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 Post subject: Re: B&O coal hopper car on display
PostPosted: Sun Nov 29, 2015 4:00 pm 

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Les Beckman wrote:
James -

Interesting depot. Glad you were there to save it. I noticed it has no operators bay and apparently (at least in 1948) no order board. So, was there ever an agent stationed there?


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Yes, Les, Quincy was a telegraph station at least up until the 30s, not sure about in 1948 when Paul Westhaeffer took his photo. Passenger service ended in 1932 on the branch. Quincy like many small depots never had an operators bay. Interestingly, the West Fayetteville station stood just north of where Quincy Station resides now, and was a smaller version of the same style depot.


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 Post subject: Re: B&O coal hopper car on display
PostPosted: Sun Nov 29, 2015 6:58 pm 

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James -

Thanks for the additional info.


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 Post subject: Re: B&O coal hopper car on display
PostPosted: Sun Sep 18, 2016 5:11 pm 

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Ran across this thread today and wondered if this old W2A class hopper car had ever gotten its B&O lettering applied? Couldn't find any info about it on the internet.


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 Post subject: Re: B&O coal hopper car on display
PostPosted: Sun Sep 18, 2016 5:44 pm 

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Les Beckman wrote:
Ran across this thread today and wondered if this old W2A class hopper car had ever gotten its B&O lettering applied? Couldn't find any info about it on the internet.


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Hi Les,

Yes it did... the 13 states logo. I stopped by to see it in July.

Chambersburg played a big role in my families history and I like going back, but while I was photographing the hopper there were a few folks watching who made me more than a bit uneasy.

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 Post subject: Re: B&O coal hopper car on display
PostPosted: Sun Sep 18, 2016 6:29 pm 

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Whew! Well, at least nothing happened. Photo of the hopper would be appreciated, or at least the road number that they gave it.

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 Post subject: Re: B&O coal hopper car on display
PostPosted: Mon Sep 19, 2016 7:39 am 

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Les,

Per your request.

Thanks,
Keith Burkey


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 Post subject: Re: B&O coal hopper car on display
PostPosted: Mon Sep 19, 2016 4:54 pm 

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Excellent replicated stencilling job. Kudos to the crew! Thanks Keith so very much, for posting the photo. And also a thank you to Randy Anderson for taking it.

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 Post subject: Re: B&O coal hopper car on display
PostPosted: Mon Sep 19, 2016 9:44 pm 

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It's a sweet looking display piece. Now please be sure it remains painted and free of graffiti and rust. Those two conditions are the kiss of death for RR displays.

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 Post subject: Re: B&O coal hopper car on display
PostPosted: Mon Sep 19, 2016 10:08 pm 

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One of the things I appreciate about this car is that she is preserved, not restored. There are patches and dents all over her. Beauty marks, if you ask me.

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 Post subject: Re: B&O coal hopper car on display
PostPosted: Mon Sep 19, 2016 10:26 pm 

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As I mentioned early in this thread, Randy Anderson is the one person most responsible for saving this car in the first place. Others came along later and made important contributions too, of course. Randy also provided all the information for that magnificent lettering job. He certainly deserves credit for the fine photo, but that's just the smallest part of the credit he deserves.

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 Post subject: Re: B&O coal hopper car on display
PostPosted: Tue Sep 20, 2016 12:12 am 

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While looking for a photo of the hopper there in Chambersburg, I came across this photo of a similar B&O hopper (except class W2B) that obviously DIDN'T make it into preservation:

http://www.rrpicturearchives.net/showPi ... id=1917621

Don't know the exact details of this accident, but note that the lettering on the hopper is of a slightly different variation.


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 Post subject: Re: B&O coal hopper car on display
PostPosted: Tue Sep 20, 2016 12:26 am 

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Les,

I believe this was a short-lived early variation of the 13 Great States scheme. The scheme on the Chambersburg car was ultimately much more common. The "Big B&O (at least 2 variations) came along in the mid 1950's, but many cars carried the 13 Great States livery for many years after that.

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 Post subject: Re: B&O coal hopper car on display
PostPosted: Tue Sep 20, 2016 12:51 am 

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Tom -

All of these B&O stenciling variations for their hopper cars are neat. The one chosen for the car in Chambersburg is probably my favorite.


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 Post subject: Re: B&O coal hopper car on display
PostPosted: Tue Sep 20, 2016 5:45 pm 

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Wow. That's really something. And to think that the B&O museum wouldn't accept it. That's very surprising. This is a really cool hopper in my opinion!


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 Post subject: Re: B&O coal hopper car on display
PostPosted: Tue Sep 20, 2016 8:18 pm 

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The B&O Museum also reportedly scrapped one of their two B&O offset twin hoppers a couple years ago, retaining one as a strange and unusual icebreaker. I don't understand their priorities, but I guess it's not up to me to explain it.

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