The   Borden’s   “Butter   Dish”   Milk   Tank   Car

 The Borden’s “Butter Dish” Milk Tank Car

by John Canfield

Back last winter, I picked up some old Red Ball kits from the late 50’s on ebay, mostly out of curiosity because when I was a kid back then I thought they must be wonderful. Well, of course, by today’s standards they weren’t – cardboard sides with printed on hardware, castings covered with toxic lead dust, and instruction sheets with totally indecipherable sketches that must have been written up after somebody downed a couple of six packs of Rheingold (Howell Day was in Jersey, right?).

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The   O&W's   'Other'   Cabooses

The O&W's 'Other' Cabooses - Early 8-Wheel Caboose Cars of the NYO&W Railway

by Ronald J. Stanulevich

    Everyone knows that the New York, Ontario & Western Railway had two large classes of caboose cars, right? The O&W’s 8100-series 4-wheel “bobber” cars dated from the mid-1880s, and the railway’s modern 8300-series 8-wheel cabooses were built starting in 1916. But that’s not quite the whole story, however.

[Editor's note: All photos are located in the gallery at the end of this article.]

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Rail-Concrete   Masonry   on   the   NYO&W

 

Rail-Concrete Masonry on the New York, Ontario, & Western Railway

by Ronald J. Stanulevich

    The opening years of the 20th century found the New York, Ontario & Western Railway actively engaged in improving the physical plant along its Southern and Scranton Divisions, as it tried to keep pace with the increasing volume of its Anthracite coal traffic. The first decade of the 1900s would end with much of the busy Scranton Division converted to double track.

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Munnsville   in   the   Forgotten   Years

Munnsville in the Forgotten Years

by John Canfield

     Most of you have seen either in person or in pictures the beautiful job that John Taibi has done on the complete restoration of the Munnsville Depot. You have probably also seen shots of the station during the glory years of its operation along with the woebegone photo of the station, receivership document flapping on the door, that brought an ignominious end to William Helmer's book on O&W. But in addition to all of these, I thought you might be interested in seeing some rare shots that fell somewhere between the death and rebirth of the old girl.

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Oversized   Gla's   on   the   O&W

Oversized Gla's on the O&W

by Bob Karig

    If you've read my article on Gla's, you already know that the O&W had over 700 of these venerable, all-steel, twin-hoppers in its coal car fleet during the 1930's and 40's.  But did you know that the O&W also had some other Gla-type cars in its inventory?  If you've already built your quota of Gla's for the O&W, perhaps you'd like to try your hand at modeling some of these cars.

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