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Decal source?

Jared Harper
 

I am looking for a source of alphabet decals in a font similar to "impact."
Jared Harper
Athens, GA


Re: NYC reweigh symbols

Terry Link
 

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From: "Anthony Thompson" <thompson@...>


On the Sunshine reweigh symbol decal sheet for "Northeastern" railroads, the NYC reweigh symbols include COL. This symbol, however, is not on the spreadsheet we've been using for reweighs. Can someone tell me what COL indicates? I immediately thought "Colinwood" but the spread sheet shows that symbol as EC.

No COL symbol on the NYC list I have:
http://www.canadasouthern.com/caso/images/shop-codes-1954.pdf


Terry Link
Bramalea, Ontario, Canada
www.canadasouthern.com


Re: any guesses?

Tim O'Connor
 

It's kind of scary that you know that Ian... :-)

Thanks!

Tim O'Connor

Originally Canadian Northern 88616, built 12/1918.
Ian Cranstone


NYC reweigh symbols

Anthony Thompson <thompson@...>
 

On the Sunshine reweigh symbol decal sheet for "Northeastern" railroads, the NYC reweigh symbols include COL. This symbol, however, is not on the spreadsheet we've been using for reweighs. Can someone tell me what COL indicates? I immediately thought "Colinwood" but the spread sheet shows that symbol as EC.

Tony Thompson Editor, Signature Press, Berkeley, CA
2906 Forest Ave., Berkeley, CA 94705 www.signaturepress.com
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Publishers of books on railroad history


Re: M&StL Marshalltown IA shop abbreviation

Bryan Busséy
 

Joe,

Thanks, that's what I was missing. I culled the remaining dimi data from a
1958 ORER.

bb

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bb,
The M&StL code for Marshalltown was "MN", Cedar Lake being "MPLS". Clark or
Gene will probably be able to come up with the data on the raised car.
joe binish
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Subject: [STMFC] M&StL Marshalltown IA shop abbreviation

Folks,

I'm looking for some of the dimensional data for the M&StL 55000-55018
automobile cars after the roofs were raised in early 1941. I'm modeling
the car in N scale after it lost its automobile loaders in 1952, but
prior to it losing the double doors in 1959. I assume that the cars
didn't retain the NEW 2-37 service location/date after any of those
modifications. The roofs were raised at the Marshalltown IA shop.
Would anyone happen to know what service information was marked on these
cars after the roofs were raised? barring that, would anyone know what
the M&StL location code was for Marshalltown? Thanks.

bb







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Re: Express Reefer Ventilation System

Schuyler Larrabee
 

And a couple other shots available by clicking on the "Older" and "Newer"
icons at the top.



Thanks for the link.



SGL

Can anyone identify the ventilation system on this express reefer?

http://tinyurl.com/3lxbe3q

The photo is from a sequence of a wreck of a B&O express train in Suman,
Indiana in 1923.

There is a very nice view of the roof of a B&O C-8 express boxcar
converted from a B&O class M-15b as formerly offered by Westerfield.

http://tinyurl.com/6k7dov9

Regards,

Bob Witt










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Re: Express Reefer Ventilation System

Charles Hladik
 

Bob,
It looks more like a Baker heater to me.
Chuck Hladik

In a message dated 6/5/2011 3:55:23 P.M. Eastern Daylight Time,
rwitt_2000@... writes:




Can anyone identify the ventilation system on this express reefer?

_http://tinyurl.com/3lxbe3q_ (http://tinyurl.com/3lxbe3q)

The photo is from a sequence of a wreck of a B&O express train in Suman,
Indiana in 1923.

There is a very nice view of the roof of a B&O C-8 express boxcar
converted from a B&O class M-15b as formerly offered by Westerfield.

_http://tinyurl.com/6k7dov9_ (http://tinyurl.com/6k7dov9)

Regards,

Bob Witt

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Express Reefer Ventilation System

rwitt_2000
 

Can anyone identify the ventilation system on this express reefer?

http://tinyurl.com/3lxbe3q

The photo is from a sequence of a wreck of a B&O express train in Suman,
Indiana in 1923.

There is a very nice view of the roof of a B&O C-8 express boxcar
converted from a B&O class M-15b as formerly offered by Westerfield.

http://tinyurl.com/6k7dov9

Regards,

Bob Witt


REPACK AND BRAKE SERVICE DECALS

WILLIAM PARDIE
 

Do any for the decal sets for brake service and repack info contain
data for Fort Worth And
Denver rolling stock?

Thanks in advance:

Bill Pardie


Re: any guesses?

Ian Cranstone
 

On 2011-06-05, at 2:02 PM, Steve Lucas wrote:

This car is former CN 406308, a 36' steel-frame "Fowler" boxcar at the York-Durham Heritage Railway in Uxbridge, Ontario, about forty miles north-east of downtown Toronto. It was built by National Steel Car in 1919. Here's the tourist line's website--

http://www.ydhr.ca/

I've taken many photos of this car if anyone is interested in them.
Originally Canadian Northern 88616, built 12/1918.


Ian Cranstone
Osgoode, Ontario, Canada
lamontc@...
http://freightcars.nakina.net
http://siberians.nakina.net


Re: any guesses?

Steve Lucas <stevelucas3@...>
 

This car is former CN 406308, a 36' steel-frame "Fowler" boxcar at the York-Durham Heritage Railway in Uxbridge, Ontario, about forty miles north-east of downtown Toronto. It was built by National Steel Car in 1919. Here's the tourist line's website--

http://www.ydhr.ca/

I've taken many photos of this car if anyone is interested in them.

Steve Lucas.

--- In STMFC@..., "Schuyler Larrabee" <schuyler.larrabee@...> wrote:

I think the number, 40638, will help. That appears twice at the left end,
on the frame and on the sheathing in the last bay at the left.



Any clue as to location?



SGL



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owner, series, builder?
http://klemafamily.files.wordpress.com/2010/06/box-car.jpg

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Re: More NYC Consists uploaded

Larry Sexton
 

Does anyone know of a reasonably accurate drawing for the Armour (ARLX) wood
side reefers that were in service from the 1920s-50s? I know of the 1950s
drawings of the truss-rod wood reefer in the August 1987 issue of Model
Railroader, but for some reason I think I've seen a drawing for the 11000
series of Armour wood reefers with the side metal tabs connecting to the
cross-members.



Larry Sexton



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Subject: [STMFC] Re: More NYC Consists uploaded





Rob, thanks again for posting the train lists!

I wonder how many of those ARLX and TRAX cars came from the Decker plant
here? (Mason City Ia)

--- In STMFC@... <mailto:STMFC%40yahoogroups.com> ,
"rdepennsyfan" <pattirobpatti@...> wrote:

Group, I just uploaded the latest batch of train consists from the New
York Central Toledo Division.

Check out the consists from Train NY-4--especially if you like meat
reefers! One of the trains was 43 cars long and three-quarters of the cars
were RSM or RAM types.

Rob Erickson


Re: Index of freight car photos in Car Builders' Cycs

Aley, Jeff A
 

Gene,

First of all, I commend you on your tremendous effort!

To your question: I would prefer UP (OSL) - in general, I would tend to search for the parent road, and would therefore prefer to find all of the parent road's listings together.

Regards,

-Jeff




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Sent: Saturday, June 04, 2011 1:50 PM
To: STMFC@...
Subject: [STMFC] Index of freight car photos in Car Builders' Cycs



To whom it may concern:

I am about finished indexing all the freight car photos in my CBC collection from 1906 to 1953. Some proofreading still required. Before I sold my 1957 and 1961 CBCs I indexed them. 1957 looks incomplete but I can no longer check that.

To the extent the information on the car is legible or is in the caption the following will be included
YEAR (of Cyc)
PAGE
REPORTING MARKS (Initials)
NUMBER of car
AAR Mechanical Designation
RRs own class as applicable and legible
DATE BUILT
BUILDER

When completed I will post an announcement and an offer to share but until then I have some questions.

Under reporting marks which would be more useful?
OSL (UP) or UP (OSL)
I-GN (MP) or MP (I-GN)

In both cases the subsidiary's initials are the reporting marks but parent road's paint and herald appear on car.

Would it be more useful to combine the CBC index with that for the RP Cycs or leave them separate?

Would it be useful to anyone if Train Shed Cycs were also included. Train Shed Cycs duplicate part of what is in the Car Builders' Cycs but not all. I assume from some postings that some folks have Train Shed Cycs to which they refer but do not have actual CBCs.

I could also include passenger car photos. I know, should be on a different list. If passenger car photos were included in same database as freight car photos would that make the database more difficult to use.

Please direct your opinions straight to me at bierglaeser at yahoo dot com.

Gene Green


Re: any guesses?

Schuyler Larrabee
 

I think the number, 40638, will help. That appears twice at the left end,
on the frame and on the sheathing in the last bay at the left.



Any clue as to location?



SGL



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owner, series, builder?
http://klemafamily.files.wordpress.com/2010/06/box-car.jpg

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Re: More NYC Consists uploaded

Clark Propst
 

Rob, thanks again for posting the train lists!

I wonder how many of those ARLX and TRAX cars came from the Decker plant here? (Mason City Ia)

--- In STMFC@..., "rdepennsyfan" <pattirobpatti@...> wrote:

Group, I just uploaded the latest batch of train consists from the New York Central Toledo Division.

Check out the consists from Train NY-4--especially if you like meat reefers! One of the trains was 43 cars long and three-quarters of the cars were RSM or RAM types.

Rob Erickson


Re: M&StL Marshalltown IA shop abbreviation

Clark Propst
 

The roofs were raised 6" to give the cars a 10'6" inside height.
Clark Propst


Re: any guesses?

Ian Cranstone
 

On 2011-06-05, at 10:05 AM, Tim O'Connor wrote:

owner, series, builder?
http://klemafamily.files.wordpress.com/2010/06/box-car.jpg
Looks like a 36' Fowler car to me, once common as dirt north of the 49th parallel. This one has been modernized along the way, with AB Brakes and cast sideframe trucks, but otherwise looks much as it was originally built.

Based upon the "R" and "D" letters stencilled on the side, which are both standard CN practice (the "R" denoting "R"estricted to CN Lines, and the "D" for Authorized for "D"ismantlement), and the number scrawled on the frame above the truck (406368?) I believe this to be a former CN car (if the car number is indeed 406368, that would make it the former Canadian Northern 88736, built by National Steel Car in 1/1919, original series 88000-89998 even #'s, later CN 406000-406999).

Any idea as to where this photograph was taken? (I'm assuming that this car still exists).


Ian Cranstone
Osgoode, Ontario, Canada
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Re: M&StL Marshalltown IA shop abbreviation

Joseph
 

bb,
The M&StL code for Marshalltown was "MN", Cedar Lake being "MPLS". Clark or Gene will probably be able to come up with the data on the raised car.
joe binish

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Folks,

I'm looking for some of the dimensional data for the M&StL 55000-55018
automobile cars after the roofs were raised in early 1941. I'm modeling
the car in N scale after it lost its automobile loaders in 1952, but
prior to it losing the double doors in 1959. I assume that the cars
didn't retain the NEW 2-37 service location/date after any of those
modifications. The roofs were raised at the Marshalltown IA shop.
Would anyone happen to know what service information was marked on these
cars after the roofs were raised? barring that, would anyone know what
the M&StL location code was for Marshalltown? Thanks.

bb






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Re: Modelling Techniques - Thin straps - Paper & CA

steve_wintner
 

Hey Guys, thanks for the comments & suggestions. Gives me a few more things to try too.

Except for the S scale suggestion ! ;-)

-Steve

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