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'Plaster City' Double-Ended Critter ... If You Can Call It That !
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 Posted: Fri Apr 22nd, 2011 12:49 am
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I found out about this while doing research on the Plaster City narrow gauge.
 Apparently it was used to transport crews to the mine.
The double ends removed the need to turn the rail-car at each end of the line.




http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_i_AovfzNXgQ/TCgMLmGAG1I/AAAAAAABOUw/vPjBPjB50ag/s1600/Plaster+City+c1947.JPG

Looks like something Alice Cooper would own!

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Now that is UGLY

Only in America.



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Can you imagine the milage that thing got? I wouldn't be able to afford to even drive it to the mailbox and back.



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Yikes! FUGLY!

How many vehicles died to make that beast?

And note they used one of the left-over hood decorations on the side of the 'car'. Brand recognition.



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Parallel parking might cause a small problem-----


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Pimp my car!



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Looks that, instead of RR wheels it just got 4 pins to keep this beast within the rails.



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UGLY Definitely , but it has air conditioning!!!!!!

   There are more pictures of it in the "White Gold Railroad" book. What kind of radius would it need in On30. That thing would be right at home on the Woodie central.

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Thing is probably around 40' long (220" each car originally), give or take. Plan for A LOT of inside curve overhang ( note that the corner tracking pins are at the monstrosity corners).



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According to the book the things on the front clip are brooms to sweep the sand from the rails. The original critter gitter for Woodies layout. This thing should have " Beast & Desert Railroad" on the side.
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