by RonM
03 Feb 2017, 00:01
Forum: New Haven Railroad Discussions
Topic: Rapido "New Look" Bus
Replies: 12
Views: 926

1712 anyone?

<r>I'd like to get one...  It would be great for someone modeling the Griffin Line in 1968 or the Warehouse Point Trolley Museum.  Add some Fairmont wheels, CTCO and Railbus decals, and number it 1712.  1967 GMC <I><s>[i]</s>TDH5304.<e>[/i]</e></I>  Add driver and crew, I'll tread lightly here ; )  ...
by RonM
20 Nov 2016, 23:59
Forum: New Haven Railroad Discussions
Topic: Slightly OT, Middletown Power Plant
Replies: 2
Views: 456

Helco Locomotives

<r>Interesting topic.  I have nothing useful to add (sorry), other than for those interested, here's the story of #1 now at the CT Trolley Museum.<br/> <URL url="http://www.ct-trolley.org/collection/locomotive1.php"><s>[url=http://www.ct-trolley.org/collection/locomotive1.php]</s>http://www.ct-troll...
by RonM
13 Nov 2016, 14:34
Forum: New Haven Railroad Discussions
Topic: Bowser RS-3
Replies: 17
Views: 769

Bowser Phase 3s

For the Bowser offerings, I'm signing up for a Northern Pacific and a Louisville and Nashville : )
by RonM
13 Nov 2016, 14:30
Forum: New Haven Railroad Discussions
Topic: Bowser RS-3
Replies: 17
Views: 769

It ain't prototype: BSRM RS-3 API 5 Phase 3

The Berkshire Scenic's former API RS-3 5 is (was?) slated to be painted in a NH scheme in tribute to the lines NH heritage.  That locomotive is a Phase 3.   So a 1:1  tribute NH Phase 3 could happen : )

Ron M
by RonM
27 Oct 2016, 01:33
Forum: New Haven Railroad Discussions
Topic: Canaan 2016
Replies: 69
Views: 7.6K

a 70's question

Speaking of Canaan, anyone remember an NYC caboose there in the early 1970's?  What was the story with it? Privately owned?
by RonM
27 Oct 2016, 01:14
Forum: New Haven Railroad Discussions
Topic: Final years of the Connecticut Co in East Hartford
Replies: 22
Views: 3.3K

East Hartford CTCO Trolley operation revisited

<t>This is a longshot by far but is there any truth or photographic evidence of other 44 Tonners beside CTCO 0809 working the trolley trackage? I have read somewhere that 0812 maybe have been used? <br/>  I've also wondered if the DEY-2 Ingersoll-Rand Switchers were ever considered to replace 2022/2...
by RonM
22 Oct 2016, 22:05
Forum: New Haven Railroad Discussions
Topic: NHRHTA Reunion/Train Show
Replies: 12
Views: 873

<t>My father and I went and just got back.  The vendors were all very friendly.  I bought a 2017 calendar, some Shoreliners I was missing, a b&w photo of a Y series 0-8-0, and a ALtlad/Kato RS unit.  Dad bought a few books.  Liked the location and the building, though the aisles were a wee tight...
by RonM
22 Oct 2016, 00:18
Forum: New Haven Railroad Discussions
Topic: NHRHTA Reunion/Train Show
Replies: 12
Views: 873

Parking

I was wondering about the parking?  With the convention and the regular patrons to ride the trains for leaf peeping, will there be ample parking? Thank-you.

Ron M
by RonM
20 Nov 2015, 02:37
Forum: New Haven Railroad Discussions
Topic: New Haven Reunion, Etc.
Replies: 10
Views: 932

movie review

<t>My Dad and I purchased a copy at the show.  It's definitely a flashback of the early 1970s LOL.  Not a railfan video.  That said, it was enjoyable for what it is, we and thank the NHRHTA and PCHS for making it available .  A "director's cut" of unused footage if it exists(?) geared towards the ra...
by RonM
20 Nov 2015, 02:20
Forum: New Haven Railroad Discussions
Topic: Maine Eastern's FL-9s
Replies: 4
Views: 586

M&E's intentions

<r>Credit (and thanks to) Otto Vondrak:<br/> This is probably what you have already read:<URL url="http://www.merail.com/2015-09-04_MaineE%20...%20elease.pdf"><s>[url=http://www.merail.com/2015-09-04_MaineE%20...%20elease.pdf]</s>http://www.merail.com/2015-09-04_MaineE ... elease.pdf<e>[/url]</e></U...