Welcome, follow along with George Dutka in his journal which documents the additions and future thoughts for the HO scale White River Division model railroad and to his continuing historical New England railroad research. The White River Division is now in its 14th modeler's season. The "modeler's season" runs from November to April each year. Inspiration comes from the Boston and Maine, Rutland and Central Vermont Railway during the 1950's with additional posts by Don Janes and Peter Mumby.
Saturday, 19 January 2013
B&M Milk Platform - Prototype
This milk platform is at an unknown location along the B&M
The two photos found here are what I used for inspiration when I built my own milk platform as seen in the last post. The photo above I photocopied years ago while doing some research in Vermont. The other views the platform in the background of a B&M photo, Bob Nimke's collection. As you can see both structures are similar in size and appearance. These platforms were used in the early era of milk train operations. I am not sure when the last one was finally scrapped...I would like to think in the early 1950s but most likely in the late 1930's or sometime in the 1940's...George Dutka