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Pennsy McKeen Car
« on: February 02, 2014, 01:49:45 AM »
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Postcard from the early 20th century. Colorized photo of a gas powered McKeen car at Bradford PA....


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Re: Pennsy McKeen Car
« Reply #1 on: February 02, 2014, 10:22:24 AM »
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Funny how I was just looking at photos of those after getting side tracked from looking at yards
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Re: Pennsy McKeen Car
« Reply #2 on: February 05, 2014, 12:13:23 PM »
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NS had one.
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Re: Pennsy McKeen Car
« Reply #3 on: February 05, 2014, 12:25:30 PM »
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News to me!  Perhaps this early experience is why Pennsy was so counterintuitively fond of gas-electric "Doodlebug" cars later in its life.
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Re: Pennsy McKeen Car
« Reply #4 on: February 05, 2014, 12:46:19 PM »
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Holy porthole windows, Batman!
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Re: Pennsy McKeen Car
« Reply #5 on: March 01, 2014, 08:42:18 AM »
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The UP apparently had a few (with cool mini trailers):





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Re: Pennsy McKeen Car
« Reply #6 on: March 02, 2014, 10:40:23 PM »
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I could swear I remember seeing one of those in PRR paint before too.

Also, there's a restored one in Colorado.

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Re: Pennsy McKeen Car
« Reply #7 on: March 05, 2014, 10:54:04 PM »
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The UP apparently had a few (with cool mini trailers):

Somewhere I have a photo of a U.P. McKeen car in the yellow/gray scheme. The date was much later than I expected, sometime after WWII. I'll see if I can find it.

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Re: Pennsy McKeen Car
« Reply #8 on: March 05, 2014, 11:07:32 PM »
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Not surprised that UP had these as McKeen was the superintendent of motive power for UP and then started the company.  Here's a listing of McKeen built cars.

U.S. customers[edit]
Ann Arbor Railroad (5 cars)[14]
Arizona Eastern Railroad (2 cars);[15] to Southern Pacific
Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway (2 cars)[16]
Bellingham Bay and British Columbia (1 car);[15] to Bellingham Northern; to Milwaukee Road
Bessemer and Lake Erie Railroad (1 car)[17]
Buffalo, Rochester and Pittsburgh Railway (1 car)[15]
Central New York Southern Railroad (2 cars)[15]
Charles City Western Railway (1 car)[14]
Chicago and North Western Railway (1 car)[15]
Chicago Great Western Railway (4 cars)[18]
Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railroad (5 cars)[15]
Denver, Laramie & Northwestern Railroad (2 cars,Greeley & Denver) to Great Western RR[19]
Erie Railroad[20] (3 cars)[15]
Galveston, Harrisburg and San Antonio Railway (2 cars);[15] to Texas and New Orleans Railroad
Hocking-Sunday Creek Traction Company (1 car)[14]
Houston and Texas Central Railroad (1 car)[15]
Illinois Central Railroad (1 car)[15]
Lakeside and Marblehead Railroad (1 55-ft car, #5, built 1916)[21]
Maryland and Pennsylvania Railroad (trial, car returned to manufacturer)[22]
Maricopa and Phoenix Railroad (2 cars);[15] to Arizona Eastern; to Southern Pacific
Morgan's Lake Railroad (2 cars); to Texas and New Orleans Railroad[15]
Minneapolis, Anoka and Cuyuna Range Railroad[14] (2 cars);[15] to Union Pacific
Minneapolis & Northern Railway(2 cars to Minneapolis, Anoka and Cuyuna Range Railroad to Union Pacific
Norfolk Southern Railroad (1 car)[15]
North Coast Railroad (2 cars); to Oregon-Washington Railway and Navigation[15]
Northern Pacific Railway (1 car)[15]
Oregon and California Rail Road (2 cars); to Southern Pacific[15]
Oregon-Washington Railroad and Navigation Company (3 cars)[15]
Oregon Railroad and Navigation Company (3 cars); to Oregon-Washington Railroad and Navigation Company[15]
Oregon Short Line Railroad (6 cars); 3 to Union Pacific Railroad[15]
Pennsylvania Railroad (1 car)[15]
People's Electric Railroad, Muskogee, Oklahoma (2 cars)[15]
Riviera Beach Railway (Texas) received a McKeen Car from Sand Springs Railway
Salem, Falls City and Western Railway (1 car)[23]
San Diego, Pacific Beach and La Jolla Railway (later Los Angeles and San Diego Beach Railway)[24]
Sand Springs Railway[14] (2 cars)[15]
Silver Peak Railroad[25]
Southern Pacific Company[14] (31 cars)[15]
Tonopah and Goldfield Railroad[25]
Union Pacific Railroad (20 cars)[15]
Virginia and Truckee Railroad (1 car)[15]
Woodstock and Sycamore Traction Company (3 cars)[15]
Export customers[edit]
Victorian Railways, Australia (2 5 ft 3 in (1,600 mm) gauge)[15]
Queensland Railways, Australia (5 3 ft 6 in (1,067 mm) gauge cars — only narrow gauge McKeen cars)[15]
Ferrocarril del Sonora, Mexico (1 car)[15]
Ferrocarril Norte de Cuba, (1 car)[15]

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Re: Pennsy McKeen Car
« Reply #9 on: March 06, 2014, 12:11:12 AM »
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Thanks for posting that Bob, I didn't know the whole list, but I knew there were a lot them and wanted to mention something about it.

The Nevada Railroad Museum bought what was left of one of the CGW cars to help restore theirs to operating condition.

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