USA Trains Info Registry

EMD trainman Jan 25, 2009

  1. GovB

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    [FONT=Arial, sans-serif]Trainman,[/FONT]


    [FONT=Arial, sans-serif]Here are a few items I'm working to verify for you. [/FONT]


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    [FONT=Arial, sans-serif]R-1939"I Believe in Santa Claus – 1988" (Verified from Cat. info)[/FONT]​
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    [FONT=Arial, sans-serif]R15001?[/FONT][FONT=Arial, sans-serif] [/FONT][FONT=Arial, sans-serif]Sandy River & Rangeley Lakes[/FONT][FONT=Arial, sans-serif] [/FONT][FONT=Arial, sans-serif]#32 OSB Reefer [/FONT][FONT=Arial, sans-serif](There is a vague reference to this reefer on the Internet so not sure yet.)[/FONT]


    [FONT=Arial, sans-serif]R15003?[/FONT][FONT=Arial, sans-serif] [/FONT][FONT=Arial, sans-serif]Uintah RR #30 OSB Reefer [/FONT][FONT=Arial, sans-serif](I have seen this in photos but the number was hand written on the end of the box.)[/FONT]


    [FONT=Arial, sans-serif]R-1938 Box Car ???????????????????????? [/FONT][FONT=Arial, sans-serif](There was a reference to this number on an auction sheet but no description of the item.)[/FONT]


    [FONT=Arial, sans-serif]My hunch is that the two OSB reefers are correct but not sure about the box car. [/FONT]
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    [FONT=Arial, sans-serif]X8 - Bear Whiz Brewery - [/FONT][FONT=Arial, sans-serif]Bear Whiz Brewery #906 (Seen photo but no # listed)[/FONT]


    [FONT=Arial, sans-serif]X9 – unknown - [/FONT][FONT=Arial, sans-serif]Bear Whiz Brewery #907 (Have not seen this but I assume it exists.)[/FONT]


    [FONT=Arial, sans-serif]X10 – unknown - [/FONT][FONT=Arial, sans-serif]Bear Whiz Brewery #908 (Seen photo but no # listed)[/FONT]


    [FONT=Arial, sans-serif]X11 - unknown- [/FONT][FONT=Arial, sans-serif]Bear Whiz Brewery #909 (Seen photo but no # listed)[/FONT]


    [FONT=Arial, sans-serif]I'm not sure where Bear Whiz Brewery numbers fall in the "X" series of woodside reefers but you have one at X8 on your list so I just filled in behind it.[/FONT]


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    [FONT=Arial, sans-serif]As for the catalogs, you're in the will.[/FONT]


    [FONT=Arial, sans-serif]Happy Railroading! GovB[/FONT]
     
  2. EMD trainman

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    GovB Thanx, you are a big help to the USA Trains registry for sure
     
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    I forgot to thank dahlbpe355 for this wonderful Christmas series list. Thank you dahlbpe355 for the great information and is also a asset to the USA Trains registry thread. Sometimes we get so busy, especially around Christmas time we forget simple things such as a thank you.
     
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    EMD Trainmans Credit List

    At this time I have a long list of people on Train Board to thank for the help, the inspiration and information to make the USA Trains Registry thread possible. Without these people I would not have as much informatio that is listed in the USA Trains registry and what a wonderful thread it turned out to be with these great people.

    In no specific order...............I would like to THANK

    E-8 Charlie

    I would like to thank for giving me the shot to be the G scale moderator and listening on how to change the G scale section to make it better.

    BoxcabE50
    Stourbrige Lion
    SteamDonkey74

    I would like to thank these 3 people for helping me out when I first started on Train Board and the helped me out when I became a Moderator. I remember BoxcabE50 being one of my first contacts after signing up on the board.

    HemiAdda2d

    I would like to Thank for kepping me straight on proper posting of pictures and taught me that all pictures are copyrighted whether or not there is a copyrighted name on them, something I never knew. He also gave me proper contacts for getting the special permission for reposting these pictures which we not my own. I had no idea that you coupld not repost someone elses picture even though you stated it was not your own without permission. The things you learn over time, thanx for keeping me out of trouble.

    DRGW_hero
    DragonFyreGT
    Solase

    I would like to thank for being my freinds and supporting me on this thread. Unfortunately we did lose Solase who had alot of USA Trains prototype information. He passed away in 2009.

    GovB
    dahlbpe355

    I would like to Thank for the Great amount of information they provided to the USA Trains Registry thread. Without them, the thread would not have this amount of information as it does now.

    Route66

    I would like to thank for his nice liist of USA Trains American Series beer woodside reefer list.

    I would like to thank those for asking me questions & making suggestions which kept my curiosity going and driving me to eventually make the USA Trains registry.


    If I forgot to put you in my credits, please don't get upset, sometimes my memory fails me. Just send me a PM and say hey you forgot me and I will list you.

    Thanx Again to ALL who helped me along the way

    Note: This is NOT a goodbye, I'm staying right here, just wanted to give out the proper Thank You
     
  5. GovB

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    This is something I would like to know too. Are you talking about permission from Trainboard or other outside sources? I have been gathering photos from the net and USAT for my own use but then I would also like to put them in a PDF to share with my Trainboard friends. What are the "rules" for doing this so I don't step on any toes?

    Thanks, GovB
     
  6. GovB

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    Trainman,

    Do you have list listed some where?

    1995 Cincinnati 11th National Garden RR Convention boxcar...GovB

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  7. GovB

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    Trainman,

    Oh, but wait, there's more....(part 1)

    USA Trains Bear Whiz Beer Brewing Co. Reefer Car # 906

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    USA Trains Bear Whiz Beer Brewing Co. Reefer Car # 907

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    USA Trains Bear Whiz Beer Brewing Co. Reefer Car # 908

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    USA Trains Bear Whiz Beer Brewing Co. Reefer Car # 909

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    See part 2 next,

    Happy Railroading!, GovB
     
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    And more (part 2).....

    USA Trains Bear Whiz Beer Brewing Co. Reefer Car # 910

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    And last, but not least......

    USA Trains Bear Whiz Beer Brewing Co. Reefer Car Merry Christmas 1994

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    [FONT=Arial, sans-serif]I can't imagine them making any more of these.[/FONT]

    Happy Railroading!, GovB
     
  9. EMD trainman

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    GovB, I never knew they made that many Bear Whiz reefer cars. You sure did come across a good find for the USA Trains info registry. Great job, it's nice to have all of this help.
     
  10. GovB

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    Trainman,

    This may be a dumb question but did USAT ever make 1:24 tank cars? Was thinking about starting an oil tank car train. I'm not real happy with Bachmann or LGB (1:22.5ish). And what scale are their Overton coaches? I get two different answers (1:24 & 1:29) when I ask them.

    Thanks, GovB
     
  11. GovB

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    Buyers Beware!

    Trainman,


    I noticed these two items on our favorite auction site. Both have no boxes and both are said to be USAT. One is certainly not USAT and the other may/may not be.


    G Scale USA Trains Caboose Denver & Rio Grande Western

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    The first is not. This is a MDC caboose. Probably from a kit of theirs. I can tell from the platform steps. That's MDC.

    USA Trains, Durango & Silverton Boxcar, G scale

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    This one is a little harder but the corner steps look molded in. Did USAT ever do that? The Herald/Logo on the right is a "Durange & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad". Isn't that a heritage railroad? I don't think this is USAT either. ???

    Trainman?????

    Thanks, GovB
     
  12. DragonFyreGT

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    The boxcar is LGB Trains. It's one of the Durango & Silverton Cars on my LGB List I've been after for years. USA Trains doesn't use a gloss finish like LGB Did. LGB Wasn't about realism, but colorful outdoors operations to entice the family. In reality they are the ones who shaped our scale to never be about rivet counting.
     
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    The other way I can tell that the boxcar is LGB is look at the trucks. The plastic isn't pure black. It's a charcoal gray. That color contrast against the black plastic wheels (Or metal depending on the model) clearly shows the truck springs molded in. LGB Trucks have never been sprung.
     
  14. GovB

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    [FONT=Arial, sans-serif]USA Trains Special Runs - Unknown Stock Numbers (?)[/FONT]​

    Trainman,

    Would this box car fall under this catagory?

    Thanks, GovB

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  15. DragonFyreGT

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    I would think show cars and custom runs should have their own catagory.
     
  16. dahlbpe355

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    There are actually 4 different road numbers for the Golden West Service hoppers made for RLD. The numbers are consecutive SSW 77392 through SSW 77395. RLD is showing a stock number of 141001 on their website, however the boxes for the cars show no stock number.

    There will be 4 different road numbers for the KCS hoppers. The hoppers have just arrived in country (2/11/2010). I will provide numbers when they are available. RLD is showing a stock number of 141002. This information will be verified when the cars are available.

    03/03/2010 - road numbers are KCS 286003 through KCS 286006
     
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  17. GovB

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    I have my doubts.

    [FONT=Arial, sans-serif]Trainman ?????[/FONT]


    [FONT=Arial, sans-serif]Here is another auction find from a highly rated seller who calls this a "G Gauge Gorre & Daphetid Wood Box Car by USA Trains". Another I could not find on the list. Could this be a commemorative edition by either LGB or USAT of a famous HO scale layout built by John Whitby Allen in Monterey, California. (The name is pronounced "gory & defeated") in the 60's-70's? I asked the seller for a Cat. # if the box had one. The label end of the box was the only end NOT shown. All photos I found on a web search show this box car being pulled in an LGB consist. Could this have been a USAT commemorative edition? I have my doubts. [/FONT]


    [FONT=Arial, sans-serif]Thanks, GovB[/FONT]

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  18. GovB

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    I have created albums under my profile for the 1988, 1989 and 1990 USAT catalogs. Let me know how this looks to you. I am also in the process of finding a bug free, reliable file hosting/sharing site so I can post these in PDF format. I know they will look much better that way. But for now, this will have to do. But that photo of me has got to go.

    Happy Railroading! GovB
     
  19. DragonFyreGT

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    Another LGB Boxcar. The trucks are slightly off color from the wheels. Plus LGB does use brass handrails which are mysteriously missing. I cannot find any other LGB information on the boxcar, I exhausted my LGB Sources last night.
     
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