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by Jeff Livingston
Fri Jun 28, 2013 12:40 pm
Forum: Western Narrow Gauge Discussion
Topic: Waynesburg & Washington
Replies: 11
Views: 6724

Re: Waynesburg & Washington

Curtis, Questions are good. Answers breed more questions. The photograph is not clear enough to read any reporting data so I'm guessing on size. These cars likely just came off the boat since there is still protective dunnage attached to the roofs of the boxcars. The P.r.r. number is likely the car ...
by Jeff Livingston
Thu Jun 27, 2013 10:07 pm
Forum: Western Narrow Gauge Discussion
Topic: Waynesburg & Washington
Replies: 11
Views: 6724

Re: Waynesburg & Washington

Michael, Brian, thank you both. I know it's a pain since I've agreed not to post the photos but I'm going to ask if it's OK to crop then and post only the parts in question. The string of six boxcars show two distinctive types. No data is legible but all the cars appear to be between 30 and 34 feet....
by Jeff Livingston
Wed Jun 26, 2013 6:21 pm
Forum: Western Narrow Gauge Discussion
Topic: Waynesburg & Washington
Replies: 11
Views: 6724

Re: Waynesburg & Washington

Thanks Daniel, I'm going through Hilton for clues based on longevity of where these cars may have originated. It's a long slog. We know the Hawaii military establishment went high order after the attack which resulted in a number of oddities reaching Hawaii. These particular cars are new to us. The ...
by Jeff Livingston
Wed Jun 26, 2013 9:14 am
Forum: Western Narrow Gauge Discussion
Topic: Waynesburg & Washington
Replies: 11
Views: 6724

Re: Waynesburg & Washington

Thank you Brian, The plot thickens. The OR&W was also controlled by the PRR and there is a gravel gondola in another photo with the boxcars in question. The gondola has been tentatively identified as ex-PCR, but? The OR&L purchased used NG equipment from the scrapper Aaron Ferer & Son and the Navy, ...
by Jeff Livingston
Tue Jun 25, 2013 2:09 pm
Forum: Western Narrow Gauge Discussion
Topic: Waynesburg & Washington
Replies: 11
Views: 6724

Waynesburg & Washington

OK, it's not a western narrow gauge but there is recent evidence some equipment may have made its way to the Navy in Hawaii ca. 1942. We have a photo, which I am not at liberty to share right now, of a narrow gauge boxcar, actually a string of them, in the Oahu Railway and Land Company yard ca. 1942...
by Jeff Livingston
Sun May 19, 2013 11:43 am
Forum: Western Narrow Gauge Discussion
Topic: Military Narrow Gauge
Replies: 2
Views: 2630

Re: Military Narrow Gauge

Thanks Dave,

There was 60cm on Oahu too at Schofield Barracks from about 1920 to 1933 when the equipment was removed and sent to Ft. Benning.

Jeff Livingston
by Jeff Livingston
Sun May 19, 2013 11:38 am
Forum: Prototype Locomotive & Rolling Stock
Topic: Who Made It?
Replies: 13
Views: 7316

Re: Who Made It?

Gentlemen, Located another photograph in the 14th Naval District Collection dated 1918 of what appears to be the same boxcars. PHOG_NO 2342.jpg Marked "KUAHUA" these cars were assigned to the naval magazine on Kuahua Island which may explain their predominately wood construction. While they resemble...
by Jeff Livingston
Fri May 17, 2013 9:56 am
Forum: Western Narrow Gauge Discussion
Topic: Military Narrow Gauge
Replies: 2
Views: 2630

Military Narrow Gauge

My question regarding who may have built some particular boxcars for Pearl Harbor has generated another question, actually many but just one for now. Where did the military use narrow gauge in the continental United States and territories? Most, if not all naval shipyards, naval stations and naval a...
by Jeff Livingston
Mon May 13, 2013 4:36 pm
Forum: Prototype Locomotive & Rolling Stock
Topic: Who Made It?
Replies: 13
Views: 7316

Re: Who Made It?

Contacted Puget Sound Naval Shipyard. Their response to the gauge question was that the railroad there was always standard gauge. Of course, being ordered by the "U.S. Government" rather than a service entity such a Bureau of Yards and Docks they culd have gone anywhere. The Army also had their own ...
by Jeff Livingston
Mon May 13, 2013 8:51 am
Forum: Prototype Locomotive & Rolling Stock
Topic: Who Made It?
Replies: 13
Views: 7316

Re: Who Made It?

Thank you Brian, I believe Puget Sound Naval Shipyard also had a 3 foot gauge system but I have not confirmed this as fact. I've got my hands full with Pearl Harbor and the OR&L. Mare Island may also have had a 3 foot gauge system at the ammunition depot only. Gregg supplied both boxcars and flat ca...