Phil-that is dee light full!! I have been to the Reader (many years back) and didn't see this one, I guess it was hidden in the woods. What a wonderful model it would make and your photos show most everything needed to build it. When I saw this one, I got into a wheezing fit but am better now!
BTW-if anyone is interested in a movie featuring the Reader RR, look for "Boxcar Bertha" with one of the Caradine boys and an actress who is not currently in vogue. The flick is a woeful waste of time except for the railroad scenes and guess what, the loco (a 2-8-0)is lettered for the Reader as is the caboose. Quite a few shots are in the movie, but as I stated, it is a lousy film...much like today's crop of cra....well...
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Really got my interest with this original photo here.
And I just found this info on the M-4
"The Southern Forest Heritage Museum has completed the initial phase of its restoration of Fernwood Columbia and Gulf railcar #M-4. The M-4 was originally built in the Fernwood shops as a copy of Kalamazoo built M-3 in 1937. The car was built on a 1936 Ford Truck chassis and provided passenger service on the FC&G until 1955. Long time owner Louis Saillard donated the car to the museum several years ago, but it was not until last May that the car was moved from storage in Reader AR to Longleaf for restoration." November 2009
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D&G RR (Dunstead & Granford) in On30 “All tyranny needs to gain a foothold is for people of good conscience to remain silent.” ~ Thos. Jefferson
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Thanks for the Autorailers link even though the M4 was a different item. I loved the Life magazine truck freight consist. What a cool model this would make. The steeple cab unit had some nice qualities as well.
The Science Newsletter along side one of the nice photos talks about how the giant toads..............wonder if this might be the solution to the grackle problem some of you are having.
Duncan--ps I grew up with a '41 Ford Woodie, but it was a tad lower to the ground than the Evans version.