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by Luke
Sat Jun 28, 2014 11:43 am
Forum: AC&Y - A&BB Book
Topic: AC&Y-A&BB Book Update III
Replies: 4
Views: 2033

AC&Y-A&BB Book Update III

The final 128-page AC&Y-A&BB book layout draft was submitted to Morning Sun in late April, 2014 after nearly a two-year effort by a dedicated team of AC&Y-A&BB enthusiasts. Other M/S book authors have shared that the M/S publishing / editing can range from 6 to 9 months, essentially...
by Luke
Thu Jun 26, 2014 11:37 am
Forum: AC&Y - A&BB Book
Topic: AC&Y-A&BB Book Update II
Replies: 5
Views: 2516

Re: AC&Y-A&BB Book Update II

Dan, The final 128-page AC&Y-A&BB book layout draft was submitted to Morning Sun in late April, 2014 after nearly a two-year team effort. I am told by other M/S book authors that the publishing / editing process can range from 6 to 8 months. Once that is completed, we will have a brief oppo...
by Luke
Sat Mar 15, 2014 3:03 pm
Forum: AC&Y Railroad Historical Society News Magazine
Topic: Onward to Youngstown??
Replies: 4
Views: 2310

Re: Onward to Youngstown??

Dan, The Society actually has the proposed Youngstown extension right-of-way drawing. It measures about 20-25 feet when rolled out. I'm not familiar with the survey plan, but understand it roughly paralleled Route 224. Perhaps someone can add more context and detail on the exact route? The drawing ...
by Luke
Sun Mar 02, 2014 8:58 pm
Forum: AC&Y Diesel Roster
Topic: Livery
Replies: 2
Views: 1754

Re: Livery

Malcolm, A few years after the AC&Y was merged into the N&W System in 1964, three Fairbanks-Morse H20-44 road-switchers, originally working for the nearby P&WV (Pittsburg and West Virginia), were reassigned (sold) to the AC&Y. I don't have the dates handy, but would say they arrived ...
by Luke
Sat Feb 08, 2014 1:12 am
Forum: AC&Y Railroad Historical Society
Topic: AC&YHS Archive Collection
Replies: 0
Views: 2985

AC&YHS Archive Collection

Since its inception in 1993, the AC&Y Historical Society has amassed a substantial collection of original records, maps, timetables, drawings, diagrams and images, plus physical AC&Y items and artifacts. The By-Laws spell out the purpose of the Society which is namely preservation of the AC&...
by Luke
Tue Nov 19, 2013 10:23 am
Forum: Akron Canton & Youngstown Railroad Discussions
Topic: Railway Prototype Cyclopedia - Number 27
Replies: 2
Views: 2173

Re: Railway Prototype Cyclopedia - Number 27

Wade, As you mention, National B-1 roller bearing trucks (Timken bearings) were incorporated in the second series (1947 build by American Car & Foundry) of twenty-five AC&Y two-bay 70-ton covered hoppers (AC&Y 515-539). There are currently no off-the-shelf trucks in HO scale that can be...
by Luke
Tue Oct 22, 2013 9:12 am
Forum: AC&Y - A&BB Book
Topic: AC&Y-A&BB Book Update II
Replies: 5
Views: 2516

AC&Y-A&BB Book Update II

Thanks to ongoing contributions by the Book Team, we continue to make excellent progress on the planned Society-sponsored Morning Sun publication. It will feature the AC&Y and A&BB railroads; also, with N&W, NS, W&LE and ABC Cluster coverage. This will be a 128-page publication feat...
by Luke
Mon Oct 21, 2013 6:31 pm
Forum: AC&Y - A&BB Book
Topic: Morning Sun Book Update
Replies: 1
Views: 2693

Re: Morning Sun Book Update

Thanks to Society book team contributions, we continue to make excellent progress on the planned Morning Sun publication which will feature the AC&Y and A&BB railroads, also with N&W, NS, W&LE and ABC Cluster coverage. This will be a 128-page publication with more than 300 images, m...
by Luke
Mon Oct 21, 2013 6:14 pm
Forum: AC&Y Modeling
Topic: International Caboose Kits
Replies: 4
Views: 2914

International Caboose Kits

The AC&Y Historical Society International caboose kits by Wright Trak Models are entirely sold out! I am contemplating a reorder of 15-20 kits, but need to know if there is interest? If you missed out on these excellent models and would like to have one or more, please contact me ASAP by email ...
by Luke
Mon Oct 21, 2013 6:06 pm
Forum: Akron Canton & Youngstown Railroad Discussions
Topic: Railway Prototype Cyclopedia - Number 27
Replies: 2
Views: 2173

Railway Prototype Cyclopedia - Number 27

The latest edition of Railway Prototype Cyclopedia (RP CYC 27) which features ACF-design 1,958 cubic foot 70-ton covered hoppers is now available. The AC&Y was an early purchaser of this design with an order for fifteen cars in 1942 followed by an acquisition of an additional 25 cars in 1947. A...

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