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Article - Route of the Cape Codders and Neptune

DvL
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Joined: 19 Nov 2017, 16:13

19 Nov 2017, 16:26 #1

Hi all,

Does anyone on this forum have a digital or scanned copy of the article "Route of the Cape Codders and Neptune", in Shoreliner Volume 17 Issue 1 1986, that he or she could send me? Also, does anyone have some detail on he consists of the Night Cape Codder, and when exactly it started operations?

Thanks in advance for all useful info, and warmest regards from sunny cold Paris,
Diederik 
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TomCurtin
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Joined: 13 Jul 2017, 14:13

20 Nov 2017, 22:04 #2

Well, here's a partial answer.  Consist of Train 110 "Night Cape Codder"  as of 1957

Slpr 6S 6 DB Washington-Hyannis  (from #168 Montrealer at NH)
SL coach (not stainless)     GCT-Hyannis
Slpr 12-2-3                             "           "
Slpr   14-4                              "           "     [a "Point" car]
Slpr     12-1                            "           "
Slpr    6S  6 DB                      "       W Hole
Slpr     14-4                            "           "
Slpr      8S  5 DB                   "            "
SL Coach                              "            "

This train made about 10 trips per year!  It operated until end of the 1958 summer season

In a number of years on this forum this is the first post I can recall receiving from Paris.  Welcome!!!

Tom Curtin
Controller, NHRHTA
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jkasey
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Joined: 06 Jul 2017, 14:31

21 Nov 2017, 13:57 #3

DvL wrote: Hi all,

Does anyone on this forum have a digital or scanned copy of the article "Route of the Cape Codders and Neptune", in Shoreliner Volume 17 Issue 1 1986, that he or she could send me? Also, does anyone have some detail on he consists of the Night Cape Codder, and when exactly it started operations?

Thanks in advance for all useful info, and warmest regards from sunny cold Paris,
Diederik 
Diederik,

 Welcome to the NHRHTA forum. I have scanned that article to a PDF format for you. I just need an address to forward it to you.

John in cold & sunny Connecticut
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Derek Thompson
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Joined: 13 Jun 2003, 20:27

22 Nov 2017, 12:23 #4

I would be very grateful for a copy of that article as well, John, if you would be willing to send it to me. I have searched and searched for a copy of that Shoreliner for some time, to no avail.  My email address is: derekthompson@mdr-inc.ca

Much thanks!

Derek Thompson
Toronto, Ontario


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DvL
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Joined: 19 Nov 2017, 16:13

22 Nov 2017, 12:33 #5

jkasey wrote:
DvL wrote: Hi all,

Does anyone on this forum have a digital or scanned copy of the article "Route of the Cape Codders and Neptune", in Shoreliner Volume 17 Issue 1 1986, that he or she could send me? Also, does anyone have some detail on he consists of the Night Cape Codder, and when exactly it started operations?

Thanks in advance for all useful info, and warmest regards from sunny cold Paris,
Diederik 
Diederik,

 Welcome to the NHRHTA forum. I have scanned that article to a PDF format for you. I just need an address to forward it to you.

John in cold & sunny Connecticut
That's fantastic, John, if ever in Paris a couple of drinks await you!

My email is dvlede@gmail.com

Cheers,
Diederik
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Derek Thompson
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Joined: 13 Jun 2003, 20:27

24 Nov 2017, 12:00 #6

With such a long passage of time, and with issues such as this one very hard to find, perhaps a reprint of this and other articles from long-past Shoreliners wouldn't be a bad idea. I'm sure I'm not alone in being interested.

Derek Thompson
Toronto, Ontario


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Derek Thompson
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Joined: 13 Jun 2003, 20:27

24 Nov 2017, 17:10 #7

Just a quick addendum. These reprints, on a variety of subject from old issues,  could be sold by the Association, thus providing an added revenue stream. TRAINS magazine has been quite successful  in doing this lately, with articles from the '40s, ''50s and '60s, encased in soft-cover anthologies on various subjects. 

Derek Thompson
Toronto, Ontario

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rsullivan
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Joined: 14 Dec 2016, 20:36

30 Nov 2017, 17:15 #8

Mr. Diederik. I came across the following on page 61 of Mr. Chuck Crouse's Budd Car, The RDC Story (1990). "In 1954, the road inaugurated the RDC-equipped "Junior Neptune," an off-season weekend train between Providence and Hyannis, connecting with Shore Line trains from New York. The train ran through Spring of 1958." There is no mention of the consist in the book. Nor was the Junior Neptune mentioned by name in the article "New Haven RDC" in Shoreliner, vol. 24, iss. 2. There are lots of pictures in various books and Shoreliners showing all four types of RDC's cars on trains at Hyannis, but again I don't recall any of them identified as the Junior Neptune. So, while it isn't the Cape Codder, you could run some RDC trains as the Junior Neptune for weekend runs on your layout in a two or three car consist and probably be prototypical.
Richard H. Sullivan, Jr.  member #3967
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Derek Thompson
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06 Dec 2017, 12:59 #9

Actually, you can correctly run any of the RDCs on a Cape Cod-focussed layout, up to 1959. Most of the Boston-Cape Cod trains were so equipped, and many consists included one of the elusive RDC-4s. If health circumstances for me were different, I would be tempted to build a layout of the Cape Cod operations now, circa summer 1957. There is a remarkable range of motive power and passenger equipment that would be prototypical. Everything from DL-109s to FL9s, and most of the road switchers for power. And passenger cars of all stripe. Add to that the requisite switching at Buzzards Bay and it would be a vibrant and relatively compact layout. I am very glad I got to witness all of this firsthand as a young kid. 

Derek Thompson
Toronto, Ontario

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BX10
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Joined: 15 Jan 2010, 05:40

06 Dec 2017, 14:13 #10

Remember that the late John Pryke's second layout was based on Cape Cod in 1948(?) I believe there was an article in Model Railroader magazine back in 2011 or 2012, don't know what months, about the layout.

   Bill
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