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Re: Railroad true stories?

Steve Caple <stevecaple@...>
 

Life and Times of a Locomotive Engineer Paperback – December, 1992
by Charles F. Steffes (Author)   

Steffes worked from hostler to engineer on SP, starting in the '30s - '40s


Re: Digest Number 10479

Jim Betz
 

Schuyler,

Are you sure that story isn't about the Lack-a-wanda? *G*

Seriously - the same story can probably be told on just
about any RR at one time or another with one official or
another and with a variety of "guests" ... life is good,
and then you die (or get sent to moderate jail).
- Jim B.

On 10/4/2016 4:03 PM, STMFC@... wrote:
8f. Re: Railroad true stories?
Posted by: "Schuyler Larrabee"schuyler.larrabee@... angus502001
Date: Tue Oct 4, 2016 4:03 pm ((PDT))

Another Erie reference . . . at one time one of the railroad’s top management was using one of the business cars, and conducting some rather off-topic “business” after hours. At one point, his “business partner” jumped out of the car and ran around it, followed by the executive in question. Neither she nor he were clothed at the time . . .


And that IS a true story!


Schuyler


Re: Railroad true stories?

Thomas Klosterman
 

Workin' On the Railroad, a 2 volume set, covers many stories. Published in the 60's - 70's.

On Tue, Oct 4, 2016 at 6:03 PM, 'Schuyler Larrabee' schuyler.larrabee@... [STMFC] <STMFC@...> wrote:
 

Another Erie reference . . . at one time one of the railroad’s top management was using one of the business cars, and conducting some rather off-topic “business” after hours. At one point, his “business partner” jumped out of the car and ran around it, followed by the executive in question. Neither she nor he were clothed at the time . . .

And that IS a true story!

Schuyler

From: STMFC@... [mailto:STMFC@...]
Sent: Tuesday, October 04, 2016 5:29 PM
To: Steam Era Frt Car Group
Subject: Re: [STMFC] Railroad true stories?

A Roy C. Long, from Hinton WV, wrote about a lot of those stories on the C&O railway . . . a conductor shooting a railroad exec for accepting advances of a flirting female passenger . . . that he was interested in, locals shooting up a baggage car carrying prisoners to a more secure jail, etc. Locomotive explosions are well written up also.

Al Kresse

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From: "grangerroads@... [STMFC]" <STMFC@...>
To: STMFC@...
Sent: Tuesday, October 4, 2016 4:06:18 PM
Subject: [STMFC] Railroad true stories?

Ah, hope this question isn't out-of-bounds for this list. The question is about steam-era railroading, and it might (I hope it does) involve freight cars. So. . . .

I've googled a bit but without much success. I'm looking for real-life, or fact-based fiction, stories about any part of the railroad industry as it existed in the late 1930s or previous years. Accidents, crime, corruption, operations . . . any topic, really.

Does Railroad magazine fit what I hope to find? Got magazines, books, or other sources you might care to mention?

One focus of mine is railroad organizational structure: What were the various departments of a Class I railroad, how did their duties and responsibilities intermingle. What did a top-down organizational chart look like?

Thanks much,

Brian Chapman
Cedar Rapids, Iowa

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Re: Ultra Scale FGEX Kit question

Clark Cooper
 

Thanks, Bill!

Would you, or perhaps someone else, be able to direct me to a photo or diagram of the brake rigging layout? The rest I could probably figure out from materials I have available.

Thanks!

-Clark Cooper

On Oct 4, 2016, at 5:45 AM, fgexbill@... [STMFC] wrote:

It is the 1927 FGE/WFE car, gorgeous model complete w/center grooved wood sheathing. Look to Protocraft for decals.


Bill Welch


Re: Railroad true stories?

A&Y Dave in MD
 

Another good one from the northeast is "Behind the Iron Horse: The People who Made the Trains Run in the Bellows Falls, Vermont Area (1941-1980)", by Giro R. Patalano

Dave

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On Oct 4, 2016, at 6:12 PM, 'Don Burn' burn@... [STMFC] <STMFC@...> wrote:

 

For the Boston and Maine, the book "High green and the Bark Peelers;: The story of Engineman Henry A. Beaulieu and his Boston and Maine Railroad" has a lot of good stories of operating.

Don Burn

From: "grangerroads@... [STMFC]" <STMFC@...>
To: STMFC@...
Sent: Tuesday, October 4, 2016 4:06:18 PM
Subject: [STMFC] Railroad true stories?

Ah, hope this question isn't out-of-bounds for this list. The question is about steam-era railroading, and it might (I hope it does) involve freight cars. So. . . .

I've googled a bit but without much success. I'm looking for real-life, or fact-based fiction, stories about any part of the railroad industry as it existed in the late 1930s or previous years. Accidents, crime, corruption, operations . . . any topic, really.

Does Railroad magazine fit what I hope to find? Got magazines, books, or other sources you might care to mention?

One focus of mine is railroad organizational structure: What were the various departments of a Class I railroad, how did their duties and responsibilities intermingle. What did a top-down organizational chart look like?

Thanks much,

Brian Chapman
Cedar Rapids, Iowa


Re: Railroad true stories?

Don Burn
 

For the Boston and Maine, the book "High green and the Bark Peelers;: The story of Engineman Henry A. Beaulieu and his Boston and Maine Railroad" has a lot of good stories of operating.

Don Burn


From: "grangerroads@... [STMFC]" <STMFC@...>
To: STMFC@...
Sent: Tuesday, October 4, 2016 4:06:18 PM
Subject: [STMFC] Railroad true stories?




Ah, hope this question isn't out-of-bounds for this list. The question is about steam-era railroading, and it might (I hope it does) involve freight cars. So. . . .



I've googled a bit but without much success. I'm looking for real-life, or fact-based fiction, stories about any part of the railroad industry as it existed in the late 1930s or previous years. Accidents, crime, corruption, operations . . . any topic, really.


Does Railroad magazine fit what I hope to find? Got magazines, books, or other sources you might care to mention?


One focus of mine is railroad organizational structure: What were the various departments of a Class I railroad, how did their duties and responsibilities intermingle. What did a top-down organizational chart look like?


Thanks much,


Brian Chapman
Cedar Rapids, Iowa


Re: Railroad true stories?

Schuyler Larrabee
 

Another Erie reference . . . at one time one of the railroad’s top management was using one of the business cars, and conducting some rather off-topic “business” after hours. At one point, his “business partner” jumped out of the car and ran around it, followed by the executive in question. Neither she nor he were clothed at the time . . .



And that IS a true story!



Schuyler



From: STMFC@... [mailto:STMFC@...]
Sent: Tuesday, October 04, 2016 5:29 PM
To: Steam Era Frt Car Group
Subject: Re: [STMFC] Railroad true stories?





A Roy C. Long, from Hinton WV, wrote about a lot of those stories on the C&O railway . . . a conductor shooting a railroad exec for accepting advances of a flirting female passenger . . . that he was interested in, locals shooting up a baggage car carrying prisoners to a more secure jail, etc. Locomotive explosions are well written up also.



Al Kresse





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From: "grangerroads@... [STMFC]" <STMFC@...>
To: STMFC@...
Sent: Tuesday, October 4, 2016 4:06:18 PM
Subject: [STMFC] Railroad true stories?





Ah, hope this question isn't out-of-bounds for this list. The question is about steam-era railroading, and it might (I hope it does) involve freight cars. So. . . .



I've googled a bit but without much success. I'm looking for real-life, or fact-based fiction, stories about any part of the railroad industry as it existed in the late 1930s or previous years. Accidents, crime, corruption, operations . . . any topic, really.



Does Railroad magazine fit what I hope to find? Got magazines, books, or other sources you might care to mention?



One focus of mine is railroad organizational structure: What were the various departments of a Class I railroad, how did their duties and responsibilities intermingle. What did a top-down organizational chart look like?



Thanks much,



Brian Chapman
Cedar Rapids, Iowa









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Railroad org charts, was RE: Railroad true stories?

Schuyler Larrabee
 

The ERIE had one of the very first industrial organization charts. It was rather inconveniently set up as a circular rose pattern, but it went down to the detail of the ROW maintenance men. I think I have a jpg of it, and I am about to go away for a few days, but I’ll try to find it and post it for you.



You may find some more recent examples, what you’re really looking for, in Annual Reports, but that will be rather poor ore for mining out what you want.

Schuyler



From: STMFC@... [mailto:STMFC@...]
Sent: Tuesday, October 04, 2016 5:12 PM
To: STMFC@...
Subject: Re: [STMFC] Railroad true stories?





Hi Brian,



You might have a look at the biography “Set Up Running: The Life of a Pennsylvania Railroad Engineman, 1904–1949” by John W. Orr.



You won’t find organizational charts. You WILL find lots of real-life railroading experiences, may of which involved the movement of STEAM ERA FREIGHT CARS. It is an enjoyable read in any case.



Claus Schlund













From: grangerroads@... [STMFC]

Sent: Tuesday, October 04, 2016 4:06 PM

To: STMFC@...

Subject: [STMFC] Railroad true stories?





Ah, hope this question isn't out-of-bounds for this list. The question is about steam-era railroading, and it might (I hope it does) involve freight cars. So. . . .

I've googled a bit but without much success. I'm looking for real-life, or fact-based fiction, stories about any part of the railroad industry as it existed in the late 1930s or previous years. Accidents, crime, corruption, operations . . . any topic, really.

Does Railroad magazine fit what I hope to find? Got magazines, books, or other sources you might care to mention?

One focus of mine is railroad organizational structure: What were the various departments of a Class I railroad, how did their duties and responsibilities intermingle. What did a top-down organizational chart look like?

Thanks much,

Brian Chapman
Cedar Rapids, Iowa







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Re: Railroad true stories?

Schuyler Larrabee
 

Set Up Running is easily the absolute best first person account of a railroad man’s career I have come across. Not many railroad books would keep me up late reading it, “late” meaning way past my normal bedtime.



Find it. Read it.



Schuyler





Hi Brian,



You might have a look at the biography “Set Up Running: The Life of a Pennsylvania Railroad Engineman, 1904–1949” by John W. Orr.



You won’t find organizational charts. You WILL find lots of real-life railroading experiences, may of which involved the movement of STEAM ERA FREIGHT CARS. It is an enjoyable read in any case.



Claus Schlund













From: grangerroads@... [STMFC]

Sent: Tuesday, October 04, 2016 4:06 PM

To: STMFC@...

Subject: [STMFC] Railroad true stories?





Ah, hope this question isn't out-of-bounds for this list. The question is about steam-era railroading, and it might (I hope it does) involve freight cars. So. . . .

I've googled a bit but without much success. I'm looking for real-life, or fact-based fiction, stories about any part of the railroad industry as it existed in the late 1930s or previous years. Accidents, crime, corruption, operations . . . any topic, really.

Does Railroad magazine fit what I hope to find? Got magazines, books, or other sources you might care to mention?

One focus of mine is railroad organizational structure: What were the various departments of a Class I railroad, how did their duties and responsibilities intermingle. What did a top-down organizational chart look like?

Thanks much,

Brian Chapman
Cedar Rapids, Iowa


Re: Railroad true stories?

water.kresse@...
 

A Roy C. Long, from Hinton WV, wrote about a lot of those stories on the C&O railway . . . a conductor shooting a railroad exec for accepting advances of a flirting female passenger  . . . that he was interested in, locals shooting up a baggage car carrying prisoners to a more secure jail, etc.  Locomotive explosions are well written up also.

Al Kresse



From: "grangerroads@... [STMFC]"
To: STMFC@...
Sent: Tuesday, October 4, 2016 4:06:18 PM
Subject: [STMFC] Railroad true stories?

 

Ah, hope this question isn't out-of-bounds for this list. The question is about steam-era railroading, and it might (I hope it does) involve freight cars. So. . . .


I've googled a bit but without much success. I'm looking for real-life, or fact-based fiction, stories about any part of the railroad industry as it existed in the late 1930s or previous years. Accidents, crime, corruption, operations . . . any topic, really.

Does Railroad magazine fit what I hope to find? Got magazines, books, or other sources you might care to mention?

One focus of mine is railroad organizational structure: What were the various departments of a Class I railroad, how did their duties and responsibilities intermingle. What did a top-down organizational chart look like?

Thanks much,

Brian Chapman
Cedar Rapids, Iowa




Re: Railroad true stories?

Claus Schlund &#92;(HGM&#92;)
 

Hi Brian,
 
You might have a look at the biography “Set Up Running: The Life of a Pennsylvania Railroad Engineman, 1904–1949” by John W. Orr.
 
You won’t find organizational charts. You WILL find lots of real-life railroading experiences, may of which involved the movement of STEAM ERA FREIGHT CARS. It is an enjoyable read in any case.
 
Claus Schlund
 
 
 
 
 
 
From: grangerroads@... [STMFC]
Sent: Tuesday, October 04, 2016 4:06 PM
To: STMFC@...
Subject: [STMFC] Railroad true stories?
 


Ah, hope this question isn't out-of-bounds for this list. The question is about steam-era railroading, and it might (I hope it does) involve freight cars. So. . . .

I've googled a bit but without much success. I'm looking for real-life, or fact-based fiction, stories about any part of the railroad industry as it existed in the late 1930s or previous years. Accidents, crime, corruption, operations . . . any topic, really.

Does Railroad magazine fit what I hope to find? Got magazines, books, or other sources you might care to mention?

One focus of mine is railroad organizational structure: What were the various departments of a Class I railroad, how did their duties and responsibilities intermingle. What did a top-down organizational chart look like?

Thanks much,

Brian Chapman
Cedar Rapids, Iowa



Railroad true stories?

grangerroads@...
 

Ah, hope this question isn't out-of-bounds for this list. The question is about steam-era railroading, and it might (I hope it does) involve freight cars. So. . . .

I've googled a bit but without much success. I'm looking for real-life, or fact-based fiction, stories about any part of the railroad industry as it existed in the late 1930s or previous years. Accidents, crime, corruption, operations . . . any topic, really.

Does Railroad magazine fit what I hope to find? Got magazines, books, or other sources you might care to mention?

One focus of mine is railroad organizational structure: What were the various departments of a Class I railroad, how did their duties and responsibilities intermingle. What did a top-down organizational chart look like?

Thanks much,

Brian Chapman
Cedar Rapids, Iowa



SN Interchange Photos

Garth Groff <sarahsan@...>
 

Good friends,

List member Fred Janz  inquired about interchange cars on the Sacramento Northern for a friend of his. A long time ago I made a list of the cars I could ID from books and the photos in my collection. That list is long gone, so I made another with a few additional sources. The list is totally unscientific, and includes only those cars I could identify by road and type. I excluded parent WP from the list, plus PFE since the WP was a PFE member.

The SN was once an important freight player in California up into the 1960s. The line northern part did a brisk business in inbound merchandise traffic and gasoline, serving Sacramento, Marysville-Yuba City, Chico and Oroville, plus some smaller towns like Woodland, Live Oak and Colusa. Outbound traffic was mostly agricultural products such as a wheat and beans, along with canned food products. On the southern portion, the major towns were Walnut Creek, Concord and Oakland. Again inbound merchandise traffic was important, with agricultural products including fruit and nuts shipped out. The only really large industry served was the USS Pittsburg works (no 'h' for the California town). This was mostly inbound coil after WWII from Geneva, Utah. The south end carried the Western Pacific's share of important military traffic to Oakland, which went via the Oakland Terminal Railway to the Oakland Army Base, a major shipping point for the Pacific.

The SN was vulnerable to truck competition, changing consumer markets, suburban sprawl/urban renewal, and plant obsolescence. Much of its traffic was gone by the 1970s. Today, the former Woodland Branch sees a bit of traffic under another owner, and a short spur at Alicia is a team track for the UP. The steel mill is still served by the UP and BNSF. Everything else is gone, except for a section of the mainline used by the Western Railway Museum.

Make what you will of it.

Yours Aye,


Garth Groff


A RANDOM SURVEY OF SN INTERCHANGE CARS, 1930-1958

CULLED FROM BOOKS AND PHOTOS BY GARTH GROFF

Excluding WP and PFE

ACL 40’ steel DD boxcar, Valle Vista, 1949

ACL 14372 40’ steel DD boxcar, Walnut Creek, 1950s

Alton 36’ wood boxcar, Havens, 1943

ATSF 50’ SD steel boxcar (Grand Canyon lettering), Oakland, 1957

ATSF 9116 10’ 6” 40’ DD boxcar, Oakland, early 1950s

ATSF 40’ steel boxcar, Oakland Hills, 1950s

ATSF 272339 40’ steel boxcar, Oakland, 1954

ATSF 50’ DD boxcar “El Capitan”, Oakland, 1957 (last train)

ATSF 14X178 (?) 40’ rebuilt USRA Boxcar (Buy War Bonds lettering), Walnut Creek, 1947

ATSF 65103 40’ panel-side boxcar, Sacramento, 1938

B&O 10’ 40’ steel boxcar (Sentinel lettering), Mallard, 1950

B&O 276054 class M-26 (X29 clone) 40’ boxcar, OTRY, 1948

B&O 50’ DD steel boxcar, Oakland, early 1950s

BM 7XXXX SS boxcar, Chico, 1946

BM 74408 40’ PS1 boxcar, OTRY, 1950s

CB&Q 40’ steel boxcar (Everywhere West lettering), Oakland, 1957

CB&Q 92509 53’ 6” flat car, Oakland, 1940s

CGW 87592 40’ X29-type steel boxcar, Oakland, 1943

Central of Georgia 51XX 50’ 1 ½ door boxcar, Port Chicago, early 1950s

CNW 40’ DD SS auto boxcar, Sacramento, late 1930s (?)

CP 10’ 6” boxcar, Oakland Hills, 1950s

C&O 40’ rebuilt steel boxcar, Oakland Hills, 1940s

D&RGW 55XXX (?) 52’ mill gondola, Lisbon, circa 1951

D&RGW 40’ GS gondola 46575, Lisbon, 1951, plus others in wreck

D&RGW 12-panel 40’ boxcar, Oakland, 1946

DL&W 40’ steel boxcar, Oakland, early 1950s

Erie steel boxcar, Oakland, 1939

Erie 80287 40’ steel boxcar, Oakland, 1949

Erie 51827 40’ steel gondola, Oakland, 1943

Erie 50’ DD auto boxcar, Oakland, 1955

Erie 50’ DD auto boxcar, Mallard, pre-1951

FGEX steel refrigerator, Oroville, 1950

FGEX steel plug-door refrigerator, Rockridge, post WWII

FGEX 40’ insulated boxcar, Lake Temescal, ca. 1956

GATX 16387 10k tank car, West Pittsburg, 1950s

GM&O steel boxcar, Walnut Creek, 1957

GN 18275 40’ boxcar, Durham, early 1950s

GN 43975 (?) 40’ wood-side AAR boxcar, Woodland, 1940

GN 50593 10’ steel boxcar, Sacramento, late 1940s

GN 40’ wood boxcar, Travis AFB, 1947

GN 50’ (?) wood boxcar, Oakland, 1939

GN 40’ wood-side boxcar, Mallard, 1950

GN 49129 40’ wood-side boxcar, Oakland, 1950s

GN 40’ plywood-side boxcar, Oroville, early 1950s

GN46662 40’ wood boxcar, Mallard, pre-1951

GN 40’ wood side AAR boxcar (two), Burton, ca. 1952

GN 50’ SS DD boxcar, Chico, 1939

GN fishbelly flat car, Havens, 1940s

GN 38165, wood-sided boxcar Yuba City, 1940s

GN 23XXX USRA boxcar, North End, late 1930s

GTW 40’ SS auto boxcar, Valle Vista, 1949

GTW 206XXX 8-hatch refrigerator car, Lake Temescal, ca. 1956

IC 27656 50’ single door boxcar, Live Oak, early 1950s

L&N 17747 PS1 40’ boxcar, Pinehurst, 1952

MILW 40’ (?) SS DD boxcars (two), Durham, early 1950s

MILW rib-side boxcar, Oakland, 1954

MILW 40’ DD rib-side boxcar, OTRY, 1950s

MILW 71XXX, 40’ SS boxcar, Oakland, 1949

MILW 713XXX 40’ SS boxcar, Havens, 1943

MILW 50’ DD rib-side boxcar, Broadway Terrace, 1950

MP 50’ single-door boxcar (two) (Eagles DF lettering), West Pittsburg, ca. 1957

MP 85324 SS boxcar, Oakland, 1946

MP 40’ SS boxcar, Melin Cut, 1944

NP 11XXX 40’ wood boxcar, Oakland Hills, 1950s?

NP 10’ 6” 40’ steel ARR boxcar, Shepherd Canyon, 1943

NP 40’ wood, steel end boxcar, Rockridge, 1955

NYC 40’ steel boxcar, Broadway Terrace, 1950

NYC 40’ 1 ½ door 1920s boxcar, Oakland, 1940s

NYC 10’, 40’ steel boxcar, Valle Vista, 1949

NYC 10’ 40’ steel boxcar, South End, early 1950s

NYC 10’ 40’ steel boxcar (actually several show up), Oakland, 1940s

NYC 710786 52’ 6” mill gondola, Oakland Hills, early 1950s

PM 93XXX 40’ DD steel auto car, Durham, early 1950s

PRR 52XXXX X29 boxcar, Chico, 1946

PRR 23XXXX (?) X29 boxcar, Shepherd Canyon, 1943

PRR X31 40’ RR steel boxcar, OTRY, 1950s

PRR X31 40’ RR steel boxcar, Rockridge, 1947

PRR X32A 50’ DD RR steel boxcar, Oakland, 1943

PRR X43 40’ boxcar (?), Oakland, early 1950s

PRR X43 40’ boxcar (?), West Pittsburg, ca. 1957

PRR X43 40’ boxcar (?), Valle Vista, 1949

PRR 50’ DD boxcar, Havens, 1943

PSPX 17924 (?) insulated tank car; West Pittsburg, ca. 1957

RJRX (R.J. Roesling & Co.) tank car, OTRY, 1950s

Rock Island 50’ SD boxcar, Rockridge, post-WWII

Rock Island 30127 50’ boxcar, Walnut Creek, 1957

SFRD 34XXX refrigerator car, Montclair, 1943

SLSF 10’ 6” 40’ boxcar, Mallard, 1949

SLSF 154155 50’ DD auto boxcar, Valle Vista, 1955

SLSF 143315 40’ SS steel rebuilt boxcar, Thornhill, 1943

Soo Line 50’ DD steel boxcar, Lake Temescal, ca. 1956

Soo Line 42XXX 10’ 6” 40’ square-corner boxcar, Rockridge, 1952

Southern 15XXX 40’ steel boxcar, Durham, early 1950s

Southern 15655 40’ steel boxcar, OTRY, 1950s

SP 64918 50’ DD boxcar, OTRY 1955

SP 38’ stock car, Sacramento, 1941

SP 37’ Enterprise hopper, Walnut Creek, 1947 (numerous other examples)

SP A-50-12 50’ DD auto boxcar (two), Walnut Creek, 1947

SP A-50-6, 7 or 8, 50’ SS 1 1/2-door auto boxcar, Chico, ca. 1946

SP 58215 O-50-11 tank car (yellow paint), Haggin Yard, late 1930s

SSW 47593 50’ DD steel boxcar (Blue Streak lettering), Rockridge, 1957

T&NO 35982 wooden truss rod boxcar, Sacramento, ca. 1940

TCX (Texaco) 1342 (?) tank car, Thornhill, 1950

TCX 7917 tank car (silver with billboard “Texaco”), Peethill, 1939

UP 10’ 6” 40’ boxcar (“Be Specific” scheme), Mallard, 1950

UP 10’ 6” 40’ steel boxcar (“Streamliners” paint), Mallard, 1949

UP 10’ 6” 40’ steel boxcar (Serves All The West lettering), Shepherd Canyon, 1944

UP A-50-16 (?) 10’ 6” 40’ DD boxcar, Oakland1940s

UTLX class V 6,500 gallon tank car, North End, late 1930s

Wabash 50’ SS DD auto boxcar, Valle Vista, 1955

Wabash 47946 SS DD boxcar, OTRY, 1945-1955


Re: Recycled Tank Car

Tony Thompson
 

Bob Chaparro wrote:

 
I came across this image on Flickr in one of Earl Leatherberry's collection of railroad photos. This is a tank car that has been given new life as some sort of oil storage tank in a rail yard.


I noticed that the tank itself is of single rivet row construction.

My question is, when did construction of single rivet row tank cars cease?


      May 1, 1917, with the introduction of MCB Class III standards. But double rivet rows had been RECOMMENDED since 1910, and many new cars after 1910 were built that way.

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






. . . Airbrushes 101 & Airbrushing Acrylics with Them-Help Wanted, IL RPM Chicagoland October 20–22, 2016 at Lisle

Bill Welch
 

I am planning two Airbrush & Acrylic Paint events for "RPM Chicagoland" at Lisle, IL October 20–22, 2016 and will possibly need some HELP for PART TWO to be successful. Please read next-to-last paragraph to see if you can help.


1.) "Internal Mix Double Action Airbrushes 101 & Airbrushing Acrylics with Them" will be a traditional type clinic with the lights lowered and visuals presented. The first half will be an explanation of Internal Mix Double Action Airbrushes, an explanation of why they may be the best choice for spraying Acrylic paint and a survey of six ABs:


Badger 155 "Anthem"

Badger 105 "Patriot"

Passche "Talon"

GREX "Tritium" TG

Harder & Steenbeck "Infinity"

Iwata "HP-C Plus"


I will also mention three good quality inexpensive Chinese "ABEST" ABs for those on a budget. Accessories like compressors, hoses, and Quick Disconnects will be addressed.


The second half of this will be about how to be successful Airbrushing Acrylics. A Downloadable Handout with links to various resources will be provided covering both halves.


2.) "LIVE FIRE" This separate event is limited to 48 people and will allow participants to spray Badger's "Modelflex" Acrylic Paint with one of four ABs: Badger 155 "Anthem"; Badger 105 "Patriot"; Passche "Talon";  and GREX "Tritium" TG. Cardboard will provide some practice before moving on to an unpainted Box Car Body provided by Accurail. People will be able to signup for this part beginning on Thursday afternoon on October 20, 2016 with some slots held back for Saturday arrivals. There will be a two and one-half hour time block for this activity on Saturday afternoon with each painter allowed ten minutes. Each painter will have a Coach to help them.


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This is the third time I have done this with Cocoa Beach and Collinsville, IL proving to be both successful and educational I think. For me the best moments were seeing three dads sitting with their teenage sons and all of them getting experience spraying Acrylics.


With the "Live Fire" event I have four excellent experienced Coaches lined up to help each painter. However "just-in-case" one of them cannot make it to Lisle I would like to have one or two back-up volunteers that can step in. If you can volunteer to be a "Back-up Coach," please contact me offline (fgexbill(at)tampabay.rr.com). Qualifications include being an experienced air brusher, ideally with Internal Mix Double Action Airbrushes and preferably experienced with Acrylics.


Thank you for giving this your attention and consideration.

Bill Welch



Recycled Tank Car

thecitrusbelt@...
 

I came across this image on Flickr in one of Earl Leatherberry's collection of railroad photos. This is a tank car that has been given new life as some sort of oil storage tank in a rail yard.

 

https://www.flickr.com/photos/23711298@N07/3546228491/in/album-72157628378316427/

 

I noticed that the tank itself is of single rivet row construction.

 

My question is, when did construction of single rivet row tank cars cease?

 

Thanks.

 

Bob Chaparro

Hemet, CA


Want to Trade Sunshine #99.4 Type 17 Tank Car for. . .

Bill Welch
 

Okay time to update. The Sunshine #99.2 Early Tarvia has been traded for the Sunshine #65.1—Northern Pacific SS Boxcar.


I still have the Sunshine #99.4 Deep Rock I would like to trade for one of the following. (BTW Microscale offers Tarvia Decals: MC 4213).  Please note I have added three more kit possibilities to my trade list:


SUNSHINE

#67.34 or.35—MKT 40-foot Gondola http://www.sunshinekits.com/sunimages/sun67e.pdf


#102.10—High Point Thomasville & Denton (or WIF 102.12) boxcar: http://www.sunshinekits.com/sunimages/sun102b.pdf


#103.8 or .9—Tall Mather boxcar GM&O:   http://www.sunshinekits.com/sunimages/sun103a.pdf


#81.10, .11, or .12—Post War 10-ft High AAR boxcar CNJ/CRP w/7-foot doors: http://www.sunshinekits.com/sunimages/sun81.pdf



SPEEDWITCH

K107.1 CofG 50' 1-1/2 Door Box Car - As built 1937 with Square Corner Ends


K107.2 CofG 50' 1-1/2 Door Box Car - As built 1942, 1944 with Round Corner Ends and Apex Tri-Lok Running Board


Please contact me OFFLINE at fgexbill(at)tampabay.rr.com if you are interested in trading with me.


Bill Welch



Re: Railway Prototype Cyclopedia Volume 33

Norm Buckhart
 

Hi Ed

please send 4 copies

thanks, norm

On Sep 30, 2016, at 1:07 PM, Ed Hawkins hawk0621@... [STMFC] <STMFC@...> wrote:

To the STMFC members with the moderator's permission,


The RP CYC Publishing Company is pleased to announce the imminent release of RAILWAY PROTOTYPE CYCLOPEDIA, Volume 33, currently scheduled for distribution in the 2nd half of October 2016. Volume 33 is a special all-color volume, with 70% more pages (193) than the usual number (113). It contains much useful prototype and modeling information as well as stunning color photographs in one extensive, comprehensive article on the following subject:

Pullman Heavyweight Passenger Cars, Part, 4 - Continuing an early RP CYC series covering American conventional heavyweight sleeping cars, the article by Patrick C. Wider describes the heavyweight sleeping cars built and modified by the Pullman Company over a span of forty-plus years. It features nearly 400 spectacular Kodachrome photographs taken by the late Dick Kuelbs in the early 1960s around Dallas, Fort Worth, and New Orleans. Accompanying photo captions include a brief history of each car as well much useful modeling information obtained from Tom Madden’s magnum opus The Pullman Project website. In many cases, both sides of the same car are shown for modeling purposes.

The article ends with a comprehensive bibliography pertaining to Pullman heavyweight sleeping cars. Dick’s all-color Kodachrome photos include cars lettered or decorated for A&WP, ACL, AT&SF, C&NW, CB&Q, CRI&P, D&RGW, DL&W, FW&D, IC, L&N, M-K-T, MP, NP, PRR, SAL, SL-SF, Southern, SP, T&P, UP, and, of course, Pullman (Pullman Green as well as two-tone grey). The photos are arranged in approximate alphabetical order covering Pullman sleepers Alpine Buttercup to Zephyr Tower and many in between. Virtually all of these photos have never been published before.

As always, we appreciate your support and extend to you a pre-publication offer for Volume 33. The normal retail price for Volume 33 is $59.95. However, your cost is only $54.00* (postpaid), a 10% discount, when mailed to any U.S. address. For multiple copies, multiply by the quantity desired. 

For this offer to be valid, payment must be postmarked by Saturday, October 15, 2016. To take advantage of this one-time, pre-publication offer for RP CYC Volume 33, please mail a check or money order in the amount of $54.00* by October 15, 2016 to:

RP CYC Publishing Co.
P.O. Box 451
Chesterfield, MO 63006-0451

*Missouri residents must add $4.40 state & local sales tax (single copy $58.40 total).

For orders requiring mailing outside the U.S., request ordering via an RP CYC book or hobby dealer listed on the web site.

Please visit our web site at http://www.rpcycpub.com

Download a PDF flyer at http://www.rpcycpub.com/v33flyer.pdf

Please address any questions OFF-LIST at rpcyc@....

Thank you,
Pat Wider & Ed Hawkins



Re: Ultra Scale FGEX Kit question

Bill Welch
 

It is the 1927 FGE/WFE car, gorgeous model complete w/center grooved wood sheathing. Look to Protocraft for decals.

Bill Welch


Re: Securing A Boiler Load On A Flat Car

Bernhard Schroeter
 

Steve, thank you very much!

Thanks also to all group members STMFC who were interested on my website!
There was the highest number of visitors on my website in last 24 hours - 190 visitors opened 386 pages, a record after I installed a visitor counter two years ago. Thanks!

Bernhard, modelsof1900 - www.us-modelsof1900.de


---In STMFC@..., <steve.sandifer@...> wrote :

Extremely well done

 

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J. Stephen Sandifer

 

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Subject: [STMFC] Re: Securing A Boiler Load On A Flat Car

 

 

Sorry, a short addition. Here the gallery with English captions - Galerie – Druckbehälter (English captions)

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Galerie – Druckbehälter (English captions)

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