SAL Form 31 Pads : LUSENET : ACL and SAL Railroads Historical Society : One Thread


Allow me to throw out an idea to you; I appreciate your honest responses and opinions.

I just came into possesion of an original, blank Seaboard Railroad Form 31 (Train Order form). I always thought it'd be a good idea to reproduce an entire pad of these forms and sell them as scratch paper for around the house, shop, etc., and also for those persons who'd use the forms in their model railroad operations. Each pad would contain about 50 forms (not the actual flimsy part, but rather a paper version of the form). I just think it'd be neat to have them around to write notes, letters and such.

What do you think? Some years ago I approached the Society and asked if they'd be interested in doing this project, with the proceeds going 100% to the Society. They said yes, but I didn't have a clean form. Now I do. Is this something you'd enjoy having around your shop / house / model railroad?

Thanks for you input, John Golden Travis AFB, CA

-- John Golden (, July 31, 2001


Yes, I would buy some pads. I use lots of note pads at work. I currently burn copies of stuff I buy at shows, they are not bound. It would be nice to have them prebound, and SAL makes them a plus. Tommy Arthur

-- Tommy Arthur (, August 06, 2001.

Hello, John - should have known you'd be on here as well! I'd be interested either for present use or for future operations.


-- Paul Bizier (, August 05, 2001.

Johnny: As you know, the "31" order was issued to restrict the rights of a train. The conductor was SUPPOSED to sign name and train before the order was complete. You might even consider preprinting a conductor's name (perhaps your name), train number, complete time, and operator's name. After all, on the OLD NS, the dispatcher would instruct the operator to sign the conductor's name, train, etc. and afterwards the "DS" would make the order complete and instruct the operator to hand it up on the fly. It worked pretty good most of the time.

-- Harry Bundy (, August 04, 2001.

A few years ago I bought an unused pad of A&WP/WofA/GaRR 'form 19'flimsys at a show. I ran off some copies of one of them at Kinkos and, as John noted, they make great scratch and notepads, etc. The old flimsys, on green tissue, printed up just fine. Greg Hodges

-- Greg Hodges (, August 02, 2001.

John, can you email me a scan of the form? Thanks

-- Buck Dean (, August 01, 2001.

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