Re: Getting the proper ORER


John Barry
 

Fran,

You've gotten good advice from all the previous posters. No source of information is perfect as Steve stated with his experience with the Santa Fe stock cars. How close do you want to get? And for which roads? For an overall fleet that includes foreign ( not home road) cars, the October or January issues after your modeling date are probably your best bet. If you want to narrow it down to specific car numbers for a given road, the car construction records or live list register (the actual list, not a summary) can tell you what that road documented as truth for individual pieces of equipment. I have the Westerfield electronic edition of the January 1945 ORER and Official Guide as well as paper copies of October 45 and April 43. Those give me a very good idea of what was out there on my Christmas 1944 modeling date. I'm sure I 'll get something wrong with a "foreign" road as I know about several discrepancies in the Santa Fe listings. But the Jan 45 ORER is close enough to reality to give me a meaningful guide for fleet composition of the 2/3 of the total fleet that are foreign road cars. For my home road, Santa Fe, I'm supplementing the ORER with information from the live list registers that have been preserved at Temple. Those have helped me figure out which Bx-11 &12 box cars had full height (12") roof extensions and which had half height (6") and which stayed in the original configuration.

Have fun on your journey.

John

John Barry
 
ATSF North Bay Lines 
Golden Gates & Fast Freights 
Lovettsville, VA


707-490-9696 


PO Box 44736 
Washington, DC 20026-4736

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On Fri, 8/18/17, 'Eric Hansmann' eric@hansmanns.org [STMFC] <STMFC@yahoogroups.com> wrote:

Subject: RE: [STMFC] Getting the proper ORER
To: STMFC@yahoogroups.com
Date: Friday, August 18, 2017, 12:49 PM


 

















Fran,



 

Why
not pick up an official B&O Summary
of Equipment? The B&ORHS bunch has copies of 1956 and
1957 available. My
1925 version has been very handy to cross reference with a
1926 ORER for my
1926 fleet. Go to the Company Store page and click on the
Equipment link on the
menu to the left.

https://www.borhs.org/Shopping/index.html



 


 

Then
scroll down to item #74056 for the
1956 Summary of Equipment. The 1957 book is on the next
line.


 

I
wish more historical societies had
similar fleet documentation.


 


 

Eric
Hansmann

Murfreesboro,
TN


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 









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Subject:
[STMFC] Getting the
proper ORER




 











My HO
B&O Shenandoah Subdivision layout is set in late
September 1956. To provide
for an accurate car fleet, what date ORER would be best? Any
suggestions on
where to obtain?

Thanks.

Fran
Giacoma


























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