PRR Locomotives

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Re: PRR Locomotives

Postby PRRK4s » Wed Oct 28, 2020 7:35 am

Image Another specific piece of equipment for a specific job. A "Wire Car" for a wire train for working on overhead catenary. The car on the left was scratch built / kit bashed basically as a challenge to see if it could be done. It was. Hey, thats what the PRR did too when they built the prototypes. They took a standard XL work car and did the mods. The Pantagraph could be raised and lowered to provide ground. Thats the ground wire running down the side to the truck. Photos exist of these cars, and in fact of the four we could locate, all four had different window arrangements. Yeah right, the Standard railroad of the world.Image

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Re: PRR Locomotives

Postby Rufus T. Firefly » Wed Oct 28, 2020 8:37 am

PRRK4s wrote:Another specific piece of equipment for a specific job. A "Wire Car" for a wire train for working on overhead catenary. The car on the left was scratch built / kit bashed basically as a challenge to see if it could be done. It was. Hey, thats what the PRR did too when they built the prototypes.


Nice. MoW stuff is one of my favs....

They took a standard XL work car and did the mods. The Pantagraph could be raised and lowered to provide ground. Thats the ground wire running down the side to the truck. Photos exist of these cars, and in fact of the four we could locate, all four had different window arrangements. Yeah right, the Standard railroad of the world.


Not sure that there was such a thing as a standard XL work car - lots of types of cars fell under that broad heading. They probably grabbed whatever manner of XL work car was closest and available to make these which generated the window variations. That's the sort of stuff that makes building MoW cars fun!
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Re: PRR Locomotives

Postby PRRK4s » Thu Oct 29, 2020 8:22 am

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Re: PRR Locomotives

Postby bob turner » Thu Oct 29, 2020 10:46 am

I think I like the color shots better. You should consider a book.

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Re: PRR Locomotives

Postby E7 » Thu Oct 29, 2020 11:47 am

big bad jim wrote:Anybody else having issues viewing PRRK4s's photos on this thread? I could see them before, but now all photos are replaced by an icon and the word "image". I can still see photos posted by other members like Bob or Jim. Just not those posted by PRRK4s. It's a fairly recent development.

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You could try down loading a different browser. They can be problematic

Might also be your operating system, particularly if you're running something old

You could also reconfigure your PC to a prior date, but that would be a last resort!

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Re: PRR Locomotives

Postby E7 » Thu Oct 29, 2020 11:54 am

Pacific Limited did some nice MOW cars. Don't know the exact time frame for colors, but the PRR also had MOW in yellow with black roof.
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Re: PRR Locomotives

Postby PRRK4s » Thu Oct 29, 2020 12:23 pm

ImageImage Yep, the switch to chrome yellow from gray occured in the early 1950's. Prior to the gray the cars were a brighter freight car red color in earlier times. The XL MoW cars had specific duties. Some were used in work trains while others were assigned to wreck trains. These are resin HO cars built from Westerfield kits.
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Re: PRR Locomotives

Postby PRRK4s » Thu Oct 29, 2020 12:26 pm

Bob, I never considered these photos in book form. I did however think about using them in a calendar. But even at bulk pricing to have them printed really wasn't worth it. The color photos do kind of grow on ya, huh?

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Re: PRR Locomotives

Postby bob turner » Thu Oct 29, 2020 12:57 pm

You might check out Shutterfly. They send me daily e-mails about discount books of my photos.

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Re: PRR Locomotives

Postby Rufus T. Firefly » Thu Oct 29, 2020 1:30 pm

PRRK4s wrote:Yep, the switch from chrome yellow to gray occured in the early 1950's. Prior to the chrome yellow, the cars were a brighter freight car red color in earlier times. The XL MoW cars had specific duties. Some were used in work trains while others were assigned to wreck trains. These are resin HO cars built from Westerfield kits.


I have an O scale set from Al Small.
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Re: PRR Locomotives

Postby PRRK4s » Thu Oct 29, 2020 4:09 pm

Rufus, Are those Al Small cars still around for purchases? I remember seeing samples of them at one of the PRRT&HS Conventions, maybe 10 years or so ago.

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Re: PRR Locomotives

Postby Rufus T. Firefly » Sat Oct 31, 2020 11:00 am

PRRK4s wrote:Rufus, Are those Al Small cars still around for purchases? I remember seeing samples of them at one of the PRRT&HS Conventions, maybe 10 years or so ago.


Sadly, Al passed away this year, so if you see any the supply pipe line is zero.
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Re: PRR Locomotives

Postby PRRK4s » Sun Nov 01, 2020 8:39 am

Image Image Image Although not motive power or a specialty freight car, I thought I'd share photos of these. The PRR buildings were built by the late Richard Hall. Although predominately an O Scale scratch builder, these were built to 1/32 scale. I was able to acquire them from Richard's son after Rich's passing. I was overwhelmed by the looks of the buildings, and even the two 2 wheeled rail carts. I staged them for some photos. That is 3 Finger Willie as the crossing guard, relegated to that position after his accident ( after painting him I dropped him and when he hit the floor, he lost 2 fingers, :lol: )


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