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Cass photo and freight runby at Spruce

Thomas Howard
 


All Scale Rails Issue #24 2020

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Re: Doodlebug Makes final Albany trip

Jim Herron
 

At least one of the Brill M-55 model Doodlebugs has been saved; the Frankfort & Cincinnati RR M55-1 is at the Ky Railway Museum and I believe it was restored a few years ago.

When F&C donated it to KRM in 1959-60, L&N allowed it to run from Frankfort to Louisville with passengers. I rode that trip and movies of the run are in the video (DVD) Reflections of the L&N Volume 2.

-Jim Herron


Doodlebug Makes final Albany trip

Bob
 


HISTORY OF FEC TO BE PRESENTED TUESDAY EVENING, JANUARY 7TH in KEY WEST

seth h. bramson
 

All:

 

Pleased to advise that we will begin the celebration of the FLORIDA EAST COAST RAILWAY’S 125th Anniversary Year in Key West on the above date.

 

The talk will take place in the ballroom at Margaritaville, right next door to the Beachside Marriott in Key West. They have a beautiful space that can accommodate over a hundred people. For additional guests, Kassandra, from the Key West Art and Historical Society will invite and add any additional guests whose names I send OR they can call or email her with their names and number of guests attending.

 

Here is the hotel’s address, and, again, the talk will be held right next door:  Marriott Beachside Hotel

3841 North Roosevelt Boulevard Key West, Florida 33040. Kassandra’s phone number is (305)295-6616, ext.114.

 

I will send the time in another email a few days prior but it will be in the evening.  Hope that some of you can make it.


In the meantime, have a wonderful and happy holiday season, and as we say in South Florida, “Deck them halls with matzoh balls!”

 

 

 

 

 


Re: Now on Taplines - The Doodlebu

Sam Smith
 

Thank you for sharing this link. Very interesting information.

Samuel Smith


On Tue, Dec 17, 2019 at 11:48 AM, taplines
<photos@...> wrote:
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


Re: Now on Taplines - The Doodlebugs of the Georgia Northern

Bob
 

THe mail was handled by the "Northern Express Company". I saw a couple of trucks around the depot that handled this. I did not realize it at the time, though. But, I did see it at the Post Office. For the REA Express, it was handled in a box car just ahead of the caboose. This continued up until either REA ceased operations or the City of Miami was discontinued. At night the GN Caboose and the express car was parked in Albany Passenger Terminal for loading/unloading.


Re: Now on Taplines - The Doodlebugs of the Georgia Northern

David Payne
 


Bob,
Do you know what provisions were made for "handling with Postal Transportation Service for the movement of mails over highway on improved schedule.  Also, express will continue to be handled as presently."?
Thanks,
David Payne


In a message dated 12/17/2019 3:36:56 PM Eastern Standard Time, hastybob@... writes:

The notice is dated Oct. 30, 1953. Here is a link to it: http://hastybob.rrpicturearchives.net/showPicture.aspx?id=3334567


Re: Now on Taplines - The Doodlebugs of the Georgia Northern

Bob
 

Glad to see a thread on the Pidcock Lines. I grew up in Moultrie, about 100 yards from the shop. This was in the 1960's before the Southern came in and scraped most of the really interesting and rare things. I knew all the shop gang and the train crew from Albany and road with them a lot of afternoons after school. The shop was my "playground". I was in and out of everything (imagine a kid doing that now!) Behind the engine shop was a "coach" shop. It held a wooden passenger car and a steel passenger car. We all know, or should know, what happened to the wooden one. It went to the "Trains of Yesterday museum in Hilliard, Fl and later to Arkansas where it eventually rotted down to the point where only the trucks are left. The steel car - I'm not sure but believe it may have been the passenger car that came with the 2 when the Georgia Northern purchased it from the Southern. That car was scraped by the Southern about 1966 or 1967. The #2 was purchased by the Georgia Northern years before the Southern take over. The only times I remember it running was to move the wrecker around in the shop yard. It had a very pronounced "Booming" sound. I've never heard another engine that sounded like it. Also, in the shop or behind it were two motor cars. Only once did I see one of them being used. That was probably about 1959 or 1960. It was being loaded with drinks and supplies. It had to be for a special event. After that it was parked in the third stall in the shop *(the one that they never used). It had a coupler on the rear but not on the front. I never paid too much attention to the other one as it was between a fence and a building and hard to get to.
When growing up, I was always told that there was a passenger car ( Office car was what I was told) that caught fire and burned near the depot. While the GN had the Moultrie, they had several others over the years. But, I never saw another
one. However, I have read accounts of one of the motor cars burning and now I wonder if this isn't the one that I was told about.
I managed to collect a number of items from the GN over the years. Many of them I got from the shop as they were scraping things. One thing I got was the Engine builder's plate from the #2. There wasn't a real builder's plate as we think of them. The engine plate is brass. The other prized item is the public notice of the discontinuance of the Passenger trains to/from Boston. There were 3 round trips a day (except Sunday) at the end. The notice is dated Oct. 30, 1953. Here is a link to it: http://hastybob.rrpicturearchives.net/showPicture.aspx?id=3334567
The GN was probably the best railroad you could grow up around. Very friendly bunch worked there.

Bob


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


Re: Early Atlanta RR history

auto08021c@...
 

Dear Bob,

belatedly thought of something.
the "Lone Pine" story may have been in the 1987 Atlanta phone book. it had a "welcome to Atlanta" page that gave a history of the place.

Walt


SUNSHINE STATE TROLLEYS

seth h. bramson
 

Friends:

 

Our SUNSHINE STATE TROLLEYS:  The Street and Electric Railways of Florida is now “on the schedule” and I have to have the completed book to CERA by September, 2020.

 

While we have hundreds of Florida trolley, street car and electric freight operations images, we are, as we always do, reaching out to all of you for your inputs and assistance, and, yes, unquestionably, we will be counting on Robert Mann to be of invaluable help. 

 

As always, anything you provide, even if it is “only” information, will earn you a place in the Acknowledgments, and, of course, you will receive a credit line under each image that is used.

 

Please contact me OFF list. I have a number of great FEC Palm Beach mule car photos but only one or two Ormonds, so if you have a good, clear shot of the Ormond mule car operation, please let me know. We have some St. Augustine but only one or two of the Daytona battery powered trolley, as well as the Everglades City, Sanford and Miami battery powered cars. I also need images and information on the several very short animal-powered lines from depots to hotels, such as Magnolia Springs, and, yes, we will purchase same but anything you loan us will be returned.

 

Will look forward to hearing from you.


Re: Georgia Northern Gas Motor Cars

taplines
 


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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All Scale Rails Issue #23 2019

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Atlanta Show

seth h. bramson
 

Dear friends and fellow historians and ferroequineologists:

 

Below is the press release for the upcoming 57th Annual Atlanta Model Train and Railroadiana Show and Sale.  Unhappily, and because this having to make a living stuff keeps interfering with what’s really important—such as being at many more of the shows sponsored by the famous “the boys”--and with classes beginning at Barry University on Monday, August 26th, there is just no way that I can make it this year but I seriously urge all of you to do your best to get to this great show.  You won’t be sorry and I know you will enjoy it.

 

 

PRESS RELEASE

        

Golden Spike Enterprises, Inc. is proud to announce its 57th ATLANTA MODEL TRAIN AND RAILROADIANA SHOW AND SALE. This unique event, formerly held at the North Atlanta Trade Center, will be held this year at our new and greatly improved location The Infinite Energy Forum, 6400 Sugarloaf Parkway, Duluth, GA 30097 on Saturday, August 24, 2019 from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm.

 

Over 325 tables representing dealers from all over the nation will have model items in all gauges and Railroad Antiques for sale. This is Georgia’s largest combination show, displaying items for both the “modeler” and “railbuff” alike all under one roof. The model railroader may choose from Lionel, American Flyer, LGB, Marklin or Ives Trains from the past or present. The rail buff may focus on dining car china, lanterns, switch locks and keys, calendars, timetables, signs or any other artifacts actually utilized by the railroads. Both collecting interests represent truly unique pieces of Americana.

 

As an extra feature of this show there will be six large working layouts for all to view and enjoy during all open show hours.

 

Attendees will be able to relive the glory days of railroading in Georgia when the Georgia Railroad, Seaboard Railroad and the Atlantic Coast Line Railroad were king.

 

For other details or dealer information please call (813) 949-7197 and ask for Alan Altman.

 

Once again, this twice a year event will be held on Saturday, August 24, 2019 from 9:00am to 4:00pm at the Infinite Energy Forum. Admission is $9.00, children under 12 are free. Parking is free. For discount coupons go to www.gserr.com/shows for $1.00 off show admissions.


Cover of the new FLORIDA RAILROADS book in Arcadia's Postcard History series

seth h. bramson
 

Greetings, all:

Pleased to attach the cover of the new book. 128 pages with 211 Florida
railroad postcards. Chapter titled are ACL/FEC/SAL--SCL/L &
N--SL-SF--SR/the Short Lines/Logging, Lumber, Industrial and Port Railroads/
Depots/Union Stations/Street and Electric Railways/Tourist Roads and
Exhibits.

Certainly tried to include everything possible, but, as you can imagine,
with several thousands of Florida railroad and electric railway postcards in
The Bramson Archive had to select those I thought would be of greatest
interest to the largest number of people.

The book is available direct from arcadiapublishing.com, The Bramson
Archive, soon your local hobby shops, and, of course, on-line at amazon.com.

Wanted to have the flyers at the FEC convention last weekend but they didn't
get here in time so here it are!

All the best and hope to see you all soon.


Re: Great news

Robert Hanson
 

Not to mention Delta Dick.  (Anderson)

Bob Hanson
Loganville, GA


-----Original Message-----
From: seth h. bramson <sbramson@...>
To: SoutheasternRailroadHistory <SoutheasternRailroadHistory@groups.io>
Sent: Mon, Jun 10, 2019 4:04 pm
Subject: Re: [SoutheasternRailroadHistory] Great news

Well stated, John.  Thank  you.

-----Original Message-----
From: SoutheasternRailroadHistory@groups.io [mailto:SoutheasternRailroadHistory@groups.io] On Behalf Of John Willis
Sent: Monday, June 10, 2019 3:45 PM
To: SoutheasternRailroadHistory@groups.io
Subject: [SoutheasternRailroadHistory] Great news

Yes, Well, All we have to do now is convince the obstructionist governor to back the plan.

John


John C. Willis

Mobile, Al







Re: Great news

seth h. bramson
 

Well stated, John. Thank you.

-----Original Message-----
From: SoutheasternRailroadHistory@groups.io [mailto:SoutheasternRailroadHistory@groups.io] On Behalf Of John Willis
Sent: Monday, June 10, 2019 3:45 PM
To: SoutheasternRailroadHistory@groups.io
Subject: [SoutheasternRailroadHistory] Great news

Yes, Well, All we have to do now is convince the obstructionist governor to back the plan.

John


John C. Willis

Mobile, Al


Great news

John Willis
 

Yes, Well, All we have to do now is convince the obstructionist governor to back the plan.

John


John C. Willis

Mobile, Al