Members and Their Motorcars

Member:  Tom and ElsaTomandElsa2,  Rocky Mount, NC

Make and model: Fairmont   A6G1

Date of manufacture: 1984

Original owner:  Norfolk Southern Railway

Service: Norfolk Southern used this car to maintain the Albemarle Sound trestle between Mackey’s and Edenton.  This was the longest trestle (26,664 ft.) east of the Mississippi River.  This car was assigned to the bridge maintenance gang.  It became surplus when the trestle was abandoned in late 1987.

Trestle description: http://bridgehunter.com/nc/chowan/bh48676/

Motorcar activities we enjoy:TomandElsa-Rides  The A6 is large enough for several people to ride together.  We have enjoyed riding with our friends on the Great Smoky Mountain RR. Also each year we go to Railfan Days at the North Carolina Transportation Museum were we are able to introduce rail fans to motor riding.  Our most enjoyable events have been associated with the Red Springs and Northern Foundation.  The A6 has been used for several years to pull the 8 car train of passengers for Railfan Days, Halloween rides, and Christmas light rides.  We have ridden as many as 80+ riders on some of these  rides.  We enjoy these activities with our friends.

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Member:  AltonDSC_0813

Make and model/Description of Car: Custom Built F-7 EMD

Date of manufacture/History of Car: Custom Built in 2010 with a Chevy 4 Cylinder Engine

Original Owner:  Custom Built by Alton

What Do You Enjoy About Your Car: It is very unique and it can carry 8 passengers

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Other Cars in Your Collection:  I also have a 4-6-4 Hudson Steam locomotive that I custom built in 2005.

 

 

 

 

 

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Member:  MarkDSC_0809

Make and model/Description of Car: Fairmont M-19-H

History of Car (Original Owner/Area of Service): Manufactured 1947, Sold to Atlantic Coast Line Railroad (never was a SAL car), delivered to Waycross GA from Fairmont in 1947. Has 5-8HP 2 cycle ROC engine with belt pulley drive. Used for track inspection, signal maintenance and light track repair. Runs top speed low to mid 30s MPH. Rated 1-4 men, 1 trailer. Car has not been repainted since SCL rebuild in 1990

What Do You Enjoy About Your Car: It is older than I am, simple, relatively quiet because of muffler, easy to load and unload, easy to turn around, smokes and loud exhaust, yellow color and has cab to protect me from the weather.DSC_0776

Other Cars in Your Collection:  I also have a Fairmont MT-19 open car and a Fairmont 52-H open car

 

 

 

 

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Member:  Jerry DSC_0800

Make and model/Description of Car: Fairmont M-19

History of Car (Original Owner/Area of Service): Manufactured in mid 1940’s, Originally Southern Railway/Charlotte

What Do You Enjoy About Your Car: Everything!!! – It is a fantastic hobby.

Other Cars in Your Collection:  I have 3 Fairmont M-19 cars: 1 #3618

DSC_0785– Southern Railway, 1 #1285 – Atlantic Coast Line and 1 Serial # Unknown – Southern Railway.

 

 

 

 

 

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Member:  CareyDSC_0804

Make and model/Description of Car: Fairmont A-3

History of Car (Original Owner/Area of Service): Manufactured in 1963, the A-3 has a 20 HP Hercules engine.  Seaboard Airlines Railroad #34 in Waycross, Georgia.

What Do You Enjoy About Your Car: The comfort of the ride.

Other Cars in Your Collection:  M-19 Atlantic Coast Line Railroad, Portex (Hamlet came from Seaboard), Wooding car CBI (Canadian car) – DSC_08271938, Kalamazoo Model 23, 1938 M-19 Lineman’s car

 

 

 

 

 

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Member:  David and ConnieDSC_0808

Make and model/Description of Car: Fairmont MT 19 A2

History of Car (Original Owner/Area of Service): We have had the car for about one year and are the third owner.  The original owner purchased from Fairmont factory.

What Do You Enjoy About Your Car: The runs are great and so are the people we meet.  Love the scenery – beats a passenger train anytime!!!!

Other Cars in Your Collection:  None DSC_0834

 

 

 

 

 

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Member:  Bruce

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Make and model/Description of Car: Fairmont M-19 – 1952

History of Car (Original Owner/Area of Service): My car was delivered to the Southern Railway in Charlotte on June 12, 1952.  My friend’s brother got it from Norfolk Southern when he retired in 2000-2001. He wanted to restore it but never got started; he passed away in 2011. My plan is to restore it and put it back on the rails like he wanted. Fulfill his wish, make him proud.

What Do You Enjoy About Your Car: I’m looking forward to restoring the car like new.

Other Cars in Your Collection:  None

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Member:  TomT Smith

Make and model/Description of Car: Fairmont M-19

History of Car (Original Owner/Area of Service): Manufactured in 1952.  I purchased this car from Phil Gandy in 2005.  Believe it was owned by Seaboard Coast Line.  Spent several years doing a frame up restoration of the car and enjoyed this experience very much.  I learned a lot about motorcars from some really great people in this obscure hobby we love so much.  I treasure those friendships.

What Do You Enjoy About Your Car:  I enjoy the nostalgic sound and feel of a 2 cycle car speeding down the track.  Open air cars are the equivalent of a motor cycle in many ways.  The people involved in this hobby are a great collection of personalities, the people are what makes this all so fun.

Other Cars in Your Collection:  I have several more cars that I hope to restore.  Two  M-19-AA’s (2 cylinder 2 cycle), an MT-14, and a rare MR-19.

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Members:  Chris and DianaDiana and Chris

Make and model/Description of Car: Fairmont MT-19 (Diana’s Motorcar)

My railroading started at a very early age watching trains in my hometown in NJ, that progressed to years of picture taking around the country, ownership of 3 private railcars at one time or another, then changing gears a bit and getting into the motorcar hobby  Presently I am proud to be the president of our own RS&N Foundation keeping things on the right track and moving into the future, I also work at the Clinton Terminal Railroad in Clinton,NC as an engineer and conductor. I am also very blessed to have a wife who enjoys railroads and railroading almost as much as I do!

Other Cars in Your Collection: Canadian Cab MT-14 and another motorcar and various other pieces of equipment that are kept in our 30×50 motorcar workshop on our property! Diana and Chris 2

Here is our second car, a Canadian Cab MT-14 which we rebuilt completely. This shot was taken on a trip in Pa. on the Lackawaxen & Stourbridge Line. This car is unique in it has 4 coats of fireboat red Awlgrip marine paint on it. Yes, the car went to a marina to be painted! It was quite the conversation piece while it was there.

 

 

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Members:  Peter and NancyPete 7-15-16

Make and model/Description of Car: Woodings CBL

History of Car (Original Owner/Area of Service): I don’t have much history on the car.  I bought it from a guy in New Mexico who had the car for fifteen years or so.  He had salvaged it from a scrap heap in Southern California and stored it in the desert for the time he owned it.  I bought the car in the spring of 2014 and took two and one-half years to refurbish and repair the car.

What Do You Enjoy About Your Car:  The ability to go and see stuff that you wouldn’t see from the road.

Other Cars in Your Collection:  None

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