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Re: 50' Mather stock car.

jerryglow2
 

When I sold my line to Tichy I withheld those I produced for Stan. I still do occasional custom work and could include any set for Stan's cars you may need


Jerry


Re: MKT box car

Tim O'Connor
 


yep. I've seen photos of cars with very elaborate chalk instructions either
on the doors or on the sides. This must have been very close to the end of all
passenger trains on the MKT, and all passenger train mail contracts ended just
a couple of years later. But Dallas--KC was definitely a route for the MKT.

Tim O'Connor


Can anyone read the chalk markings on the doors? The last on the left door is the date "12-13-64" plus "FULL". This would make some sense if it was stored mail service; load the car until it was full.

From the chalk markings I also see "KC MO"; a possible destination.

Regards,

Bob Witt


Re: MKT box car

al_brown03
 

I agree with both Mr Witt's observations.

Al Brown, Melbourne, Fla.


Re: MKT box car

rwitt_2000
 

Can anyone read the chalk markings on the doors? The last on the left door is the date "12-13-64" plus "FULL". This would make some sense if it was stored mail service; load the car until it was full.

From the chalk markings I also see "KC MO"; a possible destination.

Regards,

Bob Witt


list birthday

Tim O'Connor
 

I just realized we forgot to mention STMFC's birthday - December 11th.

We turned 17 years old this year! :-) It's amazing how much our world has
changed in that short span of time... and the vast amounts of information
we have happily shared.

Tim O'Connor


Re: MKT box car

Bill Keene <wakeene@...>
 

This MKT series of box cars were also pained in traditional BCR with white lettering and also in Sloan Yellow with black lettering.

Cheers,
Bill Keene
Irvine, CA


On Dec 21, 2017, at 8:00 PM, Rich C rhcdmc@... [STMFC] <STMFC@...> wrote:


There were 225 cars built in this series 45001-45225 built in 1945. They had a 15' 4" door opening, 18 of these cars were assigned to mail storage and repainted Pullman green. Sunshine made all 3 flavors of this car.

Rich Christie

On Thursday, December 21, 2017, 3:45:55 PM CST, Michael Gross ActorMichaelGross@... [STMFC] <STMFC@...> wrote:


 

As the car appears to have been reweighed at Katy's Ray Yard in November of 1964, Bill Keene’s dates are looking pretty good.

Michael Gross
Pasadena, CA





Re: Lackawanna steam film with sound - 1929

Paul Doggett <paul.doggett2472@...>
 

Excellent piece of history 

Paul Doggett UK 🇬🇧 


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On Friday, December 22, 2017, 5:30 pm, 'gary laakso' vasa0vasa@... [STMFC] wrote:

 

A wonderful view of a very different world.  The freight cars are classic.  Thanks for sharing.

 

Gary Laakso

Northwest of Mike Brock

 

From: STMFC@... [mailto:STMFC@...]
Sent: Friday, December 22, 2017 8:49 AM
To: STMFC@...
Subject: [STMFC] Lackawanna steam film with sound - 1929

 

 

Hello all you 1920s modelers -

Here's a link to a March 1929 movie (outtakes, really), with sound, about Lackawanna's new Pocono 4-8-4 freight locos.  It provides an interesting look at lineside industries and glimpses of freight equipment as one of the Poconos gallops along the DL&W line in New Jersey.  The link to the film is courtesy of some NJ Lackawanna modelers from another group.  Here's the link, and enjoy!

https://mirc.sc.edu/islandora/object/usc%3A46921

Todd Sullivan
(who models the SP, UP and NP in the other end of the country)


Re: Lackawanna steam film with sound - 1929

gary laakso
 

A wonderful view of a very different world.  The freight cars are classic.  Thanks for sharing.

 

Gary Laakso

Northwest of Mike Brock

 

From: STMFC@... [mailto:STMFC@...]
Sent: Friday, December 22, 2017 8:49 AM
To: STMFC@...
Subject: [STMFC] Lackawanna steam film with sound - 1929

 

 

Hello all you 1920s modelers -

Here's a link to a March 1929 movie (outtakes, really), with sound, about Lackawanna's new Pocono 4-8-4 freight locos.  It provides an interesting look at lineside industries and glimpses of freight equipment as one of the Poconos gallops along the DL&W line in New Jersey.  The link to the film is courtesy of some NJ Lackawanna modelers from another group.  Here's the link, and enjoy!

https://mirc.sc.edu/islandora/object/usc%3A46921

Todd Sullivan
(who models the SP, UP and NP in the other end of the country)


Lackawanna steam film with sound - 1929

Todd Sullivan
 

Hello all you 1920s modelers -

Here's a link to a March 1929 movie (outtakes, really), with sound, about Lackawanna's new Pocono 4-8-4 freight locos.  It provides an interesting look at lineside industries and glimpses of freight equipment as one of the Poconos gallops along the DL&W line in New Jersey.  The link to the film is courtesy of some NJ Lackawanna modelers from another group.  Here's the link, and enjoy!

https://mirc.sc.edu/islandora/object/usc%3A46921

Todd Sullivan
(who models the SP, UP and NP in the other end of the country)


Freight Cars & Dining at Prototype Rails

Bill Welch
 

A great time to discuss Freight Cars and the modeling thereof is over a meal. This is a reminder that on the Prototype Rails Web Site (http://prototyperails.com/) there is PDF with suggestions for taking meals.


Bill Welch


Re: MKT box car

Rich C
 

There were 225 cars built in this series 45001-45225 built in 1945. They had a 15' 4" door opening, 18 of these cars were assigned to mail storage and repainted Pullman green. Sunshine made all 3 flavors of this car.

Rich Christie

On Thursday, December 21, 2017, 3:45:55 PM CST, Michael Gross ActorMichaelGross@... [STMFC] wrote:


 

As the car appears to have been reweighed at Katy's Ray Yard in November of 1964, Bill Keene’s dates are looking pretty good.

Michael Gross
Pasadena, CA



Re: Chicagoland RPM meet CGW decals

Ted Culotta
 

I am happy to report after more playing around.... problem solved. Avery Design and Print app is so much easier, by orders of magnitude, than any mail merge trickery in Word, Pages, etc. It's free, too. This message does contain Steam Era freight car content... CGW box cars.

You can watch for decals in the coming week.

Cheers,
Ted Culotta


Re: 1926 B&O Freight car fleet summary

Eric Hansmann
 

Thanks, Fran! I’m glad you enjoy it. More to come in the next few months. 



Eric Hansmann
Murfreesboro, TN



On Dec 21, 2017, at 8:11 AM, frangiacoma@... [STMFC] <STMFC@...> wrote:

Thanks Eric. Even though my B&O layout is set 30 years later, this will be helpful, especially the great pictures. Looking forward to the rest of the series.
Fran Giacoma


Re: Accurail Fowler Boxcar

Jeff Shultz <jeff@...>
 

It will be in the January MRH News with some information on it. 

On Thu, Dec 21, 2017 at 4:00 PM, kemal_mumcu@... [STMFC] <STMFC@...> wrote:
 

It seems Accurail is serious about doing a Fowler boxcar. Any more information on this car and it's prototype inspiration, namely which Fowler it is modelled after?

http://www.accurail.com/accurail/1100.htm

Colin Meikle




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Jeff Shultz
Error: Pithy Saying Generator not installed


Re: Accurail Fowler Boxcar

Eric Hansmann
 

This is coming soon to my DesignBuildOp blog. It will be similar to the other summaries for the Accurail 36-foot double sheathed box cars. 


Eric Hansmann
Murfreesboro, TN


On Dec 21, 2017, at 7:00 PM, kemal_mumcu@... [STMFC] <STMFC@...> wrote:

It seems Accurail is serious about doing a Fowler boxcar. Any more information on this car and it's prototype inspiration, namely which Fowler it is modelled after?

http://www.accurail.com/accurail/1100.htm

Colin Meikle



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Accurail Fowler Boxcar

Kemal Mumcu
 

It seems Accurail is serious about doing a Fowler boxcar. Any more information on this car and it's prototype inspiration, namely which Fowler it is modelled after?

http://www.accurail.com/accurail/1100.htm

Colin Meikle


Re: MKT box car

George Courtney
 

Tim,

   I don't know why they used a double door boxcar in express service.  First thought that pops into my mind is as cars grew longer, the 40 double door was more expendable than a single door car?  Second, lots of farm implements to single farmers. Not the bigger tractors and stuff, but smaller machines used by farmers and ordered individually but still large enough for a double door?  Just musing.  Perhaps a farmer on this list could comment?

George Courtney


Re: MKT box car (CZ-1588)

Richard Townsend
 

Actually, after some license plate research I am coming around to the idea that it is a Texas license plate.

Richard Townsend
Lincoln City, OR


-----Original Message-----
From: Benjamin Hom b.hom@... [STMFC]
To: STMFC
Sent: Thu, Dec 21, 2017 11:30 am
Subject: Re: [STMFC] MKT box car (CZ-1588)

 
Richard Townsend wrote:
"I was wondering if it had something to do with the California Zephyr ("CZ") with the "1588" being essentially instructions on placement or routing in accordance with specifications for operation of the train regarding routing and delivery of mail and express."

I'm skeptical as I haven't come across any photos of the CZ handling blocks of mail and express.


Ben Hom


Re: MKT box car (CZ-1588)

Benjamin Hom
 

Richard Townsend wrote:
"I was wondering if it had something to do with the California Zephyr ("CZ") with the "1588" being essentially instructions on placement or routing in accordance with specifications for operation of the train regarding routing and delivery of mail and express."

I'm skeptical as I haven't come across any photos of the CZ handling blocks of mail and express.


Ben Hom


Re: MKT box car

Michael Gross
 

As the car appears to have been reweighed at Katy's Ray Yard in November of 1964, Bill Keene’s dates are looking pretty good.

Michael Gross
Pasadena, CA


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