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CCB Branchline parts seller

Richard Townsend
 

Somewhere between CCB and home I seem to have lost the contact information for the person who was selling Branchline parts at Prototype Rails. Can anyone provide me with that info?

Richard Townsend
Lincoln City, OR



Re: Jumbo Icing Car At El Paso

 

What’s the tripod on #60’s roof for?





Thanks!
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Brian Ehni

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Thanks for posting the El Paso yard photo. Brings back memories. I may have even worked #60 around that time. Looks like one of El Paso’s dust storms may have been going on.



Charlie



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Subject: [STMFC] Jumbo Icing Car At El Paso







Here is a link to a photo from the Cornell University Library Digital Collections:



https://digital.library.cornell.edu/catalog/ss:20988414



Scroll over the photo to enlarge it.



On the right in this photo is a partial view of the "Jumbo Car" used to ice express reefers at the El Paso passenger depot:



This home-built car is seen in better detail on Page 326 of the PFE book.



Bob Chaparro

Hemet, CA


Re: GM&O 26300-26999 series info help

Donald Ford <ford.donald77@...>
 

Tim
Thanks
Don Ford 
Cameron Missouri


Re: Jumbo Icing Car At El Paso

Charles Morrill
 

Thanks for posting the El Paso yard photo.  Brings back memories.  I may have even worked #60 around that time.  Looks like one of El Paso’s dust storms may have been going on.
 
Charlie
 

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Subject: [STMFC] Jumbo Icing Car At El Paso
 


Here is a  link to a photo from the Cornell University Library Digital Collections:

 

https://digital.library.cornell.edu/catalog/ss:20988414

 

Scroll over the photo to enlarge it.

 

On the right in this photo is a partial view of the "Jumbo Car" used to ice express reefers at the El Paso passenger depot:

 

This home-built car is seen in better detail on Page 326 of the PFE book.

 

Bob Chaparro

Hemet, CA


Jumbo Icing Car At El Paso

thecitrusbelt@...
 

Here is a  link to a photo from the Cornell University Library Digital Collections:

 

https://digital.library.cornell.edu/catalog/ss:20988414

 

Scroll over the photo to enlarge it.

 

On the right in this photo is a partial view of the "Jumbo Car" used to ice express reefers at the El Paso passenger depot:

 

This home-built car is seen in better detail on Page 326 of the PFE book.

 

Bob Chaparro

Hemet, CA


Re: West India Fruit Boxcar In Southern Calif.

Bill Welch
 

XM boxcars traveled everywhere. A model of this car is now available from Yarmouth with decals for either a BCR or Green paint scheme.

Bill Welch


Re: Bob's Photos at the Big E

Bill Welch
 

ASFAIK Earl Bob's does not have an email address. The only thing on his current business card is his phone number in Kentucky: 606.845.3323.

Bill Welch


West India Fruit Boxcar In Southern Calif.

thecitrusbelt@...
 

Here is a  link to a photo from the Cornell University Library Digital Collections:

 

https://digital.library..cornell.edu/catalog/ss:20988463

 

Scroll over the photo to enlarge it.

 

When I first saw this photo I focused on the eight-hatch Canadian Pacific refrigerator car. From what I understand the presence of such cars in Southern California was not all that unusual.

 

What I missed and sharp-eyed John Peckham saw was the West India Fruit boxcar just ahead of the two tank cars.

 

Would these boxcars have been frequent visitors to the West Coast?

 

Bob Chaparro

Hemet, CA


Re: Bob's Photos at the Big E

william darnaby
 

We go to Cocoa early to enjoy some Florida sun but got cold horizontal rain
instead this year. On that Wednesday, looking for some physical activity, I
saw Bob checking in and asked if he needed help. I got my workout unloading
his truck and assisting in setting up his room. Those cases are incredibly
heavy. He told me the story of his troubles with the Springfield meet and
that he will, indeed, be there this year but set up in the hotel across the
street per usual. Oh yes, I got a jar of Swedish grog out of the deal.

Bill Darnaby

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Can anyone tell me if/where Bob Liljestrand will be at the upcoming show in
West Springfield, MA?

Can anyone share his current email address?

TIA,
Earl Tuson


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Re: GM&O 26300-26999 series info help

Tim O'Connor
 

Don

The cars were REPAINTED bright red with the wing scheme. As originally painted,
the cars had very spartan lettering. I have an ACF builder's photo.

I only have post-1960 photos of the 245xx cars - green paint, no wings, large DF.

Tim



Going thru some old kit that have been in storage came a upon a CB&T car #26451 with the broken wing scheme - foobe or not?

Also a GM&O #24579 End Cab model double door 40-foot car broken wing scheme - smae question

It think the 26300-2699 series had black roof, ends, underframes and trucks when built did this carry on to the broken wing scheme or were they all one color?

Thank in advance

Don Ford Cameron Missouri


Re: Frisco Boxcar 163270

Tim O'Connor
 


Dennis, a good shot of one of the steel sheathed 10'6" cars with an open
door shows a wood lining.

Tim O'Connor


That was pretty common on single sheathed cars built in the late twenties; the last couple series of Soo Line cars have that also. Instead of triangular gussets between the posts and plate, the band of steel, which was relatively thick, 1/4" or so, formed a continuous gusset. Since it was heavier than the steel the Frisco used to sheath the rest of the side, it was left in place during the re-build.

I wonder how the Frisco handled the lining on these rebuilds, or if they are bare steel inside?

Dennis Storzek


Re: DT&I 50' Round Roof Auto Parts Boxcar

Don Burn
 

Jerry,

 

     RPC23 has an article that covers those cars.

 

Don Burn

 

 

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Subject: [STMFC] DT&I 50' Round Roof Auto Parts Boxcar

 




A recent post by Tony Thompson <http://modelingthesp.blogspot.com/2018/01/auto-industry-traffic-part-4-model-cars.html> reminded me that I have the same referenced HO scale DT&I 50' auto parts car (very early Athearn wood and metal model) that I would like to repair, make some basic improvements to and place into service on my layout. I reviewed Ted's Focus on Freight Cars Volume 5 and did not see any photos of this particular DT&I car although there were several photos of very similar PRR cars. Could someone point me towards a prototype photo of the DT&I car or would I be OK using the PRR photos as guides for placement of grabs, retainer valve, cut levers and general car end details?

Thanks,

Jerry Breon

Mooresville, NC 

 





DT&I 50' Round Roof Auto Parts Boxcar

Jerry Breon
 

A recent post by Tony Thompson <http://modelingthesp.blogspot.com/2018/01/auto-industry-traffic-part-4-model-cars.html> reminded me that I have the same referenced HO scale DT&I 50' auto parts car (very early Athearn wood and metal model) that I would like to repair, make some basic improvements to and place into service on my layout. I reviewed Ted's Focus on Freight Cars Volume 5 and did not see any photos of this particular DT&I car although there were several photos of very similar PRR cars. Could someone point me towards a prototype photo of the DT&I car or would I be OK using the PRR photos as guides for placement of grabs, retainer valve, cut levers and general car end details?

Thanks,

Jerry Breon

Mooresville, NC 



Re: Bob's Photos at the Big E

Tim O'Connor
 

Earl

He takes a room at the hotel across the street.

Tim O'Connor


Can anyone tell me if/where Bob Liljestrand will be at the upcoming show in West Springfield, MA?
Can anyone share his current email address?
TIA,
Earl Tuson


Re: Another up for bid

Clark Propst
 

Is the load removable?
Schuyler

Yes.
Clark


Bob's Photos at the Big E

Earl Tuson
 

Can anyone tell me if/where Bob Liljestrand will be at the upcoming show in West Springfield, MA?

Can anyone share his current email address?

TIA,
Earl Tuson


Re: Interesting Rock Island salt car

Tony Thompson
 

Jerry Michels wrote:

 
Considering some of the higher-ups in the UP freely pilfered company records after the merger, I doubt they still exist 1000 feet underground in Hutchinson..

   Interesting comment, since Don Snoddy, then director of the UP Museum, told me that upon taking possession of MP offices everywhere, most records had been removed and could "not be located." Seems odd that UP people could ransack offices while they still belonged to MP. Don's charter was to identify and preserve MP records, but found awfully few remaining. Incidentally, Don was also in charge of the same job when the SP takeover occurred, and he said relatively few things were missing.

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Re: Interesting Rock Island salt car

Jerry Michels
 

As a complete aside. These mines, as they were mined out, were used to store many corporate records in the event of a nuclear attack. The Missouri Pacific corporate records are/were stored there.  I was privileged to visit them for three days in the 1980s when working on my caboose book and before lawyers got in on the act and closed access to the records because of the employee records stored there. Tons of corporate records for the Mopac and most if not all of its predecessor and merged lines, and even full erection diagrams for MoPac steam locomotives stored in aluminum tubes.  Considering some of the higher-ups in the UP freely pilfered company records after the merger, I doubt they still exist 1000 feet underground in Hutchinson..

Jerry Michels


Re: GM&O 26300-26999 series info help

Donald Ford <ford.donald77@...>
 

Thanks Ed
Don Ford 
Cameron Missouri


Re: GM&O 26300-26999 series info help

Ed Hawkins
 


On Jan 15, 2018, at 9:25 PM, ford.donald77@... [STMFC] <STMFC@...> wrote:

Group

Going thru some old kit that have been in storage came a upon a CB&T car #26451 with the broken wing scheme - foobe or not?

Also a GM&O #24579 End Cab model double door 40-foot car broken wing scheme - smae question

It think the 26300-2699 series had black roof, ends, underframes and trucks when built did this carry on to the broken wing scheme or were they all one color?

Don,
GM&O 26300-26999: 700 cars, built ca. 12-52 by ACF, lot no. 3663. 

Postwar 40’-6” AAR box cars with 10-panel riveted sides, 6’ door openings, 4-5-5 Improved Youngstown doors, 1948-1954 version Improved Dreadnaught ends, diagonal panel roof, Ajax (first 300) & Miner (last 400) hand brakes, Kerrigan running boards & brake steps, A-3 Ride Control trucks. These cars are listed on the appropriate roster of cars with similar features downloadable on the STMFC web site.

Paint specs from the ACF bill of materials: Freight car red - sides; black car cement - ends, roof, u/f; black - brake parts, trucks; white - side stencils; aluminum - end stencils.

The 24579 is likely beyond the scope of this forum. 

Regards,
Ed Hawkins




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