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Wanted: Walkover Seat
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Author:  RailroadRomantic39 [ Sun Nov 22, 2020 12:28 am ]
Post subject:  Wanted: Walkover Seat

I am looking for a single walkover seat for a project I am working on. I do not have any particular preference right now to style or time period but I would prefer one that is cushioned (vs wood seat bottom/back). It needs to be in good mechanical condition. I'd like to find something in or close to California to keep freight costs down.

Author:  car57 [ Wed Dec 09, 2020 10:35 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Wanted: Walkover Seat

Talk to Mid Continent RR they had lots at one time.


Author:  RailroadRomantic39 [ Thu Dec 17, 2020 2:13 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Wanted: Walkover Seat

Thanks Mike, I'll give them a call.

Author:  RailroadRomantic39 [ Mon Jan 04, 2021 12:31 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Wanted: Walkover Seat

Still on the search for a walkover...

Author:  Randy Hees [ Tue Jan 05, 2021 2:14 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Wanted: Walkover Seat

The Society for the Preservation of Carter Railroad Resources (SPCRR.org) in Fremont California has patterns to make a Buntin walk over seat frame. These were recently used to cast seat frames for one of the two Cumbres & Toltec coach restorations. The cost for the castings is about $270.

Strasburg offers a reproduction of a Hale & Kilburn #73 walkover seat. https://www.strasburgrailroad.com/mecha ... tion-part/


Author:  SteelGrinder [ Sat Jan 09, 2021 12:01 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Wanted: Walkover Seat

Not sure if these are the vintage you are interested in, but some are listed as having cushions (although no base) - Price is reported as "make offer" location: Ohio


Author:  RailroadRomantic39 [ Tue Jan 12, 2021 12:19 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Wanted: Walkover Seat

Thanks Randy and SteelGrinder for those leads. I'll try and get a hold of Strasburg and see how much they're asking for a reproduction seat. I actually found the ones at Orrville a while back and have been discussing shipping options with them. Pallet or crate shipping from Ohio to California will not be cheap but if it's in the budget, I'll probably go that route.

I talked with my friends down at our local museum, Railtown 1897, to see if they have any leads that are a little closer.

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