Re: Photo: Pittsburgh & Shawmut Railroad Dump Car M-24 (1954)
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Air dumps would move in regular freight trains to a terminal near where they would be unloaded by or work or local way freight. The cars would haul rip rap, ballast, and sometimes ties or other timbers for MOW use.
126 Will Scarlet,
Elgin, Ill. 60120
On Wednesday, September 9, 2020, 01:48:59 PM CDT, vapeurchapelon <j.markwart@...> wrote:
Hello Gary and all,
since several years I have an eye on these nice W&R models - but something lets me think that the prototypes were used exclusively or almost exclusively in MOW service - so they usually could not be seen in regular freight service. Am I wrong with this?
Many thanks and regards
Modeling the early post-war years up to about 1953
Gesendet: Mittwoch, 09. September 2020 um 20:43 Uhr
Von: "gary laakso" <vasa0vasa@...>
Betreff: Re: [RealSTMFC] Photo: Pittsburgh & Shawmut Railroad Dump Car M-24 (1954)
From the W&R flyer for these cars back in 92, they were built by the Clark Car Co. in the 1920s and 1930s;
PRR 999000-999079 or 489900-489915
DL&W 95708 plus others
UP 91500-91544 and
Very finely detailed cars with additional air tanks to provide detail options. The trucks a require replacement wheels and axles.
Northwest of Mike Brock
From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io <main@RealSTMFC.groups.io> On Behalf Of Garth Groff and Sally Sanford
I found a similar car on the RF&P around 1988. It would seem that the entire gondola part of the car can be tipped using train air. Even says "AIR DUMP" to the left of the coupler. Other than that, I know nothing about who built these or how common they were. Nice to know they were around in our era of interest.
Garth Groff 🦆