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nkalanaga

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Pittsburg & Shawmut boxcar?
« on: June 13, 2022, 12:59:06 AM »
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Did the P&S ever own a revenue boxcar?  I have one, lettered MANY years ago, with now long discontinued Walthers decals.  So far, all I can find pictures of are hoppers, of multiple styles, and cabooses.
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Re: Pittsburg & Shawmut boxcar?
« Reply #1 on: June 13, 2022, 12:01:28 PM »
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A long time ago - this pic from 1913 and it appears to already be off the rails:

http://www.rrpicturearchives.net/showPicture.aspx?id=1989344

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Re: Pittsburg & Shawmut boxcar?
« Reply #2 on: June 13, 2022, 12:28:41 PM »
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Thank you!  If that's the newest picture available, then I'll assume they didn't own any in the 60s or 70s.  Looks like mine should be retired.
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Re: Pittsburg & Shawmut boxcar?
« Reply #3 on: June 13, 2022, 01:31:35 PM »
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The Googler find PS&N boxcars. Is that the same RR?

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Re: Pittsburg & Shawmut boxcar?
« Reply #4 on: June 13, 2022, 03:30:35 PM »
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As of 1917, they still had boxcars - 25 listed as 36',  insulated.  Per the ORER for 1917.  Which is available to download, if you want your own copy-
https://archive.org/details/bub_gb_1A3WAAAAMAAJ
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Re: Pittsburg & Shawmut boxcar?
« Reply #5 on: June 14, 2022, 02:15:38 AM »
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Tom:  Thank you, but I model 1974, so doubt that a 1917 ORER would be much use!

Chris333:  No, separate companies, but an interesting corporate history.  The P&S was leased by the PS&N from 1906 to 1916, but never owned by them.  The PS&N went out of business in 1947.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pittsburg,_Shawmut_and_Northern_Railroad
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pittsburg_and_Shawmut_Railroad
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Re: Pittsburg & Shawmut boxcar?
« Reply #6 on: June 14, 2022, 09:30:42 PM »
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@nkalanaga - One of the guys in my local NMRA division models the P&S in HO, set in the mid-70's. I sent him a mail asking your question, hopefully he will reply in a day or so.

from the "it's a small world" department, my office is in the former P&S office building in Brookville PA. The building's rear windows overlook the P&S shops...


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Re: Pittsburg & Shawmut boxcar?
« Reply #7 on: June 15, 2022, 02:08:44 AM »
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Sounds like you're in the right place!  Does your office have a view of the railroad?
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