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Subject line says it all.  I'd like to add a few just for scenery.
I know there are many styles - the concrete 4-sided ones with a pyramid top, plain flat "sticks", etc.

Does anybody know what the NP used in the steam era?  Anybody got a photo?
I've been through all my NP books and not one photo shows a milepost marker.

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Re: What did Northern Pacific milepost markers look like in the 1950s
« Reply #1 on: September 05, 2018, 11:08:08 PM »
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1910 - mid 1930s was a 12" x 18" steel plate, mounted on telegraph poles at a height "as required by local conditions". Mid thirties and later was a recycled boiler tube with the same 12" x 18" sign welded to the top, the whole assembly standing about 4.5' tall.

Recommend that you consider the purchase of the NPRHA's standard plans CD (http://store.nprha.org/np-std-plan-structures/) or else the ND state railroad museum may have their CD available still. Plenty of signs as well as other interesting NP structure plans.

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Re: What did Northern Pacific milepost markers look like in the 1950s
« Reply #2 on: September 06, 2018, 12:50:33 AM »
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Subject line says it all.  I'd like to add a few just for scenery.
I know there are many styles - the concrete 4-sided ones with a pyramid top, plain flat "sticks", etc.

Does anybody know what the NP used in the steam era?  Anybody got a photo?
I've been through all my NP books and not one photo shows a milepost marker.


Are you coming to the NP Convention in Tumwater next week?
An easy 1 hour plus drive for you.
I'm sure you can find some answers there.
Bryan

Member of NPRHA, Modeling Committee Member
http://www.nprha.org/
Member of MRHA


delamaize

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Re: What did Northern Pacific milepost markers look like in the 1950s
« Reply #3 on: September 06, 2018, 01:14:05 PM »
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Are you coming to the NP Convention in Tumwater next week?
An easy 1 hour plus drive for you.
I'm sure you can find some answers there.

Is the Convention open to the public? and what's the dates and location in Tumwater? I'm off most of next week....
Mike

Northern Pacific, Tacoma Division, 4th subdivision "The Prarie Line" (still in planning stages)

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Re: What did Northern Pacific milepost markers look like in the 1950s
« Reply #4 on: September 06, 2018, 01:25:42 PM »
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@delamaize
Wednesday 9/12 through Saturday 9/15 at the Comfort Inn & Suites on Tumwater Blvd. 
Registration is required to attend the convention.

http://www.nprha.org/lists/convention%20information/standard%20view.aspx
Bryan

Member of NPRHA, Modeling Committee Member
http://www.nprha.org/
Member of MRHA


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Re: What did Northern Pacific milepost markers look like in the 1950s
« Reply #5 on: September 07, 2018, 12:32:03 PM »
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1910 - mid 1930s was a 12" x 18" steel plate, mounted on telegraph poles at a height "as required by local conditions". Mid thirties and later was a recycled boiler tube with the same 12" x 18" sign welded to the top, the whole assembly standing about 4.5' tall.

Recommend that you consider the purchase of the NPRHA's standard plans CD (http://store.nprha.org/np-std-plan-structures/) or else the ND state railroad museum may have their CD available still. Plenty of signs as well as other interesting NP structure plans.

Welcome, Sam!

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Re: What did Northern Pacific milepost markers look like in the 1950s
« Reply #6 on: September 08, 2018, 07:44:07 PM »
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@GhengisKong

Thanks! Lots of interesting and helpful information here.

Sam