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 Post subject: The Alphabet Route, P&WV erailment 8/18/1962
PostPosted: Fri Jul 28, 2017 7:39 pm 

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Well, here is a little ditty for folks interested in the
Alphabet Route (1962-P&WV Rook Yard) and Fairbanks Morse
H-20-44's.
When things go off the rails, NKP, P&WV and WM bridge traffic
slows down. Info from Original P&WV Archives Materials.

P&WV Hi-Line Story link:
http://www.thepwvhiline.com/BB/viewtopi ... 7176bd3b8b

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 Post subject: Re: The Alphabet Route, P&WV erailment 8/18/1962
PostPosted: Fri Jul 28, 2017 8:00 pm 

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And, this relates to rail preservation how?

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 Post subject: Re: The Alphabet Route, P&WV erailment 8/18/1962
PostPosted: Fri Jul 28, 2017 9:40 pm 

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History isn't just stuff that was there - it's what happened. This is a great story of a not too unusual bad day on the railroad back then.

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 Post subject: Re: The Alphabet Route, P&WV erailment 8/18/1962
PostPosted: Fri Jul 28, 2017 10:13 pm 

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Jim Vaitkunas wrote:
And, this relates to rail preservation how?

Thanks!


Jim -

Well, we have a Nickel Plate Road gondola at our museum. Not sure if it is the same class as the one that apparently caused this derailment on the P&WV. Might be some other NKP gons preserved at other sites.

Les


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 Post subject: Re: The Alphabet Route, P&WV erailment 8/18/1962
PostPosted: Fri Jul 28, 2017 11:42 pm 

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Dave & Les,

I agree that it's an interesting tale, but it's a stretch to say that it's preservation related.

Call me a Grinch. Yes, perhaps I have a burr under my saddle tonight. Maybe I'm not "passing well."

Still and all, this thread needs to slide over to the railfanning section.

I'll be quiet now.

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 Post subject: Re: The Alphabet Route, P&WV erailment 8/18/1962
PostPosted: Sat Jul 29, 2017 1:10 am 

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Jim Vaitkunas wrote:
Dave & Les,

I agree that it's an interesting tale, but it's a stretch to say that it's preservation related.

Call me a Grinch. Yes, perhaps I have a burr under my saddle tonight. Maybe I'm not "passing well."

Still and all, this thread needs to slide over to the railfanning section.

I'll be quiet now.

Thanks!

The interchange mission strictly says it exist to discuss both railroad history and preservation related activities. I'd say this thread fairly falls within that distinction citing a historic derailment as the premise for its existence. Likewise this information can prove useful as future lessons regarding the safe operation of railroads on modern contemporaries.

Cameron


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 Post subject: Re: The Alphabet Route, P&WV erailment 8/18/1962
PostPosted: Sat Jul 29, 2017 6:02 am 

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Guys, our job is telling stories. All the stuff we get obsessive about are just stage props that help us do it. Important props to do the stories justice, but keep these priorities in mind.

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 Post subject: Re: The Alphabet Route, P&WV erailment 8/18/1962
PostPosted: Sat Jul 29, 2017 7:31 am 

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Guy's glad that most enjoyed this little "Alphabet Route" ditty.
We always enjoy sharing (the rest of the Story).
Most directly related to Historical R.R. Images, Static & Operating Displays/Exhibits.

Hi-Line's mission, to share only complete facts. All based on our vast
collection(s) of P&WV Original Company Archive Records.

...as for our Historical perspectives.
Here is a very small spec of things we do.
Click on this ALL-FREE link:

http://thepwvhiline.com/Historic_Documents.htm

pick out one of interest, let it load, and Enjoy!

BTW, Thanks again, to Rick Rowlands and the NKP Mad-River folks.
This stunning Engineering/Architect Original collection just keeps giving ...

Jer/P&WV Hi-Line.


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