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Re: SP Transfer Caboose; was Fixing Shifted Loads

Tony Thompson
 

There were a bunch of them, covered in the book.
Tony Thompson 


On Oct 24, 2019, at 1:03 PM, Garth Groff <sarahsan@...> wrote:

 Brian,

Of even more importance, you got a photo of a rare SP transfer caboose. I don't have Tony's SP caboose book, so maybe he could comment more on this car and others, especially if any were in use during our period of interest. The only one I knew of was SP 1, a car with a slightly larger cabin, that served in the Roseville Yard near the end of caboose operations.

Yours Aye,


Garth Groff

On 10/24/2019 12:43 PM, brianleppert@... wrote:
Here are two views of Southern Pacific's "load shifter" at their Taylor Yard in Los Angeles , July 1966.  Not good photos, but I was only 15 with a plastic camera.

Brian Leppert
Carson City, NV

<SOUTHERN PACIFIC CABOOSE 1, ROSEVILLE-HD1C.jpg>


Re: SP Transfer Caboose; was Fixing Shifted Loads

Garth Groff <sarahsan@...>
 

Brian,

Very interesting photos. Between us, five SP transfer cabooses, and all different. That's way cool.

While these beasties were more common in the East, I have only seen two more in the Left Coast -- Alameda Belt Line had one that looked like an outhouse on a raft (a steam-era car, AFAIK), and more recently the Yolo Shortline had an ex-MKT car of fairly modern lines.

Yours Aye,


Garth Groff


On 10/24/2019 3:43 PM, brianleppert@... wrote:
Garth, here's some more I photographed in Taylor Yard.

Brian Leppert
Carson City, NV


Re: SP Transfer Caboose; was Fixing Shifted Loads

brianleppert@att.net
 

Garth, here's some more I photographed in Taylor Yard.

Brian Leppert
Carson City, NV


Re: Wabash auto boxcar

Tim O'Connor
 


Mark Vaughan set E-1
. I painted this over 20 years ago and may have applied the wrong
set of dimensional data since I didn't know then as much as I know now. The set covers a
number of different cars. Set
E-2 was for postwar repaints and some later cars.

Tim O



On 10/24/2019 2:18 PM, Benjamin Hom wrote:
Fred Jansz asked:
"Bought this OMI Wabash auto car and wonder if someone knows if there are decals available for this car?"

Tim O'Connor replied:
"Mark Vaughan decals - stocked by Des Plaines Hobbies."

Somewhat surprisingly, he didn't do a specific set for these automobile cars.  Checked the manufacturer website this morning - there are overarching sets for boxcars, but not the SS automobile boxcars.  A check of the DPH online website for Mark Vaughn Decals doesn't return any WAB automobile decals either. 

You can check with Funaro, who will sell decals upon request.  As always, consult prototype photos.


Ben Hom

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Tim O'Connor
Sterling, Massachusetts


Re: Wabash auto boxcar

Benjamin Hom
 

Fred Jansz asked:
"Bought this OMI Wabash auto car and wonder if someone knows if there are decals available for this car?"

Tim O'Connor replied:
"Mark Vaughan decals - stocked by Des Plaines Hobbies."

Somewhat surprisingly, he didn't do a specific set for these automobile cars.  Checked the manufacturer website this morning - there are overarching sets for boxcars, but not the SS automobile boxcars.  A check of the DPH online website for Mark Vaughn Decals doesn't return any WAB automobile decals either. 

You can check with Funaro, who will sell decals upon request.  As always, consult prototype photos.


Ben Hom




Re: SP Transfer Caboose; was Fixing Shifted Loads

Tim O'Connor
 


There were not many, but they did exist.



On 10/24/2019 2:02 PM, Garth Groff wrote:
Brian,

Of even more importance, you got a photo of a rare SP transfer caboose. I don't have Tony's SP caboose book, so maybe he could comment more on this car and others, especially if any were in use during our period of interest. The only one I knew of was SP 1, a car with a slightly larger cabin, that served in the Roseville Yard near the end of caboose operations.

Yours Aye,


Garth Groff

On 10/24/2019 12:43 PM, brianleppert@... wrote:
Here are two views of Southern Pacific's "load shifter" at their Taylor Yard in Los Angeles , July 1966.  Not good photos, but I was only 15 with a plastic camera.

Brian Leppert
Carson City, NV

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Tim O'Connor
Sterling, Massachusetts


Re: SP Transfer Caboose; was Fixing Shifted Loads

Garth Groff <sarahsan@...>
 

Brian,

Of even more importance, you got a photo of a rare SP transfer caboose. I don't have Tony's SP caboose book, so maybe he could comment more on this car and others, especially if any were in use during our period of interest. The only one I knew of was SP 1, a car with a slightly larger cabin, that served in the Roseville Yard near the end of caboose operations.

Yours Aye,


Garth Groff

On 10/24/2019 12:43 PM, brianleppert@... wrote:
Here are two views of Southern Pacific's "load shifter" at their Taylor Yard in Los Angeles , July 1966.  Not good photos, but I was only 15 with a plastic camera.

Brian Leppert
Carson City, NV


Re: Wabash auto boxcar

Tim O'Connor
 


Mark Vaughan decals - stocked by Des Plaines Hobbies




On 10/24/2019 6:09 AM, Fred Jansz wrote:
Hi All,

Bought this OMI Wabash auto car and wonder if someone knows if there are decals available for this car?
Thanks for your advise.
best regards,
Fred Jansz

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Tim O'Connor
Sterling, Massachusetts


What Is This Box?

Bob Chaparro
 

What Is This Box?

In the photo on this link there is a box attached to the crossing sign:

http://lists.railfan.net/erielackphoto.cgi?erielack-10-10-19/X7818.jpg

Could this be a waybill box for the (possible) spur or siding that is to the left of the picture?

Bob Chaparro

Hemet, CA


Re: Fixing Shifted Loads

Tim O'Connor
 


I'm sure it depends on the era. Modern steel devices like this one were built postwar.
I know the GN had a similar device as this one in Gavin Yard.

Tim O'





On 10/23/2019 10:41 PM, Bob Chaparro via Groups.Io wrote:

What is the name of the fixture used to right shifted loads on flat cars and gondolas?

Were these fixtures manufactured by specific companies or typically built by the railroads?

Bob Chaparro

Thanks.

Hemet, CA



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Tim O'Connor
Sterling, Massachusetts


Re: Fixing Shifted Loads

brianleppert@att.net
 

Here are two views of Southern Pacific's "load shifter" at their Taylor Yard in Los Angeles , July 1966.  Not good photos, but I was only 15 with a plastic camera.

Brian Leppert
Carson City, NV


Re: Fixing Shifted Loads

Bob Chaparro
 

Several of you responded "load shifter" and a Google search of this term with the term "railroad" revealed this to be a common term. Thank you.
Unfortunately, the Google search produced no photos.
Bob Chaparro
Hemet, CA


Re: Fixing Shifted Loads

Richard Wilkens
 

Also know as a load shifter on the SP&S.

Rich Wilkens
Archivist, SP&S Railway Historical Society.


Wabash auto boxcar

Fred Jansz
 

Hi All,

Bought this OMI Wabash auto car and wonder if someone knows if there are decals available for this car?
Thanks for your advise.
best regards,
Fred Jansz


Re: Fixing Shifted Loads

np328
 

My railroad called it a "Load Shifter" and had several along the line. Up until the later 1950's, they were hand powered with crank on cable take up spools.  I recently came upon an AFE while researching for someone where electric motors were to be added to the existing device.  
The device (in plans) looked home built of very heavy timbers.    Jim Dick - Roseville, MN


Re: Fixing Shifted Loads

James SANDIFER
 

I took the photo during a visit at Steamtown, though it is well out of that era.  

 

 

J. Stephen Sandifer

 

From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io [mailto:main@RealSTMFC.groups.io] On Behalf Of Bob Chaparro via Groups.Io
Sent: Wednesday, October 23, 2019 9:42 PM
To: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io
Subject: [RealSTMFC] Fixing Shifted Loads

 

What is the name of the fixture used to right shifted loads on flat cars and gondolas?

Were these fixtures manufactured by specific companies or typically built by the railroads?

Bob Chaparro

Thanks.

Hemet, CA


Fixing Shifted Loads

Bob Chaparro
 

What is the name of the fixture used to right shifted loads on flat cars and gondolas?

Were these fixtures manufactured by specific companies or typically built by the railroads?

Bob Chaparro

Thanks.

Hemet, CA


Re: Type Of Trucks?

Rob M.
 

In lieu of the RPCYC- From one of our own:

https://old.atsfrr.org/Reviews/HO/Freight/IRM%20BX-37%2043/Index.htm

Rob Mondichak 


Re: Type Of Trucks?

Nelson Moyer
 

Here’s my guess:

 

ATSF 141702 has National Type B-2 trucks. You can use Kadee or Walthers, maybe others?

 

ATSF 144028 looks like AAR Double Truss trucks best represented by TMW-107.

 

Nelson Moyer

 

From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io [mailto:main@RealSTMFC.groups.io] On Behalf Of Bob Chaparro via Groups.Io
Sent: Wednesday, October 23, 2019 12:42 PM
To: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io
Subject: [RealSTMFC] Type Of Trucks?

 

These are links to builder's photos of two Santa Fe Bx-37 boxcars:

ATSF 144028

http://www.idaillinois.org/digital/collection/pshs/id/19582/rec/14

ATSF 141702

http://www.idaillinois.org/digital/collection/pshs/id/18076/rec/42

What types of trucks are under these cars?

Thanks.

Bob Chaparro

Hemet, CA

P.S.: These links are from the Illinois State Library's Digital Archives. There are many freight car (mostly boxcar) photos on this website:

http://www.idaillinois.org/digital/

A search for most terms brings up a lot of pages so use the Format Box to narrow down your search to "photograph".

 


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Type Of Trucks?

Bob Chaparro
 

These are links to builder's photos of two Santa Fe Bx-37 boxcars:

ATSF 144028

http://www.idaillinois.org/digital/collection/pshs/id/19582/rec/14

ATSF 141702

http://www.idaillinois.org/digital/collection/pshs/id/18076/rec/42

What types of trucks are under these cars?

Thanks.

Bob Chaparro

Hemet, CA

P.S.: These links are from the Illinois State Library's Digital Archives. There are many freight car (mostly boxcar) photos on this website:

http://www.idaillinois.org/digital/

A search for most terms brings up a lot of pages so use the Format Box to narrow down your search to "photograph".