Friday, September 27, 2013

Waterville Railway Co. Combine Car

Waterville Railway Co. Combine Car #1 shown here on May 1941, 5 years after its offical retirement.  It is pictured here resting on the wye a few city blocks north of the depot.  These types of cars carried both passengers and freight.  Built by the Jackson & Sharp Company (1863-1950) and purchased (used) by the New York Central & Hudson River Railroad (NYC&HR) in 1882.  In 1887 it was rebuilt into a passenger and Baggage car (combine car).  Great Northern operated it from 1891 to 1911 then sold to the Waterville Railway Co.  It was retired in Oct. 1936 and scrapped in 1948.  Picture from the Norman Keyes Jr. collection. 

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