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Re: Tabulations of State to State Railroad Freight Commodity Flows

Randy Hammill
 

Thanks for all the work, Charles.

I picked up a copy of the book after you mentioned it on the blog (which has led me to a couple of other references as well). It's definitely a great book, with great information.

For those that haven't seen it, Charles is basically transcribing the meat of the book. While there is some text in addition to the maps with some really good information, for most of us the material he's compiling is what we're looking for.

So thanks for the tip, and for compiling the data.

Randy Hammill
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Modeling the New Haven Railroad 1946-1954
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--- In STMFC@..., "Charles Hostetler" <cesicjh@...> wrote:

Good Evening All,

Prompted by a request from Allen Rueter, I've been tabulating the state to state commodity flows that are presented graphically in Ullman's book "American Commodity Flow". The tabulations are based on the ICC 1% sample Carload Waybill Statistics, mostly from 1950 (a few, as noted are from 1948 and 1949). I've finished the first group of 11 states and they are available as the most recent 10 posts at:

http://cnwmodeling.blogspot.com/

There's a gadget at the right called "Blog Archive" and you can find and navigate to the individual posts for the states I've tabulated so far under the 2012 July tab.

Note that Ullman presents statistics only for Vermont and New Hampshire combined; I'll have a few remarks on how to make estimates for their individual contributions in a post subsequent to the tabulations. All of the flows are in tons over an entire year. The smallest flow is 10,000 toms per year which represents about one 50-ton carload every two days.

The states I have tabulated to date are: Utah, Washington, Arizona, Maine, Montana,New Jersey, New Mexico, Ohio, Tennessee, and Vermont & New Hampshire (combination). For these states, petroleum and its derivative products are not broken out. Crude oil is reflected in the total of Products of Mines and refined petroleum products are reflected in the total of Manufactures. In the states still to come Petroleum Products are broken out separately and the tabular format will change accordingly.

The states still to come are: Iowa, Connecticut, Arkansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Oklahoma, Oregon, and Pennsylvania.

I have no idea how the format of the tables might respond to a copy and paste into a spreadsheet. If anyone wants one of more of the Excel files that contain the data, please don't hesitate to contact me (off-list).

Hope you find this useful!

Regards,

Charles Hostetler
Goshen, IN


Tabulations of State to State Railroad Freight Commodity Flows

Charles Hostetler <cesicjh@...>
 

Good Evening All,

Prompted by a request from Allen Rueter, I've been tabulating the state to state commodity flows that are presented graphically in Ullman's book "American Commodity Flow". The tabulations are based on the ICC 1% sample Carload Waybill Statistics, mostly from 1950 (a few, as noted are from 1948 and 1949). I've finished the first group of 11 states and they are available as the most recent 10 posts at:

http://cnwmodeling.blogspot.com/

There's a gadget at the right called "Blog Archive" and you can find and navigate to the individual posts for the states I've tabulated so far under the 2012 July tab.

Note that Ullman presents statistics only for Vermont and New Hampshire combined; I'll have a few remarks on how to make estimates for their individual contributions in a post subsequent to the tabulations. All of the flows are in tons over an entire year. The smallest flow is 10,000 toms per year which represents about one 50-ton carload every two days.

The states I have tabulated to date are: Utah, Washington, Arizona, Maine, Montana,New Jersey, New Mexico, Ohio, Tennessee, and Vermont & New Hampshire (combination). For these states, petroleum and its derivative products are not broken out. Crude oil is reflected in the total of Products of Mines and refined petroleum products are reflected in the total of Manufactures. In the states still to come Petroleum Products are broken out separately and the tabular format will change accordingly.

The states still to come are: Iowa, Connecticut, Arkansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Oklahoma, Oregon, and Pennsylvania.

I have no idea how the format of the tables might respond to a copy and paste into a spreadsheet. If anyone wants one of more of the Excel files that contain the data, please don't hesitate to contact me (off-list).

Hope you find this useful!

Regards,

Charles Hostetler
Goshen, IN


Re: M-K-T Brake Regulator

soolinehistory <destorzek@...>
 

--- In STMFC@..., "Gene" <proto48@...> wrote:

Bill
I posted two files on the brake increaser (regulator). The particular drawing matches dimensions I have for the actual MKT boxcar part. I believe Soo History group has a photo of the piece on a car courtesy of Dennis Storzek.

Gene Deimling
They are on this site, too:

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/STMFC/photos/album/666647272/pic/list

Dennis


Re: loyal customers of Sunshine/Ted Cullotta

midrly <midrly@...>
 

Add Stafford Swain to the list for we Canadian STMFC'ers. He's forgotten more than I know.

Steve Lucas.

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

It was the trio of Martin, Richard H. and John Nehrich, especially the Shop Talks and the catalog of RR goodies from Rensselaer, and thier Magazine articles that seduced me about 1992--wow--20 years ago.

Bill Welch

--- In STMFC@..., jerryglow@ wrote:

It was a different time and environment but Martin Loftin did quite a few articles that were a combination of prototype info and modeling.

Jerry Glow

--- In STMFC@..., Benjamin Hom <b.hom@> wrote:


Ed Mines wrote:
"With the exception of one person nobody did more than Ted Cullotta in
presenting

steam era freight car modeling to the modeling public - his web site, articles
in RMC, books .....even contributions to this group."

WTF?  You're right - Ted did do a great deal and deserves much credit, but
you're giving absolutely no credit to many who did a lot going all the back to
the early 1980s!  Contributors such as Hendrickson, Storzek, Thompson, and
Nehrich were doing as much or more, and long before guys like Ted and myself
came on the scene.


Ben Hom


Re: loyal customers of Sunshine/Ted Cullotta

Bill Welch
 

It was the trio of Martin, Richard H. and John Nehrich, especially the Shop Talks and the catalog of RR goodies from Rensselaer, and thier Magazine articles that seduced me about 1992--wow--20 years ago.

Bill Welch

--- In STMFC@..., jerryglow@... wrote:

It was a different time and environment but Martin Loftin did quite a few articles that were a combination of prototype info and modeling.

Jerry Glow

--- In STMFC@..., Benjamin Hom <b.hom@> wrote:


Ed Mines wrote:
"With the exception of one person nobody did more than Ted Cullotta in
presenting

steam era freight car modeling to the modeling public - his web site, articles
in RMC, books .....even contributions to this group."

WTF?  You're right - Ted did do a great deal and deserves much credit, but
you're giving absolutely no credit to many who did a lot going all the back to
the early 1980s!  Contributors such as Hendrickson, Storzek, Thompson, and
Nehrich were doing as much or more, and long before guys like Ted and myself
came on the scene.


Ben Hom


Re: loyal customers of Sunshine/Ted Cullotta

jerryglow2
 

It was a different time and environment but Martin Loftin did quite a few articles that were a combination of prototype info and modeling.

Jerry Glow

--- In STMFC@..., Benjamin Hom <b.hom@...> wrote:


Ed Mines wrote:
"With the exception of one person nobody did more than Ted Cullotta in
presenting

steam era freight car modeling to the modeling public - his web site, articles
in RMC, books .....even contributions to this group."

WTF?  You're right - Ted did do a great deal and deserves much credit, but
you're giving absolutely no credit to many who did a lot going all the back to
the early 1980s!  Contributors such as Hendrickson, Storzek, Thompson, and
Nehrich were doing as much or more, and long before guys like Ted and myself
came on the scene.


Ben Hom


Re: M-K-T Brake Regulator

William Keene <wakeene@...>
 

Gene and Group,

This Bill -- a different Bill -- thanks you very much for posting the drawing and photo of the brake increaser (regulator). I have one of Ted's M-K-T single sheathed box car kits waiting near the top of the pile to be constructed. This info and photo is a great help.

Cheers and Happy Modeling
Bill Keene
Irvine, CA


On Jul 16, 2012, at 2:25 PM, Gene wrote:

Bill
I posted two files on the brake increaser (regulator). The particular drawing matches dimensions I have for the actual MKT boxcar part. I believe Soo History group has a photo of the piece on a car courtesy of Dennis Storzek.

Gene Deimling

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


I am working on Ted Culotta's kit for the M-K-T single sheath box car. This kit features
a rather unique brake regulator. It is replicated with two chains of different sizes entering
a sort of pully arrangement. Does anyone have a photo or drawing of teh prototype forthis
particular unit?

Thanks as usual in advance.

Bill Pardie


[Non-text portions of this message have been removed]


Re: M-K-T Brake Regulator

Gene Deimling
 

Bill
I posted two files on the brake increaser (regulator). The particular drawing matches dimensions I have for the actual MKT boxcar part. I believe Soo History group has a photo of the piece on a car courtesy of Dennis Storzek.

Gene Deimling

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


I am working on Ted Culotta's kit for the M-K-T single sheath box car. This kit features
a rather unique brake regulator. It is replicated with two chains of different sizes entering
a sort of pully arrangement. Does anyone have a photo or drawing of teh prototype forthis
particular unit?

Thanks as usual in advance.

Bill Pardie


New file uploaded to STMFC

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Re: loyal customers of Sunshine/Ted Cullotta

randy arnold
 

I have to agree as well, the series in RMC really got me interested, they
were well written and the author's love of the topic was obvious and
inspiring

--
Best Regards
Randy


Re: loyal customers ...

Ryan Reed
 

We few, we happy few, we band of brothers...
Until we disagree on like, ohhhhhh, paint color. Then it's every man for himself!!! ;-)

Ryan Reed


Re: loyal customers ...

Tim O'Connor
 

We few, we happy few, we band of brothers...


Re: loyal customers ...

Ryan Reed
 

Contributors such as...
There are quite a few people/groups that have done a lot with very little recognition. The N&W Historical Society jumps out with it's decal line. Anthony has done amazing stuff at Signature Press. Prime Mover has limited sets but they appear to be top notch including their NYS&W stuff. The NP and GN historical associations uploaded ((thousands)) of structure elevations on their websites. I'm just scratching the surface, it just goes on!

Ryan Reed


Re: loyal customers of Sunshine/Ted Cullotta

Todd Horton
 

I think Ed Hawkins should be included in that group as well. Ed has always been VERY helpful to me.


Todd Horton


________________________________
From: Benjamin Hom <b.hom@...>
To: STMFC@...
Sent: Monday, July 16, 2012 2:21 PM
Subject: Re: [STMFC] loyal customers of Sunshine/Ted Cullotta



 


Ed Mines wrote:
"With the exception of one person nobody did more than Ted Cullotta in
presenting

steam era freight car modeling to the modeling public - his web site, articles
in RMC, books .....even contributions to this group."

WTF?  You're right - Ted did do a great deal and deserves much credit, but
you're giving absolutely no credit to many who did a lot going all the back to
the early 1980s!  Contributors such as Hendrickson, Storzek, Thompson, and
Nehrich were doing as much or more, and long before guys like Ted and myself
came on the scene.

Ben Hom



[Non-text portions of this message have been removed]


Re: M-K-T Brake Regulator

WILLIAM PARDIE
 

I am working on Ted Culotta's kit for the M-K-T single sheath box car. This kit features
a rather unique brake regulator. It is replicated with two chains of different sizes entering
a sort of pully arrangement. Does anyone have a photo or drawing of teh prototype forthis
particular unit?

Thanks as usual in advance.

Bill Pardie


Re: loyal customers of Sunshine/Ted Cullotta

Benjamin Hom
 

Ed Mines wrote:
"With the exception of one person nobody did more than Ted Cullotta in
presenting

steam era freight car modeling to the modeling public - his web site, articles
in RMC, books .....even contributions to this group."

WTF?  You're right - Ted did do a great deal and deserves much credit, but
you're giving absolutely no credit to many who did a lot going all the back to
the early 1980s!  Contributors such as Hendrickson, Storzek, Thompson, and
Nehrich were doing as much or more, and long before guys like Ted and myself
came on the scene.


Ben Hom


Re: loyal customers of Sunshine/Ted Cullotta

Paul Koehler <buygone@...>
 

Ed:



Very well said. Thank you.



Paul C. Koehler



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From: STMFC@... [mailto:STMFC@...] On Behalf Of
EdwardM
Sent: Monday, July 16, 2012 11:07 AM
To: STMFC@...
Subject: [STMFC] loyal customers of Sunshine/Ted Cullotta





I seen both topics discussed in the last week.

We should all remember that specialty modeling businesses are as much a
labor of love as an income.

I have seen many go under - Champ decals, Mainline Modeler .....

With the exception of one person nobody did more than Ted Cullotta in
presenting steam era freight car modeling to the modeling public - his web
site, articles in RMC, books .....even contributions to this group.

Ted has had some very unfortunate things happen in his life. If he sold some
built up models on e bay, I'm sure he did so with a heavy heart. If he's
selling kits at auction, it's because he needs the money.

I am a loyal customer of Ted's (both kits and books). To all who feel that
Ted's business practices have been less than perfect consider the
circumstances - and all Ted has done for the hobby.

Ed Mines


Fifth annual BC RPM meet

hockenheim68
 

Hi folks,

It's time to announce the fifth annual BC RPM meet held in conjunction with
Trains 2012. The meet will be held in Burnaby, BC on Saturday, November 10th,
2012 from 10AM to 4PM. Participants are invited to display their models and
dioramas, share information and learn valuable techniques in an interactive and
non-competitive environment. All SCALES and ALL ROADS are welcome as are
in-progress models. BRING YOUR MODELS!!!
Building on last year's success, the meet will feature an expanded show & tell
segment providing modeller's the opportunity to discuss their techniques and
experiences in a group setting during the lunch hour.

Images from last year's meet are here at http://tinyurl.com/84szzyk


Details of this year's clinic lineup are still being finalized but expect the
usual variety of historical presentations and how-to demonstrations.

Below are some examples of clinics presented at previous events:

CN on Vancouver Island, freight car weathering, scratchbuilding a railway depot,
the CPR in Vancouver, the Pacific Great Eastern Railway, Imperial Oil tank cars,
mass producing model conifers, scratchbuilding a tunnel portal.

In addition to the RPM meet and clinics, Trains 2012 features Operating
sessions, Public show, Escorted layout tour, Banquet and Prototype tour. Trains
2012 runs November 9th through 12th.

BC RPM / Trains 2012 Registration is $25 CDN
Price does not include Banquet, layout or prototype tours. Operating sessions
are free but first come first serve.

Trains 2012 is located at:
Cameron Centre (across from Lougheed Town Centre)
9523 Cameron Street
Burnaby, BC, Canada
Cameron Centre is approx. 3 blocks north of the Lougheed Skytrain station and
about 25 mins from downtown Vancouver via Skytrain.

For more information regarding Trains 2012 see www.bctrains.org or send an
e-mail to Ahutchinson(dot)mudbay(at)gmail.com

Cheers,

Andrew Hutchinson
BC RPM/ Trains 2012


loyal customers of Sunshine/Ted Cullotta

ed_mines
 

I seen both topics discussed in the last week.

We should all remember that specialty modeling businesses are as much a labor of love as an income.

I have seen many go under - Champ decals, Mainline Modeler .....

With the exception of one person nobody did more than Ted Cullotta in presenting steam era freight car modeling to the modeling public - his web site, articles in RMC, books .....even contributions to this group.

Ted has had some very unfortunate things happen in his life. If he sold some built up models on e bay, I'm sure he did so with a heavy heart. If he's selling kits at auction, it's because he needs the money.

I am a loyal customer of Ted's (both kits and books). To all who feel that Ted's business practices have been less than perfect consider the circumstances - and all Ted has done for the hobby.

Ed Mines

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