Re: Crescent Lines 40' Express Reefer CL 1998; and WIF #332

George Hollwedel

I believe it is a Lone Star Region special run car for the club in New Orleans.

Prototype N Scale Models (TM)
by George Hollwedel
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Austin, TX 78714-3566
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--- On Sat, 1/22/11, dennyanspach <danspach@...> wrote:

From: dennyanspach <danspach@...>
Subject: [STMFC] Crescent Lines 40' Express Reefer CL 1998; and WIF #332
To: "Era Freight Car List Steam" <STMFC@...>
Date: Saturday, January 22, 2011, 7:07 PM
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 seen. 

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


Denny S.  Anspach MD

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