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No there isn't a date on the photo. The credit is Boyd County Library Collection. That is Boyd County Library, Kentucky. I suspect this photo was taken at Russell, KY where the Raceland Car Shops were located. Russel had four yards there for coal operation alone.
From: Lloyd Keyser <lloydkeyser@...>
Sent: Friday, December 14, 2018 8:02 PM
Subject: Re: [RealSTMFC] USRA Hoppers
Thanks Larry. Is there a date on that photo. Many cars were rebuilt with panel sides as shown to the left of this car in the 1935,36 time frame.
On Fri, Dec 14, 2018 at 1:26 PM Larry Smith <wooddale@...
Here's the picture from the C&O book. This is the last paint scheme used on these cars.
I have the July 1983 MM and that is the lettering that is shown in the assembly instructions. I'm looking for a latter lettering scheme.
It figures!! That's one of the 3 or 4 Mainline Modelers I do not have! :-D
On 12/14/2018 4:18 AM, robertb@... wrote:
> There are two photos of the as built C&O hoppers on page 75 of the
> July 1983 issue of Mainline Modeller.
> Robert Bogie
> On 14/12/2018 4:07 pm, Tim O'Connor wrote:
>> Lloyd, I have THREE books on C&O freight cars and have never seen a
>> photograph of one of those USRA 70 ton cars in any era! I have one of
>> those kits too - too terrified to try building it. :-)
>> Tim O'Connor
>> On 12/11/2018 2:34 PM, lloydkeyser@... wrote:
>>> I have finished building three of Westerfields USRA three bay
>>> hoppers #2001. I have had these kits for 30 years and finally got
>>> them built. They were the old brittle resin kits and were the
>>> hardest kits I have put together. They are ready for decaling. All
>>> I have to go by is the picture in the instructions. Does any one
>>> have a photo of one I could refere to for 1954?