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From: "J DOT Henry Priebe Jr DOT " root AT net DOT bluemoon DOT net
Date: Wed, 15 Jan 2003 17:43:57 -0500 (EST)
Subject: Joseph J. Merli Manufacturing Company Baggage Wagons
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This came to one of my Railfan.net contact addresses.

There was a 110K Word file included which was a photo of a new baggage cart. I
extracted the photo and this is it.

I don't normally pass along unsolicted commercial mail, but this is a unique
product of interest to the group.


J. Henry Priebe Jr. Blue Moon Internet Corp Network Administrator
www.bluemoon.net Internet Access & Web Hosting
www.railfan.net Railfan Network Services

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Date: Tue, 14 Jan 2003 12:16:44 -0500
From: Jean O'Brien
Subject: Hello

I am the proprietor of the Joseph J. Merli Manufacturing Company of New York manufacturing Victorian Carriages and Pushcarts. I am also a train enthusiast who owns a 1953 E8 Diesel Electric EMD along with several pieces of pre-war rolling stock, but the reason for this note is to ask if you know of any train stations in your area that are being restored.

Trains are my passion, but my business for the past 13 years is in making replicas of authentic Rail Road Station Baggage Wagons 1 / 2 and 7/8 scale, along with many other reproductions of Victorian pushcarts commonly used in today's retail market.

When restoring an old train station, one of the important parts is in the accessories of that period. We are the only company in New York State that still builds authentic Rail Road
Baggage Wagons, totally authentic in structure with carry weight limits of 1200 to 2000
pounds with 360 degrees steering. Our wheels are available using a steel tire or rubber tire with a staggered spoke design.

There are pieces of our American RR History that we have created on display in the Altoona Museum in PA and the RR Museum in Richmond, VA. I have attached a picture of our Baggage Wagon for your review.

There are often grants available for non-for-profit organizations that restore old buildings and need to enhance their lobbies with authentic historical artifacts or vehicles. Any information that you could provide me about your area that will have a potential need for a product build by our company to enhance our American RR history would be greatly appreciated.

Please contact our company at www.merlimfgco.com or give me a call at 518-355-6536. Thanks for your time and all my best to your organization.


Joseph J. Merli



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