Model Train Forum banner

1 - 20 of 22 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
423 Posts
Discussion Starter #1
My niece found this book at a second hand store, and gave it to me. The really interesting thing is the “sales literature” in the book. This sales literature is from the loco manufacturer to the railway. I plan one day to frame the sales pamphlets for my layout room. The other thing neat is they have sections on diesel shop layout (with blueprints), I’ll post additional photos in follow up posts, as the material is just advertising material from loco manufacturers...cheers
FE02B75A-715B-455A-AE34-54AD945297C6_1581355713146.jpg
572C6129-CADC-4366-94FD-DA9EE68C0222_1581355742863.jpg
81A80BFC-D4EE-4920-8543-7A7FFDC94BD1_1581355783365.jpg
6517D38C-14F6-4296-B3C2-3AC9525D7CED_1581355807482.jpg
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
423 Posts
Discussion Starter #5
This sales literature talks about how this loco will boost profits, and win back passenger service. Expand the photo to make it easy to read
C07C796F-9042-4A0A-A1E3-E394FDBD6387_1581356543771.jpg
 

·
Railroad Tycoon
Joined
·
23,876 Posts
Cool, I like the first page you show. :)

The good old CNJ RR. :smilie_daumenpos:
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
3,392 Posts
Fascinating.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
4,518 Posts
That's a great book, you should be proud to own that!!
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
423 Posts
Discussion Starter #11
Fire21, thanks. The funny thing is when I received the book, I was indifferent about it. Of course, once I started looking in depth at the book, and noticed that the advertising material was geared at the railways (purchaser of locomotives), I knew it was a great find.
“Compare for the features you want”....almost sounds like a car ad.
974DFD73-95E2-4695-982D-11307CADCC8B_1581361039944.jpg
19B24B46-79DE-4DC5-A002-AE407B8A1339_1581361052907.jpg
“42 and half HP per foot of locomotive”, I’ve never heard of a locomotives power described that way.
 

·
Railroad Tycoon
Joined
·
23,876 Posts
Me too. I have recently developed a "thing" for the RS series. AHM imports and an Atlas B&M.

Great book, great find. Envious.
Me too, your missing a horn on one.
One still at work down in Maryland, caught this while delivering a load of chemicals.

P9230028.jpg
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
3,392 Posts
At 1525 S. Vandeventer Ave, St. Louis as is pictured in the first set of photos for spare Alco parts, there was a railroad roundhouse about a 1/4 mile up the road. Remnants can still be seen from Highway 40/I-64.

The railroad still goes by this published location, but it is some other business now.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
426 Posts
Me too, your missing a horn on one.
One still at work down in Maryland, caught this while delivering a load of chemicals.
Yes, I have looked all over ebay for a replacement. Someone should 3d print in plastic horns, bells, headlights, lenses, windows for these. Could be a profitable business.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
8,820 Posts
Cool book. I love books like that. Nice thread!!
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
423 Posts
Discussion Starter #17
J.Albert1949—that was a eye opener to the price of the book. I noticed that the books index lists the “classified index to advertisers products”, as well as the addresses to the manufacturers.
AE04B196-0E37-4380-AD5A-DCC28B8C1B1A_1581440180938.jpg
134DAE5B-005A-4199-AA12-13A3E6EC3675_1581440202357.jpg
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
423 Posts
Discussion Starter #18
2 more ads, from companies that supply tools for the railways.
A9E5163F-1CB6-4045-8AC3-C3E2F6E048C9_1581440532453.jpg
473DB025-21CD-42D0-B88D-C4C83A093FAD_1581440555044.jpg
The ads are usually geared towards cost savings.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
423 Posts
Discussion Starter #19
The book was “compiled and edited for the Association of American Railroads - Mechanical Division”. This book was the “Google” of it’s time period. I like that I can order a steam tender frame in many different configurations...cheers
 
1 - 20 of 22 Posts
Top