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Standard Car Co.??

Dave Lawler
 

Good day all,
I recently read a James Six blog on weathering where he showed an example of a door and a half conversion on an Accurail SS box car.
The company he mentioned that made the add-on half door was Standard Car Co., Wells River, VT and that they were available from Walthers.
Walthers does not list this manufacturer in their current catalog so I tried to find them through a Google search but no luck. I'd like to buy some of
these doors. Does anyone in this group know if they're still in business and how to reach them? Or does another company offer this kind of half door?
Dave Lawler 

Re: Standard Car Co.??

Benjamin Hom
 

Dave Lawler asked:
"I recently read a James Six blog on weathering where he showed an example of a door and a half conversion on an Accurail SS box car.
The company he mentioned that made the add-on half door was Standard Car Co., Wells River, VT and that they were available from Walthers. Walthers does not list this manufacturer in their current catalog so I tried to find them through a Google search but no luck. I'd like to buy some of these doors. Does anyone in this group know if they're still in business and how to reach them? Or does another company offer this kind of half door?"

Standard Car Co. is one of Don Valentine's brands.  He's on the list and should pipe up regarding availability.


Ben Hom

Re: Standard Car Co.??

Douglas Harding
 

Dave that would be New England Rail Service / Standard Car Co. Owner is Don Valentine, a member of this group, who just posted a few days ago. He would be your best source of information.

 

Doug  Harding

www.iowacentralrr.org

 

From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io [mailto:main@RealSTMFC.groups.io] On Behalf Of Dave Lawler
Sent: Tuesday, September 17, 2019 9:29 AM
To: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io
Subject: [RealSTMFC] Standard Car Co.??

 

Good day all,
I recently read a James Six blog on weathering where he showed an example of a door and a half conversion on an Accurail SS box car.
The company he mentioned that made the add-on half door was Standard Car Co., Wells River, VT and that they were available from Walthers.
Walthers does not list this manufacturer in their current catalog so I tried to find them through a Google search but no luck. I'd like to buy some of
these doors. Does anyone in this group know if they're still in business and how to reach them? Or does another company offer this kind of half door?
Dave Lawler 

Re: covered hopper grays

Eric Mumper
 

Ed,

Is there a chance your samples were scanned in black and white?  This would remove the olive cast.  I am suspicious because doing image work on the scan results in all colors having the exact same amounts of red, green and blue.

Eric Mumper

N. P. Resin WWII Emergency Boxcar Kits Available Again

Bob Chaparro
 

 

Information from Chris Atkins...

I just wanted to let everyone know that thanks to Jim Ruffing and Aaron Gjermundson and others on the NPRHA Modeling Committee, the NPHRA Company Store has stock in the outside braced, War Emergency Boxcar resin kits.

The kit was developed by the NPRHA as a one-piece resin "unibody" casting following the initial flat kit patterns originally developed for Sunshine Models by Frank Hodina. These are HO-Scale kits.

This is the third run of these outstanding models and will be the last.

http://store.nprha.org/ho-scale-war-emergency-boxcar/

While the kit includes accurate Tahoe trucks, decal sheets that will cover 8 cars are available to order at http://store.nprha.org/ho-decals-for-np-war-emergency-boxcar/

Chris Atkins

NPRHA Company Store Manager

Re: N. P. Resin WWII Emergency Boxcar Kits Available Again

npin53
 

A big thank you to Frank Hodina for the use of his patterns.

Aaron Gjermundson 

Re: Standard Car Co.??

Dave Lawler
 

Ben/Doug, Thank you for the info. I've looked around on line to try to find New England Rail Serv. but no luck so far.
I hope Don Valentine reads these messages.
Thanks again,
Dave Lawler

Cable Load

Bob Chaparro
 

This photo is from the Norfolk Southern Archive. The Archive is a collection of company photos from Norfolk Southern and its legacy railroads on this website:

https://norfolksouthern.tumblr.com/archive

Cable Load

https://norfolksouthern.tumblr.com/post/146353477102/its-throwbackthursday-in-1962-southern-railway

Caption:

"In 1962, Southern Railway celebrated an exceptionally large shipment of telephone cable with a photo shoot. 156,000 feet of Superior Cable were shipped from Hickory, North Carolina, to #Alaska. An unnamed model is smiling in this posed shot, despite her hooded parka and the 90 degree Carolina weather.

Southern carried the cable as far as East St. Louis, Missouri. It was then shipped over other rail lines to Seattle, Washington. The cable traveled by steamboat to Anchorage, Alaska, where it was put back on railcars and traveled about forty miles northeast to the city of Palmer. The customer, Matanuska Telephone Association, is still in business today and brings telephone service to rural South-Central Alaska."

Bob Chaparro

Hemet, CA

N&W Boxcar 47302 (Round Roof)

Bob Chaparro
 

This photo is from the Norfolk Southern Archive. The Archive is a collection of company photos from Norfolk Southern and its legacy railroads on this website:

https://norfolksouthern.tumblr.com/archive

N&W Boxcar 47302 (Round Roof)

https://norfolksouthern.tumblr.com/post/184106626017/its-tbt-throwback-thursday-nearly-seventy-years

Caption:

"Nearly seventy years ago—on Thursday, September 15, 1949—a Norfolk & Western train made a stop at the Streitmann Biscuit Company near Cincinnati, Ohio.

The bakery produced more than 100 different varieties of crackers and cookies, including honey graham crackers, Opera Crème cookies, and Zesta saltine crackers. By 1951, production amounted to 1,321 carloads of outbound traffic annually, which was either delivered by N&W to its destination or originated on the N&W for delivery by other railroads."

Bob Chaparro

Hemet, CA

Re: Standard Car Co.??

Bill Welch
 

IIRC the minimum order is $30 so you may need to recruit some people to fill out your order. This is fun and easy build to get to a GTW car. Richard Hendrickson had an article in RMJ on building one of the cars using a homemade half door before the little kit was available. Black Cat has the correct decal set.

You might check with Des Plaines to see if they have this conversion kit in stock.

Bill Welch

Re: N&W Boxcar 47302 (Round Roof)

Jesus Pe�a
 

Another Nice find from Bob,

if you look closely on the second car, it is a ATSF car with the "BUY WAR BONDS" slogan to the left of the door. I was unable to read the road number on my small screen

Jesus Peña
Concord, CA.

On Tuesday, September 17, 2019, 10:42:44 AM PDT, Bob Chaparro via Groups.Io <chiefbobbb@...> wrote:


This photo is from the Norfolk Southern Archive. The Archive is a collection of company photos from Norfolk Southern and its legacy railroads on this website:

https://norfolksouthern.tumblr.com/archive

N&W Boxcar 47302 (Round Roof)

https://norfolksouthern.tumblr.com/post/184106626017/its-tbt-throwback-thursday-nearly-seventy-years

Caption:

"Nearly seventy years ago—on Thursday, September 15, 1949—a Norfolk & Western train made a stop at the Streitmann Biscuit Company near Cincinnati, Ohio.

The bakery produced more than 100 different varieties of crackers and cookies, including honey graham crackers, Opera Crème cookies, and Zesta saltine crackers. By 1951, production amounted to 1,321 carloads of outbound traffic annually, which was either delivered by N&W to its destination or originated on the N&W for delivery by other railroads."

Bob Chaparro

Hemet, CA


--
Jesus Peña
Concord,California

Re: N&W Boxcar 47302 (Round Roof)

Ralph W. Brown
 

Hi Jesus,
 
Looks to me like the the AT&SF car’s number is xx514 or maybe xxx514.  The digit immediately before the “514” might be a “3,” but I’m not sure.
 
Pax,
 
 
Ralph Brown
Portland, Maine
PRRT&HS No. 3966
NMRA No. L2532

rbrown51[at]maine[dot]rr[dot]com
 

From: Jesus Pe�a via Groups.Io
Sent: Tuesday, September 17, 2019 2:54 PM
To: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io
Subject: Re: [RealSTMFC] N&W Boxcar 47302 (Round Roof)
 
Another Nice find from Bob,

if you look closely on the second car, it is a ATSF car with the "BUY WAR BONDS" slogan to the left of the door. I was unable to read the road number on my small screen

Jesus Peña
Concord, CA.
On Tuesday, September 17, 2019, 10:42:44 AM PDT, Bob Chaparro via Groups.Io <chiefbobbb@...> wrote:
 
 

This photo is from the Norfolk Southern Archive. The Archive is a collection of company photos from Norfolk Southern and its legacy railroads on this website:

https://norfolksouthern.tumblr.com/archive

N&W Boxcar 47302 (Round Roof)

https://norfolksouthern.tumblr.com/post/184106626017/its-tbt-throwback-thursday-nearly-seventy-years

Caption:

"Nearly seventy years ago—on Thursday, September 15, 1949—a Norfolk & Western train made a stop at the Streitmann Biscuit Company near Cincinnati, Ohio.

The bakery produced more than 100 different varieties of crackers and cookies, including honey graham crackers, Opera Crème cookies, and Zesta saltine crackers. By 1951, production amounted to 1,321 carloads of outbound traffic annually, which was either delivered by N&W to its destination or originated on the N&W for delivery by other railroads."

Bob Chaparro

Hemet, CA


--
Jesus Peña
Concord,California

Re: N&W Boxcar 47302 (Round Roof)

James SANDIFER
 

I like the fact that the Santa Fe car still has “Buy War Bonds” on it at this late date. 

 

 

J. Stephen Sandifer

 

From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io [mailto:main@RealSTMFC.groups.io] On Behalf Of Bob Chaparro via Groups.Io
Sent: Tuesday, September 17, 2019 12:43 PM
To: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io
Subject: [RealSTMFC] N&W Boxcar 47302 (Round Roof)

 

This photo is from the Norfolk Southern Archive. The Archive is a collection of company photos from Norfolk Southern and its legacy railroads on this website:

https://norfolksouthern.tumblr.com/archive

N&W Boxcar 47302 (Round Roof)

https://norfolksouthern.tumblr.com/post/184106626017/its-tbt-throwback-thursday-nearly-seventy-years

Caption:

"Nearly seventy years ago—on Thursday, September 15, 1949—a Norfolk & Western train made a stop at the Streitmann Biscuit Company near Cincinnati, Ohio.

The bakery produced more than 100 different varieties of crackers and cookies, including honey graham crackers, Opera Crème cookies, and Zesta saltine crackers. By 1951, production amounted to 1,321 carloads of outbound traffic annually, which was either delivered by N&W to its destination or originated on the N&W for delivery by other railroads."

Bob Chaparro

Hemet, CA

Re: N&W Boxcar 47302 (Round Roof)

tyesac@aol.com
 

A quick look at the Sunshine flyers page shows that this would be one of the 368 out of 1,535  USRA rebuit 40' box cars in the Bx36 class, so, the first three numbers would be 148000 through 149000's.   To bad the end reporting marks are completely obscured by dirt.

Tom Casey 


-----Original Message-----
From: Ralph W. Brown <rbrown51@...>
To: main <main@RealSTMFC.groups.io>
Sent: Tue, Sep 17, 2019 2:05 pm
Subject: Re: [RealSTMFC] N&W Boxcar 47302 (Round Roof)

Hi Jesus,
 
Looks to me like the the AT&SF car’s number is xx514 or maybe xxx514.  The digit immediately before the “514” might be a “3,” but I’m not sure.
 
Pax,
 
 
Ralph Brown
Portland, Maine
PRRT&HS No. 3966
NMRA No. L2532

rbrown51[at]maine[dot]rr[dot]com
 
Sent: Tuesday, September 17, 2019 2:54 PM
Subject: Re: [RealSTMFC] N&W Boxcar 47302 (Round Roof)
 
Another Nice find from Bob,

if you look closely on the second car, it is a ATSF car with the "BUY WAR BONDS" slogan to the left of the door. I was unable to read the road number on my small screen

Jesus Peña
Concord, CA.
On Tuesday, September 17, 2019, 10:42:44 AM PDT, Bob Chaparro via Groups.Io <chiefbobbb@...> wrote:
 
 
This photo is from the Norfolk Southern Archive. The Archive is a collection of company photos from Norfolk Southern and its legacy railroads on this website:
N&W Boxcar 47302 (Round Roof)
Caption:
"Nearly seventy years ago—on Thursday, September 15, 1949—a Norfolk & Western train made a stop at the Streitmann Biscuit Company near Cincinnati, Ohio.
The bakery produced more than 100 different varieties of crackers and cookies, including honey graham crackers, Opera Crème cookies, and Zesta saltine crackers. By 1951, production amounted to 1,321 carloads of outbound traffic annually, which was either delivered by N&W to its destination or originated on the N&W for delivery by other railroads."
Bob Chaparro
Hemet, CA

--
Jesus Peña
Concord,California

Re: N&W Boxcar 47302 (Round Roof)

Jesus Pe�a
 

Thanks to Ralph and Tom, complileing thier research and photo examination and assuming the "3" is actuall an "8" One may deduce the road number is 148514

just taking a wild swing at the ball

Jesus Peña
Concord, Ca

On Tuesday, September 17, 2019, 12:17:06 PM PDT, tyesac@... via Groups.Io <tyesac@...> wrote:


A quick look at the Sunshine flyers page shows that this would be one of the 368 out of 1,535  USRA rebuit 40' box cars in the Bx36 class, so, the first three numbers would be 148000 through 149000's.   To bad the end reporting marks are completely obscured by dirt.

Tom Casey 


-----Original Message-----
From: Ralph W. Brown <rbrown51@...>
To: main <main@RealSTMFC.groups.io>
Sent: Tue, Sep 17, 2019 2:05 pm
Subject: Re: [RealSTMFC] N&W Boxcar 47302 (Round Roof)

Hi Jesus,
 
Looks to me like the the AT&SF car’s number is xx514 or maybe xxx514.  The digit immediately before the “514” might be a “3,” but I’m not sure.
 
Pax,
 
 
Ralph Brown
Portland, Maine
PRRT&HS No. 3966
NMRA No. L2532

rbrown51[at]maine[dot]rr[dot]com
 
Sent: Tuesday, September 17, 2019 2:54 PM
Subject: Re: [RealSTMFC] N&W Boxcar 47302 (Round Roof)
 
Another Nice find from Bob,

if you look closely on the second car, it is a ATSF car with the "BUY WAR BONDS" slogan to the left of the door. I was unable to read the road number on my small screen

Jesus Peña
Concord, CA.
On Tuesday, September 17, 2019, 10:42:44 AM PDT, Bob Chaparro via Groups.Io <chiefbobbb@...> wrote:
 
 
This photo is from the Norfolk Southern Archive. The Archive is a collection of company photos from Norfolk Southern and its legacy railroads on this website:
N&W Boxcar 47302 (Round Roof)
Caption:
"Nearly seventy years ago—on Thursday, September 15, 1949—a Norfolk & Western train made a stop at the Streitmann Biscuit Company near Cincinnati, Ohio.
The bakery produced more than 100 different varieties of crackers and cookies, including honey graham crackers, Opera Crème cookies, and Zesta saltine crackers. By 1951, production amounted to 1,321 carloads of outbound traffic annually, which was either delivered by N&W to its destination or originated on the N&W for delivery by other railroads."
Bob Chaparro
Hemet, CA

--
Jesus Peña
Concord,California

--
Jesus Peña
Concord,California

Re: N&W Boxcar 47302 (Round Roof)

Ralph W. Brown
 

I suspect you’ve nailed.  What I thought might be a three could easily be an eight.  Those two numbers are often difficult to distinguish at that angle and resolution.
 
Thanks for putting it all together.
 
Pax,
 
 
Ralph Brown
Portland, Maine
PRRT&HS No. 3966
NMRA No. L2532

rbrown51[at]maine[dot]rr[dot]com
 

From: Jesus Pe�a via Groups.Io
Sent: Tuesday, September 17, 2019 3:27 PM
To: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io
Subject: Re: [RealSTMFC] N&W Boxcar 47302 (Round Roof)
 
Thanks to Ralph and Tom, complileing thier research and photo examination and assuming the "3" is actuall an "8" One may deduce the road number is 148514

just taking a wild swing at the ball

Jesus Peña
Concord, Ca
On Tuesday, September 17, 2019, 12:17:06 PM PDT, tyesac@... via Groups.Io <tyesac@...> wrote:
 
 
A quick look at the Sunshine flyers page shows that this would be one of the 368 out of 1,535  USRA rebuit 40' box cars in the Bx36 class, so, the first three numbers would be 148000 through 149000's.   To bad the end reporting marks are completely obscured by dirt.
 
Tom Casey


-----Original Message-----
From: Ralph W. Brown <rbrown51@...>
To: main <main@RealSTMFC.groups.io>
Sent: Tue, Sep 17, 2019 2:05 pm
Subject: Re: [RealSTMFC] N&W Boxcar 47302 (Round Roof)

Hi Jesus,
 
Looks to me like the the AT&SF car’s number is xx514 or maybe xxx514.  The digit immediately before the “514” might be a “3,” but I’m not sure.
 
Pax,
 
 
Ralph Brown
Portland, Maine
PRRT&HS No. 3966
NMRA No. L2532

rbrown51[at]maine[dot]rr[dot]com
 
Sent: Tuesday, September 17, 2019 2:54 PM
Subject: Re: [RealSTMFC] N&W Boxcar 47302 (Round Roof)
 
Another Nice find from Bob,

if you look closely on the second car, it is a ATSF car with the "BUY WAR BONDS" slogan to the left of the door. I was unable to read the road number on my small screen

Jesus Peña
Concord, CA.
On Tuesday, September 17, 2019, 10:42:44 AM PDT, Bob Chaparro via Groups.Io <chiefbobbb@...> wrote:
 
 
This photo is from the Norfolk Southern Archive. The Archive is a collection of company photos from Norfolk Southern and its legacy railroads on this website:
N&W Boxcar 47302 (Round Roof)
Caption:
"Nearly seventy years ago—on Thursday, September 15, 1949—a Norfolk & Western train made a stop at the Streitmann Biscuit Company near Cincinnati, Ohio.
The bakery produced more than 100 different varieties of crackers and cookies, including honey graham crackers, Opera Crème cookies, and Zesta saltine crackers. By 1951, production amounted to 1,321 carloads of outbound traffic annually, which was either delivered by N&W to its destination or originated on the N&W for delivery by other railroads."
Bob Chaparro
Hemet, CA

--
Jesus Peña
Concord,California

--
Jesus Peña
Concord,California

Re: N&W Boxcar 47302 (Round Roof)

James SANDIFER
 

According to Richard Hendrickson, Santa Fe applied the Buy War Bonds to about 200 BX-36 box cars at the Argentine shops between September and December of 1942. Then the company decided to do 200 more in early 1943, however only 168 additional ones were done by the end of the year. A memo on March 11, 1947, said to removed that slogan as soon as possible. However, capturing those 368 cars empty heading through Argentine was not an easy task and some may have lasted into the early 1950s.  Richard said all were BX-36 (Sunshine to the rescue). In the Santa Fe Painting and Lettering guide he includes all of the numbers for these cars, 148912 or 149512 being the only options I see on his list for this photo.

 

 

J. Stephen Sandifer

 

From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io [mailto:main@RealSTMFC.groups.io] On Behalf Of James SANDIFER
Sent: Tuesday, September 17, 2019 2:07 PM
To: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io
Subject: Re: [RealSTMFC] N&W Boxcar 47302 (Round Roof)

 

I like the fact that the Santa Fe car still has “Buy War Bonds” on it at this late date. 

 

 

J. Stephen Sandifer

 

From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io [mailto:main@RealSTMFC.groups.io] On Behalf Of Bob Chaparro via Groups.Io
Sent: Tuesday, September 17, 2019 12:43 PM
To:
main@RealSTMFC.groups.io
Subject: [RealSTMFC] N&W Boxcar 47302 (Round Roof)

 

This photo is from the Norfolk Southern Archive. The Archive is a collection of company photos from Norfolk Southern and its legacy railroads on this website:

https://norfolksouthern.tumblr.com/archive

N&W Boxcar 47302 (Round Roof)

https://norfolksouthern.tumblr.com/post/184106626017/its-tbt-throwback-thursday-nearly-seventy-years

Caption:

"Nearly seventy years ago—on Thursday, September 15, 1949—a Norfolk & Western train made a stop at the Streitmann Biscuit Company near Cincinnati, Ohio.

The bakery produced more than 100 different varieties of crackers and cookies, including honey graham crackers, Opera Crème cookies, and Zesta saltine crackers. By 1951, production amounted to 1,321 carloads of outbound traffic annually, which was either delivered by N&W to its destination or originated on the N&W for delivery by other railroads."

Bob Chaparro

Hemet, CA

Re: N&W Boxcar 47302 (Round Roof)

Jesus Pe�a
 

James,

Are you also accounting for “Grand Canyon” slogan for the two cars that you listed ?

Thanks 

Jesus Peña 
Concord, Ca




On Tuesday, September 17, 2019, 2:38 PM, James SANDIFER <steve.sandifer@...> wrote:

According to Richard Hendrickson, Santa Fe applied the Buy War Bonds to about 200 BX-36 box cars at the Argentine shops between September and December of 1942. Then the company decided to do 200 more in early 1943, however only 168 additional ones were done by the end of the year. A memo on March 11, 1947, said to removed that slogan as soon as possible. However, capturing those 368 cars empty heading through Argentine was not an easy task and some may have lasted into the early 1950s.  Richard said all were BX-36 (Sunshine to the rescue). In the Santa Fe Painting and Lettering guide he includes all of the numbers for these cars, 148912 or 149512 being the only options I see on his list for this photo.

 

 

J. Stephen Sandifer

 

From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io [mailto:main@RealSTMFC.groups.io] On Behalf Of James SANDIFER
Sent: Tuesday, September 17, 2019 2:07 PM
To: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io
Subject: Re: [RealSTMFC] N&W Boxcar 47302 (Round Roof)

 

I like the fact that the Santa Fe car still has “Buy War Bonds” on it at this late date. 

 

 

J. Stephen Sandifer

 

From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io [mailto:main@RealSTMFC.groups.io] On Behalf Of Bob Chaparro via Groups.Io
Sent: Tuesday, September 17, 2019 12:43 PM
To:
main@RealSTMFC.groups.io
Subject: [RealSTMFC] N&W Boxcar 47302 (Round Roof)

 

This photo is from the Norfolk Southern Archive. The Archive is a collection of company photos from Norfolk Southern and its legacy railroads on this website:

https://norfolksouthern.tumblr.com/archive

N&W Boxcar 47302 (Round Roof)

https://norfolksouthern.tumblr.com/post/184106626017/its-tbt-throwback-thursday-nearly-seventy-years

Caption:

"Nearly seventy years ago—on Thursday, September 15, 1949—a Norfolk & Western train made a stop at the Streitmann Biscuit Company near Cincinnati, Ohio.

The bakery produced more than 100 different varieties of crackers and cookies, including honey graham crackers, Opera Crème cookies, and Zesta saltine crackers. By 1951, production amounted to 1,321 carloads of outbound traffic annually, which was either delivered by N&W to its destination or originated on the N&W for delivery by other railroads."

Bob Chaparro

Hemet, CA


--
Jesus Peña
Concord,California

Re: N&W Boxcar 47302 (Round Roof)

James SANDIFER
 

According to the list given in the Sunshine instructions, the 148912 would have the Chief slogan and the 149512 is “incomplete.”  However, the painting and lettering guide says the 148497 was Grand Canyon in a photo while the Sunshine instructions say it was in Scout slogan. A photo of 148516 and 148533 shows El Capitan while Sunshine says they are Scout. Both could be accurate as when a car was repainted it could have received a different slogan.

 

 

J. Stephen Sandifer

 

From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io [mailto:main@RealSTMFC.groups.io] On Behalf Of Jesus Pe?a via Groups.Io
Sent: Tuesday, September 17, 2019 4:46 PM
To: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io
Subject: Re: [RealSTMFC] N&W Boxcar 47302 (Round Roof)

 

James,

 

Are you also accounting for “Grand Canyon” slogan for the two cars that you listed ?

 

Thanks 

 

Jesus Peña 

Concord, Ca



On Tuesday, September 17, 2019, 2:38 PM, James SANDIFER <steve.sandifer@...> wrote:

According to Richard Hendrickson, Santa Fe applied the Buy War Bonds to about 200 BX-36 box cars at the Argentine shops between September and December of 1942. Then the company decided to do 200 more in early 1943, however only 168 additional ones were done by the end of the year. A memo on March 11, 1947, said to removed that slogan as soon as possible. However, capturing those 368 cars empty heading through Argentine was not an easy task and some may have lasted into the early 1950s  Richard said all were BX-36 (Sunshine to the rescue). In the Santa Fe Painting and Lettering guide he includes all of the numbers for these cars, 148912 or 149512 being the only options I see on his list for this photo.

 

 

J. Stephen Sandifer

 

From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io [mailto:main@RealSTMFC.groups.io] On Behalf Of James SANDIFER
Sent: Tuesday, September 17, 2019 2:07 PM
To: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io
Subject: Re: [RealSTMFC] N&W Boxcar 47302 (Round Roof)

 

I like the fact that the Santa Fe car still has “Buy War Bonds” on it at this late date. 

 

 

J. Stephen Sandifer

 

From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io [mailto:main@RealSTMFC.groups.io] On Behalf Of Bob Chaparro via Groups.Io
Sent: Tuesday, September 17, 2019 12:43 PM
To:
main@RealSTMFC.groups.io
Subject: [RealSTMFC] N&W Boxcar 47302 (Round Roof)

 

This photo is from the Norfolk Southern Archive. The Archive is a collection of company photos from Norfolk Southern and its legacy railroads on this website:

https://norfolksouthern.tumblr.com/archive

N&W Boxcar 47302 (Round Roof)

https://norfolksouthern.tumblr.com/post/184106626017/its-tbt-throwback-thursday-nearly-seventy-years

Caption:

"Nearly seventy years ago—on Thursday, September 15, 1949—a Norfolk & Western train made a stop at the Streitmann Biscuit Company near Cincinnati, Ohio.

The bakery produced more than 100 different varieties of crackers and cookies, including honey graham crackers, Opera Crème cookies, and Zesta saltine crackers. By 1951, production amounted to 1,321 carloads of outbound traffic annually, which was either delivered by N&W to its destination or originated on the N&W for delivery by other railroads."

Bob Chaparro

Hemet, CA


--
Jesus Peña
Concord,California

Re: Standard Car Co.??

Donald B. Valentine
 

Bill Welch wrote:

    "IRC the minimum order is $30 so you may need to recruit some people to fill out your order. This is fun and easy build to get to a GTW car. Richard Hendrickson had an article in RMJ on building one of the cars using a homemade half door before the little kit was available. Black Cat has the correct decal set."


    Or he can just write to me OFF LIST and tell me what he needs. The #1000 1/2 Door Add-On kit is $5.95 but if I know what is
needed from it and what is not I can bulk pack some at a savings for folks as is being done for Jim Six. Just don't expect them
by return mail because, though I don't know what caused it, I'm up to my ears trying to pack orders lately and still maintain a day job.

Cordially, Don Valentine
              New England Rail Service, Inc. of which Standard Car Co. is a division of for freight car parts, or is the fright car.