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SP & UP Gondolas

thecitrusbelt@...
 

Here is another photo from the Vintage Portland website (https://vintageportland.wordpress.com/). It shows three gondolas in an area of several lumber and shingle mills in 1921. The foreground tracks were used by trolley cars.

 

https://vintageportland.files.wordpress.com/2013/03/a2009-009-1825-se-water-near-hawthorne-1921-24k.jpg

 

Click on the photo to enlarge it.

 

The first car to the left is SP 53366. The next car is UP followed by an SP. The numbers are not clear to me.

 

The location was SW Water Street, near its intersection with Columbia Street. Today this area is Waterfront Park at the foot of Columbia Street.

 

Bob Chaparro

Hemet, CA


SP Tank Car?

thecitrusbelt@...
 

Again courtesy of the Vintage Portland website (https://vintageportland.wordpress.com/) here is a 1934 photo taken in Portland, OR. The location is SE McLoughlin Boulevard

and the railroad tracks belong to the Southern Pacific.

 

Off to the right of the photo is a string of tank cars, one of which may be a Southern Pacific car.

 

https://vintageportland.files.wordpress.com/2015/07/1934-jul-31_se-mcloughlin-blvd-construction_a2009-009-3117.jpg

 

Click on the photo to enlarge it. There is not much real detail, unfortunately.

 

It’s hard to identify this spot today as the area to the right of the tracks looks completely different. A clue is that the highway starts to curve off to the left. It possible this is the area currently just south of the large intermodal yard crossed by Holgate Boulevard.

 

Bob Chaparro

Hemet, CA


Re: Stan Rydarowicz [earliest memories]

Bob Lucas
 

Certainly echo everyone's posts.  I worked with Stan on AC&Y (former Mopac #23) Business Car models and other projects... spoke with him last about two weeks ago. Agree with all that we have lost a true friend and skilled contributor to the model railroading community!  Stan will be truly missed!  Bob Lucas


Stan Rydarowicz update.

Brian Carlson
 

More information on Stan from my friend Mark Kerlick

Tentative schedule for Stan Rydarowicz will be Monday evening 12/7 and funeral on Tuesday. No specific times as of yet. The local paper that it will be in is the Youngstown Vindicator or Vindy.com

Keep in mind this is tentative.
We should know exact times tomorrow.
Let's give him a good send off at his last station stop on this earthly trip.

Brian J. Carlson


Re: PFE Cars At Pacific Fruit & Produce Co.

Garth Groff <sarahsan@...>
 

Bob,

The first car appears to be 52153, or at least a car in that number series. It is one of the illusive Western Pacific-owned cars, which were R-30-13 clones. These were built in 1923 by AC&F.

The second car is 36086, an R-30-13 car built in 1926 by Standard Steel Car Co.

This data comes from Tony's PACIFIC FRUIT EXPRESS.

Nice photo. Thanks for sharing.

Yours Aye,


Garth Groff

On 12/4/15 3:58 PM, thecitrusbelt@... [STMFC] wrote:
 

Courtesy of the Vintage Portland website (https://vintageportland.wordpress.com/) here is a 1935 photo of several PFE refrigerator cars parked at Pacific Fruit & Produce Company in Portland, OR. Pacific Fruit was located at SE 2nd Avenue and SE Alder Street.

This company was a Sunkist distributor and the facility previously was operated by Bell &

Company, the oldest and best known of the fruit and vegetable jobbing concerns in Portland.

 

https://vintageportland.files.wordpress.com/2015/11/1935-sep-25_se-2nd-ave-and-alder-st_a2009-009-2795.jpg

 

Click on the photo to enlarge it. I can’t quite identify the car numbers.

 

The building is still there but everything else in the picture is long gone. The tracks in the street appear to be paved over or removed. Alder Street is now Alder Avenue.

 

Bob Chaparro

Hemet, CA



Re: PFE Cars At Pacific Fruit & Produce Co.

Dennis Storzek
 




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


https://vintageportland.files.wordpress.com/2015/11/1935-sep-25_se-2nd-ave-and-alder-st_a2009-009-2795.jpg

 

Click on the photo to enlarge it. I can’t quite identify the car numbers.

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Interestingly, the nearest reefer appears to have a Western Pacific emblem; one of the relatively small fleet of WP reefers managed by PFE.


Dennis Storzek


Another Train Fest report

Eric Hansmann
 

The Resin Car Works blog is back in action with a Train Fest report from Peter Hall and photos from Bob Kosic. Read all about it through the link.

http://blog.resincarworks.com/train-fest-2015-report/

 

Eric Hansmann

RCW web guy


Re: PFE Cars At Pacific Fruit & Produce Co.

paul.doggett2472@...
 

Great photo.
Paul Doggett UK




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"thecitrusbelt@... [STMFC]" <STMFC@...> wrote:
 

Courtesy of the Vintage Portland website (https://vintageportland.wordpress.com/) here is a 1935 photo of several PFE refrigerator cars parked at Pacific Fruit & Produce Company in Portland, OR. Pacific Fruit was located at SE 2nd Avenue and SE Alder Street.

This company was a Sunkist distributor and the facility previously was operated by Bell &

Company, the oldest and best known of the fruit and vegetable jobbing concerns in Portland.

 

https://vintageportland.files.wordpress.com/2015/11/1935-sep-25_se-2nd-ave-and-alder-st_a2009-009-2795.jpg

 

Click on the photo to enlarge it. I can’t quite identify the car numbers.

 

The building is still there but everything else in the picture is long gone. The tracks in the street appear to be paved over or removed. Alder Street is now Alder Avenue.

 

Bob Chaparro

Hemet, CA


Re: Stan Rydarowicz [earliest memories]

O Fenton Wells
 

I am saddened hearing the news about Stan's passing. I bought several models over the years from him and would enjoy chatting with him at Cocoa. 
Another unique model railroader has left us and the hobby will notice the void Stan leaves by his absence
Fenton Wells 


On Dec 4, 2015, at 9:34 AM, cepropst@q.com [STMFC] <STMFC@...> wrote:

 

I was so impressed with Stan’s models on display at either the first or second Naperville we attended that I bought some parts from him. I brought the models I’d made back the next year. Stan was like a kid at Christmas when he saw them. He had never seen anyone build any of his models! We were good friends from then on.
We attended the banquet during the first Cocoa Beach meet we attended. I sat next to Stan and across from Ben Hom. Ben had just taken a bite of food when Stan blurted out “I went to school with this Polish kid, boy was he stupid!” Ben showed great self control not spitting his food all over us on the other side of the table.
A few years ago I started bring a regional potato chip with us to RPMs. Stan loved them, we’d share a bag with beers in our room and I’d bring an extra bag for Stan to take home. I’ll toast Stan by consuming another bag....
Clark Propst
Mason City Iowa


PFE Cars At Pacific Fruit & Produce Co.

thecitrusbelt@...
 

Courtesy of the Vintage Portland website (https://vintageportland.wordpress.com/) here is a 1935 photo of several PFE refrigerator cars parked at Pacific Fruit & Produce Company in Portland, OR. Pacific Fruit was located at SE 2nd Avenue and SE Alder Street.

This company was a Sunkist distributor and the facility previously was operated by Bell &

Company, the oldest and best known of the fruit and vegetable jobbing concerns in Portland.

 

https://vintageportland.files.wordpress.com/2015/11/1935-sep-25_se-2nd-ave-and-alder-st_a2009-009-2795.jpg

 

Click on the photo to enlarge it. I can’t quite identify the car numbers.

 

The building is still there but everything else in the picture is long gone. The tracks in the street appear to be paved over or removed. Alder Street is now Alder Avenue.

 

Bob Chaparro

Hemet, CA


Re: Stan Rydarowicz

dh30973
 

At both Naperville and Cocoa, Stan always pointed out his latest model when I was taking pictures, making sure I got a shot of it for my pBase meet reports. I'll miss that.

Dave Hussey


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Andy Carlson
 



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Re: Very Sad News

Mikebrock
 


 

Bill
Sounds like a plan.
 
Mike Brock

 

How very like Stan to be helping out at his beloved church and poignant that he was with people that loved him. For those of us that will be at Prototype Rails in January I propose we find away to gather, maybe on the deck, to honor him and acknowledge our loss.


Bill Welch



Re: Very Sad News

Bill Welch
 

How very like Stan to be helping out at his beloved church and poignant that he was with people that loved him. For those of us that will be at Prototype Rails in January I propose we find away to gather, maybe on the deck, to honor him and acknowledge our loss.

Bill Welch



Re: Very Sad News

Greg Martin
 

John, Jim, and all,
 
I talked to Mark Kerlick after I got off work last night as our friend Jim Evans called and said he read it on the Internet. And of course the authorities called Mark first as his was the last and most common  number on Stan's phone, they were best buds!
 
Mark is pretty broken up over it. He said Stan passed helping out at a church function. 
 
Stan was a good friend, I had a great time with him when he and Mark came out this way for Rails by the River and every time we got together.  I have photo Mark took of Stan in Doyle McCormick's PA-1 engineer's side and a picture of Stan and I at the Evergreen Air Museum in McMinnville, OR.  
 
God Speed Stan!   We have lost a great modeler and friend...
 
Greg Martin
 
Eventually all things merge into one and a river runs through it.
Norman Maclean
 

In a message dated 12/3/2015 6:42:18 P.M. Pacific Standard Time, jgreedy@... writes:

Jim Singer just called to say Stan Rydarowicz passed away this morning from a heart attack.  Details later

 John Greedy


Re: Canadian Car in Rural W. VA.

ed_mines
 

The Pere Marquette freight car book for $7. Wow!


Ed Mines


Re: Stan Rydarowicz [earliest memories]

Clark Propst
 

I was so impressed with Stan’s models on display at either the first or second Naperville we attended that I bought some parts from him. I brought the models I’d made back the next year. Stan was like a kid at Christmas when he saw them. He had never seen anyone build any of his models! We were good friends from then on.
We attended the banquet during the first Cocoa Beach meet we attended. I sat next to Stan and across from Ben Hom. Ben had just taken a bite of food when Stan blurted out “I went to school with this Polish kid, boy was he stupid!” Ben showed great self control not spitting his food all over us on the other side of the table.
A few years ago I started bring a regional potato chip with us to RPMs. Stan loved them, we’d share a bag with beers in our room and I’d bring an extra bag for Stan to take home. I’ll toast Stan by consuming another bag....
Clark Propst
Mason City Iowa


Re: Stan Rydarowicz

 

I did a lot of casting for Stan.  He always needed something in a hurry for a show.  I think we got the parts to him in time (most of the time).  He had so much fun showing us the completed models and mini kits.  We talked extensively at shows and on the phone about his future projects.  We’ll miss him. – Al & Patricia Westerfield
 

Sent: Thursday, December 3, 2015 7:07 PM
Subject: Re: [STMFC] Re: Stan Rydarowicz
 
 

I think I can speak for the STMFC and Prototype Rails/Cocoa Beach that we
will all miss Stan. I spoke to him just a few days ago about him taking a
table at Cocoa Beach. He seemed to be excited to come down to the beach
again. I'll miss Stan, he was a lot of fun.

Mike Brock


Re: Decals offered on Ebay by dkmtech

North Model Railroad Supplies <nmrs@...>
 

Another interesting tidbit shown on the drawing that few would ever pick up on... round letters like C, O, and Q are about 3% larger than the standard height, and letters with round bottoms, like U are placed about 1.5% below the base line... the reason being to better fill the visual space.
Dennis Storzek

Hi Dennis,

Santa Fe stencils show O, S C & G extended both above and below the standard height ‘lines’ for letters.

Plus the tail of the R extended below the line.

Numerals 2, 3, 6, 8 & 9 extended both above and below the standard height ‘lines’ for numerals.

Plus the number 7 extended above the line.

Typically there was a space between most letters, except the ‘tails’ of letters A & W intruded into the space occupied by some adjacent letters.

EG An A next to a T, W or Y – as in the words RAILWAY and STATES.

Cheers

Dave North   


Re: Stan Rydarowicz

Scott Seders
 

In spite of not having any of my modeling friends to wanted to go with me, I was attending Naperville for the second time. 

Not knowing anyone, I was eating lunch by myself in the hotel restaurant.  Stan walked in the restaurant by himself and asked if he could sit with me. We had a great time BSing about the hobby. 

Thereafter, anytime Stan saw me he always made it a point to speak and ask how I was doing. I doubt he knew how much I appreciated that and especially his gesture at lunch years earlier. Rest in peace Stan. You will be missed. 

Scott Seders
Salisbury, MD




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