Wednesday, May 25, 2005

Fake Brass Railroad Bells

From: "P Janovick"

I found your site while searching for info on a PRR brass bell I bought about 15 years ago. I was told the bell I bought was an authentic rail bell, how can I tell if this is true or if it is one of these fakes? What is the incorrect engraving that I should look for ... or anything else ?

I would appreciate any info you can give me. My grandfather worked on the PRR all his life, and I was hoping this bell (along with other PRR memorabilia that we found after his death ) could be a link to him for his great-grandchildren.

Thank you in advance for your assistance

Patty in Ohio

Scott Special, ATSF, 1905


Thanks for the ATSF reprint online.  This is great – have you seen the US Borax recent re-release “Death Valley Scotty” episode from their classic radio & tv series, “Death Valley Days?”

It features this and one of the original locomotives, #1010.  

Check it out: – under video releases.  I’ve watched it and the train footage is nice.  

Here’s a copy of the video jacket from their web.