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by Jeff Livingston
Sat Oct 13, 2012 8:10 pm
Forum: Prototype Locomotive & Rolling Stock
Topic: Locomotive Crane
Replies: 4
Views: 3178

Re: Locomotive Crane

It is indeed a crane and witha rather unusual grab bucket. At least to me. It appears round vice a clamshell as seen in this second photo. PHOG_NO 2114.jpg The notation "yard labor" usually means government personnel doing the work but there is no record of the Navy having such a crane at Pearl Harb...
by Jeff Livingston
Thu Oct 11, 2012 9:45 am
Forum: Prototype Locomotive & Rolling Stock
Topic: Locomotive Crane
Replies: 4
Views: 3178

Locomotive Crane

Based on the appearence of the crane in this photograph does anyone have an idea of who manufactured the crane? 008.JPG Based on other information available I believe this to be a contractors crane and not one belonging to the Navy at Pearl Harbor. Photo is from the 14th Naval District Collection, W...
by Jeff Livingston
Thu Sep 13, 2012 4:31 pm
Forum: Western Narrow Gauge Discussion
Topic: Randall V. Mills Collection
Replies: 3
Views: 3954

Randall V. Mills Collection

Some or all of you might be aware of this collection but it is new to me. I was sent two photos of Hawaiian equipment from the collection one of which is quite rare as it is of one of the few Dickson Manufacturing Co. locomtives to reach Hawaii. Anyway, info on the collection is at http://library.uo...
by Jeff Livingston
Mon Jul 09, 2012 9:34 am
Forum: Western Narrow Gauge Discussion
Topic: Unusual Rail Formation
Replies: 0
Views: 2629

Unusual Rail Formation

While visiting the derelict 0-4-0 Porter locomotive "Pauko" up in Waikele Gulch here on Oahu we came upon a stack of six rails bent like a question mark. The locomotive was abandoned at the site of the "Dillingham Quarry" which ceased operations prior to World War 2. Since these bends are obviously ...
by Jeff Livingston
Sat Jun 23, 2012 11:08 am
Forum: Prototype Locomotive & Rolling Stock
Topic: Wanted, "Critter" Expert
Replies: 0
Views: 2769

Wanted, "Critter" Expert

Besides losing sleep over the OR&L, we are also engaged with researching the Military Railroads in Hawaii, and specifically Oahu. We are fortunate in that we have local members of the Coast Artillery Study Group who share any railroad related information with us that they find during their research....
by Jeff Livingston
Thu Jun 21, 2012 11:52 pm
Forum: Model Railroading
Topic: Accucraft 45DE27b Whitcomb
Replies: 0
Views: 2823

Accucraft 45DE27b Whitcomb

Just received the first of two 1:20.3 Accucraft Whitcombs today. Accucraft has done a stunning job on this model. If you're into 1:20-3 NG this is worth a good hard look. When compared to our two prototypes at HRS I could find only two minor descrepancies. The cab is fully detailed and if I had the ...
by Jeff Livingston
Mon Jun 18, 2012 3:37 pm
Forum: Western Narrow Gauge Discussion
Topic: "Foreign" Boxcars in Hawaii
Replies: 13
Views: 8155

Re: "Foreign" Boxcars in Hawaii

John, I don't think any of the former mainland Navy boxcars ever left Hawaii. OR&L records indicate the sale of 180 boxcars to the International Railroad of Central America and 50 boxcars to Temperlys Haslehurst & Co. on 31 December 1950. In 1948 the railroad sold a total of 151 freight and passenge...
by Jeff Livingston
Mon Jun 18, 2012 8:26 am
Forum: Western Narrow Gauge Discussion
Topic: ex-SP Tank cars at Pearl Harbor
Replies: 12
Views: 8152

Re: ex-SP Tank cars at Pearl Harbor

Thanks Greg, Bishop Museum received their collection of Cochrane photos from the Dillingham Co. When the OR&L finally closed down. It appears the OR&L acquired these photos from Cochrane and they are all Hawaii related. The museum holds no other Cochrane photos. HRS also has a large Cochrane collect...
by Jeff Livingston
Sun Jun 17, 2012 11:32 pm
Forum: Western Narrow Gauge Discussion
Topic: ex-SP Tank cars at Pearl Harbor
Replies: 12
Views: 8152

Re: ex-SP Tank cars at Pearl Harbor

Gentlemen, One word, WOW! When I transferred to ComSubPac here at Pearl in 1990 I began my research of the military railoads. It's been a struggle since there was so little local information. Every command is required to submit a command history annually which is archived at the Washington Navy Yard...
by Jeff Livingston
Sun Jun 17, 2012 3:00 pm
Forum: Western Narrow Gauge Discussion
Topic: ex-SP Tank cars at Pearl Harbor
Replies: 12
Views: 8152

Re: ex-SP Tank cars at Pearl Harbor

We have one partial photo by Bill Blewett in the HRS collection which Bill identifies as an ex-NCNG, USN tank car.
BB108 USN Tank Car ex-NCNG resized.jpg
Beyond this we have nothing. Would love to see that photo.

Jeff