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Re: A few updates from Speedwitch

Armand Premo
 

Ted,What about NYC  Hopper and Boxcar sets ?Armand Premo

On Mon, Dec 25, 2017 at 9:41 PM, Ted Culotta speedwitchmedia@... [STMFC] <STMFC@...> wrote:
 

About 90% of the HO CGW decals for the Chicagoland RPM minikit were mailed last week. The balance will be sent tomorrow.. The N scale decals will be in Mike Skibbe's hands this week, too.

I have received several inquiries about Steve Hile's UTLX book. I have posted some information on the Speedwitch site.

There are also several decal sets that have been released within the past couple months, but it's been awhile since I have posted an update. Here they are:


I look forward to seeing many of you in al little less than two weeks.

Cheers,
Ted



A few updates from Speedwitch

Ted Culotta
 

About 90% of the HO CGW decals for the Chicagoland RPM minikit were mailed last week. The balance will be sent tomorrow. The N scale decals will be in Mike Skibbe's hands this week, too.

I have received several inquiries about Steve Hile's UTLX book. I have posted some information on the Speedwitch site.

There are also several decal sets that have been released within the past couple months, but it's been awhile since I have posted an update. Here they are:


I look forward to seeing many of you in al little less than two weeks.

Cheers,
Ted


Re: Lackawanna steam film with sound - 1929

william darnaby
 

There is even more if you go to YouTube and look for Speed Graphic Film and Video. This material was published just in the last few days. I stumbled across a lot of NYC material from the University of South Carolina MIRC collection where the Lackawanna film came from. When there is nothing on TV there is always something on YouTube.



Bill Darnaby



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The second video is of the B&M on the end west of Greenfield Mass toward the Hoosac Tunnel. I think the curve shot is at Zoar Curve headed east along the Deerfield River which was a favorite place for the B&M to photograph new equipment. And the Berkshires shown in the film were certainly new at the time. In the out takes clips there are other clips of the new Berkshires as well as lots of other fun bits.



Maynard Stowe



On Monday, December 25, 2017 12:00 PM, "nzntrains@... [STMFC]" <STMFC@...> wrote:





Must have been a buzz for the guy crossing the tracks @ 1:20 + ;-)
dave



---In STMFC@..., <goodman312@...> wrote :

I saw a nice video on firing locomotives (on YouTube) produced by a British railroad. Advice given was that a light gray smoke showed a good balance of fuel and air. The first half of the film seemed to reflect that advice.

I spent a little more time on the site after viewing the film that Todd linked to. Here’s another that is an even better fit for this list; lots of STMFC rolling by the camera. Box cars, reefers, tanks, hoppers and other. Photos are one thing; seeing them in motion is fascinating.

https://mirc.sc.edu/islandora/object/usc%3A22786

Matt


Re: City of Vancouver Archives

Tim O'Connor
 


Matt, oh yes, it's been discovered and shared here before. It's a wonderful
collection.

This might be a more convenient way to access the photos.
http://searcharchives.vancouver.ca/informationobject/browse?topLod=0&query=boxcar

Tim O'Connor



Merry Christmas! I don't know if this site has been shared before. Lots of great hi res pics from the 40's through the 60's. If so feel free to remove.

http://searcharchives.vancouver.ca/alton-boxcar-52145

Use the list slider on the left to navigate.

Matt Smith


Very early USRA hopper clone

David
 


Re: Wrecked tank cars on the PRR 1942

Tim O'Connor
 


That's an amazing archive! Say hi to Tom Madden for me. :-)

Tim O'Connor


Folks,
What a great archive of films!  I found the following:

https://mirc.sc.edu/islandora/object/usc%3A20546

which depicts wrecked and burning tank cars on the PRR at "Sage Harbor, PA". Given that it is under catenary, I'm pretty sure that it is just down the tracks from SAFE harbor PA, on the Atglen and Susquehanna branch of the PRR. 

Regards,

Bruce Smith
currently in Boulder Co.


Wrecked tank cars on the PRR 1942

Bruce Smith
 

Folks,


What a great archive of films!  I found the following:

https://mirc.sc.edu/islandora/object/usc%3A20546


which depicts wrecked and burning tank cars on the PRR at "Sage Harbor, PA". Given that it is under catenary, I'm pretty sure that it is just down the tracks from SAFE harbor PA, on the Atglen and Susquehanna branch of the PRR.  


Regards,

Bruce Smith

currently in Boulder Co.



Re: SP Gondolas In Garbage Service

rwitt_2000
 


Re: Chicagoland RPM meet CGW decals

Michael Gross
 

Well, done, Ted.  Thank you for the hard work and RPM attention to detail!

Merry Christmas!


Re: SP Gondolas In Garbage Service

Denny Anspach <danspachmd@...>
 

There is considerable great culinary and cautionary public health history in this thread. The photos of direct-rail delivery of garbage to pigs in Fontana are stunning.

(The SP garbage gondolas are coupled in my mind to the M&StL gondolas filled with liquified intestine offal -tankage- heading from Mason City to Kansas City).

From a time unremembered, our wives, mothers, grandmothers have cooked pork, chops, roasts, to 160º (or overcooked to a fair-thee-well if temp was unknown) to guard against trichinosis, a terrible uncurable chronic disease contracted only by unknowingly eating pork streated muscle meat infected with the all-but-invisible-to-the-naked eye trichina worm cysts. In turn, pigs only contracted tricninosis by consuming pork meat already infected. In further turn, pigs (non-carnivores) only could only eat such diseased meat by consuming raw unseparated garbage such as depicted in the great photos.

This triple whammy, dependence on such animal waste garbage disposal; the inherent danger of an incurable transmittal disease; and worst of all- sentencing all but a privileged few to dry, overcooked, tough, tasteless, stryrofoam tasteless pork- all three- almost dried up the pork industry. Congress and common sense safved the day by making illegal processing commercial pork fed on anything but fully-cooked garbage, or better, no garbage at all (the latter almost the case 100% currently). The pork is USDA tested to ensure compliance.

This cutting the disease at its source has lowered trichinosis almost to the point of no reportage in this this country, which has lead some of us pork lovers some years ago to learn and then enjoy for the first time immensely the joys of juicy (i.e. Juicy) tasty pork. Science then proved very clearly that all meat (beef, lamb, pork, bison, etc) cooked to 137º F actually kills all organisms; and then (finally), the USDA lowered their pork minimum temperature recommendation to 140º F. The pork industry has taken off, and in our household, pork has become the most desired meat.

With freight cars dancing through my head, I will withdraw my seasoned minimally trimmed pork loin roast from the oven at 130º to rest until 137º is reached….. and the feast can begin. A-hhh-hh!.

Denny

Denny S. Anspach MD
Sacramento CA


Re: Lackawanna steam film with sound - 1929

maynard stowe
 

The second video is of the B&M on the end west of Greenfield Mass toward the Hoosac Tunnel. I think the curve shot is at Zoar Curve headed east  along the Deerfield River which was a favorite place for the B&M to photograph new equipment.  And the Berkshires shown in the film were certainly new at the time.  In the out takes clips there are other clips of the new Berkshires as well as lots of other fun bits.

Maynard Stowe


On Monday, December 25, 2017 12:00 PM, "nzntrains@... [STMFC]" wrote:


 
Must have been a buzz for the guy crossing the tracks @ 1:20 + ;-)
dave


---In STMFC@..., wrote :

I saw a nice video on firing locomotives (on YouTube) produced by a British railroad. Advice given was that a light gray smoke showed a good balance of fuel and air. The first half of the film seemed to reflect that advice.

I spent a little more time on the site after viewing the film that Todd linked to. Here’s another that is an even better fit for this list; lots of STMFC rolling by the camera. Box cars, reefers, tanks, hoppers and other. Photos are one thing; seeing them in motion is fascinating.

https://mirc.sc.edu/islandora/object/usc%3A22786

Matt



Re: A potential Christmas present

Clark Propst
 

Sold


A potential Christmas present

Clark Propst
 

If Santa put coal in your stocking and you don't own a steamer maybe you should buy yourself something?


I'm offering a Stan Rydarowicz reefer kit. It's labeled as a NRC 18500-19499 FLAT END. It has an IM steel reefer core with at least resin ends and roof (didn't rummage through the contents).


$40 and Santa will deliver for free.


Merry Christmas!

Clark Propst



City of Vancouver Archives

Matt Smith
 

Merry Christmas! I don't know if this site has been shared before. Lots of great hi res pics from the 40's through the 60's. If so feel free to remove.

http://searcharchives.vancouver.ca/alton-boxcar-52145

Use the list slider on the left to navigate.

Matt Smith
Bloomington Il


Re: SP Gondolas In Garbage Service (RR Equipment At Hog Farm)

destorzek@...
 

Recycling at its finest.

Dennis Storzek


Re: Lackawanna steam film with sound - 1929

dave w
 

Must have been a buzz for the guy crossing the tracks @ 1:20 + ;-)
dave


---In STMFC@..., <goodman312@...> wrote :

I saw a nice video on firing locomotives (on YouTube) produced by a British railroad. Advice given was that a light gray smoke showed a good balance of fuel and air. The first half of the film seemed to reflect that advice.

I spent a little more time on the site after viewing the film that Todd linked to. Here’s another that is an even better fit for this list; lots of STMFC rolling by the camera. Box cars, reefers, tanks, hoppers and other. Photos are one thing; seeing them in motion is fascinating.

https://mirc.sc.edu/islandora/object/usc%3A22786

Matt


Re: SP Gondolas In Garbage Service (RR Equipment At Hog Farm)

Tim O'Connor
 


WOW, Bob, I had no idea such an operation ever existed! Thanks for finding these great photos.

Tim O'Connor




Re: SP Gondolas In Garbage Service (RR Equipment At Hog Farm)

mark_landgraf
 



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Railroad Equipment At Fontana Hog Farm

 

These photo links are from the Los Angeles Public Library's website. The photos are circa 1935.

 

Bob Chaparro

Hemet, CA

++++

 

http://jpg3.lapl.org/pics39/00069332.jpg

 

http://jpg3.lapl.org/pics39/00069322.jpg

 

http://jpg3.lapl.org/pics39/00069324.jpg

 

http://jpg3.lapl.org/pics39/00069326.jpg

 

http://jpg3.lapl.org/pics39/00069327.jpg

 

http://jpg3.lapl.org/pics39/00069342.jpg



Re: Your railroad estate after your gone / CCB presentation.

Dick Harley
 


And if you are going to CCB, you could stop by Ocala, FL and pick up a copy of this useful publication:


Or you could just order one.


Happy Holidays,
Dick Harley 
Laguna Beach,  CA



Re: SP Gondolas In Garbage Service (RR Equipment At Hog Farm)

thecitrusbelt@...
 

Railroad Equipment At Fontana Hog Farm

 

These photo links are from the Los Angeles Public Library's website. The photos are circa 1935.

 

Bob Chaparro

Hemet, CA

++++

 

http://jpg3.lapl.org/pics39/00069332.jpg

 

http://jpg3.lapl.org/pics39/00069322.jpg

 

http://jpg3.lapl.org/pics39/00069324.jpg

 

http://jpg3.lapl.org/pics39/00069326.jpg

 

http://jpg3.lapl.org/pics39/00069327.jpg

 

http://jpg3.lapl.org/pics39/00069342.jpg

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