Shoreliner vol. 39, iss 4 and NHRHTA Renewals

rsullivan
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January 10th, 2018, 4:53 pm #1

    I just received a great surprise in the mailbox here in far western Kentucky. My Shoreliner, vol. 39, iss. 4. I found a very important piece of paper enclosed. The NHRHTA membership renewal form. I have filled mine out and it is in the envelope to go out in the morning mail. I hope everyone who receives their Shoreliner does the same. If you need a reason, just look on page 4. It says that Volume 40 of Shoreliner will be delayed “until the bulk of our renewals have arrived.” Mail early so Shoreliner may be mailed early! 
    There are two other pieces of paper included with this issue of Shoreliner. One for ordering the 2018 NHRHTA New Haven Calendar and the other with the heading THE 300 FUND. I ordered my copy of the 2018 calendar when it was first offered, but it was wrapped up by elves and I only really had a good chance at examining it in the past few weeks. If you haven't gotten one yet, I recommend ordering your today with the enclosed order form. The pictures are great, as usual for a NHRHTA product! What I'm doing with THE 300 FUND page is making copies for multiple donation mailings during the year, for my local hobby shop, and to have on dispaly as handouts on the hobby shop's table at the sHOw Model Train Club train show this February 19th at the Historic RailPark & Train Museum at the L&N Depot in Bowling Green, Kentucky. As far as I know, I'm the only New Haven railfan in the local area. But, maybe someone or five will pick up the flier and make a contribution. Those are my suggestions and thanks.
Richard H. Sullivan, Jr.  member #3967
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rfranzosa
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January 10th, 2018, 7:35 pm #2

Also received 39-4 in the Queen City of the Ohio (3 hours north of Mr. Sullivan).  Great articles and excited to add my donation to the 300 fund.  I remember the Virginian's well from my visits to NH Union Station.

Rick Franzosa
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rsullivan
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January 10th, 2018, 9:40 pm #3

    Actually Mr. Franzosa, you are a little over 3 hours away from Bowling Green where the train show will be. I live another two hours further west, just across the Tennessee River and just east of Possum Trot. I volunteer to help John with his hobby shop's tables at shows so he can both attend and gives him a chance to see the show and eat too. I agree on the articles being great, and the rewritten and enhancement of Mr. Charles A. Brown's article "The New Haven EF-4s "Bricks"" from vol 11, iss 3. After reading the latest article ("New Haven EF-4 Virginians") I'm going to have to pull out Shoreliner Vol 20, iss 3 and do a side by side comparison.
    The article "Dining Car China, Platinum Blue" by Mr. Michael J. Sullivan touched on the so many areas that this pattern touched, to include their use on the 5200 series grill cars. When looking at both sides of the 5200 series cars on page 12, I noticed that car 5202's brake wheel was visible, and immediately below car 5200's brake wheel was also visible. This indicated to me that the 5200 series grill cars had brake wheels on both ends of the car, which isn't shown on any diagrams I have seen of these cars. I went back and looked at various pictures and realized I had missed that on one other view of the bar side of grill car 5201. Interesting what you learn about from reading about railroad china. Thanks to Mr. Michael Sullivan's article I will only have to make one end master to cast my ends for my 5200 series grill car sides from Union Station Products. Who would have thought.
Richard H. Sullivan, Jr.  member #3967
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kcur8722
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January 11th, 2018, 7:53 pm #4

Received Volume 39 Issue 4 with paperwork on the former New Haven Berkshire Line in Sheffield, Mass on January 11th.  My renewal will be going out to Mr Pedersen in Friday's mail along with a donation to The 300 Fund to restore EF-4 #300.
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rfranzosa
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January 11th, 2018, 7:59 pm #5

rsullivan wrote:     Actually Mr. Franzosa, you are a little over 3 hours away from Bowling Green where the train show will be. I live another two hours further west, just across the Tennessee River and just east of Possum Trot. I volunteer to help John with his hobby shop's tables at shows so he can both attend and gives him a chance to see the show and eat too. I agree on the articles being great, and the rewritten and enhancement of Mr. Charles A. Brown's article "The New Haven EF-4s "Bricks"" from vol 11, iss 3. After reading the latest article ("New Haven EF-4 Virginians") I'm going to have to pull out Shoreliner Vol 20, iss 3 and do a side by side comparison.
    The article "Dining Car China, Platinum Blue" by Mr. Michael J. Sullivan touched on the so many areas that this pattern touched, to include their use on the 5200 series grill cars. When looking at both sides of the 5200 series cars on page 12, I noticed that car 5202's brake wheel was visible, and immediately below car 5200's brake wheel was also visible. This indicated to me that the 5200 series grill cars had brake wheels on both ends of the car, which isn't shown on any diagrams I have seen of these cars. I went back and looked at various pictures and realized I had missed that on one other view of the bar side of grill car 5201. Interesting what you learn about from reading about railroad china. Thanks to Mr. Michael Sullivan's article I will only have to make one end master to cast my ends for my 5200 series grill car sides from Union Station Products. Who would have thought.
Richard H. Sullivan, Jr.  member #3967
So, out near Paducah, Mr. Sullivan?

Rick Franzosa
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DBrion
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January 11th, 2018, 9:59 pm #6

The cover photo of the R3a is priceless, well worth the cost of the mag.  The employee looks mighty proud, as well he should.  

Great article on the EF-4's.  🚂
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rsullivan
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January 11th, 2018, 11:07 pm #7

rfranzosa wrote:
rsullivan wrote:     Actually Mr. Franzosa, you are a little over 3 hours away from Bowling Green where the train show will be. I live another two hours further west, just across the Tennessee River and just east of Possum Trot. I volunteer to help John with his hobby shop's tables at shows so he can both attend and gives him a chance to see the show and eat too. I agree on the articles being great, and the rewritten and enhancement of Mr. Charles A. Brown's article "The New Haven EF-4s "Bricks"" from vol 11, iss 3. After reading the latest article ("New Haven EF-4 Virginians") I'm going to have to pull out Shoreliner Vol 20, iss 3 and do a side by side comparison.
    The article "Dining Car China, Platinum Blue" by Mr. Michael J. Sullivan touched on the so many areas that this pattern touched, to include their use on the 5200 series grill cars. When looking at both sides of the 5200 series cars on page 12, I noticed that car 5202's brake wheel was visible, and immediately below car 5200's brake wheel was also visible. This indicated to me that the 5200 series grill cars had brake wheels on both ends of the car, which isn't shown on any diagrams I have seen of these cars. I went back and looked at various pictures and realized I had missed that on one other view of the bar side of grill car 5201. Interesting what you learn about from reading about railroad china. Thanks to Mr. Michael Sullivan's article I will only have to make one end master to cast my ends for my 5200 series grill car sides from Union Station Products. Who would have thought.
Richard H. Sullivan, Jr.  member #3967
So, out near Paducah, Mr. Sullivan?

Rick Franzosa
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    Yes Mr. Franzosa, I'm in Calvert City which actually has a mutual water system agreement with Paducah, and a connection at the county line. However, I live on the hill surrounded by the three highways (I-24/I-69, end of the Purchase Parkway, and US 62) and have my own well and septic because it isn't cost effective to run 0.8 miles of water line to connect the two ends into a loop so the 12 houses could connect with us paying for it. Actually, only five want to pay for it even though it would put a fire hydrant within 1,000 feet of the homes and lower the homeowners insurance. 
    I wonder if the real winter storm delayed everyone in the former New Haven Railroad country from getting their copies of Shoreliner before us out in the hinderlands?
Richard (short form)
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January 13th, 2018, 10:10 am #8

 Another real fine issue kid's Hat's off those who put this out..
The 300 Fund is a good thing Will try and help myself.
 It got to the GREAT ?? ( P N W ) Friday 1-12-18

Jim
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NH746EJO
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January 13th, 2018, 10:21 am #9

Shoreliner Vol.39, Issue 4 was received in North Carolina on Friday, January 12, 2018.

Bill and Cosette had no need to apologize for the trivial delay (p.4).  Despite Bill and Cosette's back injuries, hopefully not caused by Shorliner production,  they still managed to publish all four issues of Volume 39 during 2017.   We should all be very grateful for their accomplishments.
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January 17th, 2018, 10:51 am #10

Shoreliner Volume 39 Issue 4 arrived Englewood FL  1-16-2018   Renewal- dues check is on it's way to Rich P.     and a check to the 300 Fund also. another outstanding issue  thanks Bill & Cosette
                                                                                    Stan T.   [FA-1]
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