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 Posted: Fri Aug 5th, 2016 02:17 am
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Good evening all,

So i know i have had a few posts about possible railroad ideas, my ongooing ideas, etc. Currently my mind is on some sort of hybrid layout using select sections from the Model Railroader Project Layout of the Beer Line and something else. the something else has become the AB facility down in St. Louis (this will be a major part of the railway but not serve as its entire purpose if that makes sense.

I am posting here however to see if anyone can point me in the right direction for maps or even information about the Manufacturers railway?

Ken



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 Posted: Fri Aug 5th, 2016 03:17 pm
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This sounds like an interesting concept for a switching layout. Hope someone can help Ken.

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 Posted: Fri Aug 5th, 2016 03:49 pm
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Hmmm... I admit that even growing up in Missouri I had never thought of or heard of a beer train.



This page seems to have some useful info.

http://www.usgennet.org/usa/mo/county/stlouis/kempland/glassplate.htm#Anheuser%20Busch%20Brewery:


and yet more if you google 'manufacturers railway' 
including a caboose! (or whatever ?)



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 Posted: Fri Aug 5th, 2016 10:28 pm
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Edit: sorry, same link is Ken (nevadableu) posted. Removed it.

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But now a new link!

http://www.alamy.com/stock-photo-barley-cleaning-house-and-elevators-anheuser-busch-brewing-plant-st-60278505.html

Almost looks like a modelrailroad....

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Model Railroading Magazine had a two part article on Manufacturers Railway. You're looking for the December 1993 and January 1994 issues. Both are available now on eBay.

If you date your railroad back far enough, MRS had a three truck Shay (built 10/07, serial number 1962, road number 3, sold 1912). The picture of it in the Manufacturers 100 Year publication is dated 1910 (same as Alwin's photo).

Busch also had a short line that brought coal over from Illinois, the St. Louis and O'Fallon Railway. TRRA Historical Society issue 65 (http://trra-hts.railfan.net/bkissues.html)had a nice write-up on it.
Hopper decals are available through Mask Island Decals.
http://www.ceihs.org/pdf/C&EI%20Order%20Form%20.pdf
http://model-railroad-hobbyist.com/node/23694

Oddballs Decals offers MRS beer car and covered hopper decals.

David Weidler

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For track arrangement at the loading facilities, you might be interested in the transfer table system used at Coor's, featured here and here (scroll down to Coor's )

Last edited on Fri Jul 21st, 2017 11:37 am by Helmut



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