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SHPX 2-compartment tank car?

Richard Townsend
 

I am looking for a prototype SHPX 2-compartment tank car of about 10K gallon total capacity. Would it be difficult to look at the tank car tariff to identify such a car? What I need is the car number, i.e., SHPX XXXXX. Thanks for any help.
 
Richard Townsend
Lincoln City, OR
 


Re: Wabash Yard Scene

Schuyler Larrabee
 

Looks like you nailed it, Brian.



So, is that a tube on the lengthwise centerline of the car, running down from the dome? And if so, why?



An aside from the tank car: That photo is FULL of neat details. The corner of the box car roof that is against the end of the subject tank. I hadn’t noticed how beat-up it is. And the Wabash box on the other side of the coal-loaded gon past the tank: catch the single grab on the corner of the roof mounted at ~45 degree angle, one grab for both the side and end ladders, with no latitudinals.


Schuyler



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There have been recent comments about a Wabash Yard Scene photo. In the foreground is a partial view of a Union Tank Line tank car. I just added to our Files section a page from a 1907 Bettendorf catalog.

https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/STMFC/files/Bettendorf%20UTL%20tank%20car.jpg

I believe this could be a match for what's seen in the photo.

Brian Leppert
Carson City, NV


Re: Wabash Yard Scene

brianleppert@att.net
 

  There have been recent comments about a Wabash Yard Scene photo.  In the foreground is a partial view of a Union Tank Line tank car.  I just added to our Files section a page from a 1907 Bettendorf catalog.

  https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/STMFC/files/Bettendorf%20UTL%20tank%20car.jpg

I believe this could be a match for what's seen in the photo.

Brian Leppert
Carson City, NV


New file uploaded to STMFC

STMFC@...
 

Hello,

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Description : From 1907 Bettendorf Axle Co. catalog

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Chasing NYNH&H Placard Boards

Bill Welch
 

Here is a photo of the two styles of Placard Boards I fabricated for the post war 10-ft IH New Haven boxcar I am working on. The PB's on the doors used two different sizes of lumber. For two middle boards I made 2x5 boards from 2x4 and 1x2 styrene while the outer boards are made from 2x4 styrene. For the end PB's I used the 2x5 boards. Once the glue had cured I trimmed them and sanded the back to thin each part. I don't know the exact dimensions of the lumber or the PB's themselves but I think they look very close. For example the door PB's span exactly the same number of ribs as on the prototype photo and the rivets that join the door's sections. As you can see I have also used harvested rivets on the InterMountain Improved Dreadnaught end part.

Clearly I have become as obsessed with Placard Boards as I am with Sill Steps.


Bill Welch


Re: General Electric Tank Car

Tim O'Connor
 


Were many Type 25's built ?? These could easily be confused with GATC tank cars.

Tim O'Connor



Earlier this month there was a brief discussion on a General Electric tank car.  It seemed some members were not familiar with the AC&F Type 25 underframe.  I have added to our Files section a page from an AC&F catalog showing their Type 25 tank car at

   https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/STMFC/files/AC%26F%20Type%2025.jpg

Brian Leppert
Carson City, NV


Re: General Electric Tank Car

brianleppert@att.net
 

Earlier this month there was a brief discussion on a General Electric tank car.  It seemed some members were not familiar with the AC&F Type 25 underframe.  I have added to our Files section a page from an AC&F catalog showing their Type 25 tank car at

   https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/STMFC/files/AC%26F%20Type%2025.jpg

Brian Leppert
Carson City, NV


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Re: A great Shorpey's photo

rwitt_2000
 

My list is below.


Scranton Silk Mill box car and reefer

Delaware Lackawanna & Western 10486
Delaware Lackawanna & Western
Delaware Lackawanna & Western 2468
Central Railroad of New Jersey
gap
LS&MS
CRR of NJ
CRR of NJ reefer
cannot resolve
Gon
Gon
Track through loading/unloading shed
cannot resolve
D&H Co
Left hand door LV flag emblem
PRR XL sealed door
Mostly locked by trees


Bob Witt


Re: YVRR layout video on YouTube...

Jon Miller <atsfus@...>
 

On 7/22/2017 11:07 AM, 'Jack Burgess' jack@... [STMFC] wrote:

Back on 6/12/2017, Jon Miller asked if the YouTube video of my Yosemite Valley Railroad layout was available in Blu-Ray.

Ordered mine!

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


Re: GATX 74355 & 7280

hubert mask
 

I like that one lots of data. 

Hubert Mask 
Mask Island Decals Inc 


On Jul 22, 2017, at 12:22 PM, Tim O'Connor timboconnor@... [STMFC] <STMFC@...> wrote:

 


Desperately need decals for these!

I'm pretty sure the tank color is GREEN, by the way. A-B also had aluminum color tank cars
in the 1950's, but later photos are all darker - so far. A-B had at least 3 different design GATC
tank cars in this service.

A GATC 8k tank car, eminently kitbashable in HO scale, at least. :-)

Tim O'


Anheuser Busch Tank Car:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/10795624@N07/13825594013/in/dateposted/
Bob Chaparro


Re: A great Shorpey's photo

Schuyler Larrabee
 

Almost, Tim.



Thanks for the link to the 160MB file from the Library of Congress . . .



Three cars, DL&W

One CRRof NJ

One Lake Shore & Michigan Southern

Two CRRofNJ

One light colored mystery

Two low sided gons, which MIGHT be DL&W?



Then, coming out the other side of the shed

I'm guessing Lehigh Valley . . .

D&H 18264 (not quite sure of number)

If I am right about the LV car, this is another one

Another hard to read, MAYBE L&N, but that seems odd in this group.



Schuyler





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First three box cars say Delaware Lackawanna & Western, and the next two
are Central Railroad of New Jersey.







Here's the Library of Congress image link where you can download a HUGE TIF
image file that makes it easier to zoom in for a ook around.
https://www.loc.gov/resource/det.4a07803/


Eric Hansmann

Murfreesboro, TN





On July 22, 2017 at 8:06 AM "richard_glueck@... [STMFC]"
<STMFC@...> wrote:



Sauquoit Silk Mill in Scranton, Pa., away back. I bring it up her because
of the string of freight cars. You can enlarge the phot and look at them in
pretty good size, but poor detail. I think I see one identifiable as a PRR
"Red Ball Service" boxcar, but the variations are beautiful in today's eyes.

http://www.shorpy.com/node/22311?size=_original#caption



Dick


YVRR layout video on YouTube...

Jack Burgess <jack@...>
 

Back on 6/12/2017, Jon Miller asked if the YouTube video of my Yosemite Valley Railroad layout was available in Blu-Ray. Yes, it is now available from TSG Multimedia in both DVD and Blu-Ray formats:

 

DVD:

https://tsgmultimedia.com/product/ho-yosemite-valley-layout-tour-dvd/

 

Blu Ray:

https://tsgmultimedia.com/product/ho-yosemite-valley-layout-tour-blu-ray/

 

Jack Burgess

 


Re: A great Shorpey's photo

Tim O'Connor
 


First three box cars say Delaware Lackawanna & Western, and the next two
are Central Railroad of New Jersey.






Here's the Library of Congress image link where you can download a HUGE TIF image file that makes it easier to zoom in for a ook around.
https://www.loc.gov/resource/det.4a07803/


Eric Hansmann

Murfreesboro, TN


On July 22, 2017 at 8:06 AM "richard_glueck@... [STMFC]" wrote:



Sauquoit Silk Mill in Scranton, Pa., away back.  I bring it up her because of the string of freight cars.  You can enlarge the phot and look at them in pretty good size, but poor detail.  I think I see one identifiable as a PRR "Red Ball Service" boxcar, but the variations are beautiful in today's eyes.

http://www.shorpy.com/node/22311?size=_original#caption



Dick


Re: GATX 74355 & 7280

Tim O'Connor
 


Desperately need decals for these!

I'm pretty sure the tank color is GREEN, by the way. A-B also had aluminum color tank cars
in the 1950's, but later photos are all darker - so far. A-B had at least 3 different design GATC
tank cars in this service.

A GATC 8k tank car, eminently kitbashable in HO scale, at least. :-)

Tim O'



DL & W boxcar lettering

John Riddell
 

In the 1950's the DL&W applied lettering to boxcars with tall block lettering LACKAWANNA left of the door

The height of the tall lettering seemed to be both 30" and 22".


Is there any photo evidence that the DL&W applied this lettering to any of their 40-6 wood-sided double-sheathed boxcars of series 45000-46999 ? 


John Riddell


ATSF Lettering Air Dump Cars (Magor)

rwitt_2000
 

Currently on eBay

The sellers description:

This is an original 1955 Blueprint Plan for the AT&SF Lettering of  Air Dump Cars. By the Engineer Car Construction, Topeka, Kansas October 14, 1955. Measuring 57" side to side, it has a height of 14 3/4".

http://www.ebay.com/itm/112489358156?ul_noapp=true


The blueprint references classes:


GA-98  186050-186099

GA-106 186100-186124

GA-112 186125-186149



Bob Witt


Re: A great Shorpey's photo

Eric Hansmann
 

Here's the Library of Congress image link where you can download a HUGE TIF image file that makes it easier to zoom in for a ook around.
https://www.loc.gov/resource/det.4a07803/


Eric Hansmann

Murfreesboro, TN


On July 22, 2017 at 8:06 AM "richard_glueck@... [STMFC]" <STMFC@...> wrote:



Sauquoit Silk Mill in Scranton, Pa., away back.  I bring it up her because of the string of freight cars.  You can enlarge the phot and look at them in pretty good size, but poor detail.  I think I see one identifiable as a PRR "Red Ball Service" boxcar, but the variations are beautiful in today's eyes.

http://www.shorpy.com/node/22311?size=_original#caption



Dick


A great Shorpey's photo

richard glueck
 

Sauquoit Silk Mill in Scranton, Pa., away back.  I bring it up her because of the string of freight cars.  You can enlarge the phot and look at them in pretty good size, but poor detail.  I think I see one identifiable as a PRR "Red Ball Service" boxcar, but the variations are beautiful in today's eyes.

http://www.shorpy.com/node/22311?size=_original#caption



Dick


GATX 74355 & 7280

thecitrusbelt@...
 

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