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GEORGIA VIRTUAL ARCHIVES

ALLEN STANLEY
 

Hi Guys,

Found this link to the Ga Virtual Archives on the Civil War group. I just searched on railroad and got hundreds of hits and many are truly remarkable. Sorry if this is old news. GN & GF&A photos along with every other road in the state. So far most pre 1950. If you just do an open search there is also tons of interesting photos, drawings reports etc. Have fun! Also search TRAIN.

https://vault.georgiaarchives.org/digital/search

Blessings!

Allen Stanley
Simpsonville SC


Now on Taplines - The Doodlebugs of the Georgia Northern

taplines
 

Now on Taplines - The Doodlebugs of the Georgia Northern
http://taplines.net/GN/GN.html

Look forward to any discussion on the motor cars of the Georgia Northern.
There is not a lot of information about them.
Best Wishes to All and Happy Holidays!
Don Hensley


Georgia Northern Gas Motor Cars

Donnie Hensley
 

I've been compiling a list of Georgia Northern Gas Motor Cars using the photographs and negatives in my collection. If anyone can add to this list it would be greatly appreciated.
GEORGIA NORTHERN MOTOR CARS
12 EDWARDS  Model 10 ex Yadkin # 100 in 1921 24 seats 100 hp Buda   
to GN 12 in 1932 Photo Evidence in 1938

14 Motor Car Photo Evidence 1938

55 (1st) BRILL Model 55 Destroyed by fire in 1944

56 Brill Model 55 Photo Evidence- 1950

55 (2nd) Brill Model 55 21566 – 1922 14.5 tons 42 passengers  Serv 68hp gas ex WP from GC&L  in 1944 – front coupler added circa 1957, maybe for hauling to the shop when it broke down or as use as a passenger car when it did break down.  Photo Evidence -1955, 1957, 1958

527 Brill Model 55 c/n 21983 -1924 ex San Antonio,Ulvade & Gulf 200, 14.5 tons 43’-6” 38 passenger Serv 68hp gas – Photo Evidence -1950, 1955

528 Brill Model 55 Photo Evidence –circa 1950

Thanks
Don
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Taplines...o o o o Don Hensley
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[_____]_|__|_______)<   photos@...
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Atlanta Train Show

Gary Betz
 

The 56th Atlanta Train Show is this Saturday January 19th at Infinite Energy Forum, 6400 Sugarloaf Parkway, in Duluth.  Show hours are 9:00-4:00.

We'll be there with 3 tables of paper railroadiana featuring ACL, SAL, SCL, SBD, Southern including employee & public timetables, maps, rule books, manuals and more.  We'll also have items from railroads coast to coast from the largest class one's to small terminal & shortlines.  Looking for something specific?  Let us know and if we have it we'll be sure to bring it along.  We'll also buy or trade for your excess material.

This is our first trip to the Atlanta area and we look forward to seeing you.

Gary Betz
Ionia MI


Albany & Northern #9

Donnie Hensley
 

Thomas Lawson asked me a very intriguing question yesterday:
"Why the Pidcocks bought the Brooks-Scanlon #9 for the Albany & Northern Ry. in 1952? 
This deal makes absolutely no sense to me and I donunderstand it at all.
There were four bought new diesels (two 70Ts, a DS4-4-660 and an SW8) on the A&N/GAS&C/GN
combined rosters in 1950. There was all kinds of dead, but seemingly serviceable, steam power
parked around the shop at Moultrie in 1952. So why buy the B-S #9, park it at Albany and then
never fire it up?
In fact, I have no photographic evidence anywhere in my files showing ANY Pidcock Lines steam
locomotive actually in service taken after 1947! "
Do any of ya'll know why the bought the #9?
Like Tom I have never seen a #9 steamed up, it was always at the coaling platform at Albany.
And looking at my own collection I have found no operating steam in the late 40's or the 50's, they are always parked at Moultrie.
They ran a lot of railfan events in the 50's using the motorcars, but no steam.
Don
 
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Taplines...o o o o Don Hensley
       _____     ()     2680 1st Street
 __===  ]OO|_n_n_][.    Bartow, Fla 33830
[_____]_|__|_______)<   photos@...
 oo oo    o  OOO-=o\\_  www.taplines.net
SE Shortline, Industrial & Narrow Gauge History


Re: [GaRRHistory] Re: Central of Georgia Railway Standard stations

Simon Dunkley <simon.dunkley@...>
 

Hi Thomas,

Thank you very much: they are incredibly useful, and have filled in some gaps in my knowledge which would have otherwise led to an error in some details.

Simon

On 14 Dec 2014, at 01:26, "thomasbordeaux333@... [GaRRHistory]" <GaRRHistory@...> wrote:

 

Six original architectural drawings/plans for the Savannah, Georgia, Central of Georgia Railway Company station and outlying buildings - Price Estimate: $2000 - $3000

Simon,

I found these drawings for you. One of the drawings is the design of a C of Ga 2nd class station. The model kit that was available was for a 3rd class station.


 Thomas


Re: Central of Georgia Railway Standard stations

Thomas Bordeaux
 

Six original architectural drawings/plans for the Savannah, Georgia, Central of Georgia Railway Company station and outlying buildings - Price Estimate: $2000 - $3000

Simon,

I found these drawings for you. One of the drawings is the design of a C of Ga 2nd class station. The model kit that was available was for a 3rd class station.


 Thomas


Vintage toy trains for sale - Gainesville,GA

Matt Conrad
 

I'm thinning out my collection of Louis Marx O gage trains. I have eleven trains for sale for between $50 and $200 per set. I'll even throw in an oval of track with each train (sorry, no transformers).


I work just off the square in Gainesville, GA. Email off-list for the full list of trains and where to see them. 


Pix on my Flickr page here:

Marx Trains


--

-Matt Conrad



Re: [GaRRHistory] Central of Georgia Railway Standard stations

Ricky Rupp
 

Thank you sir.

Ricky Allen Rupp
 

To: GaRRHistory@...
From: GaRRHistory@...
Date: Wed, 4 Jun 2014 13:17:33 -0700
Subject: Re: [GaRRHistory] Central of Georgia Railway Standard stations

 
I would suggest the Central of Georgia Historical Society.
Southern Railway Historical Society may have something too.
All I have are signal plans.
Don

 
Taplines...o o o o Don Hensley
       _____     ()     277 S Washington St 
 __===  ]OO|_n_n_][.    Waynesburg, PA 15370
[_____]_|__|_______)<   photos@...
 oo oo    o  OOO-=o\\_  www.taplines.net
SE Shortline, Industrial & Narrow Gauge History


From: "simon.dunkley@... [GaRRHistory]"
To: GaRRHistory@...
Sent: Wednesday, June 4, 2014 3:19 PM
Subject: [GaRRHistory] Central of Georgia Railway Standard stations

 
Hi everyone,

Does anyone know of any available plans for CG standard stations? I note that there was a kit available in both N and H0 scales for the C sized stations, so I presume some information exists somewhere. Can anyone help? I work in S scale, so am not looking for a kit, just a drawing.

Best,

Simon




Re: [GaRRHistory] Central of Georgia Railway Standard stations

Donnie Hensley
 

I would suggest the Central of Georgia Historical Society.
Southern Railway Historical Society may have something too.
All I have are signal plans.
Don

 
Taplines...o o o o Don Hensley
       _____     ()     277 S Washington St 
 __===  ]OO|_n_n_][.    Waynesburg, PA 15370
[_____]_|__|_______)<   photos@...
 oo oo    o  OOO-=o\\_  www.taplines.net
SE Shortline, Industrial & Narrow Gauge History


From: "simon.dunkley@... [GaRRHistory]"
To: GaRRHistory@...
Sent: Wednesday, June 4, 2014 3:19 PM
Subject: [GaRRHistory] Central of Georgia Railway Standard stations

 
Hi everyone,

Does anyone know of any available plans for CG standard stations? I note that there was a kit available in both N and H0 scales for the C sized stations, so I presume some information exists somewhere. Can anyone help? I work in S scale, so am not looking for a kit, just a drawing.

Best,

Simon



Central of Georgia Railway Standard stations

simon.dunkley@...
 

Hi everyone,


Does anyone know of any available plans for CG standard stations? I note that there was a kit available in both N and H0 scales for the C sized stations, so I presume some information exists somewhere. Can anyone help? I work in S scale, so am not looking for a kit, just a drawing.


Best,


Simon


Re: [GaRRHistory] Early diesel switcher paint schemes

Simon Dunkley <simon_dunkley@...>
 

Sorry, wasn't clear, but following on from the earlier messages in the thread, was talking about the Central.

On 6 Oct 2013, at 02:53, Frank Greene <frgreene290@...> wrote:

 

I'm curious, Simon, since you're asking about SW1 #2 and a S-2, are you looking for Georgia RR schemes?  I ask because, I don't think the GA had either.  The Central of GA had both, including a SW1 #2.
Frank Greene
Canton, GA

On 10/5/2013 8:27 AM, Robert Hanson wrote:
You would be interested, I suppose, in the as-delivered scheme.  

What you really need is a paint diagram.  This would show exactly the specifications of the stripes and their placement.

Unfortunately I do not have a diagram of this scheme.

Ron Dettmer, who worked in the mechanical department of the Georgia Railroad (I was in the accounting department) might have this information.

If he's on line, I hope he'll respond,  If not, I'll try to get in touch with him and find out what the specs are.  (He lives near Jacksonville, FL, I'm near Atlanta, GA.)

Bob 


-----Original Message-----
From: Simon Dunkley
To: GaRRHistory

Sent: Sat, Oct 5, 2013 5:47 am
Subject: Re: [GaRRHistory] Early diesel switcher paint schemes

 
Hi Robert,

You are correct: I am in the UK. This makes you both close (figuratively) and far (physically)!

I have an SW1, which is intended to be number 2, and also an S2: number yet to be decided. My modelling is set (mostly) in the late 1940s.

Simon

On 4 Oct 2013, at 22:31, Robert Hanson <RHanson669@...> wrote:

 
How early, Simon?

There were four switcher schemes - a very early scheme of black (or blue) with stripes, a slightly later one of blue with a silver band, a solid blue scheme with silver lettering, and a final one of solid black with white lettering.

You don't say where you are, but your use of the term "livery" for the US term "paint scheme" suggests that you might be in the UK.

How close am I?

Bob Hanson
Loganville, GA


-----Original Message-----
From: Simon Dunkley <simon_dunkley@...>
To: GaRRHistory <GaRRHistory@...>
Sent: Fri, Oct 4, 2013 4:51 pm
Subject: Re: [GaRRHistory] Early diesel switcher paint schemes

 
More questions!

Does anyone have any measurements of the early switcher livery, i.e. width of the white stripes, and location up from the deck, and size and location of the logo and the number and typeface?

Simon Dunkley, a long way from Georgia.





Simon Dunkley



Re: [GaRRHistory] Early diesel switcher paint schemes

Robert Hanson
 

You're right, Frank - The Georgia Railroad owned neither model, but the Central did.

I didn't pick up on that.

You're absolutely correct.

Bob Hanson


-----Original Message-----
From: Frank Greene
To: GaRRHistory
Sent: Sat, Oct 5, 2013 9:53 pm
Subject: Re: [GaRRHistory] Early diesel switcher paint schemes

 
I'm curious, Simon, since you're asking about SW1 #2 and a S-2, are you looking for Georgia RR schemes?  I ask because, I don't think the GA had either.  The Central of GA had both, including a SW1 #2.
Frank Greene
Canton, GA

On 10/5/2013 8:27 AM, Robert Hanson wrote:
You would be interested, I suppose, in the as-delivered scheme.  

What you really need is a paint diagram.  This would show exactly the specifications of the stripes and their placement.

Unfortunately I do not have a diagram of this scheme.

Ron Dettmer, who worked in the mechanical department of the Georgia Railroad (I was in the accounting department) might have this information.

If he's on line, I hope he'll respond,  If not, I'll try to get in touch with him and find out what the specs are.  (He lives near Jacksonville, FL, I'm near Atlanta, GA.)

Bob 


-----Original Message-----
From: Simon Dunkley
To: GaRRHistory
Sent: Sat, Oct 5, 2013 5:47 am
Subject: Re: [GaRRHistory] Early diesel switcher paint schemes

 
Hi Robert,

You are correct: I am in the UK. This makes you both close (figuratively) and far (physically)!

I have an SW1, which is intended to be number 2, and also an S2: number yet to be decided. My modelling is set (mostly) in the late 1940s.

Simon

On 4 Oct 2013, at 22:31, Robert Hanson <RHanson669@...> wrote:

 
How early, Simon?

There were four switcher schemes - a very early scheme of black (or blue) with stripes, a slightly later one of blue with a silver band, a solid blue scheme with silver lettering, and a final one of solid black with white lettering.

You don't say where you are, but your use of the term "livery" for the US term "paint scheme" suggests that you might be in the UK.

How close am I?

Bob Hanson
Loganville, GA


-----Original Message-----
From: Simon Dunkley <simon_dunkley@...>
To: GaRRHistory <GaRRHistory@...>
Sent: Fri, Oct 4, 2013 4:51 pm
Subject: Re: [GaRRHistory] Early diesel switcher paint schemes

 
More questions!

Does anyone have any measurements of the early switcher livery, i.e. width of the white stripes, and location up from the deck, and size and location of the logo and the number and typeface?

Simon Dunkley, a long way from Georgia.




Re: [GaRRHistory] Early diesel switcher paint schemes

Frank Greene
 

I'm curious, Simon, since you're asking about SW1 #2 and a S-2, are you looking for Georgia RR schemes?  I ask because, I don't think the GA had either.  The Central of GA had both, including a SW1 #2.
Frank Greene
Canton, GA

On 10/5/2013 8:27 AM, Robert Hanson wrote:

You would be interested, I suppose, in the as-delivered scheme.  

What you really need is a paint diagram.  This would show exactly the specifications of the stripes and their placement.

Unfortunately I do not have a diagram of this scheme.

Ron Dettmer, who worked in the mechanical department of the Georgia Railroad (I was in the accounting department) might have this information.

If he's on line, I hope he'll respond,  If not, I'll try to get in touch with him and find out what the specs are.  (He lives near Jacksonville, FL, I'm near Atlanta, GA.)

Bob 


-----Original Message-----
From: Simon Dunkley
To: GaRRHistory
Sent: Sat, Oct 5, 2013 5:47 am
Subject: Re: [GaRRHistory] Early diesel switcher paint schemes

 
Hi Robert,

You are correct: I am in the UK. This makes you both close (figuratively) and far (physically)!

I have an SW1, which is intended to be number 2, and also an S2: number yet to be decided. My modelling is set (mostly) in the late 1940s.

Simon

On 4 Oct 2013, at 22:31, Robert Hanson <RHanson669@...> wrote:

 
How early, Simon?

There were four switcher schemes - a very early scheme of black (or blue) with stripes, a slightly later one of blue with a silver band, a solid blue scheme with silver lettering, and a final one of solid black with white lettering.

You don't say where you are, but your use of the term "livery" for the US term "paint scheme" suggests that you might be in the UK.

How close am I?

Bob Hanson
Loganville, GA


-----Original Message-----
From: Simon Dunkley <simon_dunkley@...>
To: GaRRHistory <GaRRHistory@...>
Sent: Fri, Oct 4, 2013 4:51 pm
Subject: Re: [GaRRHistory] Early diesel switcher paint schemes

 
More questions!

Does anyone have any measurements of the early switcher livery, i.e. width of the white stripes, and location up from the deck, and size and location of the logo and the number and typeface?

Simon Dunkley, a long way from Georgia.




Re: [GaRRHistory] Early diesel switcher paint schemes

Robert Hanson
 

You would be interested, I suppose, in the as-delivered scheme.  

What you really need is a paint diagram.  This would show exactly the specifications of the stripes and their placement.

Unfortunately I do not have a diagram of this scheme.

Ron Dettmer, who worked in the mechanical department of the Georgia Railroad (I was in the accounting department) might have this information.

If he's on line, I hope he'll respond,  If not, I'll try to get in touch with him and find out what the specs are.  (He lives near Jacksonville, FL, I'm near Atlanta, GA.)

Bob 


-----Original Message-----
From: Simon Dunkley
To: GaRRHistory <GaRRHistory@...>
Sent: Sat, Oct 5, 2013 5:47 am
Subject: Re: [GaRRHistory] Early diesel switcher paint schemes

 
Hi Robert,

You are correct: I am in the UK. This makes you both close (figuratively) and far (physically)!

I have an SW1, which is intended to be number 2, and also an S2: number yet to be decided. My modelling is set (mostly) in the late 1940s.

Simon

On 4 Oct 2013, at 22:31, Robert Hanson <RHanson669@...> wrote:

 
How early, Simon?

There were four switcher schemes - a very early scheme of black (or blue) with stripes, a slightly later one of blue with a silver band, a solid blue scheme with silver lettering, and a final one of solid black with white lettering.

You don't say where you are, but your use of the term "livery" for the US term "paint scheme" suggests that you might be in the UK.

How close am I?

Bob Hanson
Loganville, GA


-----Original Message-----
From: Simon Dunkley <simon_dunkley@...>
To: GaRRHistory <GaRRHistory@...>
Sent: Fri, Oct 4, 2013 4:51 pm
Subject: Re: [GaRRHistory] Early diesel switcher paint schemes

 
More questions!

Does anyone have any measurements of the early switcher livery, i.e. width of the white stripes, and location up from the deck, and size and location of the logo and the number and typeface?

Simon Dunkley, a long way from Georgia.



Re: [GaRRHistory] Early diesel switcher paint schemes

Simon Dunkley <simon_dunkley@...>
 

Hi Robert,

You are correct: I am in the UK. This makes you both close (figuratively) and far (physically)!

I have an SW1, which is intended to be number 2, and also an S2: number yet to be decided. My modelling is set (mostly) in the late 1940s.

Simon

On 4 Oct 2013, at 22:31, Robert Hanson <RHanson669@...> wrote:

 

How early, Simon?


There were four switcher schemes - a very early scheme of black (or blue) with stripes, a slightly later one of blue with a silver band, a solid blue scheme with silver lettering, and a final one of solid black with white lettering.

You don't say where you are, but your use of the term "livery" for the US term "paint scheme" suggests that you might be in the UK.

How close am I?

Bob Hanson
Loganville, GA


-----Original Message-----
From: Simon Dunkley <simon_dunkley@...>
To: GaRRHistory <GaRRHistory@...>
Sent: Fri, Oct 4, 2013 4:51 pm
Subject: Re: [GaRRHistory] Early diesel switcher paint schemes

 
More questions!

Does anyone have any measurements of the early switcher livery, i.e. width of the white stripes, and location up from the deck, and size and location of the logo and the number and typeface?

Simon Dunkley, a long way from Georgia.



Re: [GaRRHistory] Early diesel switcher paint schemes

Robert Hanson
 

How early, Simon?

There were four switcher schemes - a very early scheme of black (or blue) with stripes, a slightly later one of blue with a silver band, a solid blue scheme with silver lettering, and a final one of solid black with white lettering.

You don't say where you are, but your use of the term "livery" for the US term "paint scheme" suggests that you might be in the UK.

How close am I?

Bob Hanson
Loganville, GA


-----Original Message-----
From: Simon Dunkley
To: GaRRHistory
Sent: Fri, Oct 4, 2013 4:51 pm
Subject: Re: [GaRRHistory] Early diesel switcher paint schemes

 
More questions!

Does anyone have any measurements of the early switcher livery, i.e. width of the white stripes, and location up from the deck, and size and location of the logo and the number and typeface?

Simon Dunkley, a long way from Georgia.



Re: [GaRRHistory] Early diesel switcher paint schemes

Simon Dunkley <simon_dunkley@...>
 

More questions!

Does anyone have any measurements of the early switcher livery, i.e. width of the white stripes, and location up from the deck, and size and location of the logo and the number and typeface?

Simon Dunkley, a long way from Georgia.



Re: [GaRRHistory] Early diesel switcher paint schemes

Simon Dunkley <simon_dunkley@...>
 

Thanks, Robert.

That actually makes me very happy, as painting will be simpler!
I have some spare heralds, or at least, I can spare a couple for this purpose.

Simon

, which explains the odd auto-"corrections".

On 24 Jul 2013, at 15:16, Robert Hanson <RHanson669@...> wrote:

 

Simon - 


The Central's switchers were, indeed, black with white trim and lettering.  The herald was, at one time, available in a decal set but I suspect that this is no longer true. Maybe someone more up-to-date can let us know about this.

As far as I know, the switchers remained in the black/white lettering scheme until it was replaced in the mid-1960's with the Southern's black/gray scheme.  I have never seen a CofG switcher in any scheme other than these two, not do I recall seeing a photo of such a unit.

My two cents worth.

Bob Hanson
Loganville, GA 


-----Original Message-----
From: Simon <simon_dunkley@...>
To: GaRRHistory <GaRRHistory@...>
Sent: Wed, Jul 24, 2013 8:33 am
Subject: [GaRRHistory] Early diesel switcher paint schemes

 
Afternoon all,

I have acquired a couple of lovely models, for an EMC/D SW1 and an Alco S2. Neither are in CofG paint schemes, and I wish to repaint them into schemes appropriate for the late 1940s. The brief feature of SW1 #1 in The Right Way vol 12, no. 3, had a photo taken shortly after delivery, which suggests a single dark colour (black?) with a couple of light coloured stripes (white?) and a rectangular logo (this would be easy to paint!) but what colours were they, was this also applied to the S2s, how long did they last in this scheme?

They will see service on my (model) shortline, so if anyone has any information on such motive power in use on branch lines or short lines, I would also appreciate that!

Pointers to on-line sources, in print books, etc, gratefully received as well.

Simon


Re: [GaRRHistory] Early diesel switcher paint schemes

Robert Hanson
 

Simon - 

The Central's switchers were, indeed, black with white trim and lettering.  The herald was, at one time, available in a decal set but I suspect that this is no longer true. Maybe someone more up-to-date can let us know about this.

As far as I know, the switchers remained in the black/white lettering scheme until it was replaced in the mid-1960's with the Southern's black/gray scheme.  I have never seen a CofG switcher in any scheme other than these two, not do I recall seeing a photo of such a unit.

My two cents worth.

Bob Hanson
Loganville, GA 


-----Original Message-----
From: Simon
To: GaRRHistory
Sent: Wed, Jul 24, 2013 8:33 am
Subject: [GaRRHistory] Early diesel switcher paint schemes

 
Afternoon all,

I have acquired a couple of lovely models, for an EMC/D SW1 and an Alco S2. Neither are in CofG paint schemes, and I wish to repaint them into schemes appropriate for the late 1940s. The brief feature of SW1 #1 in The Right Way vol 12, no. 3, had a photo taken shortly after delivery, which suggests a single dark colour (black?) with a couple of light coloured stripes (white?) and a rectangular logo (this would be easy to paint!) but what colours were they, was this also applied to the S2s, how long did they last in this scheme?

They will see service on my (model) shortline, so if anyone has any information on such motive power in use on branch lines or short lines, I would also appreciate that!

Pointers to on-line sources, in print books, etc, gratefully received as well.

Simon

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