Friday, December 30, 2005

CP Freight cars

From: "Todd@Ickler"

Is there a place in your archives where there are detailed drawings or photographs specifically and only of Central Pacific rolling stock and locomotives? Photos and drawings one could use to build an accurate model? Correct lettering of freight cars, colors used, types of cabooses (if used at that time) types of trucks, couplers and running gear. I would have interest in rolling stock unique to building the transcontinental railroad, maintenance of way equipment, specialized locomotives and rollingstock unique to the CP.



Blogger CPRR Discussion Group said...

The complete Appleman report with fabulous locomotive diagrams in the appendices is now online at the CPRR Museum, courtesy of Robert L. Spude, Ph.D., Historian, National Park Service. This report is linked at:

"UP Locomotive #119 & CP #60, Jupiter at Promontory Summit, Utah, May 10, 1869." by Roy E. Appleman, National Park Service Report, 1966.

Here is a photograph of a CPRR caboose.

See the numerous stereoviews of the CPRR in the various exhibits showing rolling stock, especially those by photographers Hart, and Houseworth.

Further information (but not specific to the CPRR) can be found in the Car Builders Dictionary.

12/30/2005 2:58 PM  
Blogger CPRR Discussion Group said...

Also see the frequently asked question about colors and two about locomotives and locomotive drawings.

12/30/2005 3:06 PM  

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