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Re: What Is It?

Douglas Harding
 

I’m with Ralph, the platform next to the telegraph pole looks like a hog drencher platform. Hogs were the only animals that required cooling off with a spray of water. Railroads that handled livestock, particularly hogs, had hog drenchers. Most consisted of a vertical pipe on a platform, with horizontal nozzles to spray the water. This one looks different from others I have seen.

 

And yes that is a steamboat on the far right edge of the photo. After all the photo was taken in Vicksburg MS, which is on the Mississippi River. You can see the river in the distance, behind the other train.

 

Doug  Harding

www.iowacentralrr.org

 

From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io [mailto:main@RealSTMFC.groups.io] On Behalf Of Ralph W. Brown
Sent: Saturday, January 19, 2019 12:06 PM
To: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io
Subject: Re: [RealSTMFC] What Is It?

 

Hi Bob,

 

Looks like there is a water hose coiled at the right end of the platform and attached to the vertical pipe and valve, so I’d guess it’s a station for watering and/or cooling stock in stock cars.

 

Pax,

 

 

Ralph Brown
Portland, Maine
PRRT&HS No. 3966
NMRA No. L2532

rbrown51[at]maine[dot]rr[dot]com

 

From: Bob Chaparro

Sent: Saturday, January 19, 2019 12:48 PM

To: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io

Subject: [RealSTMFC] What Is It?

 

Can anyone identify the structure to the right of the string of freight cars in this photo?

https://www.lakestatesarchive.org/ICRR-8x10-sheet-film-negatives/i-xQrM6Gb/A

Thanks.

Bob Chaparro

Hemet, CA


Re: What Is It?

 

The raised building, and twin smoke stacks separated by lightweight support, looks like a paddle wheel ship

Thanks!
Brian Ehni 
(Sent from my iPhone)

On Jan 19, 2019, at 11:48 AM, Bob Chaparro <chiefbobbb@...> wrote:

Can anyone identify the structure to the right of the string of freight cars in this photo?

https://www.lakestatesarchive.org/ICRR-8x10-sheet-film-negatives/i-xQrM6Gb/A

Thanks.

Bob Chaparro

Hemet, CA


Re: What Is It?

Ralph W. Brown
 

Hi Bob,
 
Looks like there is a water hose coiled at the right end of the platform and attached to the vertical pipe and valve, so I’d guess it’s a station for watering and/or cooling stock in stock cars.
 
Pax,
 
 
Ralph Brown
Portland, Maine
PRRT&HS No. 3966
NMRA No. L2532

rbrown51[at]maine[dot]rr[dot]com
 

From: Bob Chaparro
Sent: Saturday, January 19, 2019 12:48 PM
To: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io
Subject: [RealSTMFC] What Is It?
 

Can anyone identify the structure to the right of the string of freight cars in this photo?

https://www.lakestatesarchive.org/ICRR-8x10-sheet-film-negatives/i-xQrM6Gb/A

Thanks.

Bob Chaparro

Hemet, CA


Re: What Is It?

Charles Peck
 

I would say with 99.9% certainty that is a steamboat on the Mississippi River.
The other 0.1% is that it has been pulled ashore and is no longer actually on the river.
Chuck Peck

On Sat, Jan 19, 2019 at 12:48 PM Bob Chaparro <chiefbobbb@...> wrote:

Can anyone identify the structure to the right of the string of freight cars in this photo?

https://www.lakestatesarchive.org/ICRR-8x10-sheet-film-negatives/i-xQrM6Gb/A

Thanks.

Bob Chaparro

Hemet, CA


Re: the stock car in the lower right

Riverboy
 

Hello Bill,

After sending my first reply, I enlarged the photo, and noticed that all of the tenders in the background are equipped with what appear to be Fox trucks. Also, the Illinois Central box car #21159, located behind the stock car looks to have unusual trucks I can't identify.

Tod C Dwyer

On Saturday, January 19, 2019, 12:36:06 PM EST, Bill Keene via Groups.Io <bill41@...> wrote:


Hello Group,

Tod, I agree that there are a great number of interesting subjects in the photo. 

Besides what you have mentioned, please note that the locomotive that the stock car in questions is coupled to does not have a headlight and it appears — the shadows might be playing tricks here — that the main rod had been removed. The tender is also empty and the slope sheet looks well worn with a good deal of rust or possibly even acid deterioration. It appears that this 2-8-0 — guessing again — had been put out to pasture. 

Cheers, 
Bill Keene
Irvine, CA



On Jan 19, 2019, at 1:55 AM, Riverboy via Groups.Io <river_dweller_ohio@...> wrote:

Sorry guys, I know it's off the topic of the post, but this picture has so many neat elements. I like all of the spare tenders just sitting around the yard, as well as the odd passenger car (MOW?) near the shop building.

Tod C Dwyer

On Friday, January 18, 2019, 10:26:53 PM EST, Ralph W. Brown <rbrown51@...> wrote:


Hi Claus,
 
I was able to enlarge the image enough to read “Street’s Western Stables Car Line” to the right of the door.  At least pretty sure that’s what it said.
 
Pax,
 
 
Ralph Brown
Portland, Maine
PRRT&HS No. 3966
NMRA No. L2532

rbrown51[at]maine[dot]rr[dot]com
 
Sent: Friday, January 18, 2019 5:11 PM
To: STMFC
Subject: [RealSTMFC] the stock car in the lower right
 
Hi List Members,
 
On the image below, anyone have any thoughts on the stock car in the lower right? Reporting marks might be SWSCL - can anyone confirm and/or elaborate?
 
 
Thanks
 
Claus Schlund
 
 


Re: What Is It?

Barry Bennett
 

I would say that was a riverboat.

Barry Bennett, UK

On Sat, Jan 19, 2019 at 5:48 PM Bob Chaparro <chiefbobbb@...> wrote:

Can anyone identify the structure to the right of the string of freight cars in this photo?

https://www.lakestatesarchive.org/ICRR-8x10-sheet-film-negatives/i-xQrM6Gb/A

Thanks.

Bob Chaparro

Hemet, CA


What Is It?

Bob Chaparro
 

Can anyone identify the structure to the right of the string of freight cars in this photo?

https://www.lakestatesarchive.org/ICRR-8x10-sheet-film-negatives/i-xQrM6Gb/A

Thanks.

Bob Chaparro

Hemet, CA


Re: the stock car in the lower right

Bill Keene
 

Hello Group,

Tod, I agree that there are a great number of interesting subjects in the photo. 

Besides what you have mentioned, please note that the locomotive that the stock car in questions is coupled to does not have a headlight and it appears — the shadows might be playing tricks here — that the main rod had been removed. The tender is also empty and the slope sheet looks well worn with a good deal of rust or possibly even acid deterioration. It appears that this 2-8-0 — guessing again — had been put out to pasture. 

Cheers, 
Bill Keene
Irvine, CA



On Jan 19, 2019, at 1:55 AM, Riverboy via Groups.Io <river_dweller_ohio@...> wrote:

Sorry guys, I know it's off the topic of the post, but this picture has so many neat elements. I like all of the spare tenders just sitting around the yard, as well as the odd passenger car (MOW?) near the shop building.

Tod C Dwyer

On Friday, January 18, 2019, 10:26:53 PM EST, Ralph W. Brown <rbrown51@...> wrote:


Hi Claus,
 
I was able to enlarge the image enough to read “Street’s Western Stables Car Line” to the right of the door.  At least pretty sure that’s what it said.
 
Pax,
 
 
Ralph Brown
Portland, Maine
PRRT&HS No. 3966
NMRA No. L2532

rbrown51[at]maine[dot]rr[dot]com
 
Sent: Friday, January 18, 2019 5:11 PM
To: STMFC
Subject: [RealSTMFC] the stock car in the lower right
 
Hi List Members,
 
On the image below, anyone have any thoughts on the stock car in the lower right? Reporting marks might be SWSCL - can anyone confirm and/or elaborate?
 
 
Thanks
 
Claus Schlund
 
 


deliver something other than livestock

Claus Schlund \(HGM\)
 

Hi List Members,
 
Note the stock cars at the roundhouse - it is an almost total certainty they were used to deliver something other than livestock to the roundhouse!
 
 
Enjoy!
 
Claus Schlund
 


Re: New York Central Photo Collection

Doug Chapman
 

Friends,

Noel Widdifield, one of the directors of the NYCSHS, asked me to post this:

"Our NYCSHS Archive Photo Collection is housed on the a site that was partly funded by a R&LHS grant with the idea that it would support multiple railroads. We are piggy backing on that development work but all of the NYCSHS material is funded by us.  We do not have any W&LE photos in our collection as it was never a part of the NYCS.

I hope that explains your question.
Thanks, Noel
Noel Widdifield
NYCSHS Director

Blessings, Doug

Doug Chapman
Montclair, VA



Re: Accurail

Paul Doggett
 

Thanks guys 


On 19 Jan 2019, at 05:52, Dennis Storzek <destorzek@...> wrote:

Thanks John for helping Paul out. I might be part owner, but they don't let me anywhere near the web site... building tools is more fun anyway.

Paul, if you are still having trouble Monday, e-mail me at dennis at accurail dot com and I'll take it up with our IT guy.

Dennis Storzek
Accurail, Inc.


Re: the stock car in the lower right

Riverboy
 

Sorry guys, I know it's off the topic of the post, but this picture has so many neat elements. I like all of the spare tenders just sitting around the yard, as well as the odd passenger car (MOW?) near the shop building.

Tod C Dwyer

On Friday, January 18, 2019, 10:26:53 PM EST, Ralph W. Brown <rbrown51@...> wrote:


Hi Claus,
 
I was able to enlarge the image enough to read “Street’s Western Stables Car Line” to the right of the door.  At least pretty sure that’s what it said.
 
Pax,
 
 
Ralph Brown
Portland, Maine
PRRT&HS No. 3966
NMRA No. L2532

rbrown51[at]maine[dot]rr[dot]com
 
Sent: Friday, January 18, 2019 5:11 PM
To: STMFC
Subject: [RealSTMFC] the stock car in the lower right
 
Hi List Members,
 
On the image below, anyone have any thoughts on the stock car in the lower right? Reporting marks might be SWSCL - can anyone confirm and/or elaborate?
 
 
Thanks
 
Claus Schlund
 
 


Re: Accurail

Dennis Storzek
 

Thanks John for helping Paul out. I might be part owner, but they don't let me anywhere near the web site... building tools is more fun anyway.

Paul, if you are still having trouble Monday, e-mail me at dennis at accurail dot com and I'll take it up with our IT guy.

Dennis Storzek
Accurail, Inc.


Re: FW: [shake-n-take] 2018 Shake-n-Take ERIE car - Replacement ends

Mikebrock
 

 

Hi, Schuyler,

 

One of the best ways for me to get off my butt and build an interesting car is to build the Shake’s Erie car so if you still have the correct ends…My Smail address: Mike Brock, 2260 Coconut Lane, Merritt Island, FL 32952.

 

Mike…was I at Prototype Rails 2018?

 

Previously posted on the Shake-n-Take list, but to make sure anyone who qualifies is aware . . .

 

Schuyler

 


Re: the stock car in the lower right

Ralph W. Brown
 

Hi Claus,
 
I was able to enlarge the image enough to read “Street’s Western Stables Car Line” to the right of the door.  At least pretty sure that’s what it said.
 
Pax,
 
 
Ralph Brown
Portland, Maine
PRRT&HS No. 3966
NMRA No. L2532

rbrown51[at]maine[dot]rr[dot]com
 

From: Claus Schlund &#92;(HGM&#92;)
Sent: Friday, January 18, 2019 5:11 PM
To: STMFC
Subject: [RealSTMFC] the stock car in the lower right
 
Hi List Members,
 
On the image below, anyone have any thoughts on the stock car in the lower right? Reporting marks might be SWSCL - can anyone confirm and/or elaborate?
 
 
Thanks
 
Claus Schlund
 
 


Re: Accurail

John Sykes III
 

The order form is for dealers and large orders (sent in via US Mail).  Accurail is handling all their small orders through the website.  Go to the website and look for the item under the parts menu.  If it is in stock, there should be a "Buy Now" button next to the item.  Click on this and it will take you to the PayPal order page.  Fill out how many you want, etc. then you can either go to check out or back to the website to do more shopping.  You can order via the PayPal app even if you don't have a PayPal account.  You just need a valid credit card.  I don't know how well this works for overseas orders, however.  I ordered a bunch of stuff this way and it was down here in Florida in three days.

-- John


Re: the stock car in the lower right

Douglas Harding
 


Street's Western Stable-Car Line (Streets Co., Inc.)

 

 

Doug  Harding

www.iowacentralrr.org

 

From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io [mailto:main@RealSTMFC.groups.io] On Behalf Of Claus Schlund \(HGM\)
Sent: Friday, January 18, 2019 4:12 PM
To: STMFC
Subject: [RealSTMFC] the stock car in the lower right

 

Hi List Members,

 

On the image below, anyone have any thoughts on the stock car in the lower right? Reporting marks might be SWSCL - can anyone confirm and/or elaborate?

 

 

Thanks

 

Claus Schlund

 

 


Re: the stock car in the lower right

Jack Mullen
 

 S.W.S.C.L is Street's Western Stable Car Line, and I think the small letting below the initials is SPECIAL STOCK CAR.

Jack Mullen


Re: OFF LIST Re: RP Cyc Index (was Re: [RealSTMFC] X29/1923 ARA boxcars)

mopacfirst
 

Great, thanks.  A paper copy of this is going to live on top of my RPCyc collection.

Ron Merrick


Re: New Shippers guide for sale

Ted Schnepf
 

Hello,

Rails Unlimited is announcing a new shipper guide available and it is on the website.  Rails Unlimited - Shippers Books


The New book is Chicago & North Western:

Chicago and North Western Ry Directory of Industries.  The 205 page book covers both the CNW and the Omaha Railways.  Produced in 1941, the industries are listed by commodity type, such as "coal dealers", "grain elevators", "manufacturers" and etc. The industries for each commodity are arranged by state and then town order. All industries in a town are listed, even if not served by the CNW/OMO.  The CNW is in the front of the book and the Omaha is the rear 1/3 of the book.  An interesting page claims in 1940 the shipment of livestock via train was safer than  shipment via truck, referring to prewar road conditions.  This book is $39.95 and has a comb binding for ease of laying flat while writing waybills.

The CNW is the twentieth shippers book to be reprinted to assist modelers and historians.  The previous, Northern Pacific book, is also now pictured on the website and available to ship.

Please contact me off list for any of the shippers guides.

ted

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