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  1. Default identifying locomotive bell

    hello everyone. new here but glad i found this site. i have a train bell i would like to identify if someone could help. its about 12in across the bottom of the bell about 11 in to the top of the bell, its air operated with i think is called a double clacker. i can't find any markings on it anywhere, it flat square mounting plate on top with 4 bolts. i have included a couple pics i info would be appreiated.

    http://i538.photobucket.com/albums/f...d/100_0013.jpg

    http://i538.photobucket.com/albums/f...100_0012-1.jpg

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    Looks like an EMD steel bell to me.
    Leslie RS5TRF

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    its not steel i forgot to mention its bronze or brass.

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    Still an EMD bell. It would be bronze
    Leslie RS5TRF

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    It is a bell off of a diesel locomotive.

    You can also post your questions on this website:http://railroadiana.org/

    From what I have noticed they have a good group of people with railroad artifact knowledge.
    Mark St. Aubin
    My railroad photos: http://www.flickr.com/photos/47162644@N07/

  6. Default I need help in identibying a railroad bell

    I have an old steam engine brass bell. It is about 16-1/4 wide at the bottom, and 21 high to the ball on top of the yoke. The yoke assembly is hourglass shaped at the bottom where it attached to the steam engine. It was scrapped at the Friedman scrap yard, in Portsmouth, Ohio, next to the Norfolk and Western yards, but I am told that it is not N&W.Attachment 123002

    It has identifying numbers on it as: |2S55| or 12S551 see picture

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    Friedman scrapped engines from different railroads. They bought them at scrap auctions, so there is no real way to tell what it is from. The N&W would sell an 'engine and tender'. The tender might not be the one the engine used. It would not be uncommon to see a Y6b with a S1a tender!

    Larry S.
    NS Ry Lead Signalman

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