Re: Keeley Can

Douglas Harding

Tim my understanding from the BRHS group is that these were filled with water and hung from hooks just above the truck with a hotbox. A hose was run to the journal box/bearing that was overheating, allowing a slow drip of water to cool the bearing. This permitted the car to be moved until an appropriate setout place could be reached.



From: <> On Behalf Of Tim O'Connor
Sent: Saturday, February 26, 2022 2:27 PM
Subject: Re: [RealSTMFC] Keeley Can


Interesting! I grabbed them because they'll disappear after the auction ends. :-)

Did these things actually work?

Previously on this list, modelers shared their techniques for adding the Keeley hooks to box cars. The link below will take you to an upcoming auction for one of the cans. The listing has plenty of good photos.


For the record, I have no interest in the auction house.


Andy Cich


Tim O'Connor
Sterling, Massachusetts

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