USA Trains Info Registry

EMD trainman Jan 25, 2009

  1. GovB

    GovB TrainBoard Member

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    Here are the numbers of which I don't have a photo of any kind, personal or USAT. Any help from you or anyone else will be appreciated (and acknowleged in print).

    Happy Railroading ! GovB

    1602
    1606
    16008
    16043
    16053
    16080
    16081
    16151A
    16151C
    16204A#9006
    16204A#9008
    16204B #9159
    16204B #9160
    16204C#9285
    16204D#9563
    16204E#9586
    16204F#9565
    16276 FDNY 9/11
     
  2. GovB

    GovB TrainBoard Member

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    Oops, I did it again. I made a couple of typos and corrected them above. Sorry!
     
  3. GovB

    GovB TrainBoard Member

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    [FONT=Arial, sans-serif][FONT=Arial, sans-serif]Thanks Trainman for your quick response and great help. If anyone else has photos to submit, please PM me for my email address. It would be nice to have a complete list to start.[/FONT]

    [FONT=Arial, sans-serif]1602 EMD Trainman[/FONT]
    [FONT=Arial, sans-serif]1606 EMD Trainman[/FONT]
    [FONT=Arial, sans-serif]16008 EMD Trainman[/FONT]
    [FONT=Arial, sans-serif]16043[/FONT]
    [FONT=Arial, sans-serif]16052[/FONT]
    [FONT=Arial, sans-serif]16080 EMD Trainman[/FONT]
    [FONT=Arial, sans-serif]16081 EMD Trainman[/FONT]
    [FONT=Arial, sans-serif]16151A EMD Trainman[/FONT]
    [FONT=Arial, sans-serif]16151C[/FONT]
    [FONT=Arial, sans-serif]16204A#9006[/FONT]
    [FONT=Arial, sans-serif]16204A#9008[/FONT]
    [FONT=Arial, sans-serif]16204B #9159[/FONT]
    [FONT=Arial, sans-serif]16204B #9160[/FONT]
    [FONT=Arial, sans-serif]16204C#9285[/FONT]
    [FONT=Arial, sans-serif]16204D#9563[/FONT]
    [FONT=Arial, sans-serif]16204E#9286[/FONT]
    [FONT=Arial, sans-serif]16204F#9565 EMD Trainman[/FONT]
    [FONT=Arial, sans-serif]16276 FDNY 9/11 EMD Trainman[/FONT]
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  4. krs

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    Trainman -

    The R702 circus car is actually in the registry already (unless you just added that car), as to the R1770 and R1771, how sure are you that USA Trains ever actually made these cars?
    There are several items shown in early (and even recent) LGB catalogues that were never actually manufactured.
    Those two numbers R1770 and R1771) are in the registry as well, but they are military transport cars with tanks and military loads.
    So did USA Trains reuse product ID numbers or were these container cars never manufactured?
     
  5. krs

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    Can you post a scan of these cars from the catalogue so we all get an idea what they look like - maybe someone will recognize the car in the picture.
    As I said - LGB has had numerous cars and engines in their catalogue that they never produced. Pictures were of the real model (not a drawing or sketch), but these were pictures a pre-production model that for some reason was then never produced. I'm sure that USA Trains also makes pre-production units they can use for photographs in their catalogues.

    I find it strange that you with your extensive knowledge and interest in USA Trains would have never come across one of these container cars - even stranger is the fact that not more road names were produced.

    But the best bet is to just ask Charles Ro, I'm sure he would remember especially if you send him a picture of the cars.
     
  6. krs

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    Trainman -

    On the two container cars - did the car itself, without the containers and in a different paint scheme, ever make it as a future USA Trains product?
    Maybe with a different load or without the side panels?
    Hard to tell in the picture, but the car just looks like a flat car with side panels added.

    Similar question for the containers. Did USA Trains ever offer containers in that size and shape later?

    Answers to either one of those would help to determine if these cars were ever sold - unless someone actually has one in their hot little hands.
     
  7. krs

    krs TrainBoard Member

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    .....this means there are those two one off prototypes somewhere......

    ....but the prototypes existed at that time.....

    No and yes - these prototypes did exist when the picture was taken (I assume people didn't use photoshop as much at the time as they do now), but that doesn't mean that they still exist somewhere. They could have been either destroyed or repainted or modified to flat cars - lots of possibilities - pity that Charles Ro's memory is not better.
     
  8. EMD trainman

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    USA Trains registry reaches over 10,000 views

    I would like to take the time out to thank EVREYONE who has dedicated time and helped with getting information, making PDF files and any other kind of helpful entries to the thread. I believe this registry is the best information availbale on the net for USA Trains thanx to many people volunteering and helping to bring it this far.

    This USA Trains post is now definately a good single place to research USA Trains history, different rolling stock that has been released over the years and custom releases. When you do a Goggle search on USA Trains, this USA Trains Registry on Train Board is now on the first page of the research, not bad.

    What I would actually like to see is a USA Trains Guide book to be published much like Greenburgs Guide to Lionel Trains with the information and pictures provided here. I'm not a publisher, a book writer and don't have the financial means for such a project, but if someone wanted to partner up with such a project we could talk about releasing rights for making this guide book. I would like to include Charles Ro Trains also in the guide. But I'm not sure if there would be a demand for the guide to pay off the project. So right now it's just one step at a time.

    Again thanx for all of your support on this project

    EMD Trainman
    G scale moderator
    Owner: SB Rail Lines with over 100 USA Trains in the collection
     
  9. EMD trainman

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    On another note, I would like to see USA Trains come out with a SD-9 locomotive, I think it would be a hot seller, I would buy 2 of them myself. Aristocraft was suppose to come out with the SD-9, but I don't know what happened to that idea. Just like the cylinder hopper, just announced projects that never happened.
     
  10. GovB

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    Trainman,

    Has anyone ever told you that you should write a book? With all the great facts and knowledge you have and all the great photos that's been collected, it would be a hit. Too big to post but you could sell it on eBay like the guy who did one for Delton Locomotive Works. I'm sure USAT's Charles Ro would give you his blessings.

    I'd buy that for a dollar!
     
  11. EMD trainman

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    That is a idea I have been pondering for a while, but I'm not a editor. I guess I need to look into this subject further as I don't even know what the costs up front would be for such a project. I could probably pick up Barnes & Noble as a distributor, they have a huge warehouse in my state only a couple hours away. It's definately something I have been considering for a long time. One thing I have to do is stop thinking small, I keep thinking how many would sell in the USA, but actually I keep forgetting this is a global hobby and there are USA Trains fans around the world, so being able to make this book in other languages would probably be a good idea also.
     
  12. GovB

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    [FONT=arial, sans-serif]Good idea. My future son-in-law (guess the reason I'm so busy these days) publishes his children's books online thru Amazon.com and is doing quite well. PM me and I'll send you a link to his page so you can see what he's done.[/FONT]
     
  13. EMD trainman

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    Will do, thanx for the info in advance
     
  14. roushraven

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    They did the KCS four bay hopper too.


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    Photo courtesy of RLD Hobbies
     
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  15. krs

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    The KCS hopper was assigned the USAT product ID R141002, was available with road numbers 286003, 286004, 286005, 286006 and was also a custom run for RLD Hobbies.
     
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    roushraven, thanx for that photo and krs thanx for the added info. Great addition to the USA Trains thread.
     
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    USA Trains Registry Index

    I would like to take the time out to "Thank ALL" of those who joined in and helped out, I couldn't have made a great USA Trains post without ALL of you who got involved.

    Special Thanx goes to all of those who helped this USA Trains Registry to become what it is today. I would like to take the time out to thank the following people....

    These are the board members who got actively involved........THANX

    Solase who passed away but will not be forgotten
    Route66
    dahlbpe455
    GovB who also made a nice PDF
    bolkid73
    DragonFyreGT

    EMD Trainman
    USA Trains Specialist
     
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  18. h.w.neff

    h.w.neff New Member

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    re the post by dahlbpe355 listing the wp&yr centennial refers & boxcars by usat, the r1922g was actually produced as boxcar r/n 1087; i also have boxcar r/n 1086 as usat r19015.
    cheers!
    hwn

     
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    h.w.neff New Member

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  20. h.w.neff

    h.w.neff New Member

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    3CC127EC-BE17-4A47-BC63-81A2A4E61396.jpeg and here’s a quandary (besides this board-newbie not being able to actually find “the registry”) i have regarding another usat wp&yr car:


    i have what i believe is an r1432 wp&yr outside braced car r/n 33, but the usat sticker overlays an otherwise identical sticker that bears the number r1431; see pix

    anybody have any info?

    cheers!

    hwn
     
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