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 Post subject: Former Old Colony and Fall River Railroad Museum
PostPosted: Wed Mar 06, 2019 4:58 pm 

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this museum closed in 2016, I believe. Has anyone heard anything about what happened to their mostly New Haven Railroad collection?

Did any of it go to other museums?

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 Post subject: Re: Former Old Colony and Fall River Railroad Museum
PostPosted: Wed Mar 06, 2019 5:11 pm 

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I typed this up for the museum's Wikipedia page:
(I think everything is correct).

Equipment Disposition:
Pennsylvania Railroad P-70B Passenger Car- Still on site in Fall River.
https://www.flickr.com/photos/140450285 ... ateposted/

New Haven RDC #42- Sold to Berkshire Scenic Railway Museum.

New York Central Caboose #21052- Now has a private owner.
Currently used on Massachusetts Coastal Railroad ballast trains.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=85XfXLuDGFE

New Haven Boxcar #33401- Sold to Cape Cod Chapter of the NRHS in West Barnstable, MA.


Also check out this thread:
viewtopic.php?f=1&t=39695&p=284223&hilit=Fall+River#p284223


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 Post subject: Re: Former Old Colony and Fall River Railroad Museum
PostPosted: Wed May 15, 2019 9:05 am 

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Equipment Disposition:
Pennsylvania Railroad P-70B Passenger Car- Still on site in Fall River.
https://www.flickr.com/photos/140450285 ... ateposted/

New Haven RDC #42- Sold to Berkshire Scenic Railway Museum.

New York Central Caboose #21052- Now has a private owner.
Currently used on Massachusetts Coastal Railroad ballast trains.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=85XfXLuDGFE

New Haven Boxcar #33401- Sold to Cape Cod Chapter of the NRHS in West Barnstable, MA.



Actually the caboose was moved to the Fore River Transportation railroad shops in November by its new owner. It left Mass Coastal property in October.
Leaving Mass Coastal:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/140450285 ... datetaken/
At Fore River:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/140450285 ... datetaken/


Also the boxcar is still awaiting movement to the Cape.
https://www.flickr.com/photos/140450285 ... datetaken/

P70 is still here in Fall River.....its for sale btw!

NH 42 the Firestone arrived in Lenox at Berkshire Scenic back in mid-October.

Mike


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 Post subject: Re: Former Old Colony and Fall River Railroad Museum
PostPosted: Wed May 15, 2019 10:46 am 

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The former Pawtucket yard building and some signal parts were acquired by the Railroad Museum of New England. The yard building is currently displayed at Thomaston CT. Signal parts are being used on signals which are currently being prepared for display also at Thomaston, near the passenger station.


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 Post subject: Re: Former Old Colony and Fall River Railroad Museum
PostPosted: Fri May 17, 2019 9:01 am 
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Diden't they also own a locomotive that was off site?


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 Post subject: Re: Former Old Colony and Fall River Railroad Museum
PostPosted: Wed Sep 11, 2019 7:15 pm 

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New Haven Boxcar #33401 was finally moved yesterday to the Cape Cod Chapter NRHS in West Barnstable, MA.

Michael St. Louis Photo:
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I believe the only piece of equipment still remaining on the site is the PRR P-70B Passenger Car.


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 Post subject: Re: Former Old Colony and Fall River Railroad Museum
PostPosted: Thu Sep 12, 2019 12:39 am 

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NS 3322 -

Just noticed that the end number in the photo of the New Haven boxcar seems to show 23401 rather than 33401. Can't read the road number on the side from the particular camera angle. Do we know which number is correct?

Les


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 Post subject: Re: Former Old Colony and Fall River Railroad Museum
PostPosted: Thu Sep 12, 2019 11:01 am 

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Les Beckman wrote:
NS 3322 -

Just noticed that the end number in the photo of the New Haven boxcar seems to show 23401 rather than 33401. Can't read the road number on the side from the particular camera angle. Do we know which number is correct?

Les


It was apparently a decal error. It should be 33401.


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 Post subject: Re: Former Old Colony and Fall River Railroad Museum
PostPosted: Thu Sep 12, 2019 12:13 pm 

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That's a three its just not all there....numbers were painted on but apparently that section chipped off. It looks like a decal because of the dark paint around the reporting mark which was a touch up I believe. It didn't look this bad years ago.

-Michael St. Louis


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 Post subject: Re: Former Old Colony and Fall River Railroad Museum
PostPosted: Thu Sep 12, 2019 12:15 pm 

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And yes the P70 is the last car here....for sale 3K...can contact the museum via facebook here:

https://www.facebook.com/OldColonyandFa ... oadMuseum/


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 Post subject: Re: Former Old Colony and Fall River Railroad Museum
PostPosted: Sun Sep 15, 2019 12:37 pm 

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Forgot to post this but here is the video of the move through Taunton:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SrXeSMnzfjI


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 Post subject: Re: Former Old Colony and Fall River Railroad Museum
PostPosted: Sun Sep 15, 2019 1:12 pm 

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Wow! Two engines to move one boxcar.

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 Post subject: Re: Former Old Colony and Fall River Railroad Museum
PostPosted: Sun Sep 15, 2019 3:29 pm 

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WVNorthern wrote:
Wow! Two engines to move one boxcar.


Probably more for turning the train around.


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 Post subject: Re: Former Old Colony and Fall River Railroad Museum
PostPosted: Sun Sep 15, 2019 9:34 pm 

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The power just came off a freight that would've terminated near where the boxcar was stored (Only for the night, it previously came up from a Fall River the day before). Because the power was there already they used those engines and didn't bother separating them. Would've been a waste of time to do so just to put them back together the next morning.

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