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by Jeff Livingston
Fri Jun 15, 2012 11:20 pm
Forum: Western Narrow Gauge Discussion
Topic: ex-SP Tank cars at Pearl Harbor
Replies: 12
Views: 8387

Re: ex-SP Tank cars at Pearl Harbor

After a couple of adult beverages and a deep breath I'll try this again. Prior to the attack on Pearl Harbor and the surrounding military bases and civilian areas the Navy Yard appears to have had aqequate equipment for their assigned duties. Not so the Army who immediately placed requsitions for am...
by Jeff Livingston
Fri Jun 15, 2012 12:37 am
Forum: Western Narrow Gauge Discussion
Topic: ex-SP Tank cars at Pearl Harbor
Replies: 12
Views: 8387

Re: ex-SP Tank cars at Pearl Harbor

Brian,

After a lengthy reply the dog (computer) ate my homework. I'll try again later. In the meantime, what is the source document and is there the possibility of obtaining a copy? This is great news.

Jeff Livingston
by Jeff Livingston
Tue Jun 12, 2012 10:25 pm
Forum: Product Announcements and Reviews
Topic: Want Something Exotic?
Replies: 0
Views: 5474

Want Something Exotic?

Dan Peterson of San Juan Decals is offering decal sets for the Oahu Railway and Land Co. in On3. The sets will be available in many hobby shops and through the Hawaiian Railway Society gift shop. We're hopeful that this will help raise awareness of Hawaiian Railroads. Dan's announcement follows. Gre...
by Jeff Livingston
Sat Jun 02, 2012 11:56 pm
Forum: Western Narrow Gauge Discussion
Topic: First Group Project, Sonoma Valley Railroad
Replies: 8
Views: 4364

Re: First Group Project, Sonoma Valley Railroad

Locomotive No. 45 about to be scrapped. 31 May 1937, Fred Stindt Photograph, Hawaiian Railway Society Collection.
Locomotive No. 45, Scrapping, 31 May 1937 (2).jpg
by Jeff Livingston
Tue May 29, 2012 9:21 pm
Forum: Western Narrow Gauge Discussion
Topic: First Group Project, Sonoma Valley Railroad
Replies: 8
Views: 4364

Re: First Group Project, Sonoma Valley Railroad

Quick note from Hawaii. SVRR locomotives Nos. 1 and 3 were not purchased by the OR&L These SVRR locomotives and twelve (12) SVRR flat cars were purchased from the San Francisco & North Pacific Railroad by "B.F. Dillingham, Contractor" ca. 1889. Dillingham, in addition to starting the OR&L and becomi...
by Jeff Livingston
Sun May 20, 2012 9:30 pm
Forum: Western Narrow Gauge Discussion
Topic: "Foreign" Boxcars in Hawaii
Replies: 13
Views: 8378

Re: "Foreign" Boxcars in Hawaii

Thank you for the additional car numbers John. Following the December 7th attack the military realized their shortage of equipment was severe and initiated requests for ammunition cars, kitchen cars, plotting cars, machine shop cars and bunk car among others. These were to support the 41st Coast Art...
by Jeff Livingston
Sun May 13, 2012 8:56 am
Forum: Western Narrow Gauge Discussion
Topic: "Foreign" Boxcars in Hawaii
Replies: 13
Views: 8378

Re: "Foreign" Boxcars in Hawaii

Thanks for the additional information John. We don't know if any D&RGW flat cars or reefers made it to Hawaii or not as these photographs by Bill Blewett are all we have. Bill was stationed at Marine Corps Air Base Ewa and had no reason to go to the Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard or Naval Station. Phot...
by Jeff Livingston
Wed Aug 03, 2011 9:36 am
Forum: Western Narrow Gauge Discussion
Topic: Ft. Barette, Hawaii, Railroad
Replies: 2
Views: 2618

Re: Ft. Barette, Hawaii, Railroad

Continuing on a bit, these drawings are from a Coast Artillery manual and illustrate the shell and powder cars used to service the guns.
by Jeff Livingston
Wed Aug 03, 2011 9:30 am
Forum: Western Narrow Gauge Discussion
Topic: Ft. Barette, Hawaii, Railroad
Replies: 2
Views: 2618

Ft. Barette, Hawaii, Railroad

We've known for years that there were internal railroads at Forts Barrette and Weaver on Oahu in Hawaii. These railroads were for the sole purpose of serving ammunition to the two 16-inch coastal defense guns emplaced there. Local members of the Coast Defense Study Group (CDSG), http://www.cdsg.org,...
by Jeff Livingston
Mon May 30, 2011 9:27 am
Forum: Parks, Museums, and Events
Topic: 43 Years Later
Replies: 4
Views: 2731

Re: 43 Years Later

Brian, No. 174 and her two sisters were U.S. Navy locomotives. There was a significant shortage of military locomotives and other rolling stock in Hawaii at the beginning of World War 2. The Navy received a number of Whitcomb and a few Porter locomotives between 1942 and 1944, Some were assigned to ...