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    • August 14, 2012 9:32 AM EDT
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      I Recieved an email from Tom Yorke this morning.
    • August 14, 2012 9:42 AM EDT
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      Ric. I haven't heard from him yet. Did you email through his profile link? I did hope it still worked.
    • August 14, 2012 10:11 AM EDT
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      I tried email through the forum and it didn't work. Tom posted his email in another boxcab thread, it is tomyorke@bellsouth.net
    • August 14, 2012 1:19 PM EDT
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      Aaron?? you got a picture of your Bluestone Southern boxcab????
    • August 14, 2012 1:39 PM EDT
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      Thanks I will try to reach him with that email.
    • August 14, 2012 2:22 PM EDT
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      You mean this one Andy :)

    • August 14, 2012 8:44 PM EDT
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      yeah, Aaron, that one.... :)
    • August 17, 2012 9:47 PM EDT
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      Ric Golding said:
      My new Box Cab was the subject of many discussions during the 2012 American Invasion. I am way behind on catching up on all the postings and email, that is why it is a called a vacation, but wanted to get a thread started. Thoughts, opinions and sources of reference of these little critters is always interesting. Do you have one or two? Could you post an lmage? I'll get some pictures of mine posted shortly, but maybe other people can start as I catch up. How about kits? Thanks in advance.

      Ric pushed me!!!!

    • August 18, 2012 7:14 PM EDT
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      David Russell said:
      Ric Golding said:
      My new Box Cab was the subject of many discussions during the 2012 American Invasion. I am way behind on catching up on all the postings and email, that is why it is a called a vacation, but wanted to get a thread started. Thoughts, opinions and sources of reference of these little critters is always interesting. Do you have one or two? Could you post an lmage? I'll get some pictures of mine posted shortly, but maybe other people can start as I catch up. How about kits? Thanks in advance.

      Ric pushed me!!!!

      YOUR WELCOME!!
    • August 18, 2012 7:57 PM EDT
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      Kinda heavy to push!

      Very nice!
    • March 30, 2013 12:52 PM EDT
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      Rooster did you finish this one?

       

      Kind of looks familiar

       

       

      Will be taking the 7/8's boxcab for a run on my XL Pizza layout. Pics later.

       

       

      -Brian

    • March 30, 2013 1:52 PM EDT
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      Brian,

       

      Nice work!

    • March 31, 2013 9:24 PM EDT
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      Brian Donovan said:

      Rooster did you finish this one?

       

      Kind of looks familiar

       

       

      Will be taking the 7/8's boxcab for a run on my XL Pizza layout. Pics later.

       

       

      -Brian

       

       

       

      Yes .....Brian I had a bachmann motor block and the face off of Percy for some reason. The boys here told me there were no rules on Boxcabs . I did find one of your links to it with my research and it was inspirational.  I actually had the track cleaning car body cause Ralphie the Rail Scale rides on its chassis. I'm gonna have you smoking cigarettes yet!

      You guys are the best!

      http://www.largescalecentral.com/forums/topic/17473/bobby-the-blabbermouth-boxcab

      http://www.youtube.com/watch_popup?v=pLgJ7pk0X-s

      This post was edited by Rooster ' at March 31, 2013 9:33 PM EDT
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      Interesting thread.

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      Ric Golding said:
      There is a thought, especially in the HO world, that Box Cabs worked in pairs. Where did this idea come from?

       

      Pulling Superliners ?

    • January 13, 2020 12:37 PM EST
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      This post was edited by Rooster ' at March 31, 2013 9:33 PM EDT

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      Interesting thread.

       

      Leaving that aside, I have never heard that boxcabs worked in pairs.  However, I am sure that in the early days they figured out how to couple the controls and make a multiple-unit rig?  Thus they would run around in pairs like the A-B units that arrived after WWII?

       

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      I wonder if the MILW EF and EP Box Cabs are source of this idea?

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fA3zHkkCzEc

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    • January 13, 2020 8:13 PM EST
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      Alan Lott said:

      I wonder if the MILW EF and EP Box Cabs are source of this idea?

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fA3zHkkCzEc

      Pennsy MUed the big boxcabs as well especially the electric ones.

    • January 13, 2020 10:43 PM EST
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      CN had many Box Cabs, in and around the Montreal electrified area. Primarily on the line North through the Mount Royal Tunnel. They generally ran them in pairs.   They were original manufactured by "British Electric"  A few of them were first used by the Montreal Harbours Board, then sold to CN.  At least one of them has been preserved, at the North end of the Electrified commuter line. There may be one at Rail Expo, in Delson/St.Constant, Quebec. They were electric locomotives, on 2 four wheeled trucks, Their wheels were spoked. They used pantographs.

           Fred Mills

    • January 14, 2020 12:34 AM EST
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      Electric boxcabs & the similar but different box motors were easy to m.u. and that was reasonably common on both Class 1 lines and Interurban outfits.

      Of course I've got books, let's see what can be found on the web right quick, easier on here to share web links than books!



      Here's a picture of a pair of St Clair Tunnel units from Canada around 1910, https://www.classicstreamliners.com/lo-baldwin-westinghouse-electrics.html

      A pair of New Haven EF-1 in 1950s, https://flic.kr/p/27sMWBj

      Great Northern units in pairs and trios in early 1900s, https://www.classicstreamliners.com/lo-gn-boxcab-3-ph.html

      GN had a series designed to be used paired, "The locomotives were built as pairs of semi-permanently coupled units, and were always used as such."
      https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_Northern_Z-1#Layout

       

      And pairing was still used in the 21st century, even on out of the way industrial and mining lines,

      https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:SQM_E650_Quillagua_-_Barriles.jpg

       

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