Date   

Re: Atlas/Branchline Sale

SUVCWORR@...
 

I just ordered 46 cars by phone and shipping was $10 to Pittsburgh, PA

Rich Orr


-----Original Message-----
From: Brian carlson prrk41361@... [STMFC]
To: STMFC
Sent: Thu, Mar 2, 2017 11:45 am
Subject: Re: [STMFC] Re: Atlas/Branchline Sale



Frankly It sounds like atlas site has errors either in its shipping table or how the weight, and size of the branchline kits are being calculated. 

Brian J. Carlson

On Mar 2, 2017, at 11:29 AM, 'C. Strickland' cstrickjr@... [STMFC] <STMFC@...> wrote:

 
 Since I started this thread, I went back to the Atlas site and tried again.  Same story, $70.92 for 19 freight cars & $70.53 UPS.  I can get it next day air for 430.86.  So I revised the order to 7 cars.  Same song, second verse; $22.98 for the cars and $20.47 UPS or $36.95 USPS Priority.  I have never gotten the low cost options that Jon Miller said he got.
 
Craig Strickland



Avast logo
This email has been checked for viruses by Avast antivirus software.
www.avast.com




Re: Atlas/Branchline Sale

Brian Carlson
 

Frankly It sounds like atlas site has errors either in its shipping table or how the weight, and size of the branchline kits are being calculated. 

Brian J. Carlson

On Mar 2, 2017, at 11:29 AM, 'C. Strickland' cstrickjr@... [STMFC] <STMFC@...> wrote:

 

 Since I started this thread, I went back to the Atlas site and tried again.  Same story, $70.92 for 19 freight cars & $70.53 UPS.  I can get it next day air for 430.86.  So I revised the order to 7 cars.  Same song, second verse; $22.98 for the cars and $20.47 UPS or $36.95 USPS Priority.  I have never gotten the low cost options that Jon Miller said he got.
 
Craig Strickland



Avast logo

This email has been checked for viruses by Avast antivirus software.
www.avast.com



Re: Atlas/Branchline Sale

C. Strickland <cstrickjr@...>
 

 Since I started this thread, I went back to the Atlas site and tried again.  Same story, $70.92 for 19 freight cars & $70.53 UPS.  I can get it next day air for 430.86.  So I revised the order to 7 cars.  Same song, second verse; $22.98 for the cars and $20.47 UPS or $36.95 USPS Priority.  I have never gotten the low cost options that Jon Miller said he got.
 
Craig Strickland



Avast logo

This email has been checked for viruses by Avast antivirus software.
www.avast.com



Re: Steam Era Freight Cars Reference Manual, Vol. 3 and FOFC re-prints

culturalinfidel9@...
 

Ted, Bob, Tony, and Bill,

Thank you very much for your helpful responses on the Speedwitch books.

Dan Miller


Re: PHOTO HELP NEEDED

Todd Sullivan
 

Hi Bill,

I have four clear B&W photos of NP 10000-13999 series boxcars that I can scan and post in the Group photos section ... although I'm not sure how to do the posting.  Can anyone give me some instruction on that?

Todd Sullivan


Re: SFRD 50 foot wood reefer question

John Moore
 

The 50 foot refrigerator car is in company ice service.  Typically when a car is reclassified from revenue service into company service the reporting marks are changed from SFRD to ATSF.  Interesting that this car did not have the reporting marks changed from SFRD to  ATSF. 

 The car classification was probably Rr-37  and was a super insulated car rebuilt from Rr-10.  The super insulated cars were in frozen food service until displaced by the MTC cars.  In company ice service the car was reclassified Ie-R.  There were several shots of this car which have appeared on ebay.  The car classification shows up clearly in other shots. 

My guess is that the photo is probably from the late1960s.

John B. Moore, Jr.
Albuquerque


Re: Atlas/Branchline Sale

Fred_Swa@...
 


My experience is the same as Jon's. The $7 postage is for USPS First class mailing for 6 cars.  When I first tried it with 1 car $12.00 for Priority Mail was the lowest option.
Fred Swanson

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


Weird. I tried with FOUR box cars and got $22 as the lowest shipping charge.
No thanks.

I don't see how you could get 6 Pullmans into an express mail package for $7.
I ship stuff by USPS all the time and it costs me $7 to ship a 1 lb package
inside Massachusetts, and much more than that to California.

Maybe the Atlas warehouse is next door to you?

Tim



On 3/1/2017 3:17 PM, 'C. Strickland' cstrickjr@... [STMFC] wrote:
Jon,   did you order online or telephone?  I was using online.

Online.  It gave me about 5/6 choices with USPS being the cheapest.  The actual cost was $7.03 for 6 Pullmans.

-- 
Jon Miller


PRR X29 MoW Gray in Company Sand Service

rwitt_2000
 

Company Sand Service:

I don't recall seeing this prototype before. It appears to have small roof hatches for loading.

http://tinyurl.com/j8xkxx8

The re-weigh date looks like something "54".

Were these cars covered in the series of articles on the X29 in the Keystone?

Bob Witt


Re: [ATSF] SFRD 50 foot wood reefer question

Steve SANDIFER
 

It must be an RR-10, built in May 1931. Some of the RR-10s were modified into RR-17 and RR-26 by adding more insulation inside, but externally they would have appeared virtually the same. Some received steel roofs and two received steel ends. The live list shows 80 RR-10s in 1945, 4 in 1947-1956, and 2 in 1963.  10 RR-17s operated 1942-56 dropping to 1 in 1963. The RR-27 numbered 10 from 1940-56 and then dropped to 1 in 1963.

 

__________________________________________________

J. Stephen Sandifer

 

From: ATSF@... [mailto:ATSF@...]
Sent: Thursday, March 2, 2017 1:09 AM
To: stmfc@...
Cc: ATSF@...
Subject: [ATSF] SFRD 50 foot wood reefer question

 

 


Obviously one of the Santa Fe's 50 foot wood sheathed reefers, but can
anyone identify it's original class? It appears to be in mofw (company)
service now and they usually were reclassified into a Wr-xx class but
it's illegible in this photo.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/401237172798

Tim O'Connor


Re: early ORER's

Paul Krueger
 

The Barriger Library in St. Louis has quite a few ORERs.  I don't know how they feel about making copies, but 15 years ago they were out on the shelf and anyone who visited could lug one over to a photocopier.


Paul

Paul Krueger
Seattle, WA



Re: early ORER's

Eric Lombard
 

Good morning, Mike,

A list of all ORER volumes so far found between 1890 and 1917 on google books is provided in the files section under the file name "ORER 1893-1917 Google Books.xlsx". There are over 150 volumes included. Each listing is provided with a URL for quick access. The list is an amalgamation of volumes found (not easy) by Ray Breyer and myself and is updated about once a year if new volumes have been found.

Cheers

Eric Lombard
Homewood, IL


SFRD 50 foot wood reefer question

Tim O'Connor
 

Obviously one of the Santa Fe's 50 foot wood sheathed reefers, but can
anyone identify it's original class? It appears to be in mofw (company)
service now and they usually were reclassified into a Wr-xx class but
it's illegible in this photo.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/401237172798

Tim O'Connor


Re: early ORER's

Richard Townsend
 

I have a vague recollection of those days. Well, actually a sharp recollection. And it wasn't that long ago. When I went to the CSRM library a few years back they wouldn't copy ORERs that they didn't have duplicates of. So I transcribed the pages I needed from maybe 30 or so ORERs (I wanted the C&S info from every ORER they had). It was mildly tedious but I got the info I wanted. And actually it was easy to do.
 
Richard Townsend
Lincoln City, OR
 
 

-----Original Message-----
From: Tony Thompson tony@... [STMFC]
To: STMFC
Sent: Wed, Mar 1, 2017 8:39 pm
Subject: Re: [STMFC] early ORER's

 
First of all, you should make the effort to "qualify." Second, YOU can't make copies, but I was told they will make them from the more durable issues. Third, remember the days when we took notes on what we read? You know, back in the day.

Tony Thompson 


On Mar 1, 2017, at 5:25 PM, riverman_vt@... [STMFC] <STMFC@...> wrote:

 
Hi Tony,

    If Stanford will not allow many people to touch the older ORER's and 
will not make copies available what good are they to anyone?

My best, Don Valentine


Re: Atlas/Branchline Sale

Jon Miller
 

On 3/1/2017 5:37 PM, Tim O'Connor timboconnor@... [STMFC] wrote:

I don't see how you could get 6 Pullmans into an express mail package for $7.

    Not sure what is going on with Atlas but I do have a "order acknowledgement", but haven't got email from them yet.  I guess they can still cancel my order as I have not seen a CC charge yet.  Once the word got out they may have been overwhelmed with orders.

-- 
Jon Miller
For me time stopped in 1941
Digitrax  Chief/Zephyr systems, 
SPROG, JMRI User
NMRA Life member #2623
Member SFRH&MS


Re: early ORER's

Tony Thompson
 

First of all, you should make the effort to "qualify." Second, YOU can't make copies, but I was told they will make them from the more durable issues. Third, remember the days when we took notes on what we read? You know, back in the day.

Tony Thompson 


On Mar 1, 2017, at 5:25 PM, riverman_vt@... [STMFC] <STMFC@...> wrote:

 

Hi Tony,


    If Stanford will not allow many people to touch the older ORER's and 
will not make copies available what good are they to anyone?

My best, Don Valentine


Re: Ribbed-Back Wheels

rhammill
 

In Martin Robert Karig III's book "Coal Cars: The First 300 Years" he uses the term on pg 165:

"The initial single-plate design (in 1928) did not include the brackets with which cast-iron wheels are often identified, but these were added in 1938 to reinforce the rim and the flange."And figure 6.34 on the prior page identifies it as a "bracket or rib."

The brackets were also on the earlier double-plate design that the single-plate design replaced.

Randy
--
Randy Hammill
Modeling the New Haven Railroad 1946-1954
--
True Line Trains


Re: early ORER's

rhammill
 


Re: early ORER's

rhammill
 

And here's the 1905 one online:


Randy
--
Randy Hammill
Modeling the New Haven Railroad 1946-1954
--
True Line Trains


Re: early ORER's

rhammill
 

Westerfield has the 1905, 1911 and 1915 ones available:


Randy
--
Randy Hammill
Modeling the New Haven Railroad 1946-1954
--
True Line Trains
http://truelinetrains.com


Re: Atlas/Branchline Sale

Andy Carlson
 

I was finally able to get the discount. The charge of $83 was about 1/3 the price of the selected items. Suddenly, a $10 kit becomes $13.33.......
Once again, I passed.
-Andy Carlson
Ojai CA



From: "Tim O'Connor timboconnor@... [STMFC]"
To: STMFC@...
Sent: Wednesday, March 1, 2017 5:37 PM
Subject: Re: [STMFC] Re: Atlas/Branchline Sale

 

Weird. I tried with FOUR box cars and got $22 as the lowest shipping charge.
No thanks.

I don't see how you could get 6 Pullmans into an express mail package for $7.
I ship stuff by USPS all the time and it costs me $7 to ship a 1 lb package
inside Massachusetts, and much more than that to California.

Maybe the Atlas warehouse is next door to you?

Tim



On 3/1/2017 3:17 PM, 'C. Strickland' cstrickjr@... [STMFC] wrote:
Jon,   did you order online or telephone?  I was using online.

Online.  It gave me about 5/6 choices with USPS being the cheapest.  The actual cost was $7.03 for 6 Pullmans.

--
Jon Miller