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Re: fire truck delivered in Oregon on a PRR end-door box car

erieblt2
 

Great photo, thanks. I have a print of Seattle’s electric buses ( replacing the trolleys) being unloaded from an east coast end door box car. I’m sure the manufacturer was in the East. I wondered if they would try to find a load of wood to fill the empty on it’s way back East. Anyway, a great picture, thanks again. Bill S


On Jul 6, 2020, at 5:59 PM, Tony Thompson <tony@...> wrote:


Claus Schlund wrote:

Hi List Members,
A fire truck delivered in Oregon on a PRR end-door box car in 1959
 

    Now I breathlessly await the first list member to respond with, "Gee, what's a Seaboard box car doing in Oregon?" Luckily Ben Hom already answered the part about the Pennsy car.

Tony Thompson




Re: fire truck delivered in Oregon on a PRR end-door box car

Tony Thompson
 

Claus Schlund wrote:

Hi List Members,
A fire truck delivered in Oregon on a PRR end-door box car in 1959
 

    Now I breathlessly await the first list member to respond with, "Gee, what's a Seaboard box car doing in Oregon?" Luckily Ben Hom already answered the part about the Pennsy car.

Tony Thompson




Re: fire truck delivered in Oregon on a PRR end-door box car

Todd Sullivan
 

And most of those fire trucks came from the American LaFrance plant on the east side of Elmira, NY on the PRR's Elmira Branch.  Since the plant was on the Erie RR main line, the manufacturer had to drive the fire trucks over a couple of blocks to a siding on the PRR to load them using a ramp.  Big fire trucks (hook and ladders) needed the X30 auto boxcar because of their length, but smaller trucks such as pumpers could use the PRR's X31 and X32 classes of end door boxcars.  BTW, Elmira was also home to Ward LaFrance, another fire truck manufacturer.  Their plant a bit west of the city center was serviced either by the Erie or the DL&W.

Todd Sullivan


Re: fire truck delivered in Oregon on a PRR end-door box car

Benjamin Hom
 

Claus Schlund wrote:
"A fire truck delivered in Oregon on a PRR end-door box car in 1959
https://umpquavalleymuseums.pastperfectonline.com/photo/6CF55703-0E42-4B74-84BC-157750359719 

Not just any PRR end-door boxcar - PRR 59861, the single Class X30 70 ft 6 in IL boxcar, built September 1931 and survived into Penn Central hauling fire apparatus.  Basically a Class X28 automobile boxcar on steroids with end doors.  

Ben Hom


fire truck delivered in Oregon on a PRR end-door box car

Claus Schlund \(HGM\)
 

Hi List Members,
 
A fire truck delivered in Oregon on a PRR end-door box car in 1959
 
 
Enjoy!
 
Claus Schlund
 


Re: Re :PACIFIC ELECTRIC BOXCAR BRAKE ARRANGEMENT

Curt Fortenberry
 

I built the Sunshine PE boxcar kit (#17 series), there were parts in
there for the PE arrangement.

Curt Fortenberry


ACL 43390, a ventilated boxcar

Claus Schlund \(HGM\)
 

Hi List Members,
 
A nice view of ACL 43390, a ventilated boxcar. Look at the load - this i swhy they are called Watermelon Cars, right?
 
 
Enjoy!
 
Caus Schlund
 


Shipping sugar cane by rail...

Claus Schlund \(HGM\)
 

Hi List Members,
 
Shipping sugar cane by rail...
 
 
Enjoy!
 
Claus Schlund
 
 


An image of ACL ventilated boxcars

Claus Schlund \(HGM\)
 

Hi List Members,
 
An image of ACL ventilated boxcars is linked below... again, too bad the resolution is a little lacking.
 
 
Enjoy!
 
Claus Schlund
 
 


An image of ACL 24126 flat

Claus Schlund \(HGM\)
 

Hi List Members,
 
 
An image of ACL 24126 flat is linked below... too bad the resolution is a little lacking.
 
 
Enjoy!
 
Claus Schlund
 


Re: Re :PACIFIC ELECTRIC BOXCAR BRAKE ARRANGEMENT

Eric Hansmann
 

Jason describes modeling the PE brake system on a flat car in this blog post. 

On Jul 6, 2020, at 5:08 PM, Ken Adams <smadanek44g@...> wrote:

Not sure if PE boxcars and PE flat cars are the same airbrake arrangement but Jason Hill's Owl Mountain F-50-xx flat cars included the instructions and parts to build the PE rigging. The instructions are, I believe, available on the Owl Mountain website.
--
Ken Adams
Still in splendid Shelter In Place solitude, about half way up Walnut Creek


Re: Re :PACIFIC ELECTRIC BOXCAR BRAKE ARRANGEMENT

Ken Adams
 

Not sure if PE boxcars and PE flat cars are the same airbrake arrangement but Jason Hill's Owl Mountain F-50-xx flat cars included the instructions and parts to build the PE rigging. The instructions are, I believe, available on the Owl Mountain website.
--
Ken Adams
Still in splendid Shelter In Place solitude, about half way up Walnut Creek


Grand Rapids & Indiana (a PRR subsidiary) gondola with a log load

Claus Schlund \(HGM\)
 

Hi List Members,
 
The image linked below shows a not-too-clear view of a Grand Rapids & Indiana (a PRR subsidiary) class GS gondola with a log load
 
 
Enjoy!
 
Claus Schlund
 
 


Re: workers stacking lumber onto a flat car

Claus Schlund \(HGM\)
 

Hi List Members,
 
Note that two of the vertical support poles appear to be serving as hat stands!
 
Claus Schlund
 
 

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To: STMFC
Sent: Monday, July 06, 2020 4:34 PM
Subject: [RealSTMFC] workers stacking lumber onto a flat car

Hi List Members,
 
We sometimes spend a lot of time detailing loads for our open-top cars. One such load is lumber.
 
The image linked below shows workers stacking lumber onto a flat car - the process is not yet done - the vertical supports for the load are in place but not yet fully secured. We cannot see much of the flat cars below, only a tiny bit of the flat car is visible at the extreme lower left of the image, but the two workers closest to the camera are standing on a pile of lumber that is loaded onto the flat car.
 
 
Enjoy!
 
Claus Schlund
 


workers stacking lumber onto a flat car

Claus Schlund \(HGM\)
 

Hi List Members,
 
We sometimes spend a lot of time detailing loads for our open-top cars. One such load is lumber.
 
The image linked below shows workers stacking lumber onto a flat car - the process is not yet done - the vertical supports for the load are in place but not yet fully secured. We cannot see much of the flat cars below, only a tiny bit of the flat car is visible at the extreme lower left of the image, but the two workers closest to the camera are standing on a pile of lumber that is loaded onto the flat car.
 
 
Enjoy!
 
Claus Schlund
 


Re: N&W B-5 Boxcars 48000-48999 and 49500-49999

Jeff Coleman
 

Bill

The B-5 were equipped with Ajax, Equipco & Universal Hand Brakes but I don't have car numbers.

Jeff Coleman

Virus-free. www.avg.com


On Mon, Jul 6, 2020 at 2:06 PM william darnaby <wdarnaby@...> wrote:
Does anybody on the list know the breakdown of handbrake type on these cars?  The photos available to me show some Ajax but I see others that I cannot make out.

Thanks,
Bill Darnaby



Re: Hindsight 2020 RPM Appreciation

Tom Madden
 

As an octogenarian living alone I can't afford to put myself in any situation that carries the risk of hospitalization. Until there's a vaccine or effective outpatient treatment for the virus I won't be doing any commercial traveling or participating in group activities. The Hindsight 2020 RPM was tailor made for those like me and I hope these virtual meetings continue. There were two interrelated aspects that I really, really liked - no rows of heads obscuring portions of the screen, and the images on the screen were right here on my high definition computer monitor and not 30 feet away. As a single-track event I got to see several presentations I would not have chosen to attend at a multi-track live meet, and learned some new things as a result. Yes, I missed seeing old friends, walking on the beach and having the opportunity to write a large check to Bob Liljestrand at the end of the day, but a virtual meet is a very desirable alternative to a live meet. And as Ken says, it makes presentations available to those who can't come to live meets.

Tom Madden


N&W B-5 Boxcars 48000-48999 and 49500-49999

william darnaby
 

Does anybody on the list know the breakdown of handbrake type on these cars?  The photos available to me show some Ajax but I see others that I cannot make out.

Thanks,
Bill Darnaby



Re: Hindsight 2020 RPM Appreciation

Ken Adams
 

I enjoyed the first one enough I would be more than willing to attend another.....even if you charge a modest "convention fee."  And have the same quality as this first effort.

I would hope this type of virtual meeting does not disappear should we someday be able to normal life. Most of the physical RPM's have been in the eastern part of the US and those of us in the far west have not been able to attend a physical RPM  with the variety and depth of presentation.  The cost of air travel will probably rise in the coming years due to many factors so virtual alternatives may become even more important. 
--
Ken Adams
Still in splendid Shelter In Place solitude, about half way up Walnut Creek


Re :PACIFIC ELECTRIC BOXCAR BRAKE ARRANGEMENT

WILLIAM PARDIE
 



Sometime within the past year (it seems) someone on the list asked for help on the unique brake arrangement used on the Pacific Electric outside braced box cars.  By now they have ptrobably finished the car and moved on.  If not I have just uncovered the photos that I took of this item at the Paris rail museum. Let me know if you still need help.

Bill Pardie

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