The Worad Company of Minneapolis

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The Worad Company of Minneapolis

Post by baggo » Tue Mar 13, 2018 8:21 am

Hi all,

I'm interested in finding out any information about the Worad Company of Minneapolis who offered drawings and castings for a 1/2" scale 4-8-4 Northern in the late 1940's. Does anyone know anything about them or even have one of their locomotives? Did they produce any other designs?

One of our US members has a part built loco and a complete set of drawings that he has offered to us (the N25GA) for our drawings archive.

It would seem that the loco was designed by a Mr Harold Darr who was/may have been part of the Worad company along with a Mr Howard Woo.

As well as the drawings, our member also has copies of correspondence between the builder of his chassis ( Mr Howard Glass, a watchmaker of Canton, Ohio) and Mr Darr.

Worad Company 4-8-4 Great Northern Locomotive.jpg
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Re: The Worad Company of Minneapolis

Post by TimKirby » Tue Mar 13, 2018 8:27 pm

Harold Darr was father to Bob Darr who was one of the members of the Southern Minnesota Live Steamers Association and one of the founders of the St. Croix Railroad. I may be able to get more information from Bobs widow, however she is "snowbirding" at the moment.


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