It is currently Sat Dec 15, 2018 3:06 pm

All times are UTC - 5 hours [ DST ]




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 14 posts ] 
Author Message
 Post subject: WMSR Acquires WM Boxcar From Ohio Mill
PostPosted: Fri Mar 30, 2018 10:37 am 

Joined: Sun Aug 22, 2004 1:51 pm
Posts: 8959
Location: Somewhere north of Prescott, AZ on the Santa Fe "Peavine"
The Western Maryland Scenic RR has acquired a former Western Md. Railway box car, still in remnants of original WM paint, from Ginn Grain Co. of Sidney, Ohio, which had been using the car as storage for decades.

http://www.sidneydailynews.com/news/101 ... -of-sidney

Image


Last edited by Alexander D. Mitchell IV on Fri Mar 30, 2018 12:20 pm, edited 2 times in total.

Offline
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: WMSR Acquires WM Boxcar From Nebraska Mill
PostPosted: Fri Mar 30, 2018 11:35 am 

Joined: Fri Oct 17, 2008 1:30 pm
Posts: 70
Sidney, Ohio


Offline
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: WMSR Acquires WM Boxcar From Ohio Mill
PostPosted: Fri Mar 30, 2018 12:20 pm 

Joined: Sun Aug 22, 2004 1:51 pm
Posts: 8959
Location: Somewhere north of Prescott, AZ on the Santa Fe "Peavine"
Yes, my mistake, corrected, thanks.....


Offline
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: WMSR Acquires WM Boxcar From Ohio Mill
PostPosted: Fri Mar 30, 2018 5:01 pm 

Joined: Sat Nov 28, 2015 7:28 pm
Posts: 288
Location: Northern WV
With the WMSR's supposed money woes and their buying more WM artifacts, I wonder if 1309's chance of restoration is fading fast.

_________________
Roger Cole


Offline
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: WMSR Acquires WM Boxcar From Ohio Mill
PostPosted: Fri Mar 30, 2018 5:20 pm 

Joined: Fri Dec 03, 2004 9:42 pm
Posts: 2552
This car is a gem, and it couldn't possibly be more appropriate to their mission. It's something that would have been nearly impossible to pass up.

Also, I suspect the total investment in this isn't all that significant compared to the expense of 1309.


Offline
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: WMSR Acquires WM Boxcar From Ohio Mill
PostPosted: Fri Mar 30, 2018 5:57 pm 

Joined: Tue Jul 08, 2014 2:40 pm
Posts: 22
WVNorthern wrote:
With the WMSR's supposed money woes and their buying more WM artifacts, I wonder if 1309's chance of restoration is fading fast.


While your skepticism is deserved it has been said over and over again that they have separate budgets for various departments. If they put every penny into the 1309 there wouldn't be a railroad left for it to operate on if it is ever completed. As a Wild Mary fan it is awesome to see this boxcar preserved.


Offline
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: WMSR Acquires WM Boxcar From Ohio Mill
PostPosted: Mon Apr 02, 2018 7:58 pm 

Joined: Tue Aug 02, 2005 1:25 pm
Posts: 5434
Very nice save! I don't see the Western Maryland car number mentioned. Anyone know what it might be?

Les


Offline
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: WMSR Acquires WM Boxcar From Ohio Mill
PostPosted: Mon Apr 02, 2018 9:06 pm 

Joined: Thu Aug 01, 2013 11:48 am
Posts: 5
Should be 26634, rebuilt in 1970 from an earlier class of WM boxcar. Definitely a worthy save!


Offline
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: WMSR Acquires WM Boxcar From Ohio Mill
PostPosted: Mon Apr 02, 2018 10:00 pm 

Joined: Sun Jan 11, 2009 5:31 pm
Posts: 268
Arrived in Cumberland tonight - 02 April 2018


Attachments:
Boxcar02small.JPG
Boxcar02small.JPG [ 287.06 KiB | Viewed 2481 times ]
Offline
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: WMSR Acquires WM Boxcar From Ohio Mill
PostPosted: Mon Apr 02, 2018 10:06 pm 

Joined: Sun Jan 11, 2009 5:31 pm
Posts: 268
Some detail shots of the Trucks and another of the trailer set up.

Tim Wilson


Attachments:
boxcar10small.JPG
boxcar10small.JPG [ 220.92 KiB | Viewed 2473 times ]
boxcar09small.JPG
boxcar09small.JPG [ 198.94 KiB | Viewed 2473 times ]
Boxcar08small.JPG
Boxcar08small.JPG [ 281.68 KiB | Viewed 2473 times ]
boxcar07small.JPG
boxcar07small.JPG [ 261.87 KiB | Viewed 2473 times ]
Boxcar12small.JPG
Boxcar12small.JPG [ 222.89 KiB | Viewed 2473 times ]
Offline
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: WMSR Acquires WM Boxcar From Ohio Mill
PostPosted: Tue Apr 03, 2018 8:56 pm 

Joined: Tue Aug 02, 2005 1:25 pm
Posts: 5434
In the photos above showing the truck move of WM 26634, the side that was up against the grain company building clearly shows the car number and a lot less wear on the balance of the cars lettering. The Kentucky Railway Museum has (or had) sister car # 26631, also with fading lettering. There is also a Western Maryland 40' boxcar at the Heber Valley Railroad which has been nicely repainted and, perhaps because it's a slightly older car, wears a paint scheme which was probably in place before the "speed lettering" scheme was adopted. The car in Utah is WM # 26309.

Les


Offline
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: WMSR Acquires WM Boxcar From Ohio Mill
PostPosted: Wed Apr 04, 2018 9:38 am 

Joined: Thu Aug 01, 2013 11:48 am
Posts: 5
I am pretty sure the Heber Valley boxcar is an ex-US Army car in WM paint and not an authentic WM piece. An employee there formally worked on the WMSR, hence the WM paint all the way out in Utah.


Offline
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: WMSR Acquires WM Boxcar From Ohio Mill
PostPosted: Wed Apr 04, 2018 2:09 pm 

Joined: Fri Jun 20, 2014 6:26 am
Posts: 45
utahrails.net confirms the Heber Valley Boxcar painted WM is ex US Army:

"Heber Valley has five former U. S. Army PS-1 boxcars, received from Hill Air Force Base. One has been repainted as Western Maryland; others will be repainted for other railroads that owned similar PS-1 boxcars."


http://utahrails.net/utahrails/heber-equipment.php


Offline
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: WMSR Acquires WM Boxcar From Ohio Mill
PostPosted: Wed Apr 04, 2018 2:38 pm 

Joined: Tue Aug 02, 2005 1:25 pm
Posts: 5434
wmfastfreight and Paul-NC:

Thanks for the correction. I'll amend my records. Here's a recent photo of the car at the Heber Valley:

http://www.rrpicturearchives.net/showPi ... id=4727015

Also a photo taken back in 2007 of a couple of the cars still in "Army Olive Green":

http://www.rrpicturearchives.net/showPi ... ?id=937138

Not sure if one of the cars in this second photo was used to make the faux WM car.


Les


Offline
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 14 posts ] 

All times are UTC - 5 hours [ DST ]


 Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Bing [Bot], Google [Bot], Jack A. Siffert, rusticmike6 and 60 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to: