Friday, September 23, 2016

Traction Miscellany

More interesting photos sent to us by Art Peterson.

All Images Copyright by the Krambles-Peterson Archive

This looks to me like something a model railroader would build out of spare parts, but it's actually a Cincinnati Car Co. demonstrator locomotive, completed on Dec. 17, 1925.  The non-equalized six-wheel trucks are strange enough, but check out that misshapen cab.  It ran in demo service on the Western Ohio, the Cincinnati & Georgetown, and on the CH&D (C&LE) as their number 605.  It was finally scrapped at Moraine, sadly enough.

The Scioto Valley was a third-rail interurban (the only one in the Indiana-Ohio network) best known for its big wooden cars, but it also had some more modern steel cars.   This is #120, in its final resting place at 119 E. Main in Lancaster. 

This is another Scioto Valley car, probably the same series, but its actual number and location are unknown.

And this is Western Ohio car #51, a Kuhlman.   Again, the location is unknown, but it appears to be right next to a former main line.


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Frank Hicks said...

Western Ohio 51 appears to have been virtually identical to the Fostoria & Fremont car in that link. WO 50-57 were built on Kuhlman order #786 and F&F 40-41 were built at the same time on order #787.

Chris said...

I see some benefits to the shape of 605's cab, and some drawbacks. A narrow steeple cab has better visibility benefits, but also some other drawbacks. This shape may be better than a long steeple cab or a box cab.