NH Builder's Plate on Ebay

corlissbs
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Joined: May 26th, 2003, 4:53 am

May 2nd, 2008, 9:10 am #1

In case you have not seen it, a NH Alco builder's plate is on Ebay.




Brad Smith





http://cgi.ebay.com/NEW-HAVEN-RS3-509-A ... dZViewItem
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Statkowski
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Joined: March 5th, 2003, 4:39 am

May 8th, 2008, 12:33 pm #2

Sold. $596.00!!




Makes me want to keep my PA-1 builder's plate all that much more.
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Joined: July 12th, 2003, 7:22 am

May 21st, 2008, 7:18 pm #3

I wonder what the builders plates for the Daniel Webster and John Quincy Adams would be worth?
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nhrr246512
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May 21st, 2008, 8:22 pm #4

Michael: On 5-16-64 I photographed both the JQA and DW at Cedar Hill. Both had their Builder's Plates intact.


The JQA's FM flat metal builder's plates were located next to their Trust plates by the cab door. The DW's did not have Trust plates in that area
and the builder's plates were located a little more toward the front. I believe when the DW left New Haven 8-26-64 towed behind the PA's the two locos
had their plates. When the FM units went to scrap in the PC era I suspect they did not.


Henry, which PA do you have? I wonder who has 0779?
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Joined: July 12th, 2003, 7:22 am

May 21st, 2008, 10:08 pm #5

I know for a fact the DW & JQA did not have their builders plates on when they left Ceder Hill. Thats all I am going to say about the matter.
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nh chris
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May 22nd, 2008, 12:15 pm #6

"I wonder what the builders plates for the Daniel Webster and John Quincy Adams would be worth?"




I think there are two pricing factors involved here: popularity and rarity.




Plates off of "popular" engines, like the EP-5, command a good price (the most recent auction of EP-5 plates that I've seen, from 2005, went for
over $2000 for a pair IIRC). I've seen FL9 plates (more common) go for less than $200 each.




I wouldn't characterize the DW and JQA as "popular", given their track record in service. But their rarity should count for something.




Chris
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Statkowski
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May 22nd, 2008, 12:37 pm #7

Paul, my PA-1 builders plate is from NH 0766 when it was on the deadline at New Haven. Went to the purchasing department, asked for it, they gave it to me.




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nhrr246512
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May 22nd, 2008, 7:34 pm #8

Lucky you, Henry. Great photo, too.


A second generation NHRR Signal Dept. employee told me in 1965 there was a building down your way (N. Y. City area) located in a yard (Oak Point? Bay Ridge?)
that had a wall covered with builder's plates. I suspect given the year 1965 they were mostly electric or steam. Ever hear of this, or just another NHRR
tall tale?
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Noel Weaver
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May 22nd, 2008, 9:14 pm #9

The only thing I recall was at SS-4 when Harold Fagerburg was the day operator there he had a lot of NHRR pictures all over the walls there. It was always a
pleasure to go up there during a break and just chat away.


There were no builders plates there and I don't think there were anywhere else in New York Terminal either, they would


not likely last anywhere anyway.


Noel Weaver
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Statkowski
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May 22nd, 2008, 10:07 pm #10

Ditto what Noel said. My first tower posting was with Harold at S.S. 4. Pictures, yes. Builders plates, no.
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