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Re: Photos: ASF Truck

Kenneth Montero
 

Kadee #509 "Andrews" truck in HO looks like this truck.

Ken Montero

On 07/18/2020 12:00 PM Bob Chaparro via groups.io <chiefbobbb@...> wrote:


Photos: ASF Truck

A 1919 photo from the University of Pittsburgh Digital Archives:

https://digital.library.pitt.edu/islandora/object/pitt%3A8223.2832.RR/viewer

https://digital.library.pitt.edu/islandora/object/pitt%3A8223.2830.RR/viewer

https://digital.library.pitt.edu/islandora/object/pitt%3A8223.2831.RR/viewer

https://digital.library.pitt.edu/islandora/object/pitt%3A8223.2829.RR/viewer

Scroll on the photos to enlarge them.

Very good detail in these photos.

Bob Chaparro

Hemet, CA


Re: Photo: Central of Georgia Ventilated Boxcar 55134

bigfourroad
 

Thanks for that Bob. Good intel as I build up the will to finish 2 of Jim King's S scale versions.
Chris Rooney


Re: [Non-DoD Source] [RealSTMFC] Photos: 235, 000 Pound Casting, Very Short Flat Cars

Gatwood, Elden J SAD
 

Bob, all;

 

I have not been able to find much on those P&LE flats, as it is out of my era, but P&LE had some very interesting specialty cars in their fleet, being in Pittsburgh and being asked to ship stuff like this.

 

The cars look more like HD tender trucks, than freight cars, but my research on them has turned up nothing.  They appear to be joined by no more than an air hose, which is odd.

 

MacIntosh-Hemphill’s Garrison Works was on Pittsburgh’s South Side, on the Oliver Iron & Steel line (later Allegheny & South Side), parallel with the P&LE, which means this beast had to cross that little short line, with its tiny 55-pound rail (at best).  That must’ve been an interesting move.

 

I don’t know how P&LE got this into the plant of Pittsburgh Steel, but it was on-line up the Monongahela River.  Fairly short move.

 

The casting is, I think, a base, or bed, for a big, big, shear.  The notch in the top is what I think is where large blooms were sheared to size.  This is the biggest I have seen of their products.

 

MacIntosh-Hemphill made other things like mill rolls, some of whom still survive in various locations.

 

Here is the plant, in the 1945 flood:  OI&S/A&SS steamer, gons, and trackage of same to left, P&LE under water to center.  I think that set of cross-overs would have hosted that move.

 

Elden Gatwood

 

 

From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io <main@RealSTMFC.groups.io> On Behalf Of Bob Chaparro via groups.io
Sent: Saturday, July 18, 2020 12:02 PM
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Subject: [Non-DoD Source] [RealSTMFC] Photos: 235, 000 Pound Casting, Very Short Flat Cars

 

Photos: 235,000 Pound Casting, Very Short Flat Cars

Three 1908 photos from the University of Pittsburgh Digital Archives:

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Blockedhttps://digital.library.pitt.edu/islandora/object/pitt%3A8223.523.RR/viewer

Blockedhttps://digital.library.pitt.edu/islandora/object/pitt%3A8223.525.RR/viewer

Scroll on the photos to enlarge them.

Bob Chaparro

Hemet, CA


Re: Photo: H.C. Frick Company Hopper HCFX 1056

akerboomk
 

The 2 gons to the left of the CM&St.P box are interesting to me.

In particular, the half-visible one (not the NYC one) seems to be sitting very high off the trucks / body bolster.

Ken


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Ken Akerboom


Re: [Non-DoD Source] [RealSTMFC] Photo: NYC & P&LE Hopper Cars

Gatwood, Elden J SAD
 

Bob;

 

It is a nice shot, but the tease is the PMcK&Y hopper partial to right.  Pretty late for those reporting marks.

 

Elden Gatwood

 

From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io <main@RealSTMFC.groups.io> On Behalf Of Bob Chaparro via groups.io
Sent: Saturday, July 18, 2020 12:04 PM
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Subject: [Non-DoD Source] [RealSTMFC] Photo: NYC & P&LE Hopper Cars

 

Photo: NYC & P&LE Hopper Cars

A 1955 photo from the University of Pittsburgh Digital Archives:

Blockedhttps://digital.library.pitt.edu/islandora/object/pitt%3A200907.1955.09729/viewer

Scroll on the photo to enlarge it.

Bob Chaparro

Hemet, CA


Re: B&O Sentinel 40' box at Taylor Yard, LA CA 1958

 

Ryan Mendell of National Scale Car is working on the M-55s. I believe he is doing a full kit aside from the end castings. I am sure a variety of decals will be coming from other sources.

Rich Christie

On Saturday, July 18, 2020, 10:35:33 AM CDT, Kenneth Montero <va661midlo@...> wrote:


Tim,

Here are some current sources of such decals:

Microscale: Item # 48-401 (O scale)

Protocraft Item #B&O M55s (O scale)

Tichy Item # 10074-O (O scale), #10074 -HO (HO scale), #10074-N (N scale)

Ken Montero


On 07/18/2020 10:03 AM Tim O'Connor <timboconnor@...> wrote:



M-55C built by General American in 1945. Sunshine produced an M-55 kit but is that the same as this car?

Does anyone make good decals for this Sentinel paint scheme?


On 7/18/2020 12:41 AM, Andy Carlson wrote:
Inline image<9d259293-303b-ceab-e885-a34e0cbf691f@...>" data-mce-src="cid:9d259293-303b-ceab-e885-a34e0cbf691f@..." data-mce-style="max-width: 800px; width: 100%;">
Even with its very low mounted bottom door track the Yougstown door still is a 5/6/5-Short. Along with the ends, the color scheme makes for an interesting, well-travelled Eastern box car.
-Andy Carlson
Ojai CA


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Tim O'Connor
Sterling, Massachusetts


Re: [Non-DoD Source] [RealSTMFC] Photo: PRR Hopper Car 705934

Gatwood, Elden J SAD
 

Bob;

 

Yes, it is a Feb 1906 build GLA, with original cross-ties, as a 1958 repaint in FCC Shadow Keystone P&L.

 

Elden Gatwood

 

From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io <main@RealSTMFC.groups.io> On Behalf Of Bob Chaparro via groups.io
Sent: Saturday, July 18, 2020 11:57 AM
To: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io
Subject: [Non-DoD Source] [RealSTMFC] Photo: PRR Hopper Car 705934

 

Photo: PRR Hopper Car 705934

A 1959 photo from the University of Pittsburgh Digital Archives:

Blockedhttps://digital.library.pitt.edu/islandora/object/pitt%3A200907.1959.10132/viewer

Scroll on the photo to enlarge it.

Build date appears to be 1906. Can someone confirm?

Bob Chaparro

Hemet, CA


Photo: NYC & P&LE Hopper Cars

Bob Chaparro
 

Photo: NYC & P&LE Hopper Cars

A 1955 photo from the University of Pittsburgh Digital Archives:

https://digital.library.pitt.edu/islandora/object/pitt%3A200907.1955.09729/viewer

Scroll on the photo to enlarge it.

Bob Chaparro

Hemet, CA


Photo: Turn Of The Century Boxcars

Bob Chaparro
 

Photo: Turn Of The Century Boxcars

A 1906 photo from the University of Pittsburgh Digital Archives:

https://digital.library.pitt.edu/islandora/object/pitt%3A8223.336.RR/viewer

Scroll on the photo to enlarge it.

Like a hobby advertisement: Assorted road names

Bob Chaparro

Hemet, CA


Photos: 235,000 Pound Casting, Very Short Flat Cars

Bob Chaparro
 

Photos: 235,000 Pound Casting, Very Short Flat Cars

Three 1908 photos from the University of Pittsburgh Digital Archives:

https://digital.library.pitt.edu/islandora/object/pitt%3A8223.524.RR/viewer

https://digital.library.pitt.edu/islandora/object/pitt%3A8223.523.RR/viewer

https://digital.library.pitt.edu/islandora/object/pitt%3A8223.525.RR/viewer

Scroll on the photos to enlarge them.

Bob Chaparro

Hemet, CA


Photos: ASF Truck

Bob Chaparro
 


Photo: KCPX Tank Car 1210 (Koppers)

Bob Chaparro
 

Photo: KCPX Tank Car 1210 (Koppers)

A 1961 photo from the University of Pittsburgh Digital Archives:

https://digital.library.pitt.edu/islandora/object/pitt%3A200907.1961.10416/viewer

Scroll on the photo to enlarge it.

Bob Chaparro

Hemet, CA


Photo: CNO&TP Ventilated Boxcar 13040

Bob Chaparro
 

Photo: CNO&TP Ventilated Boxcar 13040

A 1908 photo from the University of Pittsburgh Digital Archives:

https://digital.library.pitt.edu/islandora/object/pitt%3A8223.816.RR/viewer

Scroll on the photo to enlarge it.

Build date is 1905

Bob Chaparro

Hemet, CA


Photo: PRR Hopper Car 705934

Bob Chaparro
 

Photo: PRR Hopper Car 705934

A 1959 photo from the University of Pittsburgh Digital Archives:

https://digital.library.pitt.edu/islandora/object/pitt%3A200907.1959.10132/viewer

Scroll on the photo to enlarge it.

Build date appears to be 1906. Can someone confirm?

Bob Chaparro

Hemet, CA


Photo: Illinois Central Boxcar 20670

Bob Chaparro
 

Photo: Illinois Central Boxcar 20670

A 1911 photo from the University of Pittsburgh Digital Archives:

https://digital.library.pitt.edu/islandora/object/pitt%3A715.112392.CP/viewer

Scroll on the photo to enlarge it.

Only fair quality.

Bob Chaparro

Hemet, CA


Photo: Central of Georgia Ventilated Boxcar 55134

Bob Chaparro
 

Photo: Central of Georgia Ventilated Boxcar 55134

A 1938 photo from the University of Pittsburgh Digital Archives:

https://digital.library.pitt.edu/islandora/object/pitt%3A715.3837178.CP/viewer

Scroll on the photo to enlarge it.

Also a partial view of PRR Boxcar 78567.

Bob Chaparro

Hemet, CA


Photo: H.C. Frick Company Hopper HCFX 1056

Bob Chaparro
 

Photo: H.C. Frick Company Hopper HCFX 1056

A 1919 photo from the University of Pittsburgh Digital Archives:

https://digital.library.pitt.edu/islandora/object/pitt%3A8223.2674.RR/viewer

Scroll on the photo to enlarge it.

Henry Clay Frick (1849-1919) organized the H. C. Frick Coke Company in 1871. The company was to become one of the largest coke-producing firms in the world. He sold this product to Andrew Carnegie, and became a millionaire by age 30.

Frick also became chairman of the Carnegie Steel Company, and played a major role in the formation of the giant U.S. Steel manufacturing concern. He also financed the construction of the Pennsylvania Railroad and the Reading Company.

Bob Chaparro

Hemet, CA


Re: B&O Sentinel 40' box at Taylor Yard, LA CA 1958

Kenneth Montero
 

Tim,

Here are some current sources of such decals:

Microscale: Item # 48-401 (O scale)

Protocraft Item #B&O M55s (O scale)

Tichy Item # 10074-O (O scale), #10074 -HO (HO scale), #10074-N (N scale)

Ken Montero


On 07/18/2020 10:03 AM Tim O'Connor <timboconnor@...> wrote:



M-55C built by General American in 1945. Sunshine produced an M-55 kit but is that the same as this car?

Does anyone make good decals for this Sentinel paint scheme?


On 7/18/2020 12:41 AM, Andy Carlson wrote:
<9d259293-303b-ceab-e885-a34e0cbf691f@...>" data-mce-src="cid:9d259293-303b-ceab-e885-a34e0cbf691f@..." data-mce-style="max-width: 800px; width: 100%;">
Even with its very low mounted bottom door track the Yougstown door still is a 5/6/5-Short. Along with the ends, the color scheme makes for an interesting, well-travelled Eastern box car.
-Andy Carlson
Ojai CA


--
Tim O'Connor
Sterling, Massachusetts


Re: [Non-DoD Source] [RealSTMFC] Photo: American Steel & Wire Company Gondola 1204

Gatwood, Elden J SAD
 

Bob;

 

Without any evidence, I think that is one of the AS&W crop cars.  I have photos of similar cars on other area RRs.

 

Elden Gatwood

 

From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io <main@RealSTMFC.groups.io> On Behalf Of Bob Chaparro via groups.io
Sent: Friday, July 17, 2020 2:35 PM
To: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io
Subject: [Non-DoD Source] [RealSTMFC] Photo: American Steel & Wire Company Gondola 1204

 

Photo: American Steel & Wire Company Gondola 1204

A circa 1915-1917 photo from the University of Pittsburgh Digital Archives:

Blockedhttps://digital.library.pitt.edu/islandora/object/pitt%3A200102.108.DR/viewer

Scroll on the photo to enlarge it.

Bob Chaparro

Hemet, CA


Re: [Non-DoD Source] Re: [RealSTMFC] coil gondola shipping early problems

Gatwood, Elden J SAD
 

Nice car, Eric!

 

From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io <main@RealSTMFC.groups.io> On Behalf Of Eric Hansmann
Sent: Friday, July 17, 2020 3:47 PM
To: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io
Subject: [Non-DoD Source] Re: [RealSTMFC] coil gondola shipping early problems

 

I wonder if these coils are for can stock.

 

BTW, the Reading gondola has an 8-1937 journal repack stencil. It’s also wearing original lettering applied shortly after the corporate name change from P&R to Reading. This photo inspired the lettering on my F&C Reading gondola.

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Eric Hansmann

Murfreesboro, TN

 

 

From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io <main@RealSTMFC.groups.io> On Behalf Of Gatwood, Elden J SAD
Sent: Friday, July 17, 2020 9:35 AM
To: RealSTMFC@groups.io
Subject: [RealSTMFC] coil gondola shipping early problems

 

Group;

 

Any insights into what uses these coils would have been for?

 

Any translation of the writing?

 

Nice RDG gon, BTW!

 

Elden Gatwood

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