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by Luke
Thu Jun 07, 2012 10:54 am
Forum: Akron Canton & Youngstown Railroad Discussions
Topic: Whereabouts of AC&Y's "Blue Goose" - Another Riddle?
Replies: 0
Views: 2544

Whereabouts of AC&Y's "Blue Goose" - Another Riddle?

Affectionately nicknamed “the Blue Goose,” sleek and splendid business observation car No. 23 was the pride and joy of the AC&Y, a genuine symbol of the road’s prosperity! AC&Y utilized No. 23 extensively for customer entertainment, business meetings and various public relations events. No....
by Luke
Wed Jun 06, 2012 12:57 pm
Forum: AC&Y Steam Roster
Topic: Class P #306 - Phantom engine or not?
Replies: 1
Views: 6568

Class P #306 - Phantom engine or not?

To commence operations over the newly assigned Northern Ohio Railway in 1920, AC&Y acquired twelve (12) surplus 4-6-0 Class P locomotives from the NKP. Most were rebuilt/modernized by American Ship Building at Elyria. There is, however, an unexplained anomaly... phantom engine No. 306 does not ...
by Luke
Sun Jun 03, 2012 1:22 pm
Forum: AC&Y Structures & Facilities
Topic: Mail Cranes - Another Riddle!
Replies: 2
Views: 2787

Re: Mail Cranes - Another Riddle!

Chris, Yes, it's possible the mail cranes at flag stop stations were removed, although there are other clues. Mail crane retirements took place in 1950 under AC&Y-AFE-A-353 coincidental with loss of the US Postal Service contract. Also, the two ex-Mississippi Central RPO's (#262 pictured) acqui...
by Luke
Sat Jun 02, 2012 2:57 pm
Forum: AC&Y Structures & Facilities
Topic: Mail Cranes - Another Riddle!
Replies: 2
Views: 2787

Mail Cranes - Another Riddle!

The Northern Ohio-AC&Y operated passenger “mixed” trains for some 50-years until July 1951, primarily to handle U.S. mail under contract. To minimize train stops and starts, mail cranes were positioned at many "flag stop" stations to pick up mail “on-the-fly.” In 1928, five unique “Co...
by Luke
Sat Jun 02, 2012 1:56 pm
Forum: AC&Y - A&BB Book
Topic: It's Official!
Replies: 2
Views: 2690

It's Official!

It's official! Your Society has signed an agreement with Morning Sun Publications to produce a long-awaited all-color book covering the AC&Y and A&BB. It will be 128 pages and contain approximately 250 images plus related maps, timetables, AC&Y advertising brochures and ephemera. Due to...
by Luke
Wed May 30, 2012 10:44 pm
Forum: AC&Y Railroad Historical Society News Magazine
Topic: Signals on the AC&Y - Author Wanted
Replies: 0
Views: 2114

Signals on the AC&Y - Author Wanted

"Signals on the AC&Y" would be a topic of great interest to most readers and AC&Y fans. My operating experience with AC&Y-CP Rail-Norfolk Southern is too limited to take on this potential story... best authored by an individual knowledgeable in train dispatching and agency ope...
by Luke
Wed May 30, 2012 10:16 pm
Forum: AC&Y Modeling
Topic: West end AC & Y depot and models
Replies: 3
Views: 1902

Re: West end AC & Y depot and models

All: Here is a photo of the New London depot with the distinctive lower quadrant two direction, three position (red-yellow-green) train order signal. In 1926, AC&Y installed fifteen (15) Union Switch & Signal semaphores replacing the former Cowdry revolving disc signals at Vaughnsville, Col...
by Luke
Wed May 30, 2012 5:56 pm
Forum: AC&Y Railroad Historical Society News Magazine
Topic: Article Suggestion
Replies: 8
Views: 4784

Re: Article Suggestion

Alan,
A comprehensive multi-part feature covering AC&Y's Brittain yard has been planned for some time. There is sufficient content including blueprint drawings and terrific photos. I would expect to see Brittain Yard - Part I sometime in 2013. Bob
by Luke
Sat May 26, 2012 12:00 pm
Forum: AC&Y Modeling
Topic: H15-44 Yellow for models
Replies: 1
Views: 6239

Re: H15-44 Yellow for models

The answer to a long-standing question "what color is AC&Y yellow?".... noteworthy is the sequence of Fairbanks-Morse "Big Horse" H20-44 production. Union Pacific took FM's two 1947 demonstrators, one of which appeared in Atlantic City, plus another five locomotives. P&W...
by Luke
Sat May 26, 2012 9:10 am
Forum: AC&Y Railroad Historical Society
Topic: Archives
Replies: 7
Views: 6161

Re: Archives

AC&Y is one of the better documented Class I railroads. This also includes the A&BB. The Society Archive has been largely consolidated in a secure central location in Akron. The Archive IS OPEN by advance request. There is much to be done, however, to make our vast collection "user fri...

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