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Re: West India Fruit & Steamship Company Historic Film

Edward
 

The rail traffic to Cuba, as with Mexico, was mainly in US owned cars.
However new cars built in the US for the Consolidated Railways of Cuba, National of Mexico or other foreign railroads using the AAR coupler, standard gauge and Westinghouse air brake, had their equipment roll on US rails from the factory to a shipping point.
All of them were painted and usually lettered, wearing Metric dimensional and weight data. For US operation, English Empire data would also be required (feet, inches, pounds and tons).
Note that Canadian freight cars carry both, as well as lettering in English and French.  
So modeling a brand new car for NdeM or Cuba Consolidated and running it on a US theme model railroad would be a stretch but not incorrect.
Mainly because there would be more than one car of them in a train for delivery at the border, or a port for shipment abroad. 

Ed Bommer


Re: SP/SSW "DF" loader symbol decal: Is the one"

Tony Thompson
 

Bill Welch wrote:

I looked first on the Microscale website for the attached "DF" Loader symbol used by the SP and SSW and maybe others. Does anyone know if this is available anywhere? I think the "DF" and border are yellow. Can anyone advise the background, border and letter colors please?

     Background color was an orangish-yellow, as Norm Buckhart showed. This has been done in bright yellow by some manufacturers (incorrectly), but was once done right by Walthers in HO scale. Border and letters are black.
      If you have my SP boxcar book, the lettering drawing for this is on page 354.

Tony Thompson




Odd (to me) Monon car

spsalso
 

In the slide below, there's an odd looking Monon car just behind the loco.  Photo was taken at Salem, Oregon.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Duplicate-Slide-SP-S-Spokane-Portland-Seattle-ALCO-RS2-64-W-Train-Salem-OR/401998668873?hash=item5d98fce449:g:WpkAAOSwzNFd9eyG

I'm curious what the car is and why it was in Oregon.

Any opinions?



Ed

Edward Sutorik


Re: SP/SSW "DF" loader symbol decal: Is the one"

Norm Buckhart
 

they are two shades of yellow Bill - I have them O scale but not HO.  Norm Buckhart



On Dec 15, 2019, at 12:02 PM, Bill Welch <fgexbill@...> wrote:

I looked first on the Microscale website for the attached "DF" Loader symbol used by the SP and SSW and maybe others. Does anyone know if this is available anywhere? I think the "DF" and border are yellow. Can anyone advise the background, border and letter colors please?

Thank you,
Bill Welch <Screen Shot 2019-12-15 at 2.45.59 PM.png>


Prototype Rails Hotel Rooms

Bill Welch
 

When making a Reservation be sure to give them the Code"NMR20". I had difficulty using the "800" number even though I told them what the event was and they said they were full. I then went through the CCB Hotel Desk. Suggest dialing 321.799.0003, then "0" and explain to the person that answers your Reservation request and be sure to mention NMR20.

See you there!
Bill Welch


SP/SSW "DF" loader symbol decal: Is the one"

Bill Welch
 
Edited

I looked first on the Microscale website for the attached "DF" Loader symbol used by the SP and SSW and maybe others. Does anyone know if this is available anywhere? I think the "DF" and border are yellow. Can anyone advise the background, border and letter colors please?

Thank you,
Bill Welch


Photo: NKP Boxcar 27664

Bob Chaparro
 

Photo: NKP Boxcar 27664

A decent photo of this double-sheathed boxcar:

http://lists.railfan.net/erielackphoto.cgi?erielack-12-15-19/X5091.jpg

I can't quite read the build date but the car was reweighed 8-26.

Photo was taken in East Binghamton, NY, in October 1926.

Bob Chaparro

Hemet, CA


Re: West India Fruit & Steamship Company Historic Film

Richard Townsend
 

Is there any evidence of Cuban cars coming to the US, or was all the traffic in US cars?

Richard Townsend
Lincoln City, OR


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Subject: Re: [RealSTMFC] West India Fruit & Steamship Company Historic Film

The West India Fruit & Steamship Company had boxcars and refrigerator cars in its fleet. In addition to the traffic between the Port of Palm Beach and Havana, the company also ferried freight cars to New Orleans.
By the middle 1950s, up to eighty railroad cars each way per day were being transferred between the United States and Cuba. Inbound freight to the U.S. included tobacco, refined sugar, pineapples, rum, tomatoes, slaughterhouse byproducts, and scrap metal. Cuban bound freight included less-than-carload merchandise, manufactured goods, chemicals, lard, railway equipment, temperate zone fruit such as apples, pears, and grapes, meat, dairy, steel products, and machinery.
These cars traveled all over. Here are photos of boxcars WIF 321 and WIF 106 in Vancouver, British Columbia:
And more research determined their freight cars did indeed travel to Southern California. I even found a photograph of one of their cars in Los Angeles at a Southern Pacific yard:
The boxcar (WIF 233) is just behind the two tank cars. Also notice the Canadian Pacific eight-hatch meat reefer (CP 283285) to the right.
Bob Chaparro
Hemet, CA


Re: Armour & Company Reefer 8644

Bob Chaparro
 

Poster On The Armour Reefer

A link courtesy of Richard Kowalski of a post car version, in color:

https://www.hippostcard.com/listing/poster-art-postcard-be-careful-cross-crossings-carefully-1926-chicago-cancel/20844529

Click on the post card to view it without the distortion.

Charlie Vlk noted the post card version is a bit different from the poster:

"Comparing the two the post card is somewhat modified….the top and bottom are cropped and the Be Careful text is brought down to the top of the man’s cap."

Bob Chaparro

Hemet, CA


Re: West India Fruit & Steamship Company Historic Film

Bob Webber
 

They got as far as West Oakland....


At 11:14 AM 12/15/2019, Bob Chaparro via Groups.Io wrote:

The West India Fruit & Steamship Company had boxcars and refrigerator cars in its fleet. In addition to the traffic between the Port of Palm Beach and Havana, the company also ferried freight cars to New Orleans.

By the middle 1950s, up to eighty railroad cars each way per day were being transferred between the United States and Cuba. Inbound freight to the U.S. included tobacco, refined sugar, pineapples, rum, tomatoes, slaughterhouse byproducts, and scrap metal. Cuban bound freight included less-than-carload merchandise, manufactured goods, chemicals, lard, railway equipment, temperate zone fruit such as apples, pears, and grapes, meat, dairy, steel products, and machinery.

These cars traveled all over. Here are photos of boxcars WIF 321 and WIF 106 in Vancouver, British Columbia:

http://searcharchives.vancouver.ca/uploads/r/null/9/2/927338/7658ec35-f30a-4588-a7a3-ceb33329747c-A28964.jpg

http://searcharchives.vancouver.ca/uploads/r/null/9/2/927329/41b0bb2a-a9bf-4ce9-85ad-d213a848aedb-A28963.jpg

And more research determined their freight cars did indeed travel to Southern California. I even found a photograph of one of their cars in Los Angeles at a Southern Pacific yard:

https://digital.library.cornell.edu/catalog/ss:20988463

The boxcar (WIF 233) is just behind the two tank cars. Also notice the Canadian Pacific eight-hatch meat reefer (CP 283285) to the right.

Bob Chaparro

Hemet, CA

Bob Webber


Re: West India Fruit & Steamship Company Historic Film

Bob Chaparro
 

The West India Fruit & Steamship Company had boxcars and refrigerator cars in its fleet. In addition to the traffic between the Port of Palm Beach and Havana, the company also ferried freight cars to New Orleans.

By the middle 1950s, up to eighty railroad cars each way per day were being transferred between the United States and Cuba. Inbound freight to the U.S. included tobacco, refined sugar, pineapples, rum, tomatoes, slaughterhouse byproducts, and scrap metal. Cuban bound freight included less-than-carload merchandise, manufactured goods, chemicals, lard, railway equipment, temperate zone fruit such as apples, pears, and grapes, meat, dairy, steel products, and machinery.

These cars traveled all over. Here are photos of boxcars WIF 321 and WIF 106 in Vancouver, British Columbia:

http://searcharchives.vancouver.ca/uploads/r/null/9/2/927338/7658ec35-f30a-4588-a7a3-ceb33329747c-A28964.jpg

http://searcharchives.vancouver.ca/uploads/r/null/9/2/927329/41b0bb2a-a9bf-4ce9-85ad-d213a848aedb-A28963.jpg

And more research determined their freight cars did indeed travel to Southern California. I even found a photograph of one of their cars in Los Angeles at a Southern Pacific yard:

https://digital.library.cornell.edu/catalog/ss:20988463

The boxcar (WIF 233) is just behind the two tank cars. Also notice the Canadian Pacific eight-hatch meat reefer (CP 283285) to the right.

Bob Chaparro

Hemet, CA


Re: West India Fruit & Steamship Company Historic Film

John Barry
 

Speculation on:

Apples, cherries, and other tree fruits that need a winter frost.
Canned goods that needed insulation from heat or cold enroute.

Speculation off.

John Barry
 
ATSF North Bay Lines 
Golden Gates & Fast Freights 
Lovettsville, VA

707-490-9696 

PO Box 44736 
Washington, DC 20026-4736

On Sunday, December 15, 2019, 1:32:14 AM EST, mel perry <clipper841@...> wrote:


a pfe reefer to cuba at 10:45, wonder
what was being exported?
mel perry

On Sat, Dec 14, 2019, 10:06 PM Bob Chaparro via Groups.Io <chiefbobbb=verizon.net@groups.io> wrote:

West India Fruit & Steamship Company Historic Film

Railroad coverage starts about four minutes into the film. The film appears to end without full coverage of exports to the U.S.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dLO0qNmSZ7s

Description: "This is a short film about the West India Fruit and Steamship Company based out of West Palm Beach, Florida. It was made as a promotional film for the company I believe in the 1950's. The company was created by my cousin, Daniel E. Taylor and his three brothers from Sea Level, NC. They went on into business and needed a way to ship their products to and from Cuba. There are several shots of Jacksonville area."

Bob Chaparro

Hemet, CA


Re: West India Fruit & Steamship Company Historic Film

mel perry
 

a pfe reefer to cuba at 10:45, wonder
what was being exported?
mel perry

On Sat, Dec 14, 2019, 10:06 PM Bob Chaparro via Groups.Io <chiefbobbb=verizon.net@groups.io> wrote:

West India Fruit & Steamship Company Historic Film

Railroad coverage starts about four minutes into the film. The film appears to end without full coverage of exports to the U.S.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dLO0qNmSZ7s

Description: "This is a short film about the West India Fruit and Steamship Company based out of West Palm Beach, Florida. It was made as a promotional film for the company I believe in the 1950's. The company was created by my cousin, Daniel E. Taylor and his three brothers from Sea Level, NC. They went on into business and needed a way to ship their products to and from Cuba. There are several shots of Jacksonville area."

Bob Chaparro

Hemet, CA


West India Fruit & Steamship Company Historic Film

Bob Chaparro
 

West India Fruit & Steamship Company Historic Film

Railroad coverage starts about four minutes into the film. The film appears to end without full coverage of exports to the U.S.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dLO0qNmSZ7s

Description: "This is a short film about the West India Fruit and Steamship Company based out of West Palm Beach, Florida. It was made as a promotional film for the company I believe in the 1950's. The company was created by my cousin, Daniel E. Taylor and his three brothers from Sea Level, NC. They went on into business and needed a way to ship their products to and from Cuba. There are several shots of Jacksonville area."

Bob Chaparro

Hemet, CA


Re: Armour & Company Reefer 8644

Dennis Storzek
 

On Sat, Dec 14, 2019 at 02:22 PM, Bob Chaparro wrote:
Didn't even bother to drop them to the ground and haul them off, so it seems this reefer was prepared to return to revenue service quickly if needed."
Anyone agree? I certainly do not.
Anyone notice that the wrecker used to set the car on blocking is still in the scene in the fourth photo?

My best guess... the car was damaged in a wreck and the parts gathered together for shipment back to the owner. Subsequently the decision was made to just pay for the car, making it available for service as a line side shed. Now that it's in place, the B&B gang will be by soon enough to strip all the extra hardware and fix it up as a shed.

Dennis Storzek


Re: Armour & Company Reefer 8644

Richard Townsend
 

What struck me was that the stirrups were removed and reattached, inverted and tucked inside the grab irons.

Richard Townsend
Lincoln City, OR


-----Original Message-----
From: Bob Chaparro via Groups.Io <chiefbobbb@...>
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Sent: Sat, Dec 14, 2019 2:23 pm
Subject: Re: [RealSTMFC] Armour & Company Reefer 8644

I received this comment from someone:
"Note that they apparently sawed off a couple feet of running boards at the end, leaving the braces dangling.  But the remainder seems intact.  Also they removed the corner platforms, and then just dumped them on the roof!  Didn't even bother to drop them to the ground and haul them off, so it seems this reefer was prepared to return to revenue service quickly if needed."
Anyone agree? I certainly do not.
Bob Chaparro
Hemet, CA


Re: Armour & Company Reefer 8644

Bob Chaparro
 

I received this comment from someone:
"Note that they apparently sawed off a couple feet of running boards at the end, leaving the braces dangling.  But the remainder seems intact.  Also they removed the corner platforms, and then just dumped them on the roof!  Didn't even bother to drop them to the ground and haul them off, so it seems this reefer was prepared to return to revenue service quickly if needed."
Anyone agree? I certainly do not.
Bob Chaparro
Hemet, CA


Re: Looking for resin reefer parts

Walter Cox
 

Thanks Greg,
There was a post after one of the recent (St. Louis) shows that a hobby shop in Paducah was selling Stan's product. I contacted them and they were sold out. Someone had  just  bought 50 or 60 kits. I was after the kit of the 225 NWX 1955 Renton rebuilds and 2 or 3 sets of the Despatch shops ends for MDT reefers.
If anyone knows of another source for these items I would appreciate hearing of it. While I'm at it is there a scorce for the GTW war emergency gondola.
TIA Walt

In a message dated 12/14/2019 1:30:48 PM Eastern Standard Time, TGREGMRTN@... writes:

Craig is not producing parts at this point.

Greg Martin


-----Original Message-----
From: Walter Cox via Groups.Io <WaltGCox@...>
To: main <main@RealSTMFC.groups.io>
Sent: Fri, Dec 13, 2019 5:25 pm
Subject: Re: [RealSTMFC] Looking for resin reefer parts

If Craig is a reseller does anyone have contact information for Craig ? I could use a few things.
Walt

In a message dated 12/13/2019 1:39:47 PM Eastern Standard Time, TGREGMRTN@... writes:

Tim,

He does.  There are more important parts there than just the reefer parts, but I have a note to him.

Greg Martin

Eventually all things merge into one and a river runs through it.
Norman Maclean



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In a message dated 12/12/2019 11:46:37 AM Pacific Standard Time, timboconnor@... writes:


I think Craig Zeni got some - ask him!


On 12/12/2019 2:35 PM, Garth Groff and Sally Sanford wrote:

Did anyone acquire Stan's patterns and masters? He had some really unique stuff.

Yours Aye,

Mungo Napier, Laird of Mallard Lodge  🦆


On Thu, Dec 12, 2019 at 2:05 PM mopacfirst <ron.merrick@...> wrote:
Speaking of molded ends, I'm looking for unbuilt reefer kits or molded resin ends, roofs and doors made by Stan Rydarowicz.  If you have any you're willing to part with, please contact me off-list (click on the Private button bottom right, then on the Reply to Sender button that's turned blue on bottom right ) at mopacfirst@....

Ron Merrick

--
Tim O'Connor
Sterling, Massachusetts

--
Hey Boss,


Somehow I got deleted from this group in late May. I guess someone didn't like me. Jail is a lonely place.

Greg Martin

--
Hey Boss,


Somehow I got deleted from this group in late May. I guess someone didn't like me. Jail is a lonely place.

Greg Martin 


Looking for resin reefer parts

Greg Martin
 

Craig is not producing parts at this point.

Greg Martin


-----Original Message-----
From: Walter Cox via Groups.Io <WaltGCox@...>
To: main <main@RealSTMFC.groups.io>
Sent: Fri, Dec 13, 2019 5:25 pm
Subject: Re: [RealSTMFC] Looking for resin reefer parts

If Craig is a reseller does anyone have contact information for Craig ? I could use a few things.
Walt

In a message dated 12/13/2019 1:39:47 PM Eastern Standard Time, TGREGMRTN@... writes:

Tim,

He does.  There are more important parts there than just the reefer parts, but I have a note to him.

Greg Martin

Eventually all things merge into one and a river runs through it.
Norman Maclean



Sent from AOL Desktop
In a message dated 12/12/2019 11:46:37 AM Pacific Standard Time, timboconnor@... writes:


I think Craig Zeni got some - ask him!


On 12/12/2019 2:35 PM, Garth Groff and Sally Sanford wrote:

Did anyone acquire Stan's patterns and masters? He had some really unique stuff.

Yours Aye,

Mungo Napier, Laird of Mallard Lodge  🦆


On Thu, Dec 12, 2019 at 2:05 PM mopacfirst <ron.merrick@...> wrote:
Speaking of molded ends, I'm looking for unbuilt reefer kits or molded resin ends, roofs and doors made by Stan Rydarowicz.  If you have any you're willing to part with, please contact me off-list (click on the Private button bottom right, then on the Reply to Sender button that's turned blue on bottom right ) at mopacfirst@....

Ron Merrick

--
Tim O'Connor
Sterling, Massachusetts

--
Hey Boss,


Somehow I got deleted from this group in late May. I guess someone didn't like me. Jail is a lonely place.

Greg Martin 

--
Hey Boss,


Somehow I got deleted from this group in late May. I guess someone didn't like me. Jail is a lonely place.

Greg Martin 


Re: offered: HO Great Northern 1958 cu ft covered hopper by Intermountain RTR

Mont Switzer
 

Andy,

Would you please contact me at mswitzer@....

Mont Switzer 



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-------- Original message --------
From: Andy Carlson <midcentury@...>
Date: 12/13/19 5:45 PM (GMT-05:00)
To: STMFC <main@realstmfc.groups.io>
Subject: [RealSTMFC] offered: HO Great Northern 1958 cu ft covered hopper by Intermountain RTR


Hello-
I have a new, in never been removed from mint packaging condition, Intermountain Great Northern HO 1958 cu ft covered hopper, GN #71025; IM # 48603-02. This car has the version of triangular openings on the car side and is painted in the as-delivered 11-51 mineral red scheme.

Offered for $24, plus buyer to pay $6 shipping by USPS 1st class mail. I accept checks and money orders. With a small fee I also accept PayPal.


Thanks,
-Andy Carlson
Ojai CA









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