RDG Russian Decapods

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RDG126
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RDG Russian Decapods

Post by RDG126 » Sat Jun 11, 2011 10:31 pm

I know the RDG had Russian Decapods, and from what I can piece together they had ~4; much beyond that, I've only ever seen one, small, grainy photograph of these beasts. Anyone have any idea when they got them, why, and where on the system they were employed?

David Hutchinson
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Re: RDG Russian Decapods

Post by David Hutchinson » Tue Jun 14, 2011 6:31 pm

Class J1-sa, road numbers 1126-29, scrapped 1935. The only pictures I have seen of these were in the Reading Steam and Power Pictorals by Bert Pennypacker. The shots show an out of service Decapod stored at Bridgeport, Pa. They might have been used out of Bridgeport/Abrams, but I have no info on this.

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Re: RDG Russian Decapods

Post by RDGTRANSMUSEUM » Wed Jun 15, 2011 2:01 pm

the outer station project ,when they printed the reading railroad magazine,did a great issue on those a few months back.
visit us at : readingtransportationmuseum.org

RDG126
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Re: RDG Russian Decapods

Post by RDG126 » Mon Jun 20, 2011 6:57 pm

Much obliged, folks!

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Re: RDG Russian Decapods

Post by MrBill » Thu Nov 24, 2011 12:06 pm

A new thread about the russian decs recently started on the Reading Modeler.
http://www.readingmodeler.com/modules.p ... opic&t=757

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Re: RDG Russian Decapods

Post by toptrain » Thu Nov 24, 2011 8:13 pm

One of my Russian decapods. USA 1179, alloted to the CNJ, by the USRA, for war time use.

http://image87.webshots.com/187/6/73/56 ... RgM_fs.jpg

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Re: RDG Russian Decapods

Post by toptrain » Mon Nov 28, 2011 8:04 am

Something went wrong with webshots. They wont show my photo. Your removing of my ability to edit makes me unable to replace the photo. So I guess the people here dont get to see the photo. Sorry everybody.
frank

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Re: RDG Russian Decapods

Post by toptrain » Mon Nov 28, 2011 11:14 am

* If I was alowed to edit MY POSTs. I would change the link to one that works. But I cant. So !!!

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Re: RDG Russian Decapods

Post by toptrain » Tue Nov 29, 2011 7:38 am

A 1915 article on the ordering of the decapods for Russia.
http://books.google.com/books?id=jAVCAQ ... ve&f=false

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Re: RDG Russian Decapods

Post by RDG126 » Mon Jan 23, 2012 10:55 am

Thanks for your input, folks, this has helped to clear up a mystery that has been with me since childhood!

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