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Helium Tank Car Question

North Model Railroad Supplies <nmrs@...>
 

A while back there was some discussion about the USNX/ATMX 30 tube helium tank cars built by GATC and ACF.

Does anyone know what the diameter of the tanks were on these cars, please?

Cheers

Dave North

 


Re: ATSF train slogan

Steve SANDIFER
 

According to the Santa Fe Box Car book:

 

200 cars in BX28 class, converted 1937. Originally painted in the pre-map lettering scheme - no map, no slogan. The last BX-28 was retired around 1971. Photo of one fresh from the shop shown on page 115 of the book.

 

Maps and slogans began 1940 and ran through 1947 when "Ship and Travel" came along. The curved line maps came first, followed by an early straight line map, followed by the second straight line map which was the primary standard. Go with the latter.  "The BX-26 - BX-31 classes, which were originally lettered in the pre-map lettering scheme, apparently received slogan assignments in a random fashion as they were recaptured for normal repairs."

 

"In 1943 the Santa Fe dropped the periods from the reporting marks on the sides and ends of new and repainted cars."

 

Slogans: Grand Canyoun Line, Scout, El Capitan, Chief or Super Chief on the left side of the car. Maps on the right side.

 

If you only need one set of decals for all, go with the last straight line map and no periods in the reporting marks: 1944-47 paint scheme.

__________________________________________________

J. Stephen Sandifer

Minister Emeritus, Southwest Central Church of Christ

Webmaster, Santa Fe Railway Historical and Modeling Society

 

From: STMFC@... [mailto:STMFC@...]
Sent: Wednesday, February 4, 2015 6:52 PM
To: STMFC@...
Subject: [STMFC] Re: ATSF train slogan

 

 

Would someone know which train slogan would be most appropriate for the Shake n Take ATSF Bx28 circa 1940-47. Finally got mine built and would like to know which decals are correct. Assume it could either have straight line or curved line map. thanks, Tom Dill


Re: ATSF train slogan

tomedill@frontier.com
 

Would someone know which train slogan would be most appropriate for the Shake n Take ATSF Bx28 circa 1940-47. Finally got mine built and would like to know which decals are correct. Assume it could either have straight line or curved line map. thanks, Tom Dill


Re: Southwest Models Door Application Data Base: Is there one?

Tim O'Connor
 


  > A few months ago Andy Carlson offered the very nice door offered by Southwest Models
  > and I ordered everything except the unique SP door as I had already built a model with
  > that door.


Bill, I don't have a spreadsheet but I have these notes -- the numbers refer to the
Southwest Scale Productions part numbers. The 10'6" and 10'0" dimensions refer to the
inside height of the box cars. The doors themselves are shorter than the IH number.


#650 10'-6" 6' 5 panel Superior door (produced in 1952).
        Used by C&IM, C&NW, CGW, MILW, SOU, Santa Fe, CP, Rock Island, MKT,
        P&WV, MPA, MNS, FDD&S, GB&W, CoG, NYC, NYS&W, AA, IC and others.

#672 10'-6" 6' 7 panel w/ wide 2nd panel Superior door (produced in 1948)
        Used by Lackawanna, Rock Island, UP, Copper Range, C&NW, SOU, SOO, P&WV and others.

#673 10'-6" 6' 7 panel w/ wide 3rd panel Superior door (produced 1950-1951)
        Used by Rock Island, Lehigh Valley, CoG, GB&W, NYC and others.

#750 10'-6" 10'-6" 7' 5 panel Superior door (produced in 1952)
        Used by Buffalo Creek, Rutland, C&NW, Cotton Belt, TP&W, Lehigh Valley, VTR,
        Central of Georgia, CMO, Monon and others. 5 equal spaced panels, except for
        a short bottom panel.

#770 10'-6" 10'-6" 7' 7 panel w/ even rib spacing Superior door (produced 1947-1948).
        Used by B&M, Maine Central, Lehigh Valley, DT&I, PH&D and others.

#622 10'-6" 6' 6/6/5 IYD (improved Youngstown door), the so called "upside down" door because
           it has the reverse panel count of the more common 5/6/6 IYD, such as Red Caboose,
           Branchline Trains, and Kadee make.
        Used on some UP 40' boxcars, 100 GN Plywood sided cars, and others.

#614 10'-0" 6' 5/6/5 IYD, a favorite of the SP, KCS, DL&W, and the D&H.

#612 10'-0" 6' 4/6/6 IYD
        Also used by SP, as well as the M&StL. SP&S and GN used these doors on 12 panel steel boxcars.

#610 10'-0" 6' 5/5/5 Interim IYD
        Also used by SP and nicknamed "Overnight" door, though many 100's were applied
        to non-overnight cars.

#620 10'-6" 6' 5/6/5 Interim IYD, used by the Santa FE for class BX-44 boxcars.


Tim O'Connor


Re: Southwest Models Door Application Data Base: Is there one?

Brian Carlson
 

Bill. I'm at work and on my phone but Ed Hawkins nice freight car lists on the website did indicate door types. I recall 1937 AAR, modified 1937 AAR, postwar 10 6 cars etc. these are the same tables that were in his articles in Model Railroading, and RMJ. Probably also has similar in the RPCs. 

Brian J. Carlson

On Feb 4, 2015, at 5:34 PM, fgexbill@... [STMFC] <STMFC@...>


Southwest Models Door Application Data Base: Is there one?

Bill Welch
 

A few months ago Andy Carlson offered the very nice door offered by Southwest Models and I ordered everything except the unique SP door as I had already built a model with that door. I ordered the door because I did not have any and because things goes out of production and I wanted to make sure I had at least one of everything "just in case."


I was looking at them today and wondered if there is a database that identifies which groups of cars each type of door was applied to. I did check the Steam Era Freight Car website but did not see anything but could have missed it.


Is there a spread sheet somewhere that provides some guidance as to when to use these very fine doors?


Bill Welch


Re: Speaking Of Tank Cars

np328
 

    Darn you!    Now I actually have to look for this data ! [sarcasm]   I will start looking for the paperwork so that I can give you an informed answer. (unless FHP chimes in)

 

   And John Phillips who posts here time to time:  Didn't Jim Fredrickson take a photo of the Z Manifest going east through Easton, WA? (IIRC?)  Is there a link to that photo?   thx

 

Jim Dick - Roseville, MN   


Re: tank cars behind locomotives

Tony Thompson
 

Ed Mines wrote:

 
There are little to no fumes from crude oil and although it burns, it's not so easy to set on fire.

    Depends on the crude, of course, and some crude is indeed tarry and heavy. But remember, the gasoline and other fractions which are later extracted from the crude ARE in there in the beginning. Most crude oils are quite flammable. Remember the crude oil fire disaster in Canada recently?

From this forum I've learned that the fuel oil used in steam locomotives is even more difficult to set on fire.

  True. Bunker C is really goopy stuff.

Tony Thompson             Editor, Signature Press, Berkeley, CA
2906 Forest Ave., Berkeley, CA 94705         www.signaturepress.com
(510) 540-6538; fax, (510) 540-1937; e-mail, tony@...
Publishers of books on railroad history





tank cars behind locomotives

ed_mines
 

There are little to no fumes from crude oil and although it burns, it's not so easy to set on fire.


From this forum I've learned that the fuel oil used in steam locomotives is even more difficult to set on fire.


Ed Mines


Re: Speaking Of Tank Cars…

asychis@...
 

There was (I am at work so this is what I recall) a dedicated war time tank movement between Texas and the SeaTac area via Denver.
 
Jim,  Would this train have run on the FtW&D through Amarillo?
 
Jerry Michels


Re: Mathieson Dry Ice Reefer

Chuck Cover
 

There is a really nice Westerfield kit of the Mathieson Dry Ice Reefer.
Chuck Cover
Santa Fe, NM


Re: Seventh and last batch of Hendrickson resin kits

Jon Miller <atsfus@...>
 

On 2/3/2015 4:02 PM, jimj2100@... [STMFC] wrote:

Would be interested in the GN 2851 Westerfield 50ft box @ $30.

    Guys, I know your bids, you should reply to Tony only, very big grin!!!!!!!!!!!

-- 
Jon Miller
For me time stopped in 1941
Digitrax  Chief/Zephyr systems, JMRI User
NMRA Life member #2623
Member SFRH&MS


Re: Seventh and last batch of Hendrickson resin kits

James L. Jeffery
 

Would be interested in the GN 2851 Westerfield 50ft box @ $30.

Jim Jeffery


From: "Tony Thompson tony@... [STMFC]"
To: "STMFC" , "abrown@... [resinfreightcars]" Cc: "Terry Haven" , "Tom Lawhorn" , "Jerry Azzaro" Sent: Tuesday, February 3, 2015 12:49:13 PM
Subject: [STMFC] Seventh and last batch of Hendrickson resin kits

I am announcing today a sale of the seventh and last part of Richard Hendrickson's reserve of HO scale resin kits, Sunshine and a number of "smaller" manufacturers are included in this batch. Only a few of these are still available, so this is an opportunity for many of you. The list is attached below, for the 7th group of kits.

Let me clarify what these sales are about. I know it was Richard's wish that these models find good homes, and that is why they are first being offered here. They can of course be readily sold on eBay, but before that, are offered here for those who might want them.

I will conduct the sale in the following way. Anyone wishing to buy kits should submit a bid directly to me, one and only one bid per kit, though of course you might wish to bid on more than one kit. [PLEASE remember to submit bids OFF the list, directly to me.] The highest bid for each kit will win, or, in case of a tie, the earliest bid will win.

The deadline for bids will be noon, Pacific time, on Tuesday, February 10. I will notify winning bidders promptly with payment instructions. If you do not hear from me by 3 PM Pacific time on February 10, 2015, you were not the successful bidder. I greatly prefer PayPal and will notify winners how to proceed on that; if PayPal is impossible for you, a check or money order is possible (include that information in your bid), and again, I will notify you how to submit it.

Minimum bid on each kit is $20, plus a nominal $6 for shipping for the first kit, $2 for each additional kit. These are only estimates of shipping costs, and your PayPal invoice will include ACTUAL shipping and insurance. All net revenue goes to Richard's widow Sandra. Kits remaining unsold on February 10 will go on eBay later. Following this batch of resin kits, there only remain some smaller batches of styrene kits, and thereafter I will work out how to offer some of Richard's built-up freight cars for auction.

Tony Thompson
2906 Forest Ave., Berkeley, CA 94705
(510) 540-6538; e-mail: tony@...


List of kits, in order by kit number

Sunshine Models
17.16          26000-series single-sheathed box car, XM-30, CB&Q
18.5            1937 AAR box car, wood sheathed, side-goat emblems, GN
21.20          1932 ARA box car, Duryea frame, W-corners, Western Maryland
30.3            44-ft. flat car, steel stake pockets, Ft-I or Ft-J, ATSF (TWO CAR KITS)
39.1            40-ft. Howe truss box car, Murphy ends, SLSF
52.10          Cotton Belt 10’2” rebuilt box car, 7/3/7 corrugated ends
52.11          Cotton Belt 10’2” rebuilt box car, carline ends
54.2            Milwaukee 40-ft. double-deck stock car, 110150-110799 series
57.1            Rock Island 141000 series SS box car
57.2            Illinois Central 176000 series SS box car
57.3            XM-28 single-sheathed box car, CB&Q
62.5            UTLX X-3 6500-gallon tank car
67.1D          NYC distressed 50-ft steel gondola
77.2            31000-series single-sheath box car, GN
81.2            B&O M-55C, 10’ IH box car, Sentinel decals
 
Funaro & Camerlengo
6440            1932 box car, Hutchins roof, Dreadnaught ends, Canadian Pacific
6560            SP class A-50-5, -6 1.5-door 50-ft. auto car
 
Aaron Gjermundson
1913 truss-rod stock car, 83750-83999 series, NP
1949 52-ft. flat car, 64000-64195 series, NP
 
NEB&W Green Dot Models
NGD-F025            Atlantic Coast Line WW II “Victory” composite gondola
 
Norwest
107            wood reefer, Grand Trunk Western
 
Pocahontas Models
105 Class B-4/4A round roof box car, N&W
 
Southern Car & Foundry
2002            6050-gallon 5-course radial tank car, UTLX
2003            8000-gallon 5- course radial tank car, NATX
2006            6000-gallon 3-compartment tank car, SHPX 55
 
Speedwitch Media
K107.3     50-ft. 1.5-door box car, Dreadnaught end, Central of Georgia
K109.3     Wabash SS auto car, Dreadnaught ends, steel doors
K118                 40-ft. single-sheathed auto car, Class A-50-4, SP / T&NO
 
Steam Shack
CV / GTW 1.5-door automobile car
 
Storzek
1916 New York Central (Rutland) automobile car
 
Rocket Express
RI-3 / RI-4     50-foot single-sheathed automobile car
 
West Shore Line
9001            Reading / P&R Class GHc / GHd composite gondola
9002            NYC 1946 Despatch Shops 70-ton covered hopper
9002            NYC 1946 Despatch Shops 70-ton covered hopper
9286             Lehigh “wrong-way” box, Hutchins roof, steel ends
9325            CNJ / CRP Class GMb, GMd composite gon
 
Westerfield
1506            36-ft. Fowler box car, Soo Line
2851            Great Northern 50-ft. SS box car, rebuilt
5202            S-40-4 stock car, orig., Union Pacific
6404            40-ft. Fowler clone box car, Rock Island
7101             long gondola, no stakes, Canadian National
7354            Harriman B-50-6 modernized box car, Union Pacific
8953            CB&Q XM-17, -18 box car modernized, D’naught ends (1-piece body)
12251          ATSF Sk-M convertible double-deck stock car, modernized

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Re: Seventh and last batch of Hendrickson resin kits

J. Craig Whitcomb
 

Mr. Thompson

I bid $30 plus shipping on the Aaron Gjermundson 1913 Stock Car
I bid $30 plus shipping on the Storzek 1916 NYC (Rutland) Automobile Car

Jan Whitcomb
Lac du Flambeau, WI

On Tue, Feb 3, 2015 at 2:49 PM, Tony Thompson tony@... [STMFC] <STMFC@...> wrote:
I am announcing today a sale of the seventh and last part of Richard Hendrickson's reserve of HO scale resin kits, Sunshine and a number of "smaller" manufacturers are included in this batch. Only a few of these are still available, so this is an opportunity for many of you. The list is attached below, for the 7th group of kits.

Let me clarify what these sales are about. I know it was Richard's wish that these models find good homes, and that is why they are first being offered here. They can of course be readily sold on eBay, but before that, are offered here for those who might want them.

I will conduct the sale in the following way. Anyone wishing to buy kits should submit a bid directly to me, one and only one bid per kit, though of course you might wish to bid on more than one kit. [PLEASE remember to submit bids OFF the list, directly to me.] The highest bid for each kit will win, or, in case of a tie, the earliest bid will win.

The deadline for bids will be noon, Pacific time, on Tuesday, February 10. I will notify winning bidders promptly with payment instructions. If you do not hear from me by 3 PM Pacific time on February 10, 2015, you were not the successful bidder. I greatly prefer PayPal and will notify winners how to proceed on that; if PayPal is impossible for you, a check or money order is possible (include that information in your bid), and again, I will notify you how to submit it.

Minimum bid on each kit is $20, plus a nominal $6 for shipping for the first kit, $2 for each additional kit. These are only estimates of shipping costs, and your PayPal invoice will include ACTUAL shipping and insurance. All net revenue goes to Richard's widow Sandra. Kits remaining unsold on February 10 will go on eBay later. Following this batch of resin kits, there only remain some smaller batches of styrene kits, and thereafter I will work out how to offer some of Richard's built-up freight cars for auction.

Tony Thompson
2906 Forest Ave., Berkeley, CA 94705
(510) 540-6538; e-mail: tony@...


List of kits, in order by kit number

Sunshine Models
17.16          26000-series single-sheathed box car, XM-30, CB&Q
18.5            1937 AAR box car, wood sheathed, side-goat emblems, GN
21.20          1932 ARA box car, Duryea frame, W-corners, Western Maryland
30.3            44-ft. flat car, steel stake pockets, Ft-I or Ft-J, ATSF (TWO CAR KITS)
39.1            40-ft. Howe truss box car, Murphy ends, SLSF
52.10          Cotton Belt 10’2” rebuilt box car, 7/3/7 corrugated ends
52.11          Cotton Belt 10’2” rebuilt box car, carline ends
54.2            Milwaukee 40-ft. double-deck stock car, 110150-110799 series
57.1            Rock Island 141000 series SS box car
57.2            Illinois Central 176000 series SS box car
57.3            XM-28 single-sheathed box car, CB&Q
62.5            UTLX X-3 6500-gallon tank car
67.1D          NYC distressed 50-ft steel gondola
77.2            31000-series single-sheath box car, GN
81.2            B&O M-55C, 10’ IH box car, Sentinel decals

Funaro & Camerlengo
6440            1932 box car, Hutchins roof, Dreadnaught ends, Canadian Pacific
6560            SP class A-50-5, -6 1.5-door 50-ft. auto car

Aaron Gjermundson
1913 truss-rod stock car, 83750-83999 series, NP
1949 52-ft. flat car, 64000-64195 series, NP

NEB&W Green Dot Models
NGD-F025            Atlantic Coast Line WW II “Victory” composite gondola

Norwest
107            wood reefer, Grand Trunk Western

Pocahontas Models
105 Class B-4/4A round roof box car, N&W

Southern Car & Foundry
2002            6050-gallon 5-course radial tank car, UTLX
2003            8000-gallon 5- course radial tank car, NATX
2006            6000-gallon 3-compartment tank car, SHPX 55

Speedwitch Media
K107.3     50-ft. 1.5-door box car, Dreadnaught end, Central of Georgia
K109.3     Wabash SS auto car, Dreadnaught ends, steel doors
K118                 40-ft. single-sheathed auto car, Class A-50-4, SP / T&NO

Steam Shack
CV / GTW 1.5-door automobile car

Storzek
1916 New York Central (Rutland) automobile car

Rocket Express
RI-3 / RI-4     50-foot single-sheathed automobile car

West Shore Line
9001            Reading / P&R Class GHc / GHd composite gondola
9002            NYC 1946 Despatch Shops 70-ton covered hopper
9002            NYC 1946 Despatch Shops 70-ton covered hopper
9286             Lehigh “wrong-way” box, Hutchins roof, steel ends
9325            CNJ / CRP Class GMb, GMd composite gon

Westerfield
1506            36-ft. Fowler box car, Soo Line
2851            Great Northern 50-ft. SS box car, rebuilt
5202            S-40-4 stock car, orig., Union Pacific
6404            40-ft. Fowler clone box car, Rock Island
7101             long gondola, no stakes, Canadian National
7354            Harriman B-50-6 modernized box car, Union Pacific
8953            CB&Q XM-17, -18 box car modernized, D’naught ends (1-piece body)
12251          ATSF Sk-M convertible double-deck stock car, modernized

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Seventh and last batch of Hendrickson resin kits

Tony Thompson
 

I am announcing today a sale of the seventh and last part of Richard Hendrickson's reserve of HO scale resin kits, Sunshine and a number of "smaller" manufacturers are included in this batch. Only a few of these are still available, so this is an opportunity for many of you. The list is attached below, for the 7th group of kits.

Let me clarify what these sales are about. I know it was Richard's wish that these models find good homes, and that is why they are first being offered here. They can of course be readily sold on eBay, but before that, are offered here for those who might want them.

I will conduct the sale in the following way. Anyone wishing to buy kits should submit a bid directly to me, one and only one bid per kit, though of course you might wish to bid on more than one kit. [PLEASE remember to submit bids OFF the list, directly to me.] The highest bid for each kit will win, or, in case of a tie, the earliest bid will win.

The deadline for bids will be noon, Pacific time, on Tuesday, February 10. I will notify winning bidders promptly with payment instructions. If you do not hear from me by 3 PM Pacific time on February 10, 2015, you were not the successful bidder. I greatly prefer PayPal and will notify winners how to proceed on that; if PayPal is impossible for you, a check or money order is possible (include that information in your bid), and again, I will notify you how to submit it.

Minimum bid on each kit is $20, plus a nominal $6 for shipping for the first kit, $2 for each additional kit. These are only estimates of shipping costs, and your PayPal invoice will include ACTUAL shipping and insurance. All net revenue goes to Richard's widow Sandra. Kits remaining unsold on February 10 will go on eBay later. Following this batch of resin kits, there only remain some smaller batches of styrene kits, and thereafter I will work out how to offer some of Richard's built-up freight cars for auction.

Tony Thompson
2906 Forest Ave., Berkeley, CA 94705
(510) 540-6538; e-mail: tony@signaturepress.com


List of kits, in order by kit number

Sunshine Models
17.16 26000-series single-sheathed box car, XM-30, CB&Q
18.5 1937 AAR box car, wood sheathed, side-goat emblems, GN
21.20 1932 ARA box car, Duryea frame, W-corners, Western Maryland
30.3 44-ft. flat car, steel stake pockets, Ft-I or Ft-J, ATSF (TWO CAR KITS)
39.1 40-ft. Howe truss box car, Murphy ends, SLSF
52.10 Cotton Belt 10’2” rebuilt box car, 7/3/7 corrugated ends
52.11 Cotton Belt 10’2” rebuilt box car, carline ends
54.2 Milwaukee 40-ft. double-deck stock car, 110150-110799 series
57.1 Rock Island 141000 series SS box car
57.2 Illinois Central 176000 series SS box car
57.3 XM-28 single-sheathed box car, CB&Q
62.5 UTLX X-3 6500-gallon tank car
67.1D NYC distressed 50-ft steel gondola
77.2 31000-series single-sheath box car, GN
81.2 B&O M-55C, 10’ IH box car, Sentinel decals

Funaro & Camerlengo
6440 1932 box car, Hutchins roof, Dreadnaught ends, Canadian Pacific
6560 SP class A-50-5, -6 1.5-door 50-ft. auto car

Aaron Gjermundson
1913 truss-rod stock car, 83750-83999 series, NP
1949 52-ft. flat car, 64000-64195 series, NP

NEB&W Green Dot Models
NGD-F025 Atlantic Coast Line WW II “Victory” composite gondola

Norwest
107 wood reefer, Grand Trunk Western

Pocahontas Models
105 Class B-4/4A round roof box car, N&W

Southern Car & Foundry
2002 6050-gallon 5-course radial tank car, UTLX
2003 8000-gallon 5- course radial tank car, NATX
2006 6000-gallon 3-compartment tank car, SHPX 55

Speedwitch Media
K107.3 50-ft. 1.5-door box car, Dreadnaught end, Central of Georgia
K109.3 Wabash SS auto car, Dreadnaught ends, steel doors
K118 40-ft. single-sheathed auto car, Class A-50-4, SP / T&NO

Steam Shack
CV / GTW 1.5-door automobile car

Storzek
1916 New York Central (Rutland) automobile car

Rocket Express
RI-3 / RI-4 50-foot single-sheathed automobile car

West Shore Line
9001 Reading / P&R Class GHc / GHd composite gondola
9002 NYC 1946 Despatch Shops 70-ton covered hopper
9002 NYC 1946 Despatch Shops 70-ton covered hopper
9286 Lehigh “wrong-way” box, Hutchins roof, steel ends
9325 CNJ / CRP Class GMb, GMd composite gon

Westerfield
1506 36-ft. Fowler box car, Soo Line
2851 Great Northern 50-ft. SS box car, rebuilt
5202 S-40-4 stock car, orig., Union Pacific
6404 40-ft. Fowler clone box car, Rock Island
7101 long gondola, no stakes, Canadian National
7354 Harriman B-50-6 modernized box car, Union Pacific
8953 CB&Q XM-17, -18 box car modernized, D’naught ends (1-piece body)
12251 ATSF Sk-M convertible double-deck stock car, modernized


Re: Speaking Of Tank Cars…

np328
 

    There was (I am at work so this is what I recall) a dedicated war time tank movement between Texas and the SeaTac area via Denver. This could have been that train, and I believe it was all tankers. It could have been designated as the Z train. It ran under war department direction.

 

    I sent Frank Peacock some paper work on this movement. I am hoping he is better organized than me in finding the paper work.

 

     Now, even if you are the crew of the train in the first photo, lets expand on that.

It is war time, you know people with kids off fighting in the war (which was not going well for the Allies at that time. My dad enlisted in 1940 because as he stated, "it looked like pretty soon the whole world would be speaking german", and our family heritage is German).

Now do you

A) stomp off to the yardmaster and tell him one of his crews messed up and he better do something about it or B) do your part and take the train.

      I'd wager B.

 

   Also, on the NP in Billings, MT there was a refinery on the east end of town. The cheap lignite coal the NP was using in its steam locomotives that switched the refinery was known for throwing sparks. The NP's solution was to bring in eastern lake coal to just the switchers serving the refinery as that coal threw LESS sparks.. 

 

     Imagine that, a steam locomotive switching a refinery. I think at this point several people out there can dig up and post photos of steam locomotives within refineries.      

 

      Recently while digging up some AAR documents I was surprised at how many different products reefers carried - other than fruit. Is it matches, magazines, chemicals, flowers, pharmceuticals, car tires, boxed meat in a fruit reefer? It could be any of those and more according to the AAR documents.

   It made me look at photos of reefers in trains in a new light.  

 

   I think at times we look back at history and deal with it in absolutes when we really should not.

 

   I am not advocating anything goes. Our lives are complicated in current times.

No reason to think that the times these photos show were not.  

 

Jim Dick - Roseville, MN

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---In STMFC@..., <thecitrusbelt@...> wrote :

I know there is and was a prohibition against putting hazardous cargo next to a locomotive.  Yet here are two Texaco tanks cars right behind the locomotive:

 

http://morphotoarchive.org/rvndb/rvnjpeg_img_rec.php?objno=RVN11720

 

Mouse over the image to enlarge sections of the photo.

 

The caption reads: "NP X5121E with NP 5121, Class Z-7 pulling two tank cars immediately behind locomotive between Bonner and Missoula". The date is April 12, 1942.

 

So, was this a failure to comply with the rules, maybe due to wartime expediency?  Or perhaps the cars were completely empty and contained no hazardous fumes?  Maybe the cargo was non-hazardous?

 

And then there are these:

 

http://morphotoarchive.org/rvndb/rvnjpeg_img_rec.php?objno=RVN32195

 

http://morphotoarchive.org/rvndb/rvnjpeg_img_rec.php?objno=RVN32209

 

http://morphotoarchive.org/rvndb/rvnjpeg_img_rec.php?objno=RVN20553

 

http://morphotoarchive.org/rvndb/rvnjpeg_img_rec.php?objno=RVN07837

 

Comments?

 

Bob Chaparro

Hemet, CA


Re: Speaking Of Tank Cars…

Bill Vaughn
 

Yes there are many rules pertaining to separation of locomotives occupied cabooses and passenger cars.  There are also many placarded cars that may be next to any of them, diesel fuel being one off the top of my head, so it would depend on what is in the car.

Bill Vaughn
Retired engineer


On Tuesday, February 3, 2015 10:55 AM, "Tony Thompson tony@... [STMFC]" wrote:


 
No so.
I clearly stated, "Maybe the cargo was non-hazardous?"

     I was going by your opening sentence, which I took to represent your primary reaction to the photo:

>>I know there is and was a prohibition against putting hazardous cargo next to a locomotive.  Yet here are two Texaco tanks cars right behind the locomotive:<<

Tony Thompson             Editor, Signature Press, Berkeley, CA
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Re: Speaking Of Tank Cars…

Tony Thompson
 

No so.
I clearly stated, "Maybe the cargo was non-hazardous?"

     I was going by your opening sentence, which I took to represent your primary reaction to the photo:

>>I know there is and was a prohibition against putting hazardous cargo next to a locomotive.  Yet here are two Texaco tanks cars right behind the locomotive:<<

Tony Thompson             Editor, Signature Press, Berkeley, CA
2906 Forest Ave., Berkeley, CA 94705         www.signaturepress.com
(510) 540-6538; fax, (510) 540-1937; e-mail, tony@...
Publishers of books on railroad history





Re: Speaking Of Tank Cars…

thecitrusbelt@...
 

You're assuming that any tank car cargo is "hazardous,"

 

No so.

 

I clearly stated, "Maybe the cargo was non-hazardous?"


Re: Speaking Of Tank Cars…

Rufus Cone
 

In Ron V. Nixon Collection Image Record - RVN07837
http://morphotoarchive.org/rvndb/rvnjpeg_img_rec.php?objno=RVN07837
Caption: "SP&S 701, 4-8-4, similar to NP Class A locomotives is shot at Paradise with tank car in tow.

The SP&S 701 moved across the NP for shopping.  This tank car was to provide fuel for the locomotive as NP locomotives on the Idaho and Rocky Mountain divisions were coal burning, and no facilities for refueling an oil burning locomotive were available.

The online caption should read "similar to NP Class A-3 locomotives."
-- 
Rufus Cone
Bozeman, MT

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