Author Topic: Where to find NH heavyweight passenger car plans, preferably with photos too?  (Read 504 times)

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something like the on-line Pennsy plans database, whether on-line or in print.

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First, review Tom Madden's "The Pullman Project" spreadsheets at www.pullmanproject.com to see what plans New Haven had.  Then go to a reference site such as The Pullman Collection at collections.carli.illinois.edu/cdm/landingpage/collection/nby_pullman to get the engineering drawings, and also review the print literature available at the NHRHTA (nhrhta.org).  Also acquire any number of the various New Haven passenger car photo books that are available, or check back issues of ShoreLiner for heavyweight articles.  A railroad photo dealer such as Bob's Photos, which usually is present at the Springfield show every January, will have photos of the prototypes. You also can review the extensive collection of NYNH&H data located at the Dodd Library at UConn, which requires an on-site visit to really take advantage of the research material present.

There's no one source that holds the information.  You have to seek it out.
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Which of the various heavyweights (new and old) in N match or come close to NH prototypes? I know the MTL RPOs do, WOT 70' baggage too.

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The MTL parlor and two sleepers are 100% prototypical for post-1930 NH, both pre- and post-dissolution of Pullman. The MTL RPO is prototypical for NH in the 19-teens and 1920s with the exception of the 3-3 windows which should be a 4-2 mirror of the other side, and a 4-0/0-4 arrangement for post-1930 NH. The MTL mail-baggage and WOT 70' clerestory-roof baggage are close. The MTL obs can pass for business cars #1 and #2.
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