Faux FDR Car Removed

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Faux FDR Car Removed

Post by RearOfSignal » Thu May 16, 2019 12:30 pm

I know there is a locked thread on this already, so mods do as you see fit.

I’ve recently got confirmation that the allegedly mysterious FDR baggage car has been removed from GCT yard and sent up to the Danbury Rail Museum. I’m surprised that thing was able to move at all. Now it can have a wonder retirement rusting away in Danbury.
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Re: FDR Car Removed

Post by Backshophoss » Sat May 18, 2019 7:59 pm

Well there goes a "movie prop",last seen in the remake of Pelham 123. Has DRM posted a pic of this car and the M-2 pair on their website?

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Re: FDR Car Removed

Post by DutchRailnut » Sat May 18, 2019 8:11 pm

car is still in highbridge .
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Re: FDR Car Removed

Post by shadyjay » Sat May 18, 2019 8:26 pm

Backshophoss wrote:Has DRM posted a pic of this car and the M-2 pair on their website?
Ha! I don't think DRM has updated their web site in over 10 years (outside of updating the links to their newsletter). Heck, their roster still lists E-9 #4096 (faux-NYC) and that's been gone for at least a few years now.

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Re: FDR Car Removed

Post by CarterB » Sun May 19, 2019 4:03 pm

Baggage car had nothing to do with FDR, was a conrail tool car parked at the Waldorf mail/baggage express track.
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Re: FDR Car Removed

Post by Wayside » Sun May 19, 2019 8:10 pm

CarterB wrote:Baggage car had nothing to do with FDR, was a conrail tool car parked at the Waldorf mail/baggage express track.
Truth.
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Re: FDR Car Removed

Post by Backshophoss » Sun May 19, 2019 8:26 pm

The Double Boom wreck crane and that tool car is a part of GCT history,the FDR stories will be a part of FDR's Presidential Library history.

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Re: FDR Car Removed

Post by ConstanceR46 » Mon May 20, 2019 12:32 pm

Everyone knows it has nothing to do with FDR by now; it's just known as that due to the myths.

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Re: FDR Car Removed

Post by ExCon90 » Mon May 20, 2019 2:42 pm

Maybe it's time to put "FDR Car" in quotes until the thread is retired.

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Re: FDR Car Removed

Post by CarterB » Tue May 21, 2019 5:09 pm

ExCon90 wrote:Maybe it's time to put "FDR Car" in quotes until the thread is retired.
AGREED!!! Far too long has this "misnomer" been perpetrated by the press.
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Re: Faux FDR Car Removed

Post by Tadman » Wed May 22, 2019 7:34 pm

I’m pretty surprised they didn’t cut it up on place. It’s a rusty tool car that never did anything interesting. Given the four wheel trucks and prewar age, I don’t think it was ever intended for anything other than local service. Fair assesment?

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Re: Faux FDR Car Removed

Post by ConstanceR46 » Wed May 22, 2019 10:09 pm

Supported the wrecker currently on display, from what i gather. Also Ex-PRR that made it to MN via PC, so that's something

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Re: Faux FDR Car Removed

Post by freightguy » Thu May 23, 2019 3:57 pm

The car actually released and applied when the locomotive sent air through the air brake system. It probably sat dormant for like 40 years(anybody confirm)? All they had to do was change a hose on the old baggage car. This means they didn’t have to bypass the air brake system and the brakes work as intended on the baggage car.
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Re: Faux FDR Car Removed

Post by DutchRailnut » Thu May 23, 2019 4:27 pm

since 1985 and yes it did get new brake valve right after 9/11 when car was to be moved to DRM too.
don't forget car got total overhaul in North White plains including the paint job before it was moved to GCT.
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Re: Faux FDR Car Removed

Post by GirlOnTheTrain » Thu May 30, 2019 2:35 pm

As of last night it was still hanging out in Highbridge.
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