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Unidentified deep well flatcar

Donald B. Valentine
 

Hi folks,

   Does anyone have any idea of what railroad owned the deep well flatcar in the photo attached
that the first A-bomb was being unloaded from in the desert? This is from recently released CIA
documents. Then, too, it could have been government owned. Presume such things are still
shipped in a similar manner. Just as long as they are not armed!

Cordially, Don Valentine

  




Accurail gondola upgrade

Eric Hansmann
 

Clark Propst shares his work on an Accurail HO scale gondola kit in the latest Resin Car Works blog post. He adds a few simple details inspired by a C&NW prototype.  

http://blog.resincarworks.com/cnw-gondola-upgrades/



Eric Hansmann
RCW web guy


Re: steam era freight car images, dating from 1900 to 1942

Bill Daniels <billinsf@...>
 

Interesting shots, Claus... one of the most interesting to me was the 7th (I think) shot down from the top which shows a small box on the ground alongside the car... it is a wooden 8x10 field camera folded up (similar to a Deardorff camera). The leather bags on top of it probably hold the film holders for the camera.

Bill Daniels 
San Anselmo, CA


On Sunday, March 10, 2019, 11:59:18 AM PDT, WILLIAM PARDIE <PARDIEW001@...> wrote:


Morning All:

There are several photos in this post that I would like to copy or purchase for my own modeling efforts.  In particular they ae for the UP 50 door and a half car.  I had posted a question on this list concerning this car about a. month ago but had no luck.

Appreciate any help:

Billl Pardie
On Mar 10, 2019, at 3:56 AM, gary laakso <vasa0vasa@...> wrote:

Claus:
 
A great selection, thank you very much for sharing!  The CN stock car is exotic, see last picture, along with the Fox trucks shown under a UP stock car in picture #9.  I like the view of the horizontal floor support I-bar under the steel single sheathed UP 50 foot boxcar shown in pictures #7 and 8.
 
Gary Laakso
Northwest of Mike Brock
 
From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io <main@RealSTMFC.groups.io> On Behalf Of Claus Schlund \(HGM\)
Sent: Sunday, March 10, 2019 6:08 AM
To: STMFC <main@RealSTMFC.groups.io>
Subject: [RealSTMFC] steam era freight car images, dating from 1900 to 1942
 
Hi List Members,
 
Some might enjoy these steam era freight car images, dating from 1900 to 1942.
 
Enjoy!
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Claus Schlund
 



Re: ICC Val Survey Equipment records

Eric Lombard
 

Hello Earl...

You can obtain the complete scanned set from Allen Stanley's Railroad Data Exchange.

He writes: "I run a labor of love called The Railroad Data Exchange with the end goal of preserving copies of diagrams and other railroad issued paper from private collections. I have scans of hundreds of diagram books of mostly steam locos, but others of freight and passenger cars, track charts, some paint diagrams and all kinds of other documents. I charge nothing for what I have. To get something is simple- send me something in return. If you have nothing to trade and have a legitimate need I'll be glad to talk about it. My goal is to preserve copies of this stuff and help others use it to produce good things. A list can be had be asking. It will come as an Excel file or something else if need be. My e-mail address is raildata@..."


On Sun, Mar 10, 2019 at 1:01 PM Earl Tuson <etuson@...> wrote:
In the early 1990’s, William Edson offered photocopied booklets of the equipment listings compiled during
the ICC Valuation Surveys.  Does anyone have his booklets S-1 (Maine railroads) and S-5 (CT & RI
railroads) that they would be willing to share?  I can offer S-2, S-3, and S-4 in return.  These cover the
B&M, MEC, and MA, NH, & VT shortlines.

Earl Tuson




Re: Vanderbilt Tank Car

Steve Wolcott
 

Let me try the attachments again.
Steve Wolcott


Re: steam era freight car images, dating from 1900 to 1942

WILLIAM PARDIE
 

Morning All:

There are several photos in this post that I would like to copy or purchase for my own modeling efforts.  In particular they ae for the UP 50 door and a half car.  I had posted a question on this list concerning this car about a. month ago but had no luck.

Appreciate any help:

Billl Pardie

On Mar 10, 2019, at 3:56 AM, gary laakso <vasa0vasa@...> wrote:

Claus:
 
A great selection, thank you very much for sharing!  The CN stock car is exotic, see last picture, along with the Fox trucks shown under a UP stock car in picture #9.  I like the view of the horizontal floor support I-bar under the steel single sheathed UP 50 foot boxcar shown in pictures #7 and 8.
 
Gary Laakso
Northwest of Mike Brock
 
From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io <main@RealSTMFC.groups.io> On Behalf Of Claus Schlund \(HGM\)
Sent: Sunday, March 10, 2019 6:08 AM
To: STMFC <main@RealSTMFC.groups.io>
Subject: [RealSTMFC] steam era freight car images, dating from 1900 to 1942
 
Hi List Members,
 
Some might enjoy these steam era freight car images, dating from 1900 to 1942.
 
Enjoy!
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Claus Schlund
 



Re: Vanderbilt Tank Car

Gary Ray
 

Hi Steve,

I didn’t get the attachment.  Would really appreciate it.

Thanks,

Gary Ray~ Modeling SP in 1926

Magalia, CA

 

From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io [mailto:main@RealSTMFC.groups.io] On Behalf Of Steve Wolcott
Sent: Sunday, March 10, 2019 8:26 AM
To: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io
Subject: Re: [RealSTMFC] Vanderbilt Tank Car

 

Thanks for the additional information and the help with the photo.  The article is the the June, 1954 issue of "Model Trains", attached.  
Steve Wolcott


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Re: ICC Val Survey Equipment records

Chuck Cover
 

Thanks Dick. I'll email Steve.

Chuck

-----Original Message-----
From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io <main@RealSTMFC.groups.io> On Behalf Of Earl
Tuson
Sent: Sunday, March 10, 2019 12:02 PM
To: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io
Subject: [RealSTMFC] ICC Val Survey Equipment records

In the early 1990's, William Edson offered photocopied booklets of the
equipment listings compiled during the ICC Valuation Surveys. Does anyone
have his booklets S-1 (Maine railroads) and S-5 (CT & RI
railroads) that they would be willing to share? I can offer S-2, S-3, and
S-4 in return. These cover the B&M, MEC, and MA, NH, & VT shortlines.

Earl Tuson


ICC Val Survey Equipment records

Earl Tuson
 

In the early 1990’s, William Edson offered photocopied booklets of the equipment listings compiled during
the ICC Valuation Surveys. Does anyone have his booklets S-1 (Maine railroads) and S-5 (CT & RI
railroads) that they would be willing to share? I can offer S-2, S-3, and S-4 in return. These cover the
B&M, MEC, and MA, NH, & VT shortlines.

Earl Tuson


Re: Terry Wegmann R-40-18 and 19 kits

Pierre Oliver
 

On Mar 10, 2019, at 12:45 PM, Andy Carlson <midcentury@...> wrote:

Hello-

I have decided to offer my last black Hardware Wegmann R-30-18 HO styrene kit. This has the Equipco fan.

Offered for $44.00 which includes shipping to the US. If interested, contact me off-list at <midcentury@...> I accept checks and money orders. With a small fee, PayPal is welcomed.

Thanks,
-Andy Carlson
Ojai CA


Terry Wegmann R-40-18 and 19 kits

Andy Carlson
 

Hello-

I have decided to offer my last black Hardware Wegmann R-30-18 HO styrene kit. This has the Equipco fan.

Offered for $44.00 which includes shipping to the US. If interested, contact me off-list at <midcentury@...> I accept checks and money orders. With a small fee, PayPal is welcomed.

Thanks,
-Andy Carlson
Ojai CA


Re: Vanderbilt Tank Car

Steve Wolcott
 

Thanks for the additional information and the help with the photo.  The article is the the June, 1954 issue of "Model Trains", attached.  
Steve Wolcott


Re: steam era freight car images, dating from 1900 to 1942

mopacfirst
 

Isn't this car a prototype for one of the earliest Westerfield kits, as we were discussing not too long ago?

Ron Merrick


Re: steam era freight car images, dating from 1900 to 1942

gary laakso
 

Claus:

 

A great selection, thank you very much for sharing!  The CN stock car is exotic, see last picture, along with the Fox trucks shown under a UP stock car in picture #9.  I like the view of the horizontal floor support I-bar under the steel single sheathed UP 50 foot boxcar shown in pictures #7 and 8.

 

Gary Laakso

Northwest of Mike Brock

 


steam era freight car images, dating from 1900 to 1942

Claus Schlund \(HGM\)
 


Re: Operating on Santa Fe's Alma branch

Jared Harper
 

Bruce,

I am going to have to pay you more for your advertising.  What you said is mostly right.  My crews are mostly three man crews--engineer, conductor and brakeman., pretty much without exception.  On rare occasions I have allowed a 4th person to participate who functions as a second brakeman.  The speed averaged 15 mph westbound, and 21 mph eastbound.

Jared Harper


Re: Operating on Santa Fe's Alma branch

Jared Harper
 

Do it.  I could provide lodging for three guys.

Jared


Re: Vanderbilt Tank Car

Gary Ray
 

Do you happen to know what publication the article was in?  The issue would even be better yet. Internet search did not find it.  Also checked all past MR issues. 

Thanks,

Gary Ray

 

From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io [mailto:main@RealSTMFC.groups.io] On Behalf Of Steve Wolcott
Sent: Saturday, March 9, 2019 1:20 PM
To: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io
Subject: Re: [RealSTMFC] Vanderbilt Tank Car

 

This model (S scale) is based on the first published article by Chuck Yungkurth, in 1954.

 


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Vanderbilt Tank Car

David
 

The larger pic reveals that this car was built by American Steel Foundry during their brief season as a car builder circa 1900-01.

David Thompson


Re: Vanderbilt Tank Car

Douglas Harding
 

It was possible to zoom in on the image and do a screen save. Lettering is readable. See attached.

 

Doug  Harding

www.iowacentralrr.org

 

From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io [mailto:main@RealSTMFC.groups.io] On Behalf Of Steve Wolcott
Sent: Saturday, March 9, 2019 3:20 PM
To: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io
Subject: Re: [RealSTMFC] Vanderbilt Tank Car

 

Wow, this is a photo I thought I would never see.  I was beginning to wonder if the car had ever been built.  This model (S scale) is based on the first published article by Chuck Yungkurth, in 1954.   Chuck went on to publish numerous articles until his passing. I was fortunate to meet Chuck some years ago at the Colorado Railroad Museum where he volunteered.

 

Chuck said he had never found a photo of the prototype, nor who had owned these cars.  Some basic diagrams of the car were all he could find.

 

I started this model in 1964 at the age of 13. At that time I constructed the tank out of copper pipe, the dome out of brass, and the ends out of heat formed acrylic. The frame is wood shapes, as styrene shapes were not available then.

 

52 years later, I decided to complete this car.  I had to guess as to the rivet patterns.  Now with this photo I can do them right.  I never finished because I hesitated to guess at the brake layout.  And I'll get to make a few other changes, like a second brake wheel, and are those folding stirrup steps?  Looks like the grab irons shown on the diagrams did not make it to the real car.

Wish I could read the fine lettering.  But at least I now have a photo and know the car actually existed.

Steve Wolcott