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 Posted: Sun Jun 10th, 2012 12:24 pm
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Found today at the H.A.M.B. site:
http://www.jalopyjournal.com/forum/showpost.php?p=7854143&postcount=48189
There are some I never saw before.
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 Posted: Sun Jun 10th, 2012 01:40 pm
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Coolness. Wonder what happened to the original trucks of the green & red unit?



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 Posted: Sun Jun 10th, 2012 02:43 pm
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At one time there was a "kit" for the unit in the first picture--with the two model AC Mack hoods--but it was in 1 1/2" scale to run on 7 1/2" gage track.

The green and red one was given to Railways to Yesterday, a Pennsylvania trolley museum by Mack. It was, by the time of the RTY acquisition stripped of everything but the body shell. The picture shown here was probably taken in the yard of McHugh Brothers, in Penndel PA, a heavy equipment mover who did a lot of trolley moving for RTY gratis. That company is no longer in business.

One of the McHugh brothers sons Jim McHugh Jr (AKA "JC")
started his own company, repairing and leasing railroad equipment. For many years I was a member of RTY, and only heard mention of the Mack body on the rarest of occasions. I presume that it was scrapped, or otherwise disposed of, when the McHugh operations moved.

Incidentally, JC's company did quite a bit of work for the East Broad Top railroad, the site of RTY's operation, some of it gratis also. The then general manager of the EBT showed his appreciation with a tirade,  a totally uncalled for action. Not the first time that happened-


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 Posted: Sun Jun 10th, 2012 03:07 pm
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Found one HO here:
http://www.locopainter.com/store/product.php?id=364
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 Posted: Sun Jun 10th, 2012 07:54 pm
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I thought the red and green one was one of a pair that were acquired by a trolley museum for their trucks having run on a preserved line before.

I think the trucking company bought the pair and made one good one - sadly only static as it had unpowered freight trucks.

No idea what has become of it in recent years though.

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 Posted: Tue Jun 12th, 2012 07:19 am
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It looks like the Mack Boxcab still survives and it has it's own website.

http://www.mchugh4macklocomotive.com/



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 Posted: Tue Jun 12th, 2012 11:27 am
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Cool that it's still around.

The McHugh's are good people.


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 Posted: Thu Dec 20th, 2012 11:08 pm
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Top left - HLW, Hartland Locomotive Works, in La Porte, Indiana, has had for decades a G scale RTR model of it.
And the power brick is built like, well, a brick; pretty near to watertight and it will last through several doomsdays.

Bottom center and right - HO scale plastic body kit is available from Jordan Highway Miniatures. Directions show how to power with Bachmann HO "Gandy Dancer".



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