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1939 Danvers

Post by dnevil » Thu Dec 06, 2018 10:47 am

An eBay seller has listed a couple dozen great photos taken at Lester Friend's Danvers track about 1939. I recognize Lester in some of the photos. If you recognize anyone else please let us know.

https://www.ebay.com/sch/bookster7/m.ht ... 7675.l2562

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Re: 1939 Danvers

Post by steamingdon » Fri Dec 07, 2018 8:39 am

#3 is 5290 Hudson built by Mr. Gene Stevens from Norway, Paris, Maine. This engine was finished in 1938 and is in Bill Yoder`s roaster. I own this engine 2018. Remember this track was just finished the year before 1938. There is another photo of a Stevens engine 2-4-0 funny looking, with Gene @ the throttle. The 5290 Hudson is not being driven by Gene. I see Lester friend running his 4-6-4-T B&A Tanker. He was in a couple of other shots in the background. Most of the fellows in these shots would be considered giants in the L.S. hobby. Lester Friend, Gene Stevens, Ed Lever, Norm Steele, Harry Austin and many others. I have rescued 2 maybe 3 Gene Stevens built 3/4 " locomotives. will keep looking and see what else, or who else I can identify.
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Re: 1939 Danvers

Post by steamingdon » Fri Dec 07, 2018 8:53 am

I`m sure there are others here in the N.E. area that will be able to add information to these photo`s. John K. of Friends Models fame, Elm 53 of Worcestershire. Just to name a few.
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Re: 1939 Danvers

Post by steamingdon » Mon Dec 10, 2018 7:20 am

and Laverne Langworthy, Three piece suit with fedora.
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