Date   

Stan Rydarowicz

Greg Martin
 

Friends,
 
Mark Kerlick had mentioned to Bill Welch and I that you can add photos to Stan's Obit' if you would like. I have added a couple one from CCB (under approval). I am still looking for a shot of Stan in Doyle McCormick's PA-1.
 
If you have shots as well I would encourage you to add them.
 
Mark will be speaking at Stan's Mass.
 
Greg Martin
 
Eventually all things merge into one and a river runs through it.
Norman Maclean
 

In a message dated 12/6/2015 6:35:49 A.M. Pacific Standard Time, STMFC@... writes:


MKT AMB caboose laserkit

ed_mines
 

Anyone have experience building one of these?


Know about the yellow color scheme?


The self sticking adhesive is very nice; anyone know what  it is? Have they ever considered doing freight cars?


So far everything fits perfectly and all the parts are there.


Ed Mines


More information on some recent topics

caboose9792@...
 

More information on some recent topics. original document scans.

Freight claims 1916
 
investigating freight claims 1916
 
some ways of reducing freight charges (how containers packaging and product description effect freight charges) 1916
 
AAR loading forest products in open top cars supplement 1954
 
 
Mark Rickert


Re: Stan Rydarowicz [earliest memories]

Clark Propst
 

Stan’s obit
 
 
Clark Propst
Mason City Iowa


Re: Loading Char Coal in Alabama

water.kresse@...
 

Ashland Coal & Iron (later C&O) railroad had similar (but standard between the rails drop-doors) coke hopper cars -- hopper cars with rack extensions.  These Southern cars had side-dump doors. They would work equally well for low density coke or charcoal.
Al Kresse


From: "Cyril and Lynn Durrenberger durrecj@... [STMFC]"
To: STMFC@...
Sent: Sunday, December 6, 2015 12:35:08 AM
Subject: Re: [STMFC] Loading Char Coal in Alabama

 

Was there a charcoal plant at Randolph Ala?

That is an interesting Southern hopper car.

Cyril Durrenberger
--------------------------------------------
On Sat, 12/5/15, Charles Peck lnnrr152@... [STMFC] wrote:

Subject: Re: [STMFC] Loading Char Coal in Alabama
To: STMFC@...
Date: Saturday, December 5, 2015, 1:47 PM


 









If Randolph was near
Birmingham, I might guess coke.  But Randolph is quite
east,not industrial, and the photo label
says charcoal. I see no reason to second guessthe label. Chuck Peck in
FL
On Sat, Dec 5, 2015 at 2:04
PM, water.kresse@...
[STMFC]
wrote:















 









Charcoal
or Coke in 1909?

Al Kresse




From:
"rwitt_2000@...
[STMFC]"
To: STMFC@...
Sent: Saturday, December 5, 2015 1:42:57
PM
Subject: [STMFC] Loading Char Coal
in Alabama


 



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"railroads"



"Charcoal
Loading at Randolph Ala." :: Alabama Photographs and
Pictures Collection











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Ala." :: Alabama...
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Re: Walthers Prototype Lettering Diagram Books (Was: Re: Decals offered

Brian Termunde
 

Thanks to all for the information on these booklets. I'm glad to know that these purchases were not totally wasted money as many of the books I purchased back then were. But of course, way back then, there wasn't a whole of books available, or so it seemed, so I was happy to latch onto anything that I could find, good, bad or indifferent!

Take Care,
 
Brian R. Termunde
Midvale, Utah
 
"My Train of Thought left the station without me!"


Re: Loading Char Coal in Alabama

caboose9792@...
 

Blast furnaces in West KY used charcoal until the end of operations on the eve of WWI. The availably of wood, iron ore and cheep labor locally made it economical. Unfortunately it wasn't until after the war a deposit of coaking coal was found along the IC to the north and the furnaces had long since been out of production, replaced by the modern furnaces elsewhere.
 
Mark Rickert
 

In a message dated 12/5/2015 1:04:15 P.M. Central Standard Time, STMFC@... writes:
Charcoal or Coke in 1909?
Al Kresse


Re: Loading Char Coal in Alabama

Cyril Durrenberger
 

Was there a charcoal plant at Randolph Ala?

That is an interesting Southern hopper car.

Cyril Durrenberger
--------------------------------------------

On Sat, 12/5/15, Charles Peck lnnrr152@... [STMFC] <STMFC@...> wrote:

Subject: Re: [STMFC] Loading Char Coal in Alabama
To: STMFC@...
Date: Saturday, December 5, 2015, 1:47 PM


 









If Randolph was near
Birmingham, I might guess coke.  But Randolph is quite
east,not industrial, and the photo label
says charcoal. I see no reason to second guessthe label. Chuck Peck in
FL
On Sat, Dec 5, 2015 at 2:04
PM, water.kresse@...
[STMFC] <STMFC@...>
wrote:















 









Charcoal
or Coke in 1909?

Al Kresse




From:
"rwitt_2000@...
[STMFC]" <STMFC@...>
To: STMFC@...
Sent: Saturday, December 5, 2015 1:42:57
PM
Subject: [STMFC] Loading Char Coal
in Alabama


 



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Pictures Collection











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Re: Loading Char Coal in Alabama

Charles Peck
 

If Randolph was near Birmingham, I might guess coke.  But Randolph is quite east,
not industrial, and the photo label says charcoal. I see no reason to second guess
the label. 
Chuck Peck in FL

On Sat, Dec 5, 2015 at 2:04 PM, water.kresse@... [STMFC] <STMFC@...> wrote:
 

Charcoal or Coke in 1909?
Al Kresse


From: "rwitt_2000@... [STMFC]" <STMFC@...>
To: STMFC@...
Sent: Saturday, December 5, 2015 1:42:57 PM
Subject: [STMFC] Loading Char Coal in Alabama

 



Re: Loading Char Coal in Alabama

water.kresse@...
 

Charcoal or Coke in 1909?
Al Kresse


From: "rwitt_2000@... [STMFC]"
To: STMFC@...
Sent: Saturday, December 5, 2015 1:42:57 PM
Subject: [STMFC] Loading Char Coal in Alabama

 

A site new to me with a few items under "railroads"


"Charcoal Loading at Randolph Ala." :: Alabama Photographs and Pictures Collection

 






Loading Char Coal in Alabama

rwitt_2000
 

A site new to me with a few items under "railroads"

"Charcoal Loading at Randolph Ala." :: Alabama Photographs and Pictures Collection

 





Re: Stan Rydarowicz [earliest memories]

laserhriz
 

So sad to learn of Stan's passing.  Stan was a very good customer and we worked together on many lasered projects.
Stan was also an old auto enthusiast and had a 1954 Packard Clipper.
We would see each other at local car shows, particularly those that featured Packards.
The National Packard Museum is close by where Stan resided, and the museum would host shows that I would meet him at, often bringing a completed order to him to save postage. 

I will miss him.

Dennis Sautters
Laser Horizons




On Friday, December 4, 2015 6:01 PM, "RobertELucas@... [STMFC]" wrote:


 
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



Re: AMRX ice reefer in 1960

Tim O'Connor
 

Scott,

The AMRX reporting mark meant these cars were in MEAT service.

From my notes -- AMRX series 1100-1112 built 1946

  Model Railroading 4/1989 p.55 1947 photo AMRX #1107 as original

  Model Railroading 3/1989 pp.50-60 1960 color photo AMRX #1109

There was another series of AMRX 50 foot ice reefers as well --
50' ice reefers w/ 10 roof hatches (brine tanks) AMRX series 1000-1011 built 1946

  PFE (2nd edition) p.187 1949 photo AMRX #1008 -- these cars were sold in 1950 to
  PFE and became class R-70-6, rebuilt in 1954 as mechanical reefers w/ swing doors

  Model Railroading 4/1989 p.53 roof photo of AMRX #1011

Tim O'Connor






http://www.ebay.com/itm/OS-AMERICAN-REFRIGERATOR-TRANSIT-CO-AMRX-1109-WABASH-MOPAC-FT-WORTH-1960-RARE/111830603554?

Don't recall any mention of these cars. By the size and reporting marks I presume these were heavily insulated reefers for frozen food service, similar to the 50-foot ice reefers Santa Fe had, and immortalized by Athearn.

   Guess you'll have to wait for the ART book, forthcoming from Signature Press, probably early next year.

Tony Thompson 


Re: Decals offered on Ebay by dkmtech

John Hagen <sprinthag@...>
 

For a basic illustration of why “rounded” letters are larger than “straight” letters. Consider the word “AUTO” in upper case, as shown.

If one were draw horizontal lines over the tops and bottoms of the A and the T. the bottom of the U would extend below the line at the bottom of the A & T but the top of the U would be on the same line as the upper line. The O would extend both up and down from the respective lines. If this were not so, the bottom of the U would appear to be higher than the bottoms of the A & T and the O would appear smaller overall than the A &  T. It is an optical illusion due to the decreasing bulk on the curved surfaces. By adding to vertical size, the letters then appear to be the same height and on the same plane. If one were to inspect the letters very closely the differences will become obvious but from any normal viewing distance, they look just right.

The easiest way to discover this is to start drawing letters.

John Hagen


Thu Dec 3, 2015 4:52 pm (PST) . Posted by:

genegreen1942

I've had the opportunity on a few occasions to trace original M&StL lettering and discovered that the aforementioned "round" letters extended above and below imaginary horizontal lines at the top and bottom of words, data, reporting marks, etc. Gave no thought to why. Thanks for the explanation. It makes sense. Gene Green
Out in the Badlands of New Mexico


Re: SP & UP Gondolas

Dick Harley
 

The UP car is a 1920-built class G-50-7 drop-bottom gon, number series 62000-63999.
That car could be #63235. If so, it was built by Pullman in Dec. 1920, and was finally worn out and retired in Nov. 1955.

Dick Harley
Laguna Beach, CA


Re: Stan Rydarowicz

Richard Townsend
 

He leaves a big hole behind. He was quite a terrific guy. I first met him at the Rails by the River RPM meet. He tried to talk me out of buying one of his kits (the PFE R-40-27). He said they were too uncommon. I'm glad I did not take his advice and went ahead and bought that kit, among others.
 
Richard Townsend
Lincoln City, OR


Stan Rydarowicz

Dick Harley
 

Such very sad news.

While most of us sat around and idly talked about possible modeling projects, Stan would actually go home and do them. I would send him info and soon there would be another kitbash PFE model offered to all. Stan was talented, funny, honest, humble, quirky, generous, and an all around good guy.
He will be sorely missed by a lot of folks.

My sincere condolences to his family and close friends,
Dick Harley
Laguna Beach, CA


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

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