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Re: 1927 ORER

Richard Townsend
 

No FTX in 1/38 ORER.

Richard Townsend
Lincoln City, OR


-----Original Message-----
From: 'Claus Schlund' claus@... [STMFC]
To: STMFC
Sent: Sat, Mar 10, 2018 9:44 am
Subject: Re: [STMFC] 1927 ORER

 

Hi Steve and List Members,
 
The previously discussed image regarding the "Lincoln Oil Refining" tank car showed reporting marks of FTX... see link below.
 
 
FTX is listed in the May 1926 ORER on page 883 as Federal Tank Line with a total of 741 cars, varying in capacity.
 
Claus Schlund
 
 
 
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Saturday, March 10, 2018 12:29 PM
Subject: Re: [STMFC] 1927 ORER

Nothing in the May 1926 ORER for either Lincoln Oil or LINX
 
Claus Schlund
 
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Friday, March 09, 2018 11:42 PM
Subject: Re: [STMFC] 1927 ORER

Nothing in the ORERs from 1/38, 1/43, 4/52, 7/56, or 1/58. No LINX or Lincoln Oil.

Richard Townsend
Lincoln City, OR


-----Original Message-----
From: 'Steve and Barb Hile' shile@... [STMFC] <STMFC@...>
To: STMFC <STMFC@...>
Sent: Fri, Mar 9, 2018 8:24 pm
Subject: [STMFC] 1927 ORER

 
I am trying to trace some Lincoln Oil Refining Company tank cars that were purchased by UTLX in 1927.  I don't see Lincoln, or its reporting marks LINX in the October 1926 ORER and it doesn't show in 1930, either.
 
I would appreciate if anyone could share any Lincoln Oil Refining ORER info from any time in 1927 or later.  Lincoln was located in Robinson, Illinois and was a predecessor of Marathon, which still operates a refinery there.
 
Thanks in advance.
 
Steve Hile


Re: 1927 ORER

Ted Schnepf
 

Hi Steve,

checked 1/28 ORER, no LINX listed.  only Lincoln was Gas and coal LGCX.

ted


At 10:24 PM 3/9/2018, you wrote:


I am trying to trace some Lincoln Oil Refining Company tank cars that were purchased by UTLX in 1927.  I don't see Lincoln, or its reporting marks LINX in the October 1926 ORER and it doesn't show in 1930, either.
 
I would appreciate if anyone could share any Lincoln Oil Refining ORER info from any time in 1927 or later.  Lincoln was located in Robinson, Illinois and was a predecessor of Marathon, which still operates a refinery there.
 
Thanks in advance.
 
Steve Hile

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Re: NYS&W 400 series PS1 Boxcars

John Sykes III
 

Ed:

P.S.  Actually that does make sense, now that I think about it.  Susquehanna did use some of the PS1 cars as BX with steam and signal lines added. So taking them off of the freight roster jives.  Then if they sold them to LNE in the late '50s they would be gone for good.  And,  most importantly, the numbers do add up!

-- John


Re: NYS&W 400 series PS1 Boxcars

John Sykes III
 

Ed:

That sounds semi-logical since LNE picked up 8 PS-1s after their initial order of 300 from PS (in 1956, I believe).  However, 5 of the PS1s left the Susquehanna ORER roster BEFORE January 1954 (there are only 30 cars on that roster).  I don't have a 1954 passenger ORER so don't know if the Susquehanna moved them to the passenger roster (i.e., reclassified as BX), or what.  The cars were not used in interchange service, so I don't know why they were in the ORER to begin with.

-- John


Re: Salt Tank Cars from 1926

rwitt_2000
 

I see I am late to the discussion, but they are neat looking tank cars.

Bob Witt


Salt Tank Cars from 1926

rwitt_2000
 

Another image from the Indiana Historical Society digital collection.

http://images.indianahistory.org/cdm/singleitem/collection/p16797coll21/id/94/rec/8

These are new to me. I don't recall much discussion of wood tank car to carry, I assume, salt in water solution. Obviously built by Hauser-Stander Tank Company Cars of Cincinnati, Ohio

Can others provide some background?

Bob Witt



Brass OMI HO Paccar Side dump Car

Andy Carlson
 




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Offered for $185, plus buyer to pay $7 shipping by US mail. Pictures of identical side dump cars can be viewed by internet searching for "OMI-1317 Side dump Car".

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Re: 1927 ORER

Claus Schlund \(HGM\)
 


Hi Steve and List Members,
 
The previously discussed image regarding the "Lincoln Oil Refining" tank car showed reporting marks of FTX... see link below.
 
 
FTX is listed in the May 1926 ORER on page 883 as Federal Tank Line with a total of 741 cars, varying in capacity.
 
Claus Schlund
 
 
 

----- Original Message -----
Sent: Saturday, March 10, 2018 12:29 PM
Subject: Re: [STMFC] 1927 ORER

Nothing in the May 1926 ORER for either Lincoln Oil or LINX
 
Claus Schlund
 
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Friday, March 09, 2018 11:42 PM
Subject: Re: [STMFC] 1927 ORER

Nothing in the ORERs from 1/38, 1/43, 4/52, 7/56, or 1/58. No LINX or Lincoln Oil.

Richard Townsend
Lincoln City, OR


-----Original Message-----
From: 'Steve and Barb Hile' shile@... [STMFC] <STMFC@...>
To: STMFC <STMFC@...>
Sent: Fri, Mar 9, 2018 8:24 pm
Subject: [STMFC] 1927 ORER

 
I am trying to trace some Lincoln Oil Refining Company tank cars that were purchased by UTLX in 1927.  I don't see Lincoln, or its reporting marks LINX in the October 1926 ORER and it doesn't show in 1930, either.
 
I would appreciate if anyone could share any Lincoln Oil Refining ORER info from any time in 1927 or later.  Lincoln was located in Robinson, Illinois and was a predecessor of Marathon, which still operates a refinery there.
 
Thanks in advance.
 
Steve Hile


Re: 1927 ORER

Claus Schlund \(HGM\)
 


Nothing in the May 1926 ORER for either Lincoln Oil or LINX
 
Claus Schlund
 

----- Original Message -----
Sent: Friday, March 09, 2018 11:42 PM
Subject: Re: [STMFC] 1927 ORER

Nothing in the ORERs from 1/38, 1/43, 4/52, 7/56, or 1/58. No LINX or Lincoln Oil.

Richard Townsend
Lincoln City, OR


-----Original Message-----
From: 'Steve and Barb Hile' shile@... [STMFC] <STMFC@...>
To: STMFC <STMFC@...>
Sent: Fri, Mar 9, 2018 8:24 pm
Subject: [STMFC] 1927 ORER

 
I am trying to trace some Lincoln Oil Refining Company tank cars that were purchased by UTLX in 1927.  I don't see Lincoln, or its reporting marks LINX in the October 1926 ORER and it doesn't show in 1930, either.
 
I would appreciate if anyone could share any Lincoln Oil Refining ORER info from any time in 1927 or later.  Lincoln was located in Robinson, Illinois and was a predecessor of Marathon, which still operates a refinery there.
 
Thanks in advance.
 
Steve Hile


Park & Pollard insulated boxcar

Wayne Slaughter <wrs642@...>
 

Looking for information about Park & Pollard (PRKX, P&P Car Line) class RB steel underframe, ventilated refrigerators used to ship bagged feed. I know they appeared frequently in New Hampshire on the B&M in the transition era undoubtedly hauling in chicken feed. There is a mention and a partial photo in a Dwight Smith article in the B&M bulletin.

Four groups of cars (400-499, 600-699, 700-799, 800-899) appear in the ORER 1953, my era.

Looking to add one to the Dominion & New England roster. From Dwight's B&W photo I'm guessing they were boxcar red with white lettering. 

Any and all help appreciated!

Regards

Wayne Slaughter
dominionandnewengland.wordpress.com


Re: Another Pickle Car (Photo)

Gene Deimling
 

The museum in Green Bay, Wisconsin has a pickle car preserved.

Gene Deimling


Another Pickle Car (Photo)

thecitrusbelt@...
 

Loading cucumbers:

 

https://tinyurl.com/y96nrcmk

 

Have any of these open side-style (correct terminology?) pickle cars been preserved at a museum?

 

Bob Chaparro

Hemet, CA


Re: 1927 ORER

Richard Townsend
 

Nothing in the ORERs from 1/38, 1/43, 4/52, 7/56, or 1/58. No LINX or Lincoln Oil.

Richard Townsend
Lincoln City, OR


-----Original Message-----
From: 'Steve and Barb Hile' shile@... [STMFC] To: STMFC
Sent: Fri, Mar 9, 2018 8:24 pm
Subject: [STMFC] 1927 ORER

 
I am trying to trace some Lincoln Oil Refining Company tank cars that were purchased by UTLX in 1927.  I don't see Lincoln, or its reporting marks LINX in the October 1926 ORER and it doesn't show in 1930, either.
 
I would appreciate if anyone could share any Lincoln Oil Refining ORER info from any time in 1927 or later.  Lincoln was located in Robinson, Illinois and was a predecessor of Marathon, which still operates a refinery there.
 
Thanks in advance.
 
Steve Hile


1927 ORER

Steve and Barb Hile
 

I am trying to trace some Lincoln Oil Refining Company tank cars that were purchased by UTLX in 1927.  I don't see Lincoln, or its reporting marks LINX in the October 1926 ORER and it doesn't show in 1930, either.
 
I would appreciate if anyone could share any Lincoln Oil Refining ORER info from any time in 1927 or later.  Lincoln was located in Robinson, Illinois and was a predecessor of Marathon, which still operates a refinery there.
 
Thanks in advance.
 
Steve Hile


Re: Salt Tank Cars

Schuyler Larrabee
 

These cars are quite interesting. Note the lengthy platforms at the ends of the cars.



I agree, Bruce, wood tanks.



Schuyler



From: STMFC@... <STMFC@...>
Sent: Friday, March 09, 2018 12:46 PM
To: STMFC@...
Subject: Re: [STMFC] Salt Tank Cars





Bob,



I’m not sure if you’re trying to say that these are have steel tanks. If you are then I believe that you are incorrect. If you examine the photograph very carefully, it is clear that the tanks are wood. Thus, they are (nearly) identical to the vinegar tank cars and that makes a lot of sense. I also note that they appear to be be style with 2 tanks per car.



Regards

Bruce



Bruce F. Smith

Auburn, AL

"Some days you are the bug, some days you are the windshield."









On Mar 9, 2018, at 10:31 AM, thecitrusbelt@... <mailto:thecitrusbelt@...> [STMFC] <STMFC@... <mailto:STMFC@...> > wrote:





This 1926 builder's photo is from the Indiana Historical Society website:

<http://images.indianahistory.org/cdm/singleitem/collection/p16797coll21/id/94/rec/616> http://images.indianahistory.org/cdm/singleitem/collection/p16797coll21/id/94/rec/616

I imagine these cars carried various salt compounds. To my eye they look a bit like steel versions of vinegar tank cars with wooden tanks.

What else is known about such cars?

Bob Chaparro


Re: Salt Tank Cars

Ted Schnepf
 

Hello,

Are these cars longer than 40 foot?  Maybe the camera angle makes the cars look long.  What are the reporting marks?

Was salt mined in the Cincinnati area?

ted


At 11:45 AM 3/9/2018, you wrote:


Bob,

I’m not sure if you’re trying to say that these are have steel tanks. If you are then I believe that you are incorrect.  If you examine the photograph very carefully, it is clear that the tanks are wood.  Thus, they are (nearly) identical to the vinegar tank cars and that makes a lot of sense.  I also note that they appear to be be style with 2 tanks per car.

Regards

Bruce


Bruce F. Smith           

Auburn, AL
"Some days you are the bug, some days you are the windshield."




On Mar 9, 2018, at 10:31 AM, thecitrusbelt@... [STMFC] <STMFC@...> wrote:

This 1926 builder's photo is from the Indiana Historical Society website:
http://images.indianahistory.org/cdm/singleitem/collection/p16797coll21/id/94/rec/616
I imagine these cars carried various salt compounds. To my eye they look a bit like steel versions of vinegar tank cars with wooden tanks.
What else is known about such cars?
Bob Chaparro


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Re: USRA was Ralston-Purina Ventilated Box Car (Reefer)

Ted Culotta
 

It’s a Petroleum Iron Works car. There weren’t many. I’m getting on a plane, but can post additional commentary tomorrow when i’m back home.

Cheers


Re: USRA was Ralston-Purina Ventilated Box Car (Reefer)

brianleppert@att.net
 

The USRA tank design allowed for either construction.  USRA drawings were published in the 1919 Car Builders' Dictionary and Cyclopedia and reprinted in Train Shed Cyclopedia No. 9.

I posted the photo link again because my first post lost the link to Tim's post.

Brian Leppert
Carson City


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


I thought I'd already posted that... In any case, the tank is not a 4-course
(horizontal courses) like the USRA design.



Borascu Covered Hopper Car

thecitrusbelt@...
 

Photo taken in August 1956. This is Baltimore & Ohio Train No. 102 eastbound at West Broad Street, Columbus, Ohio:

 

https://www.flickr.com/photos/38641689@N05/13222580804/in/album-72157642498545434/

 

I've seen covered hopper cars with "Borax" lettering. This one is marked for "Borascu", a product of Pacific Coast Borax Company. Borascu is a sodium borate ore weed control chemical.

 

Bob Chaparro

Hemet, CA


Re: USRA was Ralston-Purina Ventilated Box Car (Reefer)

Tim O'Connor
 


I thought I'd already posted that... In any case, the tank is not a 4-course
(horizontal courses) like the USRA design.