• NYC 3063

  • Discussion relating to the NYC and subsidiaries, up to 1968. Visit the NYCS Historical Society for more information.
Discussion relating to the NYC and subsidiaries, up to 1968. Visit the NYCS Historical Society for more information.

Moderator: Otto Vondrak

  by Roger Hensley
 
The 3063 is going by the yards at Marion Indiana. I would guess he is making a set off. Modelers should take a lesson on weathering from this engine. Notice at the rear of the slope sheet on the tender, above the brakeman, the cylinder that was for the coal pusher. This would shove the coal ahead if it became low in front. Notice the two rerailing frogs hanging from the bottom of the tender at the front trucks and the push pole above the rear trucks.

To come from the NYC main cross the NKP main into the yards you had to use the basics of railroading in this one move. There was a gate at the entrance to the yard. This was a board about 8 feet long 11/2 feet wide on a pole 18-20 feet high and painted red with a 6 inch white stripe the length of the board. They could move this board in three positions. Horizontal, 45 degrees and Vertical. First you moved the gate horizontal, that gave you control of the NKP main and then you removed the derail and last lined the main track switch to enter the yard.
Maurice Lewman text.
Ted Tobin Collection

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