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Re: Climax radial roof

David
 

--- In STMFC@yahoogroups.com, richtownsend@... wrote:

Does anyone make a good representation of the Climax radial roof?
There have been various renditions of it in resin kits over the years: the Yankee Clipper/F&C ARA steel boxes, Westerfield N&W and C&O USRA ss boxes, some Sunshine cars, etc. Don't think it's ever been done as a separate piece.

David Thompson


Re: USRA gondola in 1950's

rwitt_2000
 

Richard Hendrickson wrote:
Larry Kline wrote:
-----------------------------
At one point I tried to find unmodified (or least modified) 40'
USRA cars still
listed in the 1/53 ORER with composite sides. Below are my notes...

ACL 99300-99443, 141 cars
GM&O 12200-12374 most w/solid floors, 170 cars
L&N 73000-74999, 19 cars
SLSF 85000-85999 solid floors?, 358 cars
Yes, these cars had solid floors, as did SL-SF 50000-54399, a total
of 3302 cars in 1-53.
A long time ago I posted a photo ripped from the Internet of a SL-SF
gondola with a pipe load. It is still in the Photos Section in a folder
labeled "USRA". The re-weigh date appears to be 4-1955.

Regards,

Bob Witt


Re: CONX 19 question

Richard Townsend
 

Well, Tom, you're half right. They were empty on the way back to Denver. On the Clear Creek line they served industry in Idaho Springs, and possibly elsewhere. And to keep within the parameters of this list, on the way to Idaho Springs between Denver and Golden they ran over the 3-rail C&S line, where standard gauge steam era freight cars also ran.


Richard Townsend
Lincoln City, Oregon

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From: pullmanboss <tcmadden@q.com>
To: STMFC <STMFC@yahoogroups.com>
Sent: Sat, Jul 23, 2011 8:21 am
Subject: [STMFC] Re: CONX 19 question





Looks like narrow gauge. The C&S typically carried a Conoco tank on its Clear Creek (Georgetown Loop) line, so it wouldn't be surprising to see one on its South Platte (Kenosha Pass) line. I think they were empty and served as "rolling billboard" advertisements for Conoco.

Tom Madden

--- In STMFC@yahoogroups.com, "tnbirke@..." <tnbirke@...> wrote:

I found this photo of CONX 19 (incorrectly labeled as a Texaco car) in the Denvr Public Library collection:

http://digital.denverlibrary.org/cdm4/item_viewer.php?CISOROOT=/p15330coll22&CISOPTR=19898&CISOBOX=1&REC=6

Since it has a wooden underframe, it was an ARA Class I car, if I read the specifications correctly. Has anyone else found this image and is perhaps able to read the stencilling on the right side?

Tom Birkett
Bartlesville, OK


Re: Photographer Col. Chet McCoid

O Fenton Wells
 

I believe tha Bob's photos has the McCoid collection.
Fenton Wells
On Sat, Jul 23, 2011 at 6:15 PM, Craig Zeni <clzeni@gmail.com> wrote:

**


Questions about Jim Sands came up on the Modern Freight Car List, and
it reminded me of Col. Chet McCoid. I see his photo credit on many
freight car photos, especially from the Fayetteville NC
area...presuming he was in the Army at Fort Bragg. Do we know
anything about him?

--
Craig Zeni -

"Bother", said Pooh, as he chambered another round...




--
Fenton Wells
3047 Creek Run
Sanford NC 27332
919-499-5545
srrfan1401@gmail.com


Photographer Col. Chet McCoid

Craig Zeni
 

Questions about Jim Sands came up on the Modern Freight Car List, and it reminded me of Col. Chet McCoid. I see his photo credit on many freight car photos, especially from the Fayetteville NC area...presuming he was in the Army at Fort Bragg. Do we know anything about him?





--
Craig Zeni -

"Bother", said Pooh, as he chambered another round...


Re: USRA gondola in 1950's

Richard Hendrickson
 

On Jul 23, 2011, at 2:35 PM, LarryK wrote:

From message 85656 Oct 15, 2009:

Larry Kline
Pittsburgh, PA
-----------------------------
At one point I tried to find unmodified (or least modified) 40'
USRA cars still
listed in the 1/53 ORER with composite sides. Below are my notes...

ACL 99300-99443, 141 cars
GM&O 12200-12374 most w/solid floors, 170 cars
L&N 73000-74999, 19 cars
SLSF 85000-85999 solid floors?, 358 cars
Yes, these cars had solid floors, as did SL-SF 50000-54399, a total
of 3302 cars in 1-53.


Richard Hendrickson


Re: Website

jerryglow2
 

I don't but it's a good project assuming good photos and documentation but hasn't Intermountain covered them all (making decals less than commercially viable).

Jerry Glow
The Villages FL
http://home.comcast.net/~jerryglow/decals/

--- In STMFC@yahoogroups.com, WILLIAM PARDIE <PARDIEW001@...> wrote:


Thanks Gerald:

I was finally able to access your website. Actually I was looking for
some decals for a USRA gondola
that I picked up At the NMRA for a friend. He does not have a
particular railroad in mind. He just wants
an accurate set for the 1950's time frame. I did not find any on your
list. Do you have any ideas?

Thanks:

Bill


Re: USRA gondola in 1950's

Richard Hendrickson
 

On Jul 23, 2011, at 1:34 PM, lnbill wrote:

The L&N still was operating their composite USRA gons and the
clones they also had into the 1950's.

Bill Welch
As was the Frisco. Though many SL-SF USRA composite gons were
rebuilt in various configurations with steel side sheathing, a lot of
them (well over 2,000 in 1-53) remained as built except that the drop
bottom doors were removed and solid wood floors applied.

Richard Hendrickson


Re: USRA gondola in 1950's

Larry Kline
 

From message 85656 Oct 15, 2009:

Larry Kline
Pittsburgh, PA
-----------------------------
At one point I tried to find unmodified (or least modified) 40' USRA cars still
listed in the 1/53 ORER with composite sides. Below are my notes...

ACL 99300-99443, 141 cars
GM&O 12200-12374 most w/solid floors, 170 cars
L&N 73000-74999, 19 cars
SLSF 85000-85999 solid floors?, 358 cars

Additions and/or corrections are welcome.

John Hile

--- In STMFC@yahoogroups.com, "lnbill" <fgexbill@...> wrote:

The L&N still was operating their composite USRA gons and the clones they also had into the 1950's.

Bill Welch

--- In STMFC@yahoogroups.com, WILLIAM PARDIE <PARDIEW001@> wrote:


Thanks Gerald:

I was finally able to access your website. Actually I was looking for
some decals for a USRA gondola
that I picked up At the NMRA for a friend. He does not have a
particular railroad in mind. He just wants
an accurate set for the 1950's time frame. I did not find any on your
list. Do you have any ideas?

Thanks:

Bill


USRA gondola in 1950's

Bill Welch
 

The L&N still was operating their composite USRA gons and the clones they also had into the 1950's.

Bill Welch

--- In STMFC@yahoogroups.com, WILLIAM PARDIE <PARDIEW001@...> wrote:


Thanks Gerald:

I was finally able to access your website. Actually I was looking for
some decals for a USRA gondola
that I picked up At the NMRA for a friend. He does not have a
particular railroad in mind. He just wants
an accurate set for the 1950's time frame. I did not find any on your
list. Do you have any ideas?

Thanks:

Bill


1937 boxcar questions

Frank Valoczy <destron@...>
 

Hi,

I'd have a couple of questions re some 1937 cars...

1: ITC 6100-6299, on the list at the steamfreightcars site are listed as
having "4/4 ACF" ends - what are these?

2: A great number of CN and CP cars, along with a few WLE series, are
listed as having flat panel roofs. Were all of these of the same design?
Also - does anyone know a source for good roof shots of these?

Thanks

Frank Valoczy
Vancouver, BC


Website

WILLIAM PARDIE
 

Thanks Gerald:

I was finally able to access your website. Actually I was looking for some decals for a USRA gondola
that I picked up At the NMRA for a friend. He does not have a particular railroad in mind. He just wants
an accurate set for the 1950's time frame. I did not find any on your list. Do you have any ideas?

Thanks:

Bill


Re: CONX 19 question

Dennis Storzek
 

--- In STMFC@yahoogroups.com, "tnbirke@..." <tnbirke@...> wrote:

I found this photo of CONX 19 (incorrectly labeled as a Texaco car) in the Denvr Public Library collection:

http://digital.denverlibrary.org/cdm4/item_viewer.php?CISOROOT=/p15330coll22&CISOPTR=19898&CISOBOX=1&REC=6

Since it has a wooden underframe, it was an ARA Class I car, if I read the specifications correctly. Has anyone else found this image and is perhaps able to read the stencilling on the right side?

Tom Birkett
Bartlesville, OK
That appears to be a narrow gauge car. First off, the gauge of the wheels is only
about one half the tank diameter. Secondly, the coupler shank is notched through the end sill, a feature that was common on the Colorado NG, but rare in standard gauge car construction.

Dennis


Re: CONX 19 question

pullmanboss <tcmadden@...>
 

Looks like narrow gauge. The C&S typically carried a Conoco tank on its Clear Creek (Georgetown Loop) line, so it wouldn't be surprising to see one on its South Platte (Kenosha Pass) line. I think they were empty and served as "rolling billboard" advertisements for Conoco.

Tom Madden

--- In STMFC@yahoogroups.com, "tnbirke@..." <tnbirke@...> wrote:

I found this photo of CONX 19 (incorrectly labeled as a Texaco car) in the Denvr Public Library collection:

http://digital.denverlibrary.org/cdm4/item_viewer.php?CISOROOT=/p15330coll22&CISOPTR=19898&CISOBOX=1&REC=6

Since it has a wooden underframe, it was an ARA Class I car, if I read the specifications correctly. Has anyone else found this image and is perhaps able to read the stencilling on the right side?

Tom Birkett
Bartlesville, OK


Re: CONX 19 question

coronadoscalemodels
 

Yes, I have seen this image before but I hate to inform you that it is narrow gauge, on the C&S three foot gauge out of Denver.

Stan Schwedler
Coronado Scale Models

I found this photo of CONX 19 (incorrectly labeled as a Texaco car) in the Denvr Public Library collection:

http://digital.denverlibrary.org/cdm4/item_viewer.php?CISOROOT=/p15330coll22&CISOPTR=19898&CISOBOX=1&REC=6

Since it has a wooden underframe, it was an ARA Class I car, if I read the specifications correctly. Has anyone else found this image and is perhaps able to read the stencilling on the right side?

Tom Birkett
Bartlesville, OK


CONX 19 question

Thomas Birkett
 

I found this photo of CONX 19 (incorrectly labeled as a Texaco car) in the Denvr Public Library collection:

http://digital.denverlibrary.org/cdm4/item_viewer.php?CISOROOT=/p15330coll22&CISOPTR=19898&CISOBOX=1&REC=6

Since it has a wooden underframe, it was an ARA Class I car, if I read the specifications correctly. Has anyone else found this image and is perhaps able to read the stencilling on the right side?

Tom Birkett
Bartlesville, OK


Climax radial roof

Richard Townsend
 

Does anyone make a good representation of the Climax radial roof?


Richard Townsend
Lincoln City, Oregon


Re: Texaco tank cars

Marcelo Lordeiro <mrcustom@...>
 

Any idea where we can find drawings of the 3-dome tank ?

Marcelo Lordeiro


From: S hed
Sent: Saturday, July 23, 2011 1:24 AM
To: stmfc@yahoogroups.com
Subject: [STMFC] Texaco tank cars




I stumbled across these two photos of Texaco tank cars and I thought that I would pass it along to the group. One is a black 3 dome tank car taken in 1936 at Amarillo and the other one is a silver single dome tank car also taken in 1936 at Amarillo.

http://digital.denverlibrary.org/cdm4/item_viewer.php?CISOROOT=/p15330coll22&CISOPTR=67550&CISOBOX=1&REC=8
http://digital.denverlibrary.org/cdm4/item_viewer.php?CISOROOT=/p15330coll22&CISOPTR=67558&CISOBOX=1&REC=13

- Steve H, Silver Lake, WA


Re: Sunshine models

Bill Welch
 

These will be single-sheathed and at least one double-sheathed from Sunshine.

Bill Welch

--- In STMFC@yahoogroups.com, "Douglas Harding" <doug.harding@...> wrote:

Ran into Frank Hodina today, who does a number of masters for Sunshine
Models. Heard him say he is working on another master. Not sure what for
sure, but heard something about 40' auto ??? Doesn't matter what, but this
would certainly indicate that good quality steam era freight cars are yet to
come.



Doug Harding

www.iowacentralrr.org





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Re: Texaco tank cars

Larry Sexton
 

Steve,



A few years ago someone shared with this list that they had stumbled across
or found photos in the Denver Library collections of pre-fabricated ship
sections being shipped via rail as part of the WWII effort. Somehow I've
lost that email. In the event you happen to also find similar WWII related
photos, I'd appreciate a heads up. Thanks much for sharing your finds.



If the individual who provided feedback on finding photos in the Denver
Library collections of pre-fabricated ship sections being shipped via rail
is still participating in the STMFC, I'd appreciate hearing from you on the
subject as well. Thanks much.



Larry Sexton



From: STMFC@yahoogroups.com [mailto:STMFC@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of S
hed
Sent: Saturday, July 23, 2011 12:25 AM
To: stmfc@yahoogroups.com
Subject: [STMFC] Texaco tank cars






I stumbled across these two photos of Texaco tank cars and I thought that I
would pass it along to the group. One is a black 3 dome tank car taken in
1936 at Amarillo and the other one is a silver single dome tank car also
taken in 1936 at Amarillo.

http://digital.denverlibrary.org/cdm4/item_viewer.php?CISOROOT=/p15330coll22
<http://digital.denverlibrary.org/cdm4/item_viewer.php?CISOROOT=/p15330coll2
2&CISOPTR=67550&CISOBOX=1&REC=8> &CISOPTR=67550&CISOBOX=1&REC=8
http://digital.denverlibrary.org/cdm4/item_viewer.php?CISOROOT=/p15330coll22
<http://digital.denverlibrary.org/cdm4/item_viewer.php?CISOROOT=/p15330coll2
2&CISOPTR=67558&CISOBOX=1&REC=13> &CISOPTR=67558&CISOBOX=1&REC=13

- Steve H, Silver Lake, WA

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