My name is Clinton Bell. I have created the Hostler's Corner so that I can randomly create content for this website that is specifically interesting to me. My family and I have been associated with the Reader Railroad in one way or another since 1979. I started this web site, so I chose the name "Hostlers Corner" because a "hostler" was typically charged with starting/preparing a steam locomotive for normal operations, and delivering it to the hot track to await it's crew. See the official definition below.
To start off with I just want to share some personal pictures of interest with you. Thanks for your interest in Hostler's corner and the Reader Railroad.
- Pictures From June 2007
- Pictures From March 2007
- Picture Circa 1986
- Check out my myspace page. NEW!
- Check out my You Tube channel. NEW!
Example! More to come... Form 4...Engine specs...
Seam On 3rd course. Very Large!
Baldwin Locomotive Works.
Details of Construction p.1
Details of Construction p.2
Details of Construction p.3
Details of Construction p.4
Details of Construction p.5 Tender
Supplement to Specification NO. C-8980
Long Distributing Company.
Reader Railroad No 11 Operating Data Feb 1968
Ferro-EquinologistFerro- meaning iron plus equine- meaning horse give one who studies iron horses, i.e., a railfan.