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 Post subject: Birmingham Rail and Locomotive in the 1960s
PostPosted: Mon Dec 16, 2013 10:05 pm 

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I'm understanding that Birmingham Rail and Locomotive brokered the sale of some now preserved tourist hauling steam locomotives during the period of time in the early 1960's. I would like see some of the ads that offered these locomotives for sale. Does anyone know where they would have appeared to reach potential buyers who were starting up tourist railroads?

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 Post subject: Re: Birmingham Rail and Locomotive in the 1960s
PostPosted: Wed Dec 18, 2013 7:41 am 

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 18, 2013 11:51 am 

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Tom -

I seem to recall seeing such an ad from Birmingham Rail & Locomotive, but I can't recall the particulars. If you can get ahold of Tom Lawson, Jr., he could probably give you the particulars.

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 18, 2013 3:58 pm 

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I believe one of the Rockton & Rion's (an industrial railroad in SC) 2-8-2's was acquired from Birmingham Rail & Locomotive in the early 60's, so their sales weren't just limited to tourist railways.

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 Post subject: Re: Birmingham Rail and Locomotive in the 1960s
PostPosted: Wed Dec 18, 2013 5:27 pm 

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So in what publications would have BR&L advertised?

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 18, 2013 6:35 pm 

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Probably Railway Age or other technical trade journals, assuming that they advertised at all. Back then, much more business was done face to face, so it may be that they relied more upon established contacts than print advertising.

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 18, 2013 9:00 pm 

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Hemmings Railroad News and the RR edition of the J C Whitney catalog.

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PostPosted: Thu Dec 19, 2013 2:33 pm 

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Dave wrote:
the RR edition of the J C Whitney catalog.

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