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Re: MKT boxcar color and slogan circa 1947-1948?..

O Fenton Wells
 

Didn't Speedwitch offer this car in resin Bill, and with the correct decals?

--
Fenton Wells
5 Newberry Lane
Pinehurst NC 28374
910-420-1144
srrfan1401@...


Re: MKT boxcar color and slogan circa 1947-1948?..

bill stanton
 

what is wrong with the recently released IM/Red Caboose car (it seems to match data in my 1949 ORER)?




From: STMFC@... on behalf of fgexbill@... [STMFC] <STMFC@...>
Sent: Sunday, September 6, 2015 3:23 AM
To: STMFC@...
Subject: [STMFC] Re: MKT boxcar color and slogan circa 1947-1948?..
 
 

We all probably have our own definition of what constitutes "iconic" but in my modeling universe I consider the MKT single sheathed yellow boxcars an iconic freight car. Twenty plus years ago I used the then new Accurail 8-panel SS boxcar with wood door, Murphy end and Hutchins roof to model one version of the MKT cars substituting strip styrene to create the center sill and carving off the side ladders and using Detail Associates NBW's and wire grabs. The Herald King furnished the decals including "Be Careful" for each end of the sides. I do  not remember what yellow I used.


John Miller from this list recently announced that he acquired a large number of HK decals and maybe he has some MKT sets and undec Accurail cars are easy to come by.

Speedwitch has since offered a second version of an MKT SS and I think Sunshine offered the version I did as well as doing their Steel DD autocar, the prototype for which probably provoked IM to issue their foobie.

Bill Welch




 



Re: MKT boxcar color and slogan circa 1947-1948?..

O Fenton Wells
 

Herald King makes the MKT decals for the 40 steel double door car in both black for the yellow car and the green express box.  You may be able to 'kluge' these for other cars.

--
Fenton Wells
5 Newberry Lane
Pinehurst NC 28374
910-420-1144
srrfan1401@...


Re: RE; Car Service Rules

Charles Peck
 

In about 1960 a friend of mine was clerking in the NYC Water Street Yard, Louisville KY.  
He would operate a teletype machine, get report of what was incoming then get papers 
from the conductor, and walk the train checking numbers against the paperwork.  And he
would prepare lists of what was to be placed on an outgoing train. Once the switching was
done, he would walk the train checking car numbers against his list, make up paperwork
for the conductor, and teletype the final consist to the main office.
Over on the L&N RR in pre-electronic days, every baggage car had a place for company mail.
Large manila envelopes closed with a string were used and reused to bring and send data
all over the system. The bundles of envelopes came full of typed or handwritten lists of
cars received, sent, loaded, unloaded, and were sorted out to rooms full of desks with clerks,
typewriters, and adding machines.  Billing was done, per diem was calculated, reports from a 
thousand agents were totaled, At some point punch cards were added into the methodology,
but for many years, hundreds of clerks ground out the paperwork one car report at a time. 
Probably couldn't be done today.  Not with every clerk having a cell phone and a personal
coffee machine at their desk.
Chuck Peck in FL

On Sun, Sep 6, 2015 at 9:11 AM, fgexbill@... [STMFC] <STMFC@...> wrote:
 

Dan, in the steam era and into the late fifties, what were the modes of communications? I am assume they used the telegraph and telephone. Did they a visual means of know what was where, a big chalk board perhaps?


My head is spinning trying to imagine the flow of information, managing the data they needed, and the human resources involved. Did this go on 24/7?

Bill Welch



Re: RE; Car Service Rules

Bill Welch
 

Dan, in the steam era and into the late fifties, what were the modes of communications? I am assume they used the telegraph and telephone. Did they a visual means of know what was where, a big chalk board perhaps?

My head is spinning trying to imagine the flow of information, managing the data they needed, and the human resources involved. Did this go on 24/7?

Bill Welch


Re: Any Recommendations on the C&O Freight Cars 1937-1946 book?

water.kresse@...
 

Gary,
 
Being a supplier of new info to EDITOR-IN-CHIEF Carl Shaver, I would describe the differences relative to the OLD Thru-1937-only book as --
 
> New sections for cars built 1938-1945 ADDED
 
> Better paper resulting in much better image quality on many of the redone 1937 cars (many NOW from original photos versus printed images from the Freight Department's booklet and additional shots added to  fill-up more of the "white-space")
 
> Added a wheels and trucks history section
 
> Expanded some sections . . . like the 91-ton gondola cars
 
Al Kresse


From: "'gary laakso' vasa0vasa@... [STMFC]"
To: "stmfc"
Sent: Saturday, September 5, 2015 3:57:19 PM
Subject: [STMFC] Any Recommendations on the C&O Freight Cars 1937-1946 book?

 

Has anyone seen this book and, if so, any comments on its contents?
 
gary laakso
south of Mike Brock



RE; Car Service Rules

lstt100
 

Jim,

In all cases, foreign cars were used in preference to home road cars, if they were available. If no foreign car was available a home road car would be used.  Determining how long to wait for an appropriate car was on a case by case basis.   If shipper notified railroad he needed car on Wednesday and a system car was available Wednesday, but a correct foreign ownership car was going to be available on Thursday, would he wait?  It was situational, some shippers where willing to wait a day or two, others, because of specific shipping dates for a product would specify that their order was date specific.

Car velocity was the most important item. Amount of money made on a specific shipment was not determined by ownership of the car.  Carriers did not want to send their cars off-line unless no other car was available.  Each carrier invested in their equipment and wanted it available for their own on-line customers. Once off-line the owner no longer had control of their investment.

Backhauling of empties over long distances was done in many cases.  A good example was DM&IR in northern Minnesota had a large need for empty gondolas to load pulpwood and did not have sufficient inbound loaded gondolas to have sufficient car supply to protect the pulpwood loading.  NP, GN, SOO, MILW, and CNW all delivered empty eastern ownership gondolas to DM&IR at Duluth.  In many cases these were backhauled from Twin Cities to Duluth given to DM&IR.  Once loaded the expectation was the railroad providing the empty would participate in the loaded eastbound move of pulpwood.  Other examples are eastern ownership boxcars located in the Dakotas being backhauled to Montana points for eastbound grain loading.  Backhauling was dependent on car shortages and time of need.  Service Orders negated any backhauling of empties unless the Service Order applied to that need.

Keep in mind backhauling was driven by an agent having a car order from a shipper for a specific load to a specific destination.

If an empty PRR car was located at Roseburg on Wednesday and no load was available until Saturday, it would have been sent on its way towards home, possibly to be intercepted and used by another downline town if a load was available.

Supply of empties was dynamic.  Each day at any given point there would be additional cars made empty that might fill an order at a specific town.  For Car Distibutors and local yards this changed every hour.

Dan Holbrook

 



Re: MKT boxcar color and slogan circa 1947-1948?..

Bill Welch
 

We all probably have our own definition of what constitutes "iconic" but in my modeling universe I consider the MKT single sheathed yellow boxcars an iconic freight car. Twenty plus years ago I used the then new Accurail 8-panel SS boxcar with wood door, Murphy end and Hutchins roof to model one version of the MKT cars substituting strip styrene to create the center sill and carving off the side ladders and using Detail Associates NBW's and wire grabs. The Herald King furnished the decals including "Be Careful" for each end of the sides. I do  not remember what yellow I used.

John Miller from this list recently announced that he acquired a large number of HK decals and maybe he has some MKT sets and undec Accurail cars are easy to come by.

Speedwitch has since offered a second version of an MKT SS and I think Sunshine offered the version I did as well as doing their Steel DD autocar, the prototype for which probably provoked IM to issue their foobie.

Bill Welch




 



Re: Broadway Limited 6000 gallon chemical tank car

Tony Thompson
 

I will definitely want a Penn Salt and a PPG car, maybe others, but these are some way off, are they Not?
Tony Thompson



On Sep 5, 2015, at 6:55 AM, SUVCWORR@... [STMFC] <STMFC@...> wrote:

 

Tony,

I am a BLI dealer and I will be splitting the 4 packs to sell single cars.  Just let me know what you want.

I generally price 10% over my cost plus shipping and I do not yet know what the discount will be on these as BLI has variable discounts on their products.

Rich Orr




-----Original Message-----
From: Tony Thompson tony@... [STMFC] <STMFC@...>
To: STMFC <STMFC@...>
Sent: Fri, Sep 4, 2015 7:41 pm
Subject: Re: [STMFC] Broadway Limited 6000 gallon chemical tank car



Gene Green wrote:

 
I am going to order Variety Pack A of the 6000 gallon tank cars from Broadway Ltd. so I can get the Ethyl Corporation tank car.   If anyone would like to buy one or more of the other three cars (Brown, Shippers or Stauffer), once they have arrived and I've received mine, I'll let them go for $25 each plus shipping.

   Does anyone want to split up any of the other BLI four-packs? I might be interested in participating.

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: MKT boxcar color and slogan circa 1947-1948?..

bill stanton
 

what is incorrect about the intermountain model? (since, of course, I just bought one!)




From: STMFC@... on behalf of rob.mclear3@... [STMFC]
Sent: Saturday, September 5, 2015 7:44 PM
To: STMFC@...
Subject: [STMFC] Re: MKT boxcar color and slogan circa 1947-1948?..
 
 

I would like to know something about this as well, I model Cajon Pass in 47 and would like to get hold of some genuine yellow MKT cars but I don't know who if anyone makes or made them apparently the new release from Intermountain with the double doors is not correct and a phoobie.  


Regards
Rob McLear
Australia.


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

Were MKT steel boxcars painted all yellow and did they have the slogan "Serves the Southwest Well" in 1947?


Were earlier single sheathed boxcars repainted yellow as well?


(My understanding is that the slogan omitted the "Well" when first used and the sides, roofs, and ends were yellow)


Re: MKT boxcar color and slogan circa 1947-1948?..

rob.mclear3@...
 

I would like to know something about this as well, I model Cajon Pass in 47 and would like to get hold of some genuine yellow MKT cars but I don't know who if anyone makes or made them apparently the new release from Intermountain with the double doors is not correct and a phoobie.  

Regards
Rob McLear
Australia.


---In STMFC@..., <bill_stanton60@...> wrote :

Were MKT steel boxcars painted all yellow and did they have the slogan "Serves the Southwest Well" in 1947?


Were earlier single sheathed boxcars repainted yellow as well?


(My understanding is that the slogan omitted the "Well" when first used and the sides, roofs, and ends were yellow)


Re: MONON box cars

Schuyler Larrabee
 

Mike Aufderheide wrote:

Tom,

This car is from Monon series 1200-1299 built in April 1948.  They had Murphy diagonal panel roofs.  They had two 8ft doors with a clear opening of 15'-10".  The Monon Society offers Branchline kits of these cars. 

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And having looked at the kits on this page, I’d like to commend the Monon group for offering these kits AND telling the consumer the built date for the specific car numbers they offer.  Modeling, as I do (or try to) “the early 50’s (as many on this list do) it’s possible to order cars that will fit in that time frame, and NOT to order cars that were “not built yet.”

This is true for all but what appear to be the latest kits offered.  Perhaps those cars could also be so annotated.

 

Schuyler

 


Re: mortuary trains

Alex Schneider
 

The site mentioned indicates that over 6000 fallen soldiers were brought home on a single liberty ship, whose arrival prompted the Life magazine article. Did other ships bring back more? Were the dead of other theaters of war brought back in a similar manner?

 

After the cars completed their service in this role what was done with them?

 

Alex Schneider

 

From: STMFC@... [mailto:STMFC@...]
Sent: Saturday, September 05, 2015 4:13 PM
To: Era Freight Car List Steam
Subject: [STMFC] Re: mortuary trains

 




My apologies to Mike in advance because although the era matches STMFC the remains were emphatically not Freight, but Passenger, Deceased. 
However, in the interests of knowledge, to learn about the US Army mortuary cars get the current (Spring-Summer) issue of Railroad History magazine. It has a 20 page article. There was also a thread several years ago on the Yahoo Passenger Car List. 

 

Jim Murrie’s above post of earlier in the day is pretty modest inasmuch as Jim is surely the ranking expert on the Mortuary Trains; and the excellent article in the current RAILROAD HISTORY that he has authored is drawn directly from his ground-breaking clinic at Cocoa Beach several years ago.  

 

I am certain that Jim was both motivated and energized on this subject by the distinguished moderator of this Freight Car List, in his alter ego as  Director of said Cocoa Beach shlamazz.   

 

For unknown reasons, to now, the Mortuary trains have received little note or any other attention- ever. 

 

Denny

 

Denny S. Anspach MD

Sacramento

 

 

 






Re: Car Service Rules

Jim Betz
 

Dan,

I'm not sure you understand the drift of my thread ... I'm asking
"under what conditions would the car service rules -not- be followed".

For instance - in the example I've used and you quoted ... wouldn't
a West coast car be supplied from Roseburg more often than they
would get an appropriate (by the car service rules) car from even
as 'close' (?) as Eugene. I get it that if there is an appropriate car
right there in Roseburg that one would usually be used - I'm asking
about the situation where an 'appropriate' car isn't available 'easily'.

Perhaps I should ask the related question - isn't it more economical
for SP Roseburg to provide, for instance, a GN box car to the plywood
mill to go to St. Louis than it is to haul an empty from Eugene that
would satisfy the car service rules? Isn't that - considerably- less cost?
And doesn't SP make more money on a load carried in their own
car than in some other RR's car? Even when the load is going to
St. Louis on some other RR's rails?

Of course the car demand in Roseburg was, for the most part, pretty
predictable ... so adding some "empties for Roseburg" to a Southbound
freight out of Eugene is certain something they might have done on a
regular basis. And probably even did on an almost daily basis - during
the peak season for loads out of Roseburg.
But wouldn't those types of moves have been as much about "balancing"
the empties based upon where they are needed - as it was to provide
cars based upon the car service rules.

Related "how was it actually done" question - how common was it
for any RR to haul empties relatively long distances ... just to satisfy
the car service rules? For instance if the SP has a glut of East coast
box cars then they would 'ship some of them East' ... but just how
common was that? Did it happen every week, every month, a few
times a year, only in the event of an "off season" where they knew
that the demand for box cars (going any where) would be low for some
period of time.

Please understand - I am not disputing the 'rules', nor even the
stats on how often they were followed. I'm interested in "how much
effort (money and time) was spent in following the car service rules"
and the closely related question "what were the conditions where
a car that doesn't 'fit the rules' was used".
- Jim B.

P.S. To those of you who are asking yourselves ... the answer is "Yes, I
took the time to download, print out, read ... and study ... Tony's
excellent treatise (clinic?) on "Freight Car Handling and
Distribution". Again, it seems to focus more on the way things
are supposed to work than on how they really work(ed).

On 9/5/2015 11:46 AM, STMFC@... wrote:
There are 15 messages in this issue.

Topics in this digest:

1a. Re: mortuary trains
From: Garth Groff
1b. Re: mortuary trains
From: bi291

2a. Re: Car Service Rules
From: lstt100@...

3a. Re: MONON box cars
From: chadboas

4a. Re: Broadway Limited 6000 gallon chemical tank car
From: wulantowag

5a. B&O Gondola color
From: bnonut
5b. Re: B&O Gondola color
From: dale florence

6.1. Re: Pacific Northwest Lumber Traffic
From: icrr9792

7a. Re: PS PS-3 open top hoppers
From: icrr9792
7b. Re: PS PS-3 open top hoppers
From: Justin May

8a. Re: Funaro & Camerlengo kit box chronology(?)
From: hvyweight41
8b. Re: Funaro & Camerlengo kit box chronology(?)
From: Schuyler Larrabee
8c. Re: Funaro & Camerlengo kit box chronology(?)
From: Armand
8d. Re: Funaro & Camerlengo kit box chronology(?)
From: O Fenton Wells

9. mortuary cars
From: ed_mines


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1a. Re: mortuary trains
Posted by: "Garth Groff" sarahsan@... ggg9y
Date: Sat Sep 5, 2015 1:51 am ((PDT))

Charles and Ed,

These cars may have been converted from surplus Pullmans, but I think it
more likely these are hospital cars where were converted earlier, or
purpose-built for transporting wounded soldiers. The USATC had a huge
fleet of such cars, as well as other types such as the better-known
troop sleepers and kitchen cars (and boxcars--mandatory freight car
content). Most of these were sold off as surplus after the war. The
Monon bought a a bunch and converted them to regular passenger cars to
completely modernize their fleet. Some are still around on tourist
railroads.

All this is pretty much outside the scope of this group, so I will not
risk the wrath of our fearless leader by saying more.

Yours Aye,


Garth Groff

On 9/4/15 7:21 PM, Charles Peck lnnrr152@... [STMFC] wrote:
Here is a link to photos of WWII mortuary cars.
http://members.trainweb.com/bedt/milrr/batbtww2repat.html
Not coaches, Pullmans with windows blanked.
Charles Peck, a respectful vet.

On Fri, Sep 4, 2015 at 6:58 PM, ed_mines@...
<mailto:ed_mines@...> [STMFC] <STMFC@...
<mailto:STMFC@...>> wrote:

In a photo circa 1948 it looks like many of the cars are coaches
which seems odd to me considering the passengers.


Are the cars from different railroads like on wartime military
trains? Would off road cars be loaded when the caskets enter the
US? Would cars be changed going from one railroad to another?


Apologies to anyone who thinks this discussion is outside of this
groups charter.


Ed Mines





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1b. Re: mortuary trains
Posted by: bi291@... bi291
Date: Sat Sep 5, 2015 7:52 am ((PDT))

My apologies to Mike in advance because although the era matches STMFC the remains were emphatically not Freight, but Passenger, Deceased.

However, in the interests of knowledge, to learn about the US Army mortuary cars get the current (Spring-Summer) issue of Railroad History magazine. It has a 20 page article. There was also a thread several years ago on the Yahoo Passenger Car List.

Jim Murrie



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2a. Re: Car Service Rules
Posted by: lstt100@... lstt100@...
Date: Sat Sep 5, 2015 3:09 am ((PDT))

Local SP yard at Roseburg would have attempted to supply the correct car, in compliance with the rules. Industries did not normally call and say I need a car in 4 or 5 hours. Car orders were placed, anywhere from 24 hours to 5 days or more in advance. This allowed railroad time to locate a car suitable for his load, destination and routing. Also, many industries had standard loads on a weekly basis with standard routing that allowed car distributors to route specific ownership cars to locations with these specific needs.



Conductors usually did not make the decision on supplying cars. We are talking about an era with a lot of agency employees and yardmasters. Car Distributor and local agency clerks did not care about extra switching as long as the right car got to the right customer.



Switch crews would build local and industry cuts to allow easy switching of industries. The decision on equipment supplied was made before the crews went out into the yard to build trains and cars were lined up in switching order.



Dan Holbrook



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3a. Re: MONON box cars
Posted by: chadboas@... chadboas
Date: Sat Sep 5, 2015 6:08 am ((PDT))

Also, #1271 was assigned to Globe Industries in Lowell Indiana.

Chad Boas







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4a. Re: Broadway Limited 6000 gallon chemical tank car
Posted by: SUVCWORR@... wulantowag
Date: Sat Sep 5, 2015 6:55 am ((PDT))

Tony,

I am a BLI dealer and I will be splitting the 4 packs to sell single cars. Just let me know what you want.

I generally price 10% over my cost plus shipping and I do not yet know what the discount will be on these as BLI has variable discounts on their products.

Rich Orr




-----Original Message-----
From: Tony Thompson tony@... [STMFC] <STMFC@...>
To: STMFC <STMFC@...>
Sent: Fri, Sep 4, 2015 7:41 pm
Subject: Re: [STMFC] Broadway Limited 6000 gallon chemical tank car


Gene Green wrote:
I am going to order Variety Pack A of the 6000 gallon tank cars from Broadway Ltd. so I can get the Ethyl Corporation tank car. If anyone would like to buy one or more of the other three cars (Brown, Shippers or Stauffer), once they have arrived and I've received mine, I'll let them go for $25 each plus shipping.
Does anyone want to split up any of the other BLI four-packs? I might be interested in participating.
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






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5a. B&O Gondola color
Posted by: bnonut@... bnonut
Date: Sat Sep 5, 2015 8:24 am ((PDT))

I have a few resin kits of B&O gondolas and they claim the O-59 was red? All the photos, which are few. the cars appear black!



Mark Morgan








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5b. Re: B&O Gondola color
Posted by: "dale florence" dwwesley@... dwwesley
Date: Sat Sep 5, 2015 11:46 am ((PDT))

I had the same problem. The first O-59 I painted red with the older style lettering. The second car is black with the B&O decals. Third car, old lettering, painted black. I have never seen a picture of the red car.

Dale Florence



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6.1. Re: Pacific Northwest Lumber Traffic
Posted by: caboose9792@... icrr9792
Date: Sat Sep 5, 2015 8:26 am ((PDT))



In a message dated 9/3/2015 5:23:18 P.M. Central Daylight Time,
STMFC@... writes:

I would suspect that rollers may have occurred much less during WWII -
clearly demand was way up, so customers should have been in greater supply. I
wonder if the explosion of "big" projects (such as Oak ridge, the blimp
hangers on the west coast, and the many defense manufacturing plants framed
from wood - a big source of future well-aged wood for the wood flooring
business) also cut way down on rollers (customers ordering wood by the train
load instead of car load)?
Also during the timeframe there was the issue of steel shortages and the
replacement of wood for steel in construction jobs big and small such as "war
emergency" freight cars and the last bit of glory for wooden boats and
barges on the inland waterway system and government construction all over the
country. Then there is the issue with all the military goods going overseas
all had to be crated up for shipment plus any blocking and bracing for all
the goods moving around with the increased industrial activity.
Mark Rickert



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7a. Re: PS PS-3 open top hoppers
Posted by: caboose9792@... icrr9792
Date: Sat Sep 5, 2015 8:28 am ((PDT))



In a message dated 8/26/2015 7:51:17 P.M. Central Daylight Time,
STMFC@... writes:

Bill,
The following roads and successors rostered the 2750 cubic foot 70-77 ton
and 2960 85 ton variants:

Atlantic Coast Line (SCL)
Alaska Railroad
Boston and Maine
DT&I
Great Northern (BN)
L&N
Rock Island (ROCK)
Southern Railway (ACF built clones)
Utah Railway

Justin May


At least one exexGN exBN car went on to become WICT 7010 and went to IRM
(IRYM 7010) until it was panted back to GN 70104 to start the cycle again.
Mark Rickert




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7b. Re: PS PS-3 open top hoppers
Posted by: "Justin May" jmay59@... highhoods
Date: Sat Sep 5, 2015 10:54 am ((PDT))

At least one exexGN exBN car went on to become WICT 7010 and went to IRM (IRYM 7010) until it was panted back to GN 70104 to start the cycle again.
Mark,
I located the IRM site folder and went through every photo. For those needing to detail the new Tangent Scale Models PS-3 kit, it's a wealth of information.

http://www2.irm.org/blogs/archives/20-Great-Northern-70104.html

Use the "Next" link at the top of the page to navigate through the transformation of the car from initial condition to fully repainted.

So far based upon my research, I've determined the following roads used the following trucks:

ACL, 2750 cuft, ASF A-3 with Stein axle retainers, triangular shaped bearing caps
Alaska RR, 2960 cuft, National C-1, triangular shaped bearing caps
B&M, 2750 cuft, ASF A-3, roller bearings
DT&I, 2750 cuft, ASF A-3, solid bearings
GN, 2750 cuft, National C-1, 3 visibile springs, triangular shaped bearing caps
L&N, 2750 cuft, See list below. Later 2750 cuft series (153000-154699) used ASF A-3 ride control trucks with triangular shaped roller bearing caps, appearance of integrated roping staple on ends of car begins (1960, 1961 orders), and later 2960 cuft series exceed the scope of this list.
Rock Island, 2750 cuft, ASF A-3, solid bearings
Southern, 2750 cuft, ASF A-3, solid bearings
Utah, 2750 cuft, ASF A-3, solid bearings

For currently available accurate trucks, the use of the Tangent 100-1 for ASF A-3 with solid bearings is included with the kit. For those equipped with roller bearings, the Tangent ASF A-3 placed under their PRR X58 model is appropriate (B&M, some L&N). ACL's truck is best rendered by modifying the Tangent, Exactrail or Kato ASF A-3 roller bearing truck with two visible springs, and creating one's own Stein axle retainers, and the National C-1 truck design that Atlas produces is not correct given it is a solid bearing design for use on both GN and some L&N examples. Tahoe Model Works also produces a 70-ton ASF A-3 truck with a 5'8" wheelbase, but given the fidelity of the Tangent truck, I see no need to replace it.

As delivered L&N PS-3s rode on 5'8" trucks of the following designs:

73000-74499, ASF A-3, solid bearing (1957-1958) http://freight.railfan.ca/cgi-bin/image.pl?i=ln73735&o=ln
74500-74999, Barber S-2-A, solid bearing (1957-1958)
150000-151699, ASF A-3, solid bearing (1959) http://freight.railfan.ca/cgi-bin/image.pl?i=ln150000&o=ln
151700-152499, Barber S-2-A, solid bearing (1959)
152500-152999, National C-1, solid bearing (1959)
153000-154699, ASF A-3 , roller bearing (April-August 1960) http://freight.railfan.ca/cgi-bin/image.pl?i=ln153720&o=ln
154700-155599, ASF A-3 , roller bearing (January-February 1961)
155600-155874, ASF A-3 , roller bearing (May-June 1961) http://freight.railfan.ca/cgi-bin/image.pl?i=ln155607&o=ln
155875-156149, Barber S-2-A, roller bearing (May-June 1961) http://freight.railfan.ca/cgi-bin/image.pl?i=ln156047&o=ln

Hope this helps PS-3 modelers,

Justin May




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8a. Re: Funaro & Camerlengo kit box chronology(?)
Posted by: hvyweight41@... hvyweight41
Date: Sat Sep 5, 2015 9:18 am ((PDT))

Thank you Al. As a man with many years of resin experience, can you tell me if there is any color or type of resin I should avoid or be concerned about? Is there a good source for learning "all things resin"? Keith Kempster



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8b. Re: Funaro & Camerlengo kit box chronology(?)
Posted by: "Schuyler Larrabee" schuyler.larrabee@... angus502001
Date: Sat Sep 5, 2015 9:40 am ((PDT))

Armand, I wish I’d started such a list years and years ago, but is it just a card file? Why not on the computer (with a backup program such as Carbonite) in case of fire?


And Clark, you can buy uniform boxes. Reboxx at least used to have kit-sized boxes. But I understand, the “original box” notion . . .


Schuyler


I save all the boxes.I keep the cars not being used in boxes on book shelves.In each box I have a car card with information such as source,cost, purchase date,matching paint,weight, trucks ,couplers,repairs,last date on layout and value.And they are safe and do not collect dust.Armand Premo

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From: Charles Peck lnnrr152@... [STMFC] <mailto:lnnrr152@...%20[STMFC]>

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Sent: Friday, September 04, 2015 9:52 AM

Subject: Re: [STMFC] Re: Funaro & Camerlengo kit box chronology(?)



Clark, just run all your boxes through the trash compactor.

They will all be the same size then and leave you more room

for kits you might build someday.

Chuck Peck in FL


On Fri, Sep 4, 2015 at 9:35 AM, cepropst@q.com [STMFC] <STMFC@...> wrote:


One of the kits I bought at the St Louis RPM is a different shape than what I’ve bought the last few years, more square. I like my boxes uniform, so I can stack the empty boxes by manufacturer on shelving under the layout. And to think my wife says I’m anal??

Clark Propst
Mason City Iowa


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8c. Re: Funaro & Camerlengo kit box chronology(?)
Posted by: "Armand" armprem2@... appremo
Date: Sat Sep 5, 2015 10:56 am ((PDT))

There are actually two cards.One for maintenance / inventory purposes and the other for operation.Both cards are preprinted.The one that remains with the car in its' box and the other strictly for operation,the ones with the pocket.Armand Premo----- Original Message -----
From: 'Schuyler Larrabee' schuyler.larrabee@... [STMFC]
To: STMFC@...
Sent: Saturday, September 05, 2015 12:40 PM
Subject: RE: [STMFC] Re: Funaro & Camerlengo kit box chronology(?)



Armand, I wish I’d started such a list years and years ago, but is it just a card file? Why not on the computer (with a backup program such as Carbonite) in case of fire?



And Clark, you can buy uniform boxes. Reboxx at least used to have kit-sized boxes. But I understand, the “original box” notion . . .



Schuyler



I save all the boxes.I keep the cars not being used in boxes on book shelves.In each box I have a car card with information such as source,cost, purchase date,matching paint,weight, trucks ,couplers,repairs,last date on layout and value.And they are safe and do not collect dust.Armand Premo

----- Original Message -----

From: Charles Peck lnnrr152@... [STMFC]

To: STMFC@...

Sent: Friday, September 04, 2015 9:52 AM

Subject: Re: [STMFC] Re: Funaro & Camerlengo kit box chronology(?)




Clark, just run all your boxes through the trash compactor.

They will all be the same size then and leave you more room

for kits you might build someday.

Chuck Peck in FL



On Fri, Sep 4, 2015 at 9:35 AM, cepropst@q.com [STMFC] <STMFC@...> wrote:


One of the kits I bought at the St Louis RPM is a different shape than what I’ve bought the last few years, more square. I like my boxes uniform, so I can stack the empty boxes by manufacturer on shelving under the layout. And to think my wife says I’m anal??

Clark Propst
Mason City Iowa



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8d. Re: Funaro & Camerlengo kit box chronology(?)
Posted by: "O Fenton Wells" srrfan1401@... srrfan1401
Date: Sat Sep 5, 2015 11:18 am ((PDT))

Accurail sells very nice kit boxes. They are on their on line catalog
sheet.


Re: Any Recommendations on the C&O Freight Cars 1937-1946 book?

Gerry Fitzgerald
 

The book is very nicely done and is essentially a hardcover update with some additions of the earlier C&OHS publication "Freight Car Equipment of the Chesapeake & Ohio Railway, August 1, 1937." That book was edited by Earl Shaver and produced in softcover in 1980 and was later reproduced in revised form in 1989. As far as I know those were the only two publication runs of that text -I could be wrong- and both are out of print... but a copy can be found online or at a train show if you look hard enough.

The Shaver text was about 170 pages. The 2015 book, which lists Carl Shaver, Al Kresse, and Karen Parker as the authors, runs about 225 pages and has more photos as well as some newer WWII and postwar material and as such is much more fully updated to "later" periods.

If you do not have the earlier book you should definitely purchase this new version. Even if you have the older book this is a nice edition to the library if you are a C&O freight car geek or just a more run of the mill freight car geek. Al Kresse knows as much about C&O freight car history as anyone else alive. Overall it is a very useful freight car modeling guide and pretty much supersedes everything else the C&OHS has produced to date when looking at the overall C&O freight car fleet.  At 35 dollars it it a nice purchase, especially since it is hardcover.  Photo quality -all B&W as i think about it- is pretty good throughout as are the car diagrams.

I still have an original soft cover copy of  "Chesapeake & Ohio Freight Cars to 1945" that was "complied" by Dean Freytag and Ted Wetterstroem back in 1974 which ran 52 pages. That I suppose is where this book project really began.

Best,

Gerard

Gerard J. Fitzgerald
Charlottesville, Virginia


Re: mortuary trains

Anspach Denny <danspachmd@...>
 

My apologies to Mike in advance because although the era matches STMFC the remains were emphatically not Freight, but Passenger, Deceased. 
However, in the interests of knowledge, to learn about the US Army mortuary cars get the current (Spring-Summer) issue of Railroad History magazine. It has a 20 page article. There was also a thread several years ago on the Yahoo Passenger Car List. 
 
Jim Murrie’s above post of earlier in the day is pretty modest inasmuch as Jim is surely the ranking expert on the Mortuary Trains; and the excellent article in the current RAILROAD HISTORY that he has authored is drawn directly from his ground-breaking clinic at Cocoa Beach several years ago.  

I am certain that Jim was both motivated and energized on this subject by the distinguished moderator of this Freight Car List, in his alter ego as  Director of said Cocoa Beach shlamazz.   

For unknown reasons, to now, the Mortuary trains have received little note or any other attention- ever. 

Denny

Denny S. Anspach MD
Sacramento





MKT boxcar color and slogan circa 1947-1948?..

bill stanton
 

Were MKT steel boxcars painted all yellow and did they have the slogan "Serves the Southwest Well" in 1947?


Were earlier single sheathed boxcars repainted yellow as well?


(My understanding is that the slogan omitted the "Well" when first used and the sides, roofs, and ends were yellow)


Re: Broadway Limited 6000 gallon chemical tank car

Bill Welch
 

Given that BLI has just recently started talking to a well known Freight Car Historian with good information about these AC&F cars, I would not be looking for the models this year.

Bill Welch


Any Recommendations on the C&O Freight Cars 1937-1946 book?

gary laakso
 

Has anyone seen this book and, if so, any comments on its contents?
 
gary laakso
south of Mike Brock


Assembled, weathered freight cars for sale

Clark Propst
 

Time to do fall cleaning. These are surplus cars used on previous layouts.
Email me OFF LIST at   cepropst@q.com   for the list.
Clark Propst
Mason City Iowa

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