Tag Archives: New Haven Railroad

ERA-ATTIC ELUCIDATING!

Valuable older views,

Of local working “choo-choos”

Abounding detail

Of where and which vale,

Researchers like to be less confused!

I think this photo is neat,

My love of the NEW HAVEN is sweet…

That paint scheme I’ll attest

I do love the best,

Details here make my knowledge more complete!

–Jonathan Caswell

(A Google image)

 

CHECKING BRIDGE CLEARANCES!**

ABOVE:  a NEW HAVEN RAILROAD Rail Diesel Car*  (BING IMAGE)

Worked on the Train layout,

An N scale one laying about (!)…

An eleven-inch curve

On his truss bridge (what nerve!),

Just happened to work out.

His N scale RDC*,

Rolled through easily…

Cemented the track

So it won’t spring back,

Prevented catastrophe!

A scale Eighty-five feet-

Long (N scaled) from his passenger fleet…

It took that curve

With nary a swerve,

His work in that end is near-complete!

–Jonathan Caswell

**NOTE:  He actually used a double track truss bridge which he shortened and removed the original two tracks from to lay his 11-inch model track curve inside—a bridge like the one below:

Image result for n scale double track bridge

Image source: ebay.

“THE OLD SWITCHEROO”

The good old switcheroo,

A thing that horse thieves may do…

But this is mental–

Take a “New York Central”

Switch the shell for “New Haven” to view!

Knuckle couplers are on this chassis,

Can’t think of much more classy…

My New England road

Another RS-3* is owed,

This orange-and-black now has he?

–Jonathan Caswell

Another RS-3*…a road switcher locomotive model produced by the American Locomotive Company up until the early 1960’s.

THE ONE THAT…YOU KNOW!

THE ONE THAT…YOU KNOW!

He went back on Ebay

Io catch the one that got away…

An ALCO RS-1

Painted for New Haven,

An orange and brown display,

Just like in Massachusetts

An RS-1 has uses…

In excursions

And freight incursions–

Economics without excuses!

–Jonathan Caswell

(atlasmodelrrco.)

THE ONE THAT ALMOST GOT AWAY

THE ONE THAT ALMOST GOT AWAY!

He went back to Ebay

For the one that had gotten away…

It took years

Of search to appear,

He has it now–HAPPY DAY!

–Jonathan Caswell

(atlasmodelrr.com)