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EBT couplers salvaged by WW&F

November 18, 2017 03:14PM
On Nov. 17, a crew of WW&F volunteers met in Mount Union, Pa. to take the first steps in salvaging 10 couplers from derelict East Broad Top Railroad hopper cars that have been sitting in the yard since the railroad ceased operations in April 1956. This was the culmination of a multi-year effort by several WW&F volunteers to negotiate the purchase the couplers for future WW&F equipment construction projects. The 3/4-size couplers were used on several of the Maine two-foot gauge railroads, including the WW&F and the Bridgton & Harrison. In late September, I met with a representative of the EBT and we selected several cars to take the couplers from. Removal of the couplers was accomplished in about four hours, using a torch to cut the eight bolts securing the coupler in the drawhead, along with a few judicious whacks with a sledge to assist gravity. I should note that several of the cars had already sacrificed such parts as triple valves, brake cylinders and hand brake wheels. In coming weeks, they will be assembled in one location for loading on a truck for the trip to Maine. We greatly appreciate Mr. Kovalchick's allowing us to purchase and remove the couplers for our future projects.

Below is a shot of the first coupler removed.
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Wayne Laepple November 18, 2017 03:14PM

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Wayne Laepple November 18, 2017 07:19PM

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Tom Moungovan November 21, 2017 04:37AM

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Stewart Rhine November 18, 2017 07:18PM

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Johnson Barr November 18, 2017 08:09PM

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Stewart Rhine November 19, 2017 05:26AM

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Wayne Laepple November 19, 2017 05:58AM

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MSRRKevin November 21, 2017 05:51AM

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John Cole November 21, 2017 06:53AM

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Tom Moungovan November 21, 2017 08:56AM

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philip.marshall November 21, 2017 11:27AM

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ebtrr November 22, 2017 08:58AM

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philip.marshall November 22, 2017 10:39AM

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Johnson Barr November 22, 2017 12:48PM

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ebtrr November 27, 2017 11:13AM

Why so many hoppers

Clyde Putman November 22, 2017 07:30PM

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Mike Stillwell November 22, 2017 08:41PM

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Rick Rowlands November 19, 2017 02:38PM

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philip.marshall November 20, 2017 10:40PM

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Kelly Anderson November 27, 2017 01:23PM

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Wayne Laepple November 27, 2017 02:43PM

Couplers arrive in Maine

B. Barry December 21, 2017 03:39PM

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Clyde Putman December 21, 2017 03:48PM

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