branch line equipment

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Wed Apr 29 18:33:56 EDT 2009

I understand only E2a's were used on the Bluestone passenger run, but an M
(#421) was used on the Bluestone Shifter. E2a's were also used on the Tug
and Dry Fork passenger runs, but M #396 or #439 was used on the North Fork
Hollow passenger run. Equipment on the North Fork run was one coach and a
baggage/coach. Two round trips a day (previously five), three on Saturday,
they pulled up the branch to Crumpler, running around the train at Coach
Siding and backed out. Kids rode to school in North Fork on a pass for $2
a month. Towards the end anyway, the extent of mixed traffic was a 50-ton
gon of sand every Monday to Cherokee that was shoved ahead of the engine.
The crew worked out of Eckman where the equipment was serviced (including
waste rubs every night). Between runs up the Hollow, the job worked
Keystone with empties out of Byrd Yard (no pulling loads!). The run got
pulled in 1950 when Eckman closed.

Grant Carpenter

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> Hi,

> Saw reference on the modeling list to class E being used for passenger

service on the Bluestone branch. Does anybody know what motive power
and/or passenger cars was used on the Northfork Branch (Northfork to
Crumpler). I'd like this information from any time period, but
particularly interested in the 1940's through end of service.

> Thanks,

> Jim Cochran


> dcochran116 at

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