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w neal

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MILW help
« on: November 14, 2016, 08:59:14 PM »
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Last weekend, I got to view this lashup:




Although this was an HO train, you MAY (sorry, bad camera work) be able to make out a couple cars in it that Fox Valley has made. I got to wondering, would it be prototypical to form a similar train using a couple BLI E6s and cars made by Fox Valley? Besides the "baggage" cars, would any of the FVM coaches, bunk cars, etc, with the light grey roofs have existed in this era? Also, should I mix in some that MT has produced? I.E. could I get away with it?

Please advise me.

Thanks.
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sd45elect2000

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Re: MILW help
« Reply #1 on: November 15, 2016, 06:07:05 AM »
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That is a prototypical train consist. I have a near identical one in N Scale.

This could be the Fast mail or even a numbered train like train 55.

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Re: MILW help
« Reply #2 on: November 15, 2016, 06:13:25 AM »
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The only car in that consist that isn't correct is the 50' milw express reefer (milw never had these).  Other than that, it could very well be one of the fast mail trains that the E6's ran opposite the Hiawatha's (they ran the Hiawatha one way from Chicago to St. Paul, then took the fast mail back to Chicago during the night).  They would usually only have one rider coach at the tail end of the train, but the train in the photo COULD be plausible.

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w neal

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Re: MILW help
« Reply #3 on: November 15, 2016, 06:21:35 AM »
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Thanks fellas.

Didn't they only have one E6 though?
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Re: MILW help
« Reply #4 on: November 15, 2016, 08:53:48 AM »
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There were two units. 15A and 15B.
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Re: MILW help
« Reply #5 on: November 15, 2016, 10:35:46 AM »
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That is a beautiful scene. Love the train and especially the structures built into the hillside.
Whose HO layout is it?
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Re: MILW help
« Reply #6 on: November 15, 2016, 10:43:02 AM »
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That is a beautiful scene. Love the train and especially the structures built into the hillside.
Whose HO layout is it?
Thanks, Otto K.

That is the North American Prototype Modeler's layout in southeast Milwaukee. 

http://napmltd.org/


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Re: MILW help
« Reply #7 on: November 15, 2016, 05:17:48 PM »
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Thanks Matt, very nice for a club layout.
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w neal

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Re: MILW help
« Reply #8 on: November 16, 2016, 10:13:13 PM »
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Would any of the original non - baggage FVM cars (with the white roofs) be appropriate for such a train? Could one mix in some of the MT Milw cars as well?
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sd45elect2000

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Re: MILW help
« Reply #9 on: November 17, 2016, 04:43:07 AM »
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Yes, you could model the Columbian or the Southwest Limited. Both trains had a mix of equipment.

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Re: MILW help
« Reply #10 on: November 22, 2016, 06:07:29 AM »
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The only car in that consist that isn't correct is the 50' milw express reefer (milw never had these). 

So like, maybe an REA reefer then? Other road's baggage car? Ice tea and a sweet roll?


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Re: MILW help
« Reply #11 on: November 24, 2016, 09:13:05 AM »
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The Milwaukee did operate wooden 50' express reefers leased from URTX. They are close if not identical to the Athearn/MDC REA express reefers.

 I have a few of the 50 foot steel Athearn cars that are filling in for the cherry cars the Milwaukee had, they are not really that close but that's my story...
The car in the photo might be a model of one of the cherry cars?

Randy