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 Post subject: Re: Russel skeleton log car
PostPosted: Tue Aug 08, 2017 11:20 am 

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The extended knuckles were to make coupling with standard height equipment possible. The Model 55s have 24" wheels. Here is some information from the two formerly at Camp 6:

Truck #1 Russel Wheel & Foundry Model 55 disconnected log truck
Axel #1 GRIFFIN WHEEL CO TACOMA 2 14 14
“ “ 2 12 14
Axel #2 “ “ 2 13 14
“ “ 14

Truck #2 Russel Wheel & Foundry Model 55 disconnected log truck
Axel #1 GRIFFIN WHEEL CO TACOMA 2 14 14
“ “ 2 17 14
Axel #2 “ “ 5 21 15
“ “ 2 12 14


Couplers All DETROIT NO 4
To Polson Museum Hoquiam, WA 02-12

These trucks were probibly built by Russel's west coast shop Nisqually-Russel Car & Locomotive Works of Tacoma, WA.


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