Y-3 in Passenger Service?

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EdwardStewart
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Joined: 29 May 2011, 15:11

15 Dec 2017, 14:20 #11

Richard Abramson wrote: Here's the trip as I recreated it on my layout swinging up the east leg of the wye at S.S.71, Devon.1407 at SS-71.JPG
 
Beautiful pic , now I'm tempted to add steam to my layout, Ed
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rsullivan
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Joined: 14 Dec 2016, 20:36

15 Dec 2017, 18:11 #12

Mr. Ed. I was originally going to model 1954 - 1959, then along came those beautiful I-5 models. So, I pickd up some. Then the artcile by Ms. Kathy Millatt on "Build a New Haven Class J-2 Heavy Mikado" in Model Railroader, vol. 78, no. 3, which explained not only how to make corrections to an excellent existing model, but also a very simple way to make the New Haven's classic arched windows. So, I picked up two J-2's, some J-1's, a Mongul, a Consolidation, a R-3, two I-4's, and some other steam locomotives, all of which will be detailed to match specific New Haven steam locomotives that still existed in 1949 (I'll be using Mr. J.W. Swanberg's New Haven Power 1938 - 1968 (1988) as my reference). So, I back dated my layout's model era to 1949 - 1959. So, take the plung. There are plenty of lost wax brass and plastic detailing parts to make the locomotive New Haven specific. I know mine will not be in the same quality as the late Mr. John Pryke, but his is a standard I can strive for.
Richard H. Sullivan, Jr. member #3967
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Joined: 04 Aug 2017, 21:23

15 Dec 2017, 18:25 #13

Richard:
If you recall, "Mr. Ed" was a horse-of-course.

Ed:
Thanks for your comment; much appreciated!!
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Ed ORourke
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Joined: 05 Oct 2008, 01:50

18 Dec 2017, 21:11 #14

All of us Eds recall that. But remember, two Eds are better than one.
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Joined: 04 Aug 2017, 21:23

18 Dec 2017, 23:48 #15

Ed:
Well put!!
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cnefan
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14 Jan 2018, 09:13 #16

I (all of 17 years old and still in highschool) was a passenger on this train from New Haven (I boarded in Danbury) to Maybrook and return.  I rode down to Danbury by car with other local (Canaan) railfans for this event.  The Road Foreman of Engines at the time was a Dennis Foley (who grew up in East Canaan) and he invited me up in to the cab of #1407 where I rode with him all the way to Poughkeepsie.  I wasn't a photographer at that time and have no photos of the trip other than what I obtained from other photographers.  As I recall, it poured rain off and on throughout the day. - - The Y-3 switcher was assigned to one of the humps in Maybrook and definitely was only switching the train around within the yard.

Lee Beaujon (one the the ever dwindling former New Haven RR employees)
Morgan Hill, CA
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