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by Jeff Livingston
Mon Jul 20, 2015 4:52 pm
Forum: Prototype Locomotive & Rolling Stock
Topic: D&RGW ALCO built K-28
Replies: 6
Views: 8969

Re: D&RGW ALCO built K-28

Bishop Museum in Honolulu has what appear to be complete or nearly complete sets of drawings for Oahu Railway and Land Company 2-8-2 Nos. 60/70 and 80/90. They are willing to allow them to be copied. Estimated cost is about $1,000.00. If there is some commitment as well as interest it can be done. J...
by Jeff Livingston
Sun Mar 08, 2015 11:44 am
Forum: Western Narrow Gauge Discussion
Topic: Nome - Artic
Replies: 1
Views: 5728

Nome - Artic

I've been working with two Hawaii locomotive rosters prepared from builder's records and other sources by Allen Copeland and Robert Lehmuth and a Hawaii Plymouth locomotive roster by John Goldie trying to track down both the Navy and Army locomotives in Hawaii. I'm currently concentrating on Army lo...
by Jeff Livingston
Thu Feb 05, 2015 11:51 am
Forum: Western Narrow Gauge Discussion
Topic: Stub switch, Harp Switch stand and targets
Replies: 7
Views: 9638

Re: Stub switch, Harp Switch stand and targets

The West Coast influence on the Oahu Railway and Land Company is evident. The only two photos I'm aware of showing an OR&L harp switch stand are identical to the Style 1 illustrated.

Jeff Livingston
by Jeff Livingston
Thu Dec 04, 2014 10:22 am
Forum: Prototype Locomotive & Rolling Stock
Topic: E&P, EN, Ruby Hill locomotive roster
Replies: 10
Views: 9243

Re: E&P, EN, Ruby Hill locomotive roster

Randy, Regarding the acquisition of "Ruby Hill" by Hawaiian Dredging Company, photographs in both the Hawaiian Dredging Collection at Bishop Museum and the 14th Naval District collection show this locomotive working at Dry Dock No. 1 on 5 January 1919. This indicates an acquisition date of 1918 or e...
by Jeff Livingston
Thu Oct 23, 2014 2:31 pm
Forum: Parks, Museums, and Events
Topic: Oahu's Narrow Gauge Navy Rail
Replies: 2
Views: 4422

Re: Oahu's Narrow Gauge Navy Rail

Thank you for the comments Brian. There are two errors that got past me. On pages 90/91 the photo credit should be NPS vice HRS and on page 119 the two ex-USN porters shown on the KRR should be 65 ton vice 45 ton.

Jeff Livingston
by Jeff Livingston
Sat Aug 23, 2014 8:51 pm
Forum: Western Narrow Gauge Discussion
Topic: Best (or worst) quote or statement found in a railroad book
Replies: 1
Views: 3042

Re: Best (or worst) quote or statement found in a railroad

Reminds me of a statement made by a Navy O-6 at Norfolk Naval Shipyard.

"On average, we're above average"

35 years later I'm still stunned!

Jeff Livingston
by Jeff Livingston
Thu Aug 14, 2014 12:40 am
Forum: Parks, Museums, and Events
Topic: Oahu's Narrow Gauge Navy Rail
Replies: 2
Views: 4422

Oahu's Narrow Gauge Navy Rail

Twenty-four years after my transfer to Pearl Harbor my attempt to document the Navy's narrow gauge railroad operations on Oahu has reached some kind of fruition. "Oahu's Narrow Gauge Navy Rail" will be released by Arcadia Publishing 15 September 2014. All royalties (if any) go the Hawaiian Railway S...
by Jeff Livingston
Fri Jul 04, 2014 8:52 pm
Forum: Prototype Locomotive & Rolling Stock
Topic: "Critter" ID Help
Replies: 0
Views: 3051

"Critter" ID Help

Uzoff - Midwest Locomotive, Mack Wills Collection.JPG This Army Midwest locomotive is believed to be one of six ordered in 1929 possibly for use at Fort Barrette to serve the two 16-inch guns of Battery Hatch. They were reported to be 8-ton with construction numbers 1055 through and including 1060....
by Jeff Livingston
Mon Jun 02, 2014 1:10 pm
Forum: Western Narrow Gauge Discussion
Topic: Salinas Ry
Replies: 5
Views: 3336

Re: Salinas Ry

A hand written note dated 1921 located in the Dillingham Collection at Bishop reports OR&L No. 5 was acquired in 1904. Note is unsigned. There is no indication of whether No. 5 was purchased from the Government of Hawaii of F&CH. Your research does at last provide a reasonable, if unconfirmed, expla...
by Jeff Livingston
Sun Jun 01, 2014 7:51 pm
Forum: Western Narrow Gauge Discussion
Topic: Salinas Ry
Replies: 5
Views: 3336

Re: Salinas Ry

If F&CH had two early steam dummies that might explain why Hungerford in his "Railroads of Hawaii" misidentified the home built OR&L dummy No. 17 as ex-F&CH No. 5. Hungerford didn't have access to the primary documentation now available and the OR&L's purchase of F&CH No. 5 was documented but not th...