Railroad Supply History

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Mikadoguy
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Re: Railroad Supply History

Post by Mikadoguy » Wed May 31, 2017 10:09 pm

Question, Is Chet's Mikado still around?

Going back to the 2-8-0, Don Marshall of Woodstock, VT had built the first 3 RRSC 2-8-0. One is in New Hampshire which is the green one in the pictures. Number 97 is owned by Nick Edwards son (Loren) and is at Nick's track in Texas. Number 99 was rebuilt by my dad (Mike) and later shipped back to California to Railroad Supply. I am not sure where it is today but it was sold to a customer in California back in the 90's.

Here are a few pictures of the engines. Guy in the overalls is Tom Summers and the pictures were taken in the early 90's at Nicks first track he built in Nashua NH, which is still around today but in very very bad shape. The owners of the house really have not kept up the keeping.

Note: The last picture Tom Summers has stopped to take a pose. The main line to the right is the Northern Main Line (ex Boston and Maine Railroad) now owned by Pan Am Railways the company i work for.
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Mikadoguy
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Re: Railroad Supply History

Post by Mikadoguy » Tue Nov 07, 2017 2:06 am

I never knew he was friends with Walt and Roland Reagan. Short story he had dinner late one night during work. He sat with an older gentleman not sure of the name, but he invited him to Dick Jackson later that Sunday. That sunday he listened to the guys talk about their railroads they had in the back yard. Chet was fascinated with it. LOL he want home and talked to his wife if he could get one. His wife said only if you build me a car port. So he did, that is how the northern he built came to life. This was in Moldtec i think june 1984 and this was also in part of the theme park trains RRSC was doing. 15, 18, and 24.

I Will be adding a history page in Memory of Chester (Chet) Peterson. It will be in the new Catalog i am working on for RSC. I would like a list of people that have worked for Railroad Supply past and present. I have the list of owners. If anyone has more info or history please feel free to message me. I am very very happy how the catalog is coming out and i hope when i publish it with the web site i hope you guys like it as well.

Steve

Mikadoguy
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Re: Railroad Supply History

Post by Mikadoguy » Tue Nov 07, 2017 2:14 am

Preview of the new Catalog.
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lfisher
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Re: Railroad Supply History

Post by lfisher » Thu Nov 09, 2017 10:38 am

As previously mentioned Gerry Bowden was a very talented contract builder from Oregon. Gerry built several 173s during the time I worked at RRSC. One of his 173s appeared on a display trestle on the cover of the catalog. I don’t recall which edition.

Berkman
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Re: Railroad Supply History

Post by Berkman » Thu Nov 09, 2017 10:40 am

That green 2-8-0 is stunning. It looks to have an extended smokebox ?

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