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Re: More Photos from the Erie Lackawanna web site

Charles Peck
 

I find the lading of interest here.  I don't see how to determine if this is the loading point
or the unloading point.  A lot of wood cut to a rather specific size but being allowed to 
weather.  I'm thinking these could be an early step towards barrel staves. Other thoughts?
Chuck Peck in FL

On Tue, Jan 3, 2017 at 3:51 PM, rwitt_2000@... [STMFC] <STMFC@...> wrote:


Re: More Photos from the Erie Lackawanna web site

Brian Carlson
 

I was hoping SGL would post first but here goes. First these are not EL photos. They are in Steamtown's collection and posted to the EL mailing list daily (usually) by Pat McKnight of the NPS. They are posted to the EL mailing list since the are generally on the Erie/DL&W east of Binghamton NY. Pat posts them for interest and in many cases to determine additional information about the photos. 

The easiest way to see them are his daily posts. The list can be found at. 

   The Erie Lackawanna Mailing List
   http://EL-List.railfan.net/

The archive is here

And the photo archive is here

Brian J. Carlson

On Jan 3, 2017, at 5:14 PM, 'Eric Hansmann' eric@... [STMFC] <STMFC@...> wrote:

 

Charlie,

 

I have not fond a way to search their site. Here’s the page where I usually start trolling around.

 

http://lists.railfan.net/mplist.cgi?erielack-photo

 


Maybe some ELRHS members can offer more assistance.

 

Eric Hansmann

El Paso, TX

 

 

 


From: STMFC@... [mailto:STMFC@...]
Sent: Tuesday, January 03, 2017 3:08 PM
To: STMFC@...
Subject: RE: [STMFC] More Photos from the Erie Lackawanna web site

 




How does one get to the Erie historical photos to search for a particular location?

I want to see if there are any Erie photos in Chicago vicinity of the St. Charles Air Line.

Thanks,

Charlie Vlk



Re: More Photos from the Erie Lackawanna web site

Eric Hansmann
 

Charlie,

 

I have not fond a way to search their site. Here’s the page where I usually start trolling around.

 

http://lists.railfan.net/mplist.cgi?erielack-photo

 


Maybe some ELRHS members can offer more assistance.

 

Eric Hansmann

El Paso, TX

 

 

 


From: STMFC@... [mailto:STMFC@...]
Sent: Tuesday, January 03, 2017 3:08 PM
To: STMFC@...
Subject: RE: [STMFC] More Photos from the Erie Lackawanna web site

 




How does one get to the Erie historical photos to search for a particular location?

I want to see if there are any Erie photos in Chicago vicinity of the St. Charles Air Line.

Thanks,

Charlie Vlk



Re: More Photos from the Erie Lackawanna web site

Mark Stamm
 

Thanks for sharing. There sure is a lot of lumber around that single XL.

Interesting scene the boards look to be about 4-5 long any ideas on their use?

Mark P Stamm
Mark at Euphoriatt dot Com

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On Jan 3, 2017, at 3:51 PM, rwitt_2000@... [STMFC] <STMFC@...> wrote:


Re: More Photos from the Erie Lackawanna web site

Charlie Vlk
 

How does one get to the Erie historical photos to search for a particular location?

I want to see if there are any Erie photos in Chicago vicinity of the St. Charles Air Line.

Thanks,

Charlie Vlk


Re: "Freight Train (1954)"

Steve SANDIFER
 

I captured that plus the gondola loaded with spools.

 

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J. Stephen Sandifer

 

From: STMFC@... [mailto:STMFC@...]
Sent: Monday, January 2, 2017 4:11 PM
To: STMFC@...
Subject: [STMFC] "Freight Train (1954)"

 

 

Lots of STMFCs in this one. I especially like the two rebuilt tank cars in the opening sequence. Not sure if the link will work: it's on YouTube.

 

Al Brown, Melbourne, Fla.

 

 

Freight Train (1954)

image

Freight Train (1954)

Shows how the cars in a freight train are scheduled, inspected and assembled. Follows the fast freight number 40 on its journey from Kansas City to Chicago. ...

Preview by Yahoo

 


Re: "Freight Train (1954)"

Tim O'Connor
 


Could be stock footage spliced in - there's no reason to think all
of the film is from the same train.

Tim O'



Interesting to note some PFE reefers around 10:19. Somehow I
got the idea that the AT&SF avoided PFE cars and the PFE partners
avoided AT&SF cars.


More Photos from the Erie Lackawanna web site

rwitt_2000
 


Re: State of Richard H's collection At CSRM Question from the archives

Tony Thompson
 

Ken Roth wrote:

 

Tony and all,
I spent an afternoon at CSRM in June 2016 and Richard's stuff was boxes of file folders with photos and a couple of hard-copy pages listing contents.  The material was all available for reproduction and study in the reading room.  Didn't have time to look at much of it.


    Thanks, Ken. That was how I understood the state of the material, and am glad it was readily accessible.


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






Re: "Freight Train (1954)"

Tony Thompson
 

Rod Miller wrote:

 

Interesting to note some PFE reefers around 10:19. Somehow I
got the idea that the AT&SF avoided PFE cars and the PFE partners
avoided AT&SF cars.


     As for LOADING cars, you are very right. Both organizations promptly returned their competitor's empties and loaded their own cars. But shippers chose routing, so a PFE car could readily run on Santa Fe, or an SFRD car on SP and UP, regardless of whose tracks they were loaded on. There are lots of photos showing that.

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






Re: "Freight Train (1954)"

Rod Miller
 

Interesting to note some PFE reefers around 10:19. Somehow I
got the idea that the AT&SF avoided PFE cars and the PFE partners
avoided AT&SF cars.



Freight Train (1954) <https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dtm7SQfNppM>




image <https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dtm7SQfNppM>


Freight Train (1954) <https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dtm7SQfNppM>
Shows how the cars in a freight train are scheduled, inspected and assembled.
Follows the fast freight number 40 on its journey from Kansas City to Chicago. ...

View on www.youtube.com <https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dtm7SQfNppM>

Preview by Yahoo
--
Rod Miller
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Re: Steve Solombrino

Jerry Hamsmith
 

Lets try that again 

hammersr at aol dot com

Thanks.

Jerry Hamsmith


Re: State of Richard H's collection At CSRM Question from the archives

Ken Roth
 

Tony and all,
I spent an afternoon at CSRM in June 2016 and Richard's stuff was boxes of file folders with photos and a couple of hard-copy pages listing contents.  The material was all available for reproduction and study in the reading room.  Didn't have time to look at much of it.

Ken Roth


Steve Solombrino

Jerry Hamsmith
 

Could Steve Solombrino please contact me off list at


hammersr@...


Thanks.


Jerry Hamsmith


Re: Not stripping, but painting (Scalecoat II)

Craig Zeni
 

On Jan 3, 2017, at 3:46 AM, STMFC@... wrote:

2a. Re: Not stripping, but painting (Scalecoat II)
Posted by: edb8391@... bny1889
Date: Mon Jan 2, 2017 4:49 pm ((PST))

Having just used Scale Coat II, be aware that it takes a lot longer to dry and fully cure than Floquil does.
Scale Coat also dries to a gloss finish - fine for decaling. A top coat of Testors Dull Coat or something similar that is alcohol based will reduce the shine and not harm the paint


For masking, I've used Tamaya (? Never could spell that name correctly when away from the workbench) which has a thin, reasonably low tack fine-edged masking tape which worked very well over Scale Coat II after it had cured for two or three days.


I've found that the commercial blue and green masking tape has a higher tackiness which can lift relatively fresh paint. One way I found to use it when needed, is to run a strip of it on a piece of glass rubbing it down well.. Then cut what is needed. Pulling it off the glass reduces some of the tacky-ness.
I am a longtime SC user. It DOES dry slow, relative to the acrylics. But I'm not modeling for speed so I've no problem letting it dry several days or more before using a second color/masking/decaling. I also use the Tamiya tape - great stuff.

Craig Zeni
Cary NC


Re: 39 HO steam era boxcars F/S

Armand Premo
 

Please send list.Thank you.Armand Premo

On Mon, Jan 2, 2017 at 11:26 PM, mguill1224@... [STMFC] <STMFC@...> wrote:
 

Send me an e-mail for a list of 23 built up plastic box cars and 16 built up resin boxcars that are for sale - all 50's era.  Hugh T Guillaume  mguill1224 "at" aol.com



Re: "Freight Train (1954)"

Paul Doggett <paul.doggett2472@...>
 

Thanks for sharing.

On Tue, 3 Jan, 2017 at 10:33, Garth Groff sarahsan@... [STMFC]
wrote:
 

Al,

Thanks for posting the link to this film. Really cool freight cars (sadly, no steam locomotives though). There were some surprises here.

The multi-dome tank cars at :42 and :44 are really interesting, though I couldn't read the reporting marks.

Note the SFRD reefers at 4:54. All appear to have the reversed hatch covers, and some still have the wooden hatch platforms. A plug-door SFRD car with normally-oriented hatch covers is at 8:43.

I was also pleased to see the NH 10' boxcar with the large script lettering. I have one of these in my collection, and thought this paint scheme might be too late for the 1950s.

The tank car just before the caboose at 6:09 appears to be lettered CHAX 838 [?] , a Chartland's car, and is stenciled "soy bean oil". It also appears to be missing one of its journal box lids. That isn't the same tank seen next to the caboose at 10:26.

Yours Aye,


Garth Groff


On 1/2/17 5:11 PM, abrown@... [STMFC] wrote:
 

Lots of STMFCs in this one. I especially like the two rebuilt tank cars in the opening sequence. Not sure if the link will work: it's on YouTube.


Al Brown, Melbourne, Fla.



Freight Train (1954)




Re: "Freight Train (1954)"

Garth Groff <sarahsan@...>
 

Al,

Thanks for posting the link to this film. Really cool freight cars (sadly, no steam locomotives though). There were some surprises here.

The multi-dome tank cars at :42 and :44 are really interesting, though I couldn't read the reporting marks.

Note the SFRD reefers at 4:54. All appear to have the reversed hatch covers, and some still have the wooden hatch platforms. A plug-door SFRD car with normally-oriented hatch covers is at 8:43.

I was also pleased to see the NH 10' boxcar with the large script lettering. I have one of these in my collection, and thought this paint scheme might be too late for the 1950s.

The tank car just before the caboose at 6:09 appears to be lettered CHAX 838 [?] , a Chartland's car, and is stenciled "soy bean oil". It also appears to be missing one of its journal box lids. That isn't the same tank seen next to the caboose at 10:26.

Yours Aye,


Garth Groff


On 1/2/17 5:11 PM, abrown@... [STMFC] wrote:
 

Lots of STMFCs in this one. I especially like the two rebuilt tank cars in the opening sequence. Not sure if the link will work: it's on YouTube.


Al Brown, Melbourne, Fla.



Freight Train (1954)




Re: Question from the archives

Tony Thompson
 

Dave Nelson wrote:

 
A follow up from Jon Miller prompts this post: Jon gently kidded Richard that it was about time he write that tank car book he had been considering for so long. My question tonight is did Richard actually start, finish, or see published that book?

        I urged Richard many times to just make a start on that book, and of course I stood ready to publish it. Unfortunately, he never really found the energy to take on what would have been a big task. His pride in "doing it right" would have required mammoth research. I retrieved from his computer a file called "Tank Car Book," but it only contained some miscellaneous photos and brief texts, probably just a pigeonhole for "stuff" that came along. He could have written a wonderful book even with just what he could recall from his own memory, but it just didn't happen

 And speaking of Richard (may he rest in peace), anyone know what the state of affairs are at the CSRM WRT his bequeathed collection?


      The collection has been gone over carefully, removed from Richard's photo album "magnetic" sticky pages, and placed in archival folders, and his organization scheme, by car types and then alphabetically by owner, has been preserved. As far as I know it is accessible, though I have not personally used it since it has been at CSRM. (Over the years I did scan a lot of his stuff I was personally interested in, so have a file of my own). If anyone does use, or attempt to use, the collection at CSRM, please keep this list posted on results.

Tony Thompson             Editor, Signature Press, Berkeley, CA
2906 Forest Ave., Berkeley, CA 94705         www.signaturepress.com
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Re: Question from the archives

Jon Miller <atsfus@...>
 

On 1/2/2017 8:04 PM, 'Dave Nelson' Lake_Muskoka@... [STMFC] wrote:
Tonight I was looking for information about Shell Oil tankcars (RPX, SCCX, and SCMX) wondering when some of them were painted yellow.  I found Richard H. answered this question waaaay back in 2002 (it being back in the 20’s, too early for my interests).  A follow up from Jon Miller prompts this post: Jon gently kidded Richard that it was about time he write that tank car book he had been considering for so long.

Santa Fe Railway
Rolling Stock Reference Series - Volume Five
Santa Fe Tank Cars
by Richard H. Hendrickson and Richard W. Pelouze
2004

If this is the one you are wondering about.



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