1, 2, 3.

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  1. interurban

    interurban Active Member

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    I think it prudent to keep all real thing Traction / Interurban / electric Railways together in this newly created Traction Throughfare, If I am wrong please tell me and I will post in Real thing Canadian.

    So here are three wonderfull photos from the bygone age of the London and Port Stanley electric railway.
    They only built and operated three of these.
    Here they are earning revenue a long time ago.
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    The first picture is of LP 1.
    from Bill Volkman collection.

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  2. interurban

    interurban Active Member

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    Now we will see her sister.
    LP 2 from Brian Switzer collection

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  3. interurban

    interurban Active Member

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    And here is there other sister
    LP3.

    again from the Brian switzer collection.

    Lovely box motors .

    These are a must to model.

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  4. LoudMusic

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    Whoa ... triplet sisters. It's like a dream come true.
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    60103 Pooh Bah

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    Chris: back in the 50s, CBC had a children's program called Junior Magazine. One of the regulars was Ross Snetsinger, who did assorted arts and crafts. He was also a rail nut, and an L&PS fan. The day before they cut off the passenger service, he did a feature on it, with lots of film. It was the first I'd heard of it. That summer we went to London, and I went to where the L&PS platform had been in the station. I didn't know that the freight service was still going.
    Ross sent out directions for making a cardboard model of an L&PS coach. I made one, but had to put it over a Lionel gondola to get wheels.
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    Crispy crinkles, Chris...just when I decided to keep my MDC/Roundhouse Boxcab diesel stock, you come up with these beauts...:thumb:
  7. interurban

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    Thanks guys, David I have a load of memorabilia of the L&PS and picking more up on Friday next.
    I will proberly donate most of it to the lads in Port Stanley for their museum.
    Meanwhile.
    Here my scratchbuilt attemps of those box motors.:)

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  8. interurban

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    under construction

    The only picture that I know of showing these Sisters being built.

    1,2,3.

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    Very cool shots Chris! I agree with your thoughts on keeping traction in one place, so let's leave the thread here.

    Val
  10. green_elite_cab

    green_elite_cab Keep It Moving!

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    thats so awesome!
  11. zedob

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    I have a question. Why are there 2 pantagraphs? Wouldn't one work?

    BTW, these are traction related questions, so...
  12. 60103

    60103 Pooh Bah

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    Running under wire there was always the chance that a pantograph would catch in the wire and pull off. When mainline urunning they would usually use the rear pantograph so that if it caught, the other one wouldn't get pulled off as well.
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    Thanks 60103 , that makes sense. Learn a new thing everyday.
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    I think the units were built with a lot power to gain that, more draw from the wire is needed so two pans would also give the option.
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    Just to finish this off with a bit of interesting info taken from .

    The London & Port Stanley Railway Vol 2.
    By the laye Leslie Torrens.
    He really loved this Railway .


    So here we are.
    First the specs of 1,2,3.

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    Here is a write up of why they choose to operate Pantographs.

    I hope this has got you interested in a fine old RR.
    I do recommend you buying Leslie J Torrens 3 Volume book, not expensive, but Mr Torrens put his all into this project. I wish I had met him

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