Re: Crescent Lines 40' Express Reefer CL 1998; and WIF #332
Denny,toggle quoted messageShow quoted text
Crescent Lines is the fictional railroad of the Crescent City Model Railroad club. The line runs from N.O. to K.C.
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Sent: Sat, Jan 22, 2011 8:07 pm
Subject: [STMFC] Crescent Lines 40' Express Reefer CL 1998; and WIF #332
While rooting around for my WIF car, I uncovered a mysterious unbuilt Athearn
blue box kit containing an apparent custom-decorated steel 40' reefer with
silver ends/roof, dark olive or PG sides with very, very neat gold (not Duco or
yellow) lettering and badge for CRESCENT LINES. In tiny neat lettering next to
the swing doors, it says "For Crayfish Loading ONly".
Its a foobie all right, but a very handsome one at that. I would not mind
learning of its provenance. Does it ring any bells for any of the listers? If
it was a convention car (New Orleans?), it is one the most acceptable I have yet
BTW, my c. 1959-60 Kurtz Craft WIF car is #332 with a New date of 7/1956- the
decals just as they came from the Champ envelope. The car is weathered with oils
just as I had just learned at the time from Paul Janssen. Not bad, even today.
However, I am chagrined to admit that the end lettering was applied to the.....
tack boards (What *was* I thinking? (:-)). I do get some points inasmuch as
both side tack boards actually have neatly-applied route cards.
Denny S. Anspach MD
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