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Re: 1938 Idaho reefer traffic

Allen Montgomery
 

I would venture to guess that most of this was headed south. The reason being that they built the Twin Falls/Wells Branch to interchange with the SP for S.F. bound traffic as it cut off almost 200 miles via Ogden. Plus there was never a lot of that traffic pattern, which is why the branch was abandoned.
Allen


Re: Automobile Shipping

Al Kresse <water.kresse@...>
 

Guy,


Your eyes are better than mine!  I may need you to read some pool cards on box cars also.  Thanx!


Al Kresse


Re: Automobile Shipping

Guy Wilber
 

Bob wrote,

"After some contrast and brightness manipulation the lettering in the white band looks like "R&NO", which makes little or no sense."

Upon closer examination you will see an "X" stenciled within the white stripe (to the left). An indication that the loaders were modified or upgraded to meet traffic conditions. If you replace the "&" with an "E" the stencil may read, "RENOVATED".

After WWII large numbers of loaders were in disrepair and were the direct result of damage to automobiles as well as a number of injuries to workers loading and unloading vehicles. The AAR (via the Freight Claims and Mechanical Divisions) issued several orders from early 1946 thru 1948 to owning railroads calling attention to the great number of cars equipped with faulty equipment. Repairs, upgrades and new installations were essential to maintaining the automobile traffic.

Regards,

Guy Wilber
Reno, Nevada


Re: Automobile Shipping

Guy Wilber
 

Schuyler wrote:

"Well, RJ, I am in the process of building a model of a box car that was built in January 1942 as an automobile car. It’s definitely a 10’-6” IH car, but it’s even labeled on the side as a 10’-4” IH car because it was originally equipped with racks, reducing the clear IH by 2”."

I would check the notes within the ORER regarding the car you are modeling. The IH stenciled on the car would reflect the height at the eves (with the loaders in the loading position). With the racks in the stowed position the inside height would be reduced by 8 to 10 inches depending on the frame design of the loaders.

"So the railroads anticipated shipping automobiles in box cars at least into the early 40s.

They didn’t ship many, of course, because most auto manufacturers were converting their factories to make war materiel."

Automobile production was ceased in February of 1942. There were autos available to consumers for a few months, but they were sold subject to restrictions and rail shipments dried up quickly over the next couple months.

Regards,

Guy Wilber
Reno, Nevada


Re: Automobile Shipping

Guy Wilber
 

Bob wrote: "I assume this stencil "8E" is the designation for the car pool the cars belongs to."

Evans Auto Loader; Type E, 8 floor tubes. Likely a 40' Auto Car. Typically, the lettering within the white stripe would be the height of the car at the highest point of the roof. I can't make out what is stenciled within this photo.

Regards,

Guy Wilber
Reno, Nevada


Re: 1938 Idaho reefer traffic

John Barry
 

Potatoes were indeed a significant San Joaquin crop.  In 1943 and 1942 the agencies at Stockton originated 2054 carloads of potatoes out of 9661 total originating carloads, Holt 254/805, Middle River 2451/2602, Orwood 447/553.  Even larger numbers originated in the South Valley at Wasco, Shafter and Edison.
 
John Barry
 
ATSF North Bay Lines 
Golden Gates & Fast Freights 
Lovettsville, VA

707-490-9696 

PO Box 44736 
Washington, DC 20026-4736

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From: "'Dave Nelson' Lake_Muskoka@... [STMFC]"
To: STMFC@...
Sent: Tuesday, July 11, 2017 9:26 PM
Subject: RE: [STMFC] 1938 Idaho reefer traffic

 
Hi Don,

But it could also be read as everything came off the SP which could mean those Idahos were Russets from California or Oregon. A lot of potatoes were grown in the ultra soft soil of the Sacramento delta (huge amt of Asparagus farming there too), largely on Japanese-American farms.

Dave Nelson

From: STMFC@... [mailto:STMFC@...]
Sent: Tuesday, July 11, 2017 12:34 PM

I came across this random item about refrigerator traffic through Ogden, Utah, in 1938. It appears that the Idaho traffic is likely bound for California over the SP, or over the LA&SL, since eastbound traffic on the OSL would be routed via Montpelier, Idaho, and Granger, Wyoming, and not through Ogden.

August 21, 1938

"Refrigerator Traffic" "Pacific Fruit Express reports about 300 refrigerator cars of fruit moving into Ogden on the Southern Pacific daily. This figure, 10 per cent above the similar period last year, is expected to continue into the last of September, when it will increase to around 500 per day." "At present, about 50 of the daily 300 are grapes. Idaho potatoes make up 100 cars, and onions, green peas, and other products bring the Idaho movements to 135 cars daily." (Ogden Standard Examiner, August 21, 1938)

Don Strack






Re: Automobile Shipping

rwitt_2000
 

Does the lettering visible on the door of any help? I assume this stencil "8E" is the designation for the car pool the cars belongs to.

After some contrast and brightness manipulation the lettering in the white band looks like "R&NO", which makes little or no sense.

Regards,

Bob Witt


Re: 1938 Idaho reefer traffic

Dave Nelson
 

Hi Don,



But it could also be read as everything came off the SP which could mean those Idahos were Russets from California or Oregon. A lot of potatoes were grown in the ultra soft soil of the Sacramento delta (huge amt of Asparagus farming there too), largely on Japanese-American farms.



Dave Nelson



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I came across this random item about refrigerator traffic through Ogden, Utah, in 1938. It appears that the Idaho traffic is likely bound for California over the SP, or over the LA&SL, since eastbound traffic on the OSL would be routed via Montpelier, Idaho, and Granger, Wyoming, and not through Ogden.



August 21, 1938

"Refrigerator Traffic" "Pacific Fruit Express reports about 300 refrigerator cars of fruit moving into Ogden on the Southern Pacific daily. This figure, 10 per cent above the similar period last year, is expected to continue into the last of September, when it will increase to around 500 per day." "At present, about 50 of the daily 300 are grapes. Idaho potatoes make up 100 cars, and onions, green peas, and other products bring the Idaho movements to 135 cars daily." (Ogden Standard Examiner, August 21, 1938)



Don Strack


Re: Automobile Shipping

Schuyler Larrabee
 

The doors. That’s why I said “I am not >completely< sure, I think I can rule out the ERIE.”



I could be wrong, but that’s my impression.


Schuyler



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Schuyler,



I am wondering how you so quickly eliminated it. From the photos I have, Erie 98200-98699 seems darn close and had racks at certain times.



Cheers,

Ted




Ted Culotta

Speedwitch Media

speedwitchmedia@gmail.com - www.speedwitchmedia.com

Blog: http://prototopics.blogspot.com





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Re: Automobile Shipping

Ted Culotta
 

Schuyler,

I am wondering how you so quickly eliminated it. From the photos I have, Erie 98200-98699 seems darn close and had racks at certain times.

Cheers,
Ted


Re: Automobile Shipping

Schuyler Larrabee
 

Ted,

While I am not >completely< sure, I think I can rule out the ERIE as owner of that freight car (not to be confused with the automobile). BTW, if you want to look at the shot again, Chris was referencing a shot he included in his interesting blog:



http://blog.thevalleylocal.net/2016/01/wordless-wednesday-104.html



Schuyler



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Chris,



My initial guess would be Erie, Chesapeake & Ohio or Pere Marquette and less likely, Norfolk Southern. There are other potential matches with the Viking roof and early Camel Roller Lift fixtures, too, including WLE (rebuilt cars) although I'd have to do more research to see if any match this car.



Cheers,

Ted




Ted Culotta

Speedwitch Media

speedwitchmedia@gmail.com - www.speedwitchmedia.com

Blog: http://prototopics.blogspot.com





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Re: Hormel reefers question

Nelson Moyer
 

Stan told me he's used Armour Yellow for his BREX cars. I don't know how Hormel differed.

Nelson Moyer


On Jul 11, 2017, at 4:04 PM, Pierre Oliver pierre.oliver@... [STMFC] <STMFC@...> wrote:

 

Hi,

I have a quintet of those Stan Rydarowicz mini kits to build, and I'm
wondering about colors.
What color is the roof?
ANd does someone have a suggestion for the side yellow
Thanks

--
Pierre Oliver
www.elgincarshops.com
www.yarmouthmodelworks.com


Michigan Central Decals

Doug Chapman
 

I need a set of Michigan Central decals to complete an HO scale USRA SS Box Car.  Does anyone have an extra set of Westerfield's D3312 decals that they are willing to sell?  Michigan Central had 1000 of these cars.
Lot 380-B numbered 80000-80499, built 1919
Lot 405-B numbered 80500-80999. built 1919

Thanks,  

Doug Chapman

Montclair, VA



1938 Idaho reefer traffic

Don Strack
 

I came across this random item about refrigerator traffic through Ogden, Utah, in 1938. It appears that the Idaho traffic is likely bound for California over the SP, or over the LA&SL, since eastbound traffic on the OSL would be routed via Montpelier, Idaho, and Granger, Wyoming, and not through Ogden.


August 21, 1938

"Refrigerator Traffic" "Pacific Fruit Express reports about 300 refrigerator cars of fruit moving into Ogden on the Southern Pacific daily. This figure, 10 per cent above the similar period last year, is expected to continue into the last of September, when it will increase to around 500 per day." "At present, about 50 of the daily 300 are grapes. Idaho potatoes make up 100 cars, and onions, green peas, and other products bring the Idaho movements to 135 cars daily." (Ogden Standard Examiner, August 21, 1938)


Don Strack


Hormel reefers question

Pierre Oliver
 

Hi,

I have a quintet of those Stan Rydarowicz mini kits to build, and I'm wondering about colors.
What color is the roof?
ANd does someone have a suggestion for the side yellow
Thanks

--
Pierre Oliver
www.elgincarshops.com
www.yarmouthmodelworks.com


Re: Square Wire for Vertical Brake Staffs

npin53
 

Through hole type LED's have square wire leads. With the one I have in front of me, the leads measure .018 square. 1.10" long.

Aaron Gjermundson


Banana shipments from Charleston, SC

George Eichelberger
 

Several people have asked to see the "Charleston, SC banana traffic" clinic I did at CCB some time ago. For anyone interested the Google Drive link is:



I'd appreciate any comments, and any sources of additional information anyone may have on bananas, and all kinds of perishable traffic in the eastern US 1940-1960.


PS Someone might consider using one of the Internet meeting services to show selected RPM sessions, either live or recorded.


Re: Automobile Shipping

Ted Culotta
 

Chris,

My initial guess would be Erie, Chesapeake & Ohio or Pere Marquette and less likely, Norfolk Southern. There are other potential matches with the Viking roof and early Camel Roller Lift fixtures, too, including WLE (rebuilt cars) although I'd have to do more research to see if any match this car.

Cheers,
Ted


Re: Decals

Jared Harper
 

Steve,
Thanks for your help.
Jared Harper


Re: Automobile Shipping

George Eichelberger
 

Jonathan:

Thank you very much for the kind words!

I have been presenting various subjects to several RPM sessions now for more than ten years. I have come to think that they are the absolute best places to exchange information and meet people that are the true experts of the subject matter. I had to miss Collinsville this year due to some class 5 repairs (new hip) but I’d like to suggest to everyone to make the effort to go to a RPM. Sit in on a clinic that you may not think you’d be particularly interested in, you might be surprised.

Ike

To avoid STMFC jail, let me mention ice refrigerator cars and banana shipments out of the Port of Charleston. That is a presentation from the CCB, FL RPM (one of the best) a year or so ago. I’ll be glad to put it on Google Drive for people to download if anyone is interested. The SRHA archives has the consists of years worth of banana trains to the Midwest, northeast and south after WWII.

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