Re: Westerfield ACF Photo CD Electronic Index


Hi Claus,

Great list.

Appreciate your efforts.

Clarence, NY

In a message dated 2/13/2009 7:53:17 P.M. Eastern Standard Time, writes:

Hi List Members,

A while back, I purchased one of Al Westerfield'A while back, I purchased

The good part of this CD is that it has hundreds of lovely ACF builders

The bad part of this CD is that there is no simple electronic way to search
the CD contents. Things like, say, find all the photos of PRR cars. Or find
all the photos of tank cars. Or find all the cars built in 1919.

In short, there is no electronic index of any sort, making it hard to find
what you are looking for other than by labor-intensive means.

To remedy this, I created such an index. It can be found at the url below.


If the url does not work, go to the url does not work, go
to<WBR>com, log in, go to the STMFC group, go to the files se

There you will find an excel spreadsheet listing the CD file name, road
name, car number, build date, and car type.

While I did the grunt work of doing the data entry, I make no ownership
claim of this thing - everyone is free to use this as they wish. For example, if
Al would like to distribute it with the CD, that is entirely fine with me.

As a rule, when doing the data entry, I took the builder's date from the car
lettering when available and legible, and if not, I used what was indicated
on the chalkboard found in some images.

I'm sure there are a million mistakes, they are all mine. In particular,
things like distinguishing reefers from insulated boxcars was not always
possible, so I guessed. Still, this is better than what we had before, even with all
the warts.

Enjoy - Claus Schlund

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