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 Post subject: Russel skeleton log car
PostPosted: Sat Aug 05, 2017 4:41 pm 

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I'm looking for an example of a Russel skeleton log car. Do any of you know if (where) one of these still exists?

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 Post subject: Re: Russel skeleton log car
PostPosted: Sat Aug 05, 2017 6:59 pm 

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I can't be positive but I believe there are three or four Russel log cars at the Cradle of Forestry near Brevard, NC.

http://allboyhomeschool.blogspot.com/20 ... estry.html

https://www.bing.com/images/search?view ... ay&first=1


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 Post subject: Re: Russel skeleton log car
PostPosted: Sat Aug 05, 2017 7:08 pm 

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Rhinlander, WI

http://www.pbase.com/image/66423317


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 Post subject: Re: Russel skeleton log car
PostPosted: Sun Aug 06, 2017 10:47 am 

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Pennsylvania

http://www.railroad-line.com/discussion ... C_ID=28307


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 Post subject: Re: Russel skeleton log car
PostPosted: Sun Aug 06, 2017 12:31 pm 

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One link led to another, and the Pennsylvania Lumber Museum appears to have a pretty complete shay that they store indoors but move outside for events. It does not appear that they steam the shay. How do they move it?
http://lumbermuseum.org/

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 Post subject: Re: Russel skeleton log car
PostPosted: Sun Aug 06, 2017 8:22 pm 

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I appreciate the leads, and thank you for providing them.


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 Post subject: Re: Russel skeleton log car
PostPosted: Sun Aug 06, 2017 10:48 pm 

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Just to point out what should be obvious already:

You'll get more results by spelling it properly as "Russell" when you search.


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 Post subject: Re: Russel skeleton log car
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DJSullivan's spelling of Russel is correct however, an incorrect spelling may produce more results. Only saying this because I have a Russel Wheel and Foundry mine car and I tried to find more info.

From https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Russel_Wheel_and_Foundry_Company

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 Post subject: Re: Russel skeleton log car
PostPosted: Mon Aug 07, 2017 8:20 am 

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My bad: I assumed the cars had been assembled by the Russell Car & Snow Plow Company of Ridgway, Pa.--which seems to be a somewhat understandable presumption......


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 Post subject: Re: Russel skeleton log car
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And.....we all know the fatal word in assume, right, Sandy?

And by the way, there is no "e" in Ridgway, Pa.


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 Post subject: Re: Russel skeleton log car
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G. W. Laepple wrote:
And.....we all know the fatal word in assume, right, Sandy?

And by the way, there is no "e" in Ridgway, Pa.


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 07, 2017 3:00 pm 

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I'm blaming Auto-Correct.

("I didn't say it was your fault; I said I was going to blame you.")


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 07, 2017 9:21 pm 

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The White Mountain Central (Lincoln, NH) has quite a string of operable standard guage logging disconnects. I bekieve most (or all) are off the East Branch & Lincoln. Are they Russels? Not sure. Worth a look.

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 Post subject: Re: Russel skeleton log car
PostPosted: Tue Aug 08, 2017 9:41 am 

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There is a single Russel Model 55 disconnected log truck at Snoqualmie, WA.

http://4wheelrailroader.tripod.com/id11.html

There are a pair of these under a camp car at the Polson Museum in Hoquiam, WA. Log cars of any type are much rarer than locomotives.


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 Post subject: Re: Russel skeleton log car
PostPosted: Tue Aug 08, 2017 10:53 am 

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John T wrote:
There is a single Russel Model 55 disconnected log truck at Snoqualmie, WA.

http://4wheelrailroader.tripod.com/id11.html

There are a pair of these under a camp car at the Polson Museum in Hoquiam, WA. Log cars of any type are much rarer than locomotives.


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Interesting knuckle modification to the couplers. Sharon couplers perhaps? Had not noticed this modification on any equipment prior to these photos. Anyone care to comment? Perhaps in a separate thread?

Les


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