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Re: About match-making (so to speak)

Thomas Klosterman
 

Eventually (early 20th century) most of the matches in the US were manufactured in Barberton, Ohio [Diamond Match and others served by the A&BBRR (the "Belt Line") from interchange with the PRR] and Wadsworth, Ohio (nearby and served by the Erie). Many men in Barberton worked at the match factories. My father, as a youth, worked as a "block feeder," feeding blocks of (probably) these or similar blocks made from trees like this into a machine that produced matchsticks. My Grandfather worked in the dipping tank area. The Blue Tip Match was made in Wadsworth with the same equipment until the 1980's. The town still celebrates the Blue Tip Festival. 
Diamond match was started and owned by Ohio Columbus Barber (who planned and started the town), hence "Barberton." He also started the Belt Line (and many other manufacturers in town) and eventually sold it to a combination of PRR. B&O, Erie and maybe the AC&Y.  Interesting history here.


Photo: B&O Livestock Cars & Cattle Pen

Bob Chaparro
 

Photo: B&O Livestock Cars & Cattle Pen

An undated photo from West Virginia University:

https://wvhistoryonview.org/image/038460.jpg

Bob Chaparro

Hemet, CA


Re: B&O double sheathed boxcar with single sheathed ends?

Schleigh Mike
 

PRR 570940 = PRR  class X(no hyphen)29 in 1946.

Mike Schleigh in wet Grove City, Penna.

On Saturday, July 11, 2020, 11:45:00 AM EDT, Paul R Greenwald <pennsyrrfan4905@...> wrote:


Bruce -

There is a PRR steel box car (570940) on the the next track to the left.  Any idea what class it is?

Paul R Greenwald 
PRRT&HS 1802
NMRA #129229 

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Paul R Greenwald 
PRRT&HS #1802
NMRA #129229


Photo: Ward Boiler On Illinois Central Flatcar

Bob Chaparro
 

Photo: Ward Boiler On Illinois Central Flatcar

An undated photo from West Virginia University:

https://wvhistoryonview.org/image/038724.jpg

Interesting Trucks.

Bob Chaparro

Hemet, CA


Photo: Ohio River Railroad Boxcar 2701

Bob Chaparro
 

Photo: Ohio River Railroad Boxcar 2701

An undated photo from West Virginia University:

https://wvhistoryonview.org/image/025630.jpg

Built by Ensign Manufacturing Company of Huntington, W. Va.

Bob Chaparro

Hemet, CA


Photo: Ohio River Railroad Gondola 4041

Bob Chaparro
 

Photo: Ohio River Railroad Gondola 4041

An undated photo from West Virginia University:

https://wvhistoryonview.org/image/025631.jpg

Built by Ensign Manufacturing Company of Huntington, W. Va.

Bob Chaparro

Hemet, CA


Photo: C&O Hopper 131947 With Coal Load

Bob Chaparro
 

Photo: C&O Hopper 131947 With Coal Load

An undated photo from West Virginia University:

https://wvhistoryonview.org/image/002042.jpg

Bob Chaparro

Hemet, CA


Photo: Western Maryland Hopper 20165 With Coal Load

Bob Chaparro
 

Photo: Western Maryland Hopper 20165 With Coal Load

An undated photo from West Virginia University:

https://wvhistoryonview.org/image/001978.jpg

1935 or later.

Bob Chaparro

Hemet, CA


Photo: Western Maryland Hopper 20049 With Coal Load

Bob Chaparro
 

Photo: Western Maryland Hopper 20049 With Coal Load

An undated photo from West Virginia University:

https://wvhistoryonview.org/image/001988.jpg

1935 or later.

Bob Chaparro

Hemet, CA


Photo: Western Maryland Gondola 50519 With Coal Load

Bob Chaparro
 

Photo: Western Maryland Gondola 50519 With Coal Load

A 1936 photo from West Virginia University:

https://wvhistoryonview.org/image/001972.jpg

Bob Chaparro

Hemet, CA


Re: B&O double sheathed boxcar with single sheathed ends?

Paul R Greenwald
 

Bruce -

There is a PRR steel box car (570940) on the the next track to the left.  Any idea what class it is?

Paul R Greenwald 
PRRT&HS 1802
NMRA #129229 

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Paul R Greenwald 
PRRT&HS #1802
NMRA #129229


Re: 1960 End Date

Tim O'Connor
 


LOL ! :-D


On 7/11/2020 11:18 AM, Tom Madden via groups.io wrote:

Ummmmm... Jared?? Do you realize you're replying to this group's message #58? From December 2000???

Tom Madden

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Tim O'Connor
Sterling, Massachusetts


Re: 1960 End Date

Tom Madden
 

Ummmmm... Jared?? Do you realize you're replying to this group's message #58? From December 2000???

Tom Madden


Re: Extreme Tank Car Modeling

Douglas Harding
 

These photos show MSTL gas electric GE-25 in week sprayer service, on fire. The attached tank car, containing the weed killer, is AMOX 701. Date is July 1, 1963 at Heartand MN.

 

Doug Harding

www.iowacentralrr.org

 

From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io <main@RealSTMFC.groups.io> On Behalf Of Bruce Smith
Sent: Tuesday, July 7, 2020 11:24 AM
To: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io
Subject: [RealSTMFC] Extreme Tank Car Modeling

 

Folks,

 

With respect to "extreme tank car modeling", I am looking for photos of steam era oil or gasoline tank cars that have wrecked, burnt, and possibly ruptured, for a modeling idea.

 

Regards,

Bruce

 

Bruce Smith

Auburn, AL

 


From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io <main@RealSTMFC.groups.io> on behalf of Todd Sullivan via groups.io <sullivant41@...>
Sent: Tuesday, July 7, 2020 11:15 AM
To:
main@RealSTMFC.groups.io <main@RealSTMFC.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [RealSTMFC] Photo: UTLX 95870 - For Extreme Tank Car Modeling

 

Bob,

I suspect that the tank cars were carrying LPG or a similar flammable gas, not oil.  Oil burns, gas explodes, and the piece of shrapnel on this UTLX ICC 105 pressure tank car was likely the wrapper on another similar car that exploded.  Here's a You Tube video of a modern 33,000 gallon LPG tank car that caught fire and exploded in the 1980s as a result of a derailment:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K-tUQTw_Vtk

Todd Sullivan


Re: B&O double sheathed boxcar with single sheathed ends?

Tony Thompson
 

     That a car end would be termed "indestructible" tells you all you need to know about problems with wood car ends, leading eventually to steel ends, of course. And BTW the name of that end turned out to be inaccurate.

Tony Thompson




Re: B&O double sheathed boxcar with single sheathed ends?

Dennis Storzek <destorzek@...>
 

On Fri, Jul 10, 2020 at 04:36 PM, Eric Hansmann wrote:
That’s a B&O M-15 boxcar rebuilt with “Indestructible ends.” These became M-15f, M-15h, and M-15j subclasses.
Photo from the 1922 CBC:


Lack of initials above the car number seems to suggest a DL&W car. Here's an Erie car:


Dennis Storzek


Re: 1960 End Date

Benjamin Hom
 

Jared Harper wrote:
"You're alive!  Since I have not heard a peep about you or from you I thought you might have croaked from Covid."

Not funny.  Greg Martin.  Way too soon.


Ben Hom


Re: Coupler Mounting Screws

Douglas Harding
 

Matt you are right. Mine are 4-40, but I have used them to cut brass 2-56 screws.

 

Doug Harding

www.iowacentralrr.org

 

From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io <main@RealSTMFC.groups.io> On Behalf Of Matt Goodman via groups.io
Sent: Friday, July 10, 2020 3:52 PM
To: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io
Subject: Re: [RealSTMFC] Coupler Mounting Screws

 

Interesting. I’ve seen 4-40 shears on wire strippers, but not 2-56. The former works, but requires cleanup. Ironically, my full size strippers will cut down to the 4-40, whereas the smaller strippers that will do 30 gauge wire only goes down to 6’s.

 

Matt Goodman

Columbus, Ohio, US

 

On Jul 9, 2020, at 10:57 PM, Douglas Harding <iowacentralrr@...> wrote:

 

I have an electrician’s wire stripper that also is designed to cut a variety of small screw sizes, including 2-56. Works great on brass screws, gives a nice clean cut, just touch up with a file and I have one any length I want.

 

 

From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io <main@RealSTMFC.groups.io> On Behalf Of Mont Switzer
Sent: Thursday, July 9, 2020 9:43 PM
To: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io
Subject: Re: [RealSTMFC] Coupler Mounting Screws

 

Ben,

 

Why I like the Delrin 2-56 screws is I can cut or trim them to the exact length that I want, with ease.  I've done this before and after installation with equal success.

 

Mont Switzer


From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io [main@RealSTMFC.groups.io] on behalf of Benjamin Hom [b.hom@...]
Sent: Wednesday, July 08, 2020 1:12 PM
To: main@realstmfc.groups.io
Subject: Re: [RealSTMFC] Coupler Mounting Screws

Wayne Cohen wrote: 
"In the distant past, I tried Kadee’s 2-56 Delrin screws to mount couplers.  Many of the heads snapped off in normal use and I quit using them. Slot or Phillips head - same results."

 

Slot or Phillips is irrelevant - why use plastic screws if electrical shorts are not an issue?  Use metal screws instead.

 

 

Ben Hom

 


Re: 1960 End Date

Jared Harper
 

You're alive!  Since I  have not  heard a peep about you or from you I thought you might have croaked from Covid.

Jared Harper


B&O double sheathed boxcar with single sheathed ends?

David
 

I do, however, find the roof unusual.  Why to the seam caps seem to stop a good foot short of the eave?
I believe those are stiffening ridges of some kind. If you look at the right side of the roof, the panel seams do extend all the way to the edge, beyond the more prominent features.

David Thompson

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