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Last remaining AC&Y boxcar in original paint(?)

Posted: Thu May 24, 2012 12:32 am
by mattwoods
I took this picture at the Age of Steam Roundhouse in Sugarcreek. I don't know for sure, but it may be one of the only freight cars still in original AC&Y paint. It is actually in surprisingly good shape. Does anyone know the history of this car and where Jacobson got the car?
AC&Y plug door boxcar photo #1.JPG
AC&Y plug door boxcar photo #1
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Re: Last remaining AC&Y boxcar in original paint(?)

Posted: Thu May 24, 2012 5:59 am
by wadegriffis
I don't think this is the original paint scheme . The big sliding door on the ACY's plug doors didn't have any of the lettering on it. Can you e-mail me a copy of this picture. My e-mail is - wadegriffi@aol.net . Where is the Steam Roundhouse?
Looks like it might be a good place to visit.

Re: Last remaining AC&Y boxcar in original paint(?)

Posted: Thu May 24, 2012 9:14 am
by Peacock
Wade,
Checkout:
http://www.ageofsteamroundhouse.com/
This the website of Jerry Jacobson's incredible train empire!
As to the box car, I'm not certain, but I believe that could be a faux paint job. :?:

Re: Last remaining AC&Y boxcar in original paint(?)

Posted: Fri May 25, 2012 12:40 am
by West End
The car is former C&O. I remember it sitting at the house track at Sugarcreek in 2001 prior to repainting. Jerry wanted it painted into AC&Y. The number series is wrong for the insulated boxcars the ACY had anyway. The lettering is just a decal job. I worked for the OC from 2001-2003, we used that car and other in photo freights with the steam engines.

Re: Last remaining AC&Y boxcar in original paint(?)

Posted: Fri May 25, 2012 1:37 pm
by mattwoods
Chris thanks for the clarification. I guess I was easily fooled and showed my ignorance of the AC&Y's numbering sequences. I thought I might be on to something unusual.

Re: Last remaining AC&Y boxcar in original paint(?)

Posted: Sun Jun 03, 2012 4:22 pm
by Peacock
For those of you that did not know the AC&Y Railroad Historical Society onced owned this car
ACY2377 in Cleveland Ohio Oct202010.jpg
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We donated it to the Midwest Railway Preservation Society in Cleveland Ohio.

Re: Last remaining AC&Y boxcar in original paint(?)

Posted: Sun Jun 03, 2012 4:39 pm
by Peacock
Here is an interesting one last seen in Asheville, NC on October 24, 2004 photo by Tim Huemmer
NW517835exACY2285AshevilleNC10242004.jpg
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Here is the same car in Junction City, GA around 1992 photo by Ken Roble
NW MofW boxcar ex-AC&Y2285JunctionCityGA1992.jpg
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