The
Frank Greene
Oct 5, 2013
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Re: Early diesel switcher paint schemes You would be interested, I suppose, in the as-delivered scheme. What you really need is a paint diagram. This would show exactly the specifications of the
Robert Hanson
Oct 5, 2013
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Re: Early diesel switcher paint schemes Hi Robert, You are correct: I am in the UK. This makes you both close (figuratively) and far (physically)! I have an SW1, which is intended to be number 2, and
Simon Dunkley
Oct 5, 2013
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Re: Early diesel switcher paint schemes How early, Simon? There were four switcher schemes - a very early scheme of black (or blue) with stripes, a slightly later one of blue with a silver band, a
Robert Hanson
Oct 4, 2013
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Re: Early diesel switcher paint schemes More questions! Does anyone have any measurements of the early switcher livery, i.e. width of the white stripes, and location up from the deck, and size and
Simon Dunkley
Oct 4, 2013
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Re: Early diesel switcher paint schemes Thanks, Robert. That actually makes me very happy, as painting will be simpler! I have some spare heralds, or at least, I can spare a couple for this purpose.
Simon Dunkley
Jul 24, 2013
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Re: Early diesel switcher paint schemes Simon - The Central's switchers were, indeed, black with white trim and lettering. The herald was, at one time, available in a decal set but I suspect that
Robert Hanson
Jul 24, 2013
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Early diesel switcher paint schemes Afternoon all, I have acquired a couple of lovely models, for an EMC/D SW1 and an Alco S2. Neither are in CofG paint schemes, and I wish to repaint them into
Simon
Jul 24, 2013
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Re: Education, lifestyle, language and somewhere in here, trains in Yes, I believe you're correct, it was George Bernard Shaw who said that. Very true, regardless of the source. I once worked for a company headquartered in
Robert Hanson
Apr 15, 2013
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Education, lifestyle, language and somewhere in here, trains in Geor Conrad, ... Yes, and very quickly. Had picked up an amount already, but this information is like gold dust. ... Large parts of Cornwall sit on top of kaolin,
Simon Dunkley
Apr 15, 2013
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Re: Another pesky Brit with lots of questions I stand corrected on that point. I do know that one of the reasons for the undertaking was to limit the amount of bonds that a company could issue on the
Robert Hanson
Apr 15, 2013
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Re: Another pesky Brit with lots of questions Someone (Mark Twain?) once said that the US and England were two nations divided by a common language. Products of mines would be any mineral or solid fuel, in
Robert Hanson
Apr 15, 2013
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Re: Another pesky Brit with lots of questions After the initial valuations 1916-1918, which were foot-by-foot, building-by-building, car and locomotive-by-car and locomotive, etc., the RRs filed annual
Frank Greene
Apr 15, 2013
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Re: Another pesky Brit with lots of questions Frank,   I think the WS was out of the Kaolin territory. Billy Gibson used to say if he could  find kaolin on the Louisville & Wadley territory he could
YAHOO!! Service
Apr 15, 2013
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Re: Another pesky Brit with lots of questions ... In that part of Jawga', it was either sand or Kaolin. ... Nothing changes. In my college days, e.g., 1970s, they taught us the evils of robber barons and
Frank Greene
Apr 15, 2013
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Re: Another pesky Brit with lots of questions Guys, This is great information! ... "Products of mines" seems a bit vague. Stone? Sand? Coal? ... Nothing changes, eh? ... Sorry, I wasn't totally clear. I
Simon Dunkley
Apr 15, 2013
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Re: Another pesky Brit with lots of questions It was, indeed, a one-time thing. Some of the valuations were not decided until the late 1920's and many decisions were bitterly protested by the railroads
Robert Hanson
Apr 15, 2013
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Re: Another pesky Brit with lots of questions Simon,    The valuation stuff was a one-time thing as far as I know. These reports were collected together years later. I have seen them bound in volumes in
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Apr 15, 2013
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Re: Another pesky Brit with lots of questions The valuation was ordered by the Interstate Commerce Commission some time around 1916. They did this because some railroads were issuing securities, notably
Robert Hanson
Apr 15, 2013
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Re: Another pesky Brit with lots of questions Hi Conrad, That is incredibly useful. I presume the valuation was part of the USRA? It would be interesting to see how things changed over the years - was any
simondunkley
Apr 15, 2013
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Re: Another pesky Brit with lots of questions Hi:   For those loomking for info on the Wadley Southern: I found the summary report from the Valuation done on the WS in the 1917 era. For our across the
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Apr 15, 2013
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Re: Another pesky Brit with lots of questions Thank you for the welcomes and messages, both on the list and off the list. Whilst I have yet to uncover a source of information on the CofG or indeed on
Simon Dunkley
Apr 13, 2013
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Re: Another pesky Brit with lots of questions Hi Brian, ... in HO! We are British, man. Why would one take the sensible option? Why would one not do it the hard way? Get a grip! Pull yourself together!
simondunkley
Apr 12, 2013
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Re: Another pesky Brit with lots of questions Simon, hi Good to know another Brit has an interest in Georgia`s shortlines,though we could have made it easier for our self`s and modeled them in HO!. Brian.
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Apr 12, 2013
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Re: Another pesky Brit with lots of questions Simon - I second Conrad's welcome. I've been the to the UK twice and was made welcome by the railway enthusiasts there both times when I visited various
Robert Hanson
Apr 11, 2013
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Re: Another pesky Brit with lots of questions Simon,    Welcome to the group. Those were interesting lines. Each one has an interesting history. At one time a person could make quite a trip from
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Apr 11, 2013
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Another pesky Brit with lots of questions Evening everyone, Time for another Englishman to say hello - I am only about 90 minutes from Brian Tovey, as it turns out, but further East. I am also likely
Simon
Apr 11, 2013
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Re: New Guy Thanks fo rthe welcome Chris. Brian.
BRIAN
Mar 27, 2013
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