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Re: Photo: Embalmed Whale Carrier

Peter Weiglin
 

True enough.  Comedian Herb Shriner, whose humor was based upon his small-town upbringing, said,
"We haven't had so much excitement around here since that feller come through town with a dead whale on a flat car."

Shrine also said, "We had a newspaper in my town, but nobody read it; we knew what everybody was doing.
Well, we bought the paper occasionally, to see if they had been caught at it."

Peter Weiglin


ADMIN: Re: May i ask you a favor?

Aley, Jeff A
 

No, you may not ask us a favor.

 

Obviously Bob’s account has been hacked; I saw the same msg from him on the PassengerCarList.  Bob’s account is being Moderated, so we shouldn’t see any more messages like this from his account.

 

Regards,

 

-Jeff Aley

Deputy Moderator,

RealSTMFC

 

From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io <main@RealSTMFC.groups.io> On Behalf Of Bob Chapman
Sent: Monday, June 15, 2020 2:16 PM
To: main@realstmfc.groups.io
Subject: [RealSTMFC] May i ask you a favor?

 

Hello,

Can i ask you a favor, Do you have an amazon account?

Thanks


Photo: N&W Door-And-A-Half Boxcar 511751

David
 

Close, number is 51751, N&W class BS. This was a 10' inside height car with Climax radial roof.

David Thompson


Re: Photo: IC Boxcar 340844 & Others

gary laakso
 

Herbert Clark Hoover, while serving as Secretary of Commerce, was dispatched to Louisiana by President Coolidge to make sure that federal relief money went to the victims, not the grafters. 

 

Gary Laakso

Northwest of Mike Brock

 

From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io <main@RealSTMFC.groups.io> On Behalf Of Bruce Smith
Sent: Monday, June 15, 2020 1:39 PM
To: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io
Subject: Re: [RealSTMFC] Photo: IC Boxcar 340844 & Others

 

Mel,

 

My interpretation was that boxcars were being used to house refugees from the flood.

 

Regards,

Bruce Smith

Auburn, AL

 


From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io <main@RealSTMFC.groups.io> on behalf of mel perry <clipper841@...>
Sent: Monday, June 15, 2020 2:38 PM
To: main@realstmfc.groups.io <main@realstmfc.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [RealSTMFC] Photo: IC Boxcar 340844 & Others

 

boxcar refugees?, was this term something common in louisianna?

it obviously had somethin to.do with

their scoio/economic status, but what

was the term derived from?

thanks

mel perry

 

On Mon, Jun 15, 2020, 10:41 AM Bob Chaparro via groups.io <chiefbobbb=verizon.net@groups.io> wrote:

Photo: IC Boxcar 340844 & Others

A 1932 photo from the Louisiana Digital Library:

https://louisianadigitallibrary.org/islandora/object/ulm-p120701coll10%3A200

This photo can be enlarged quite a bit. Click on the photo and scroll.

Bob Chaparro

Hemet, CA


Re: Photo: Rock Island Furniture Boxcar 61461

mel perry
 

sorry:
but the cell only goes so far :-(
again thanks for the correction, still
what type of facility was this? with
the gantry?
mel perry

On Mon, Jun 15, 2020, 1:18 PM Benjamin Hom <b.hom@...> wrote:
Mel Perry wrote: 
"whats interesting is the facility, and all
the people on the "viewing.deck" anyone
recognize the facility and/or its purpose?"

Look again with the enlargement tool - those aren't people, but bales of cotton.


Ben Hom


Placard holders-tack boards

Bob Webber
 

As it happens, I just scanned several drawings for tack boards and such - and their placement on the car is well defined - in the as-built configuration.  Just as with the various locations for stencils (beyond the requisite), railroads specified the board and location.

At 03:39 PM 6/15/2020, main@RealSTMFC.groups.io wrote:
 
Re: placard holders-tack boards

Bob Webber


Re: Photo: IC Boxcar 340844 & Others

Dennis Storzek
 

On Mon, Jun 15, 2020 at 01:39 PM, Bruce Smith wrote:
 
My interpretation was that boxcars were being used to house refugees from the flood.
I agree. I seem to recall the IC was called upon to provide boxcars for temporary housing for several of the bad floods in the early part of the twentieth century.

Dennis Storzek
 


Re: Photo: IC Boxcar 340844 & Others

Bruce Smith
 

Mel,

My interpretation was that boxcars were being used to house refugees from the flood.

Regards,
Bruce Smith
Auburn, AL


From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io <main@RealSTMFC.groups.io> on behalf of mel perry <clipper841@...>
Sent: Monday, June 15, 2020 2:38 PM
To: main@realstmfc.groups.io <main@realstmfc.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [RealSTMFC] Photo: IC Boxcar 340844 & Others
 
boxcar refugees?, was this term something common in louisianna?
it obviously had somethin to.do with
their scoio/economic status, but what
was the term derived from?
thanks
mel perry

On Mon, Jun 15, 2020, 10:41 AM Bob Chaparro via groups.io <chiefbobbb=verizon.net@groups.io> wrote:

Photo: IC Boxcar 340844 & Others

A 1932 photo from the Louisiana Digital Library:

https://louisianadigitallibrary.org/islandora/object/ulm-p120701coll10%3A200

This photo can be enlarged quite a bit. Click on the photo and scroll.

Bob Chaparro

Hemet, CA


Re: Photo: Rock Island Furniture Boxcar 61461

Benjamin Hom
 

Mel Perry wrote: 
"whats interesting is the facility, and all
the people on the "viewing.deck" anyone
recognize the facility and/or its purpose?"

Look again with the enlargement tool - those aren't people, but bales of cotton.


Ben Hom


Re: Photo: Rock Island Furniture Boxcar 61461

mel perry
 

whats interesting is the facility, and all
the people on the "viewing.deck" anyone
recognize the facility amd/or its purpose?
thanks
mel perry

On Mon, Jun 15, 2020, 10:43 AM Bob Chaparro via groups.io <chiefbobbb=verizon.net@groups.io> wrote:

Photo: Rock Island Furniture Boxcar 61461

An undated photo from the Louisiana Digital Library:

https://louisianadigitallibrary.org/islandora/object/hnoc-clf%3A10438

This photo can be enlarged quite a bit. Click on the photo and scroll.

Bob Chaparro

Hemet, CA


Re: Photo: IC Boxcar 340844 & Others

mel perry
 

boxcar refugees?, was this term something common in louisianna?
it obviously had somethin to.do with
their scoio/economic status, but what
was the term derived from?
thanks
mel perry

On Mon, Jun 15, 2020, 10:41 AM Bob Chaparro via groups.io <chiefbobbb=verizon.net@groups.io> wrote:

Photo: IC Boxcar 340844 & Others

A 1932 photo from the Louisiana Digital Library:

https://louisianadigitallibrary.org/islandora/object/ulm-p120701coll10%3A200

This photo can be enlarged quite a bit. Click on the photo and scroll.

Bob Chaparro

Hemet, CA


Re: placard holders-tack boards

Tony Thompson
 

Mont Switzer wrote:

I'm sure you are aware that some roads (NKP, C&O, MWR to name 3) mounted their door tack boards off center toward the opening so a man standing in the car could reach the tack board.  I like to install placards on these car doors as if a man standing in the car and reaching around did the work.  That makes the placards crooked and oriented toward the door opening even further.  

     THis is like my approach to route cards: photos rarely show them squared up on the board, so I almost never apply one squared up.

Jaeger used to make a nice selection of placards, but last time I looked they had been dropped from their line.

   Yes, a very useful set, of which my stash luckily still contains plenty. I usually apply door placards only to one side of the car. On my layout, you only ever see one side of cars, so the one-side placard provides me a restricted-service and a general-service car all in one, just by rotating the car.

Tony


Re: Photo: GN Combination Door Boxcar 12217

Benjamin Hom
 

Mel Perry asked:
"can anyone identify the mopac boxcar
in the photo, it appears to be a 1937 car?"

R+3/4 improved Dreadnaught end, so definitely not a prewar boxcar.  MP 38372, from MP 37975-38524, built 11-58, details on Hawkins spreadsheet here:


Ben Hom


Re: Photo: GN Combination Door Boxcar 12217

mel perry
 

can anyone identify the mopac boxcar
in the photo, it appears to be a 1937 car?
thanks
mel perry


Re: Photo: GN Combination Door Boxcar 12217

Bruce Smith
 

To the left is the end of PRR X43A #603117, built circa 1952, and 9 years later, desperately in need of new paint.

Regards,
Bruce
Bruce Smith
Auburn, AL


From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io <main@RealSTMFC.groups.io> on behalf of Bob Chaparro via groups.io <chiefbobbb@...>
Sent: Monday, June 15, 2020 12:44 PM
To: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io <main@RealSTMFC.groups.io>
Subject: [RealSTMFC] Photo: GN Combination Door Boxcar 12217
 

Photo: GN Combination Door Boxcar 12217

A 1959 photo from the Louisiana Digital Library:

https://louisianadigitallibrary.org/islandora/object/hnoc-clf%3A4590

This photo can be enlarged quite a bit. Click on the photo and scroll.

Bob Chaparro

Hemet, CA


Re: placard holders-tack boards

Mont Switzer
 

Tony,

 

This has been a favorite topic as I have been adding placards and car routing cards where appropriate as part of my final detailing process.  Even on cars that have neither, I like at add residue:  scraps of former placards or route cards.  I chop up bits of paper with a razor blade until I get a fine confetti.  Add this to a little dab or Elmer's glue and mission accomplished.

 

I'm sure you are aware that some roads (NKP, C&O, MWR to name 3) mounted their door tack boards off center toward the opening so a man standing in the car could reach the tack board.  I like to install placards on these car doors as if a man standing in the car and reaching around did the work.  That makes the placards crooked and oriented toward the door opening even further.  

 

Jaeger used to make a nice selection of placards, but last time I looked they had been dropped from their line.

 

Mont Switzer 


From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io [main@RealSTMFC.groups.io] on behalf of Tony Thompson [tony@...]
Sent: Monday, June 15, 2020 1:33 PM
To: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io
Subject: Re: [RealSTMFC] Photo: Unloading Plumbing Fixtures

Mont Switzer wrote:

I doubt the display portion of hazardous materials placarding regulations have changed all that much over the years.  You could get away with covering a hazardous placard over, but if no covering is available, "when the freight comes off the placard comes off" unless it is a tank car or a car with containers that have residue in them.

   I am sure this is true for hazardous placards, but I was thinking of the many OTHER placards that are used, from "unload other side" and "canned goods" or "frozen food," to "caution - auto parts."

Tony Thompson




Re: Photo: Cartoon Cars

Eric Hansmann
 

It looks like a few cars have advertising banners attached to the car sides. There are words and illustrations.

 

 

Eric Hansmann

Murfreesboro, TN

 

 

 

 

From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io <main@RealSTMFC.groups.io> On Behalf Of Bob Chaparro via groups.io
Sent: Monday, June 15, 2020 12:51 PM
To: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io
Subject: [RealSTMFC] Photo: Cartoon Cars

 

Photo: Cartoon Cars

A circa 1884-1885 photo from the Louisiana Digital Library:

https://louisianadigitallibrary.org/islandora/object/lsu-sc-noe%3A118

This photo can be enlarged quite a bit. Click on the photo and scroll.

Not a great photo but what were cartoon cars?

Maybe something to do with the World's Industrial & Cotton Centennial Exposition in 1884-1885?

Bob Chaparro

Hemet, CA


Re: UMM Tools

gtws00
 

I have all four versions of these. I 1st started with the short one to bend PE stiles. I liked it so much I bought the longer version. These 1st ones did not have the bending brake, but when UMM-USA offered them with the brake I ordered those as well. I use are four of they. The ones without the bending brake can be used as a vise to hold some thin materials as you work on them. I will have a tutorial in part two of my IC Mini-Kit Clinic when presented at the next Virtual RPM.
Attached is a picture of the 4 benders and a small brass angle that is .040x.040 made with the benders

I also use the CA applicators from UMM-USA and my favorites from the Glue Loopers

George Toman


Re: Photo: IC Boxcar 340844 & Others

Steve SANDIFER
 

Note the stock pen. The first class ballast.

 

 

J. Stephen Sandifer

 

From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io <main@RealSTMFC.groups.io> On Behalf Of Bob Chaparro via groups.io
Sent: Monday, June 15, 2020 12:41 PM
To: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io
Subject: [RealSTMFC] Photo: IC Boxcar 340844 & Others

 

Photo: IC Boxcar 340844 & Others

A 1932 photo from the Louisiana Digital Library:

https://louisianadigitallibrary.org/islandora/object/ulm-p120701coll10%3A200

This photo can be enlarged quite a bit. Click on the photo and scroll.

Bob Chaparro

Hemet, CA


Photo: Cartoon Cars

Bob Chaparro
 

Photo: Cartoon Cars

A circa 1884-1885 photo from the Louisiana Digital Library:

https://louisianadigitallibrary.org/islandora/object/lsu-sc-noe%3A118

This photo can be enlarged quite a bit. Click on the photo and scroll.

Not a great photo but what were cartoon cars?

Maybe something to do with the World's Industrial & Cotton Centennial Exposition in 1884-1885?

Bob Chaparro

Hemet, CA

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