Friday, September 23, 2011

Information Request - JB Silvis Locomotive

From: "William T. Shenton"

In the paper, J.B. Silvis Union Pacific's Nomadic Photographer, there is a picture of UP Locomotive #5, a 4-4-0T. Do you know of any drawings for this locomotive, who built the locomotive, or other information that I could use to build a model of this engine. I have built a model of the photographers car and now desire to build an engine model.

—Bill Shenton, Apex, North Carolina


Blogger CPRR Discussion Group said...

From: "Kyle Wyatt"

UP 4-4-0T #5 was built by Schenectady. I'd suggest starting with a Mantua/Tyco General. CalScale made brass domes which you might find.


9/24/2011 2:01 AM  
Blogger CPRR Discussion Group said...


I suggest you try Iron Horses to Promontory by Gerald Best. I personally do not have any information.

—Barry Swackhamer

9/26/2011 3:52 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

From: "Kyle Wyatt"

The original Central Pacific Commissioner's Car (actually their first Director's Car) was later sold to the Virginia & Truckee railroad, converted into a coach, sold to Hollywood, and is today preserved at the Nevada State Railroad Museum (NSRM). ... early 1869 photo with Lewis Clement on the pilot deck of the locomotive Falcon, with the car in question coupled on behind. ... the copy negative in the Southern Pacific/Union Pacific copy of this image from a different original print includes an attribution to J. B. Silvis as the photographer.

7/11/2012 2:48 PM  

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