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 Post subject: Re: Royce Kershaw Collection
PostPosted: Tue Jan 09, 2024 10:05 pm 

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MD Ramsey wrote:

So they wanted to use this vehicle for intercity passenger or commuter service? That would be the only service where new passenger construction standards would apply...

MDR

I can think of quite a lot of excursion stuff that would never meet the standards Siemens etc. need to meet for Amtrak, such as flatcars converted into open cars, etc.


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 Post subject: Re: Royce Kershaw Collection
PostPosted: Wed Jan 10, 2024 9:06 am 

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[quote="o anderson"]I am assuming the missing half or 2/3 of the carbody have been scrapped. Correct?

Honestly, I have no idea. Perhaps somebody who lives nearby knows something. I have avoided Atlanta for over a decade now having had no reason to travel through there and given the traffic issues not something I'd undertake for no reason.

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 Post subject: Re: Royce Kershaw Collection
PostPosted: Wed Jan 10, 2024 2:40 pm 

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Considering the attached image from the internet, which shows what the developer has recently slapped over Dave's restoration paint finishes (which were stunningly beautiful), it seems very unlikely they cared enough to save the amputated portion of the carbody. Damn shame.

/s/ Larry
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 Post subject: Re: Royce Kershaw Collection
PostPosted: Wed Jan 10, 2024 6:48 pm 

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Larry Lovejoy wrote:
Considering the attached image from the internet, which shows what the developer has recently slapped over Dave's restoration paint finishes (which were stunningly beautiful), it seems very unlikely they cared enough to save the amputated portion of the carbody. Damn shame.

/s/ Larry
Lawrence G. Lovejoy, P.E.


*sigh*... How many times will we have to see these things happen. If you are someone lucky enough to have collection that you care about in any way... If you don't have a plan for it right now you might as well cut it up yourself. That's a very real possibility if a tragic and unexpected accident were to occur and it's left with no owner, or worse- the family heirs.


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 Post subject: Re: Royce Kershaw Collection
PostPosted: Mon Jan 15, 2024 10:57 am 

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Kershaw passed back in July, if I recall right....

This is a link to the Auction ad: https://vimeo.com/901823797

There's a number of pieces...the full scale equipment includes:

#7 the 2-6-0

M 201, the former Mount Dora Doodlebug car, it's rough...

There's a wood Inteurban car, I forget where it came from...

M-500 the small Edwards car, in near running condition...

M-503 the ex Tallulah falls car, basically a shell/frame...

A Sykes car, forget the history, converted to a baggage trailer, just a shell too...

The frame of a new Edwards Peru car

A wood business car, rough shape, unsure of history...

A damaged White Pass coach car body...

Also several speeders, handcar, velocipede, etc...

Looks like it's going to be a no reserve auction and anything unsold likely goes to scrap, etc...


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 Post subject: Re: Royce Kershaw Collection
PostPosted: Thu Feb 01, 2024 8:17 am 

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The Heart of Dixie Railroad Museum "official Railroad Museum for the State of Alabama" is located in Calera; about an hour drive north of this auction. Many of Mr. Kershaw's pieces have historic ties to Alabama. We wished we could acquire all of them. Unfortunately, our museum only has the means to pursue one piece within his collection. We are hoping to preserve the 1923 Edwards Car #500. It operated much of its life here in Central Alabama; running out of Tallassee. If we can acquire it, we plan to offer public rides with it.
If another museum needs assistance with other pieces within the collection, we can attempt to help. Thanks. Mark Walker - Museum President.


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 Post subject: Re: Royce Kershaw Collection
PostPosted: Sat Feb 17, 2024 12:06 am 

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No one seems to have mentioned this 16" gauge G-16 amusement park train in the line-up:

https://bids.auctionbypearce.com/auctio ... park-train

That even made it onto BarnFinds!

https://barnfinds.com/1946-miniature-tr ... pany-g-16/


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 Post subject: Re: Royce Kershaw Collection
PostPosted: Thu Feb 22, 2024 1:54 am 

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Does anyone have news as to how this went? I looked at the site an hour or so beforehand, and couldn't find the locomotive. Did it go in some private sale prior to the auction?


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 Post subject: Re: Royce Kershaw Collection
PostPosted: Thu Feb 22, 2024 8:43 am 

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Howard P. wrote:
Is that 2-6-0 the engine referenced in Dave's 2003 RyPN Articles section piece about surveying steam locomotives for restoration? The "Third Case"?

Howard P.


Sorry Howard, just went back through this thread and yes, it is.

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 Post subject: Re: Royce Kershaw Collection
PostPosted: Thu Feb 22, 2024 10:35 am 

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There are 2 or three groups of Kershaw items. Bidding for the steam locomotive ends a 5PM (I assume Central time) on March 13th.
https://bids.auctionbypearce.com/auctio ... and-tender

The results of the group with the G16 and other stuff is here:
https://bids.auctionbypearce.com/auctio ... collection

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 Post subject: Re: Royce Kershaw Collection
PostPosted: Thu Mar 14, 2024 11:15 am 

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I see that the locomotive sold, and for a good price as well. Congratulations to all involved!

https://bids.auctionbypearce.com/auctions/29595/lot/3666729-incredible-1913-baldwin-2-6-0-mogul-steam-locomotive-and-tender


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 Post subject: Re: Royce Kershaw Collection
PostPosted: Thu Mar 14, 2024 3:35 pm 

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Kelly Anderson wrote:
I see that the locomotive sold, and for a good price as well. Congratulations to all involved!

https://bids.auctionbypearce.com/auctions/29595/lot/3666729-incredible-1913-baldwin-2-6-0-mogul-steam-locomotive-and-tender


It looks like the winning bidder is in Connecticut - let the speculation begin (LOL)!! Or maybe we'll get an announcement soon from someone. :)

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 Post subject: Re: Royce Kershaw Collection
PostPosted: Thu Mar 14, 2024 8:42 pm 

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https://www.facebook.com/story.php?stor ... 4159688514

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I am extremely excited to announce that the Gray Granite Railorad located in south Glastonbury, CT has purchased #7, a 1913 Baldwin locomotive. The engine is a mogul type 2-6-0 saturated boiler. Here is a few photos of her and some interesting historical information.
This engine was purchased by the W.T. Smith lumber company in Alabama and one of the engineers to run her was the famous country singer, Hank Williams seniors father. Williams was an engineer for the J.T. Smith lumber company. Years later country music legend Hank Williams senior would write “Old Log Train” in homage to his father’s life.
This type of “Victorian” engine is something I have always wanted and if feels nice to acquire one for my railroad.
And the coolest part? She’s a wood burner!! It will be nice “harvesting” my own fuel to burn. I will have a lot of information coming to the group over the next couple weeks as we work to bring her home….


More on the railroad:

https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=61554159688514


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 Post subject: Re: Royce Kershaw Collection
PostPosted: Fri Mar 15, 2024 3:12 pm 

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I see Northern Texas Traction Crimson Limited trailer No. 417 was purchased by a buyer from North Carolina for $8k. I am glad to see there was a buyer in the end because it went a while without any bids.

I am looking forward to hearing who acquired it and their plans. I have a lot of info and ephemera from NTT and would be interested in assisting the buyer if I am able.

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 Post subject: Re: Royce Kershaw Collection
PostPosted: Sun Mar 17, 2024 4:52 pm 

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I'm also curious where the Edwards model 10 car #500 is going. Sold for $185,000.

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