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absnut

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B&A Dynamometer
« on: September 27, 2007, 11:22:04 AM »
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Does anyone have a color photo or have any idea what color the Bangor and Aroostook's dynamometer car was painted?

Thanks,

Edit:  I have found one photo on NERails in its "present day" state which shows its last coat of paint may have been maroon/dark red/or even boxcar red.  Underneath appears to be a coat of blue (or maybe it was vice-versa.... hard to tell).  I'd like to know its color between 1930-1950.

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Re: B&A Dynamometer
« Reply #1 on: September 27, 2007, 01:54:22 PM »
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I have a black and white one I saved that was found on the web . Looking at it I would have guessed it had a flat black roof with Tuscan sides . Then I looked on the web to see what their MOW paint job was , I did find similar colors , as linked below .

http://users.silcon.com/~lgoss/BARBuggy.jpg
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Re: B&A Dynamometer
« Reply #2 on: September 27, 2007, 05:14:23 PM »
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I've already bashed a troop sleeper turned "buggy" and,fortunately, color photos of those are in abundance.  I may have to put this project aside as I can find no details concerning measurements.  I had originally thought it might be 50' in length and other measurements could be approximated, however, the more I look at the B&W photos I have, the more I'm convinced it is somewhere between 40 and 50 feet in length.  So, I'll put it on the back burner until I can get a little more info.  Thanks for responding,UP 1950s.

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Re: B&A Dynamometer
« Reply #3 on: October 12, 2007, 01:40:58 PM »
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Vermont Central posted a Q on the B&A Yahoo group and got an answer that (at least at one time) it was dark or Pullman green in color.  Made sense to me as it matched their passenger equipment at one time.  So, after three days of hard labor, I now have working on my layout, a B&A dynamometer car.  It can stand a little touching up and after I recover from 4 hours of making grabs, I'll get to it!  Decals are another issue.







Dick

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Re: B&A Dynamometer
« Reply #4 on: October 12, 2007, 01:47:32 PM »
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Looks good in the pix!

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Re: B&A Dynamometer
« Reply #5 on: October 12, 2007, 03:41:36 PM »
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Nice job Dick, very cool!!!
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Re: B&A Dynamometer
« Reply #6 on: October 13, 2007, 01:42:44 AM »
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Thanks, guys! ;D