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East Coast Locomotive Works

Post by wbarbe » Sat Apr 13, 2019 10:39 pm

I seem to remember a long time ago a company that sold castings for a Pacific 4-6-2 I believe.

I thought the name of the company was East Coast Locomotive Works.

Does anyone remember this company and known what happened to them or the patterns for the engine?

Just curious.
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Re: East Coast Locomotive Works

Post by Dick_Morris » Sun Apr 14, 2019 2:23 am

From old threads, it looks like the design moved to Klamath Locomotive Works which has gone defunct as well. Do a search here for "East Coast Locomotive Works." I believe I remember reading in the older posts that the owner of Klamath died and his son was going to try and resurrect the design, but nothing came of it.

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Re: East Coast Locomotive Works

Post by Bill Shields » Sun Apr 14, 2019 6:55 am

you are correct. Fender (IIRC) got some stuff from them toward the end.
Too many things going on to bother listing them.

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Re: East Coast Locomotive Works

Post by Fender » Sun Apr 14, 2019 7:34 am

Must have been someone else, because I didn’t get anything from them.
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Re: East Coast Locomotive Works

Post by Bill Shields » Sun Apr 14, 2019 11:21 am

Hmmm......remember someone stopping by here with some iron from them...oh well...water over dam
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Re: East Coast Locomotive Works

Post by Rwilliams » Sun Apr 14, 2019 10:28 pm

I was considering a purchase of some tender trucks from the owner when the business was Klamath Locomotive Works in CA. Suddenly the father passed on and castings/materials were suddenly hard to get from the foundry for some unknown reason. The son acted like he was going to keep the business going in a big way and seemed almost too eager to get cash money in hand. When I queried him in regards to delivery, there was no date or time given which ran up a big red flag in my book. I was wary of the situation and probably saved myself a major scam in the long run. I had already seen too much in the way of parts not delivered or delivered way later in this hobby. Did not want to join the club of wish I had not done that.

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Re: East Coast Locomotive Works

Post by Highiron » Mon Apr 15, 2019 5:42 pm

I had spoken with Don several months before he died he had gotten involved with Howie Mason up in Canada and it basically bankrupt him and his operation he was in the process of trying to recover Monies and patterns and parts

I had expressed interest in buying the original patterns and blueprints from him and taking over at the same time I was dealing with Little Engines but he declined saying he was going to go after him and get it all and his son was thinking about taking over the business nothing ever came of it and the whole thing fell to the Wayside I know Don owed The Foundry a lot of money that he could never collect from Howie so I'm sure the patterns are now lost forever

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Re: East Coast Locomotive Works

Post by JohnK » Mon Apr 15, 2019 8:02 pm

East Coast Locomotive Works, Sandy Hook, CT.....back when Sandy Hook simply meant "Sandy Hook", and not Sandy Hook.

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Re: East Coast Locomotive Works

Post by Berkman » Mon Apr 15, 2019 8:15 pm

Wasn't someone on here building a NYC hudson from their plans?

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Re: East Coast Locomotive Works

Post by rrnut-2 » Tue Apr 16, 2019 8:01 am

I do have drawings and possibly, castings may be available. The drawings are not the jpg's that are floating around.

Yes East Coast Locomotive was sold to Don after Ralph Lathrop passed away. Don's son doesn't seem to be interested in selling the patterns.

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