New Haven Observation Bunker Hill - info??

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New Haven Observation Bunker Hill - info??

Postby rdgrailfan » Sat Jan 22, 2011 8:11 am

anyone have any additional information regarding this car, seems like it is an unusual NH car to be still in existence????
http://www.rypn.org/forums/viewtopic.ph ... 4e4161562a
Information from another web site:

Stainless steal construction
Observation Bar, 57-seat lounge
built -7/1949

476 Bunker Hill apparently still exists, anybody have any data or information on the owner or status of the NH cars

The MU combine (along with the other lightweight New Haven Cars) is owned by John Birmingham of Boulder Scientific Company in Mead Colorado. Cars have been stored in Ohio since 1991. The round end car is ex New Haven Bunker Hill. In 2005 some work was done on that car towards moving it to Colorado, but the project died on the vine.

I am somewhat amazed that any of the equipment is still there. Art Davis was well into his 90's when I last saw him (2005)
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Re: New Haven Observation Bunker Hill - info??

Postby jhdeasy » Thu Oct 02, 2014 6:54 am

Please see my post with current photos of this former NH tavern lounge observation car at Brookpark OH. I assume this is the same car that had been stored at Orrville OH sometime in the past.

http://www.railroad.net/forums/viewtopic.php?f=91&t=86690&p=1295854#p1295854
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Re: New Haven Observation Bunker Hill - info??

Postby chrisnewhaven » Thu Oct 02, 2014 2:28 pm

I don't believe they are the same car; as far as I'm aware, Watch Hill is the one you photographed, and Bunker Hill is still rotting away in Orrville (with a few other pieces of ex-New Haven passenger equipment).

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