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Photo: B&O Boxcar In MOW Service

Bob Chaparro
 

Photo: B&O Boxcar In MOW Service

A photo from Marty Bernard on Flickr:

https://www.flickr.com/photos/129679309@N05/49295251703/in/album-72157661360791085/

This one certainly is a veteran of the rails. The car number is too faint for me to see on my monitor.

Are those patch plates along the bottom of the car?

Bob Chaparro

Hemet, CA


SEEKING PHOTO HELP

WILLIAM PARDIE
 


I am looking for a good B end shot for the Northern Pacific stock car (CentrL Valley) in the third series that used the Ajax power handbrake (82596 series).

Thanks in advance for any help.

Bill Pardie

Sent from my Verizon, Samsung Galaxy smartphone




Son of a gun!  That’s the vise I inherited from my grandfather, a clock maker/designer, who had a very severe case of toolitis.  I have always wondered where he 

 

Schuyler

 

From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io <main@RealSTMFC.groups.io> On Behalf Of Allen Cain
Sent: Tuesday, July 21, 2020 4:24 PM
To: main@realstmfc.groups.io
Subject: Re: [RealSTMFC] A better pin vise


Amazon sells the Starrett in two sizes.  Here is the smaller one which holds 60 to 80 and maybe smaller bits with 0-0.040" claimed capacity:



Not outrageous if you have Prime Membership with free shipping or can combine it with another order.


Allen Cain 



Re: ERIE boxcars in 1914 and a nice view of a loading pen with sheep

Claus Schlund \(HGM\)
 

Hi Doug,
 
Sharp eyes you have!
 
Thanks for the additional insights
 
Claus Schlund
 

----- Original Message -----
Sent: Saturday, July 25, 2020 5:01 PM
Subject: Re: [RealSTMFC] ERIE boxcars in 1914 and a nice view of a loading pen with sheep

Notice the hogs in the pen with the hog shed.

 

What is the white octagonal building? A phone booth? It’s up on cribbing and it looks like a tool boxes and other supplies around it. There are work crew cars with walk planks among the siding. Indications of a work project in town?

 

Doug Harding

www.iowacentralrr.org

 

From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io <main@RealSTMFC.groups.io> On Behalf Of Claus Schlund \(HGM\)
Sent: Saturday, July 25, 2020 3:06 PM
To: STMFC <main@RealSTMFC.groups.io>
Subject: [RealSTMFC] ERIE boxcars in 1914 and a nice view of a loading pen with sheep

 

Hi List Members,

 

ERIE boxcars in 1914, and a nice view of a loading pen with sheep at the link below

 

 

Also, a high resolution image is available at the link below

 

 

Enjoy!

 

Claus Schlund

 


Re: Photo: Tank Cars At National Zinc Separating Company Plant

Bruce Smith
 

David,

Unfortunately, that particular archive has no zoom function. I downloaded the photo, but the scan resolution was such that it really could not be enlarged.

Regards,
Bruce
Bruce Smith
Auburn, AL


From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io <main@RealSTMFC.groups.io> on behalf of David via groups.io <jaydeet2001@...>
Sent: Saturday, July 25, 2020 12:52 PM
To: RealSTMFC@groups.io <RealSTMFC@groups.io>
Subject: [RealSTMFC] Photo: Tank Cars At National Zinc Separating Company Plant
 
To get back to the actual topic, does anyone know how to zoom or enlarge
this photo? The car looks like a pre-tank-anchor German-American
product, and a larger version would be nice.

David Thompson





Re: ERIE boxcars in 1914 and a nice view of a loading pen with sheep

Douglas Harding
 

Notice the hogs in the pen with the hog shed.

 

What is the white octagonal building? A phone booth? It’s up on cribbing and it looks like a tool boxes and other supplies around it. There are work crew cars with walk planks among the siding. Indications of a work project in town?

 

Doug Harding

www.iowacentralrr.org

 

From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io <main@RealSTMFC.groups.io> On Behalf Of Claus Schlund \(HGM\)
Sent: Saturday, July 25, 2020 3:06 PM
To: STMFC <main@RealSTMFC.groups.io>
Subject: [RealSTMFC] ERIE boxcars in 1914 and a nice view of a loading pen with sheep

 

Hi List Members,

 

ERIE boxcars in 1914, and a nice view of a loading pen with sheep at the link below

 

 

Also, a high resolution image is available at the link below

 

 

Enjoy!

 

Claus Schlund

 


Re: some steam era work train equipment images

Douglas Harding
 

Claus the “sand car” is probably for hauling/storing locomotive sand. Appears to be a homemade single bay covered hopper.

 

Doug Harding

www.iowacentralrr.org

 

From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io <main@RealSTMFC.groups.io> On Behalf Of Claus Schlund \(HGM\)
Sent: Saturday, July 25, 2020 2:25 PM
To: STMFC <main@RealSTMFC.groups.io>
Subject: [RealSTMFC] some steam era work train equipment images

 

Hi List Members,

 

I stumbled upon some steam era work train equipment images of various types

 

 

 


IC X4356 tender cistern on flat car

 

 

 

 

IC (number unreadable) single sheathed boxcar with windows

 

 

 

 

L&N 40069, described as 'sand car' a bit of a mystery!

 

 

 

 

NYC car, possible tank car? Possible weed sprayer? Possibly rebuild from a steam loco tender?

 

 

 

 

 

Enjoy!

 

Claus Schlund

 

 

 

 


 


CORRECTED COPY Re: [RealSTMFC] NYC offset-side hopper (Sunshine Minikit)

David
 

I'm assuming HO since you mentioned Sunshine (AFAIK, their hopper minikits were for the AAR alternate standard offset, not the cars in question),
Sunshine did make a minikit for the 1920s NYC System offset-side hoppers. This one came up on Ebay a week ago:
https://www.ebay.com/itm/Sunshine-Resin-NYC-Or-P-amp-E-Resin-Hopper-Mini-Kit-/233653105525

David Thompson


ERIE boxcars in 1914 and a nice view of a loading pen with sheep

Claus Schlund \(HGM\)
 

Hi List Members,
 
ERIE boxcars in 1914, and a nice view of a loading pen with sheep at the link below
 
 
Also, a high resolution image is available at the link below
 
 
Enjoy!
 
Claus Schlund
 


Re: Posting photo links was Photo: Tank Cars At National Zinc Separating Company Plant

mopacfirst
 

I would not normally have the time or inclination to go looking for these.  Nor would it necessarily occur to me to go looking for them, either.

It's true for me also that most of these photos are too old for me, but every once in a while something that interests me pops up.  I don't get emails, but rather see the posts on line, so it's not any hardship for me in terms of having to delete the posts.  So if one or two or three people have the time, and the ideas, and the willingness, to go excavating these, more power to you.  And if nothing else, it amuses me about the lack of knowledge of the people who are assigned to write captions for them, or the lack of perspective on something that happened a hundred years ago, but that comes with the territory.

Ron Merrick
who really only cares about central Kansas


ATSF steel 40ft boxcar and a (possibly IC) steel GS gondola

Claus Schlund \(HGM\)
 

Hi List Members,
 
An image showing ATSF steel 40ft boxcar and a (possibly IC) steel GS gondola. I note the PRR style position light signal in the picture.
 
 
Enjoy!
 
Claus Schlund
 


some steam era work train equipment images

Claus Schlund \(HGM\)
 

Hi List Members,
 
I stumbled upon some steam era work train equipment images of various types
 
 
 

IC X4356 tender cistern on flat car
 
 
 
 
IC (number unreadable) single sheathed boxcar with windows
 
 
 
 
L&N 40069, described as 'sand car' a bit of a mystery!
 
 
 
 
NYC car, possible tank car? Possible weed sprayer? Possibly rebuild from a steam loco tender?
 
 
 
 
 
Enjoy!
 
Claus Schlund
 
 
 
 

 


Re: Posting photo links was Photo: Tank Cars At National Zinc Separating Company Plant

Dave Bayless
 

Thank You Bob , and others for posting these photos. Keep them coming as they generate conversation and data from other list members in the know. This is information I can use and would have a hard time finding on my own. Those that don't like the photos are few and far between and don't have anything to share anyway. They should appreciate the digging and searching you do and learn to use the delete key if not needed. Sounds like they are just a flat spot on the wheel and should mark off, worked too many 12-hour trips.
Thanks a million, Dave SilverStreak Bayless

Sent from my T-Mobile 4G LTE device

------ Original message------
From: Bob Chaparro via groups.io
Date: Sat, Jul 25, 2020 11:04 AM
Cc:
Subject:Re: [RealSTMFC] Posting photo links was Photo: Tank Cars At National Zinc Separating Company Plant

Thank you for your support.

I have also received five private messages of support as of this morning.

I find these photos while I am searching for content for my own groups. And rather than ignore those photos I can't use I know there's a benefit to sharing them with modelers and historians who may be able to use them or folks who would just enjoy seeing them.

In my many years in the hobby I have benefitted tremendously from others who have freely shared what they know and what they have found. It's my time to give something back and I enjoy doing it.

Bob Chaparro

Hemet, CA

Moderator

Model Railroads of Southern California

https://groups.io/g/ModelRailroadsofSoCalif

Railroad Citrus Industry Modeling Group

https://groups.io/g/RailroadCitrusIndustryModelingGroup

Railway Bull Shippers Group

https://groups.io/g/RailwayBullShippersGroup


Re: Reboxx Reboot

Schuyler Larrabee
 

Yeah, with their advertising all over them.  I >know< where I bought things and I don’ like being an ad for them.

 

Schuyler

 

From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io <main@RealSTMFC.groups.io> On Behalf Of Bill J. via groups.io
Sent: Saturday, July 25, 2020 11:58 AM
To: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io
Subject: Re: [RealSTMFC] Reboxx Reboot

 

Don't forget that brasstrains.com sells boxes with foam inserts!

Bill Jolitz


Re: photo links (was Photo: Tank Cars At National Zinc Separating Company Plant)

Bob Chaparro
 

I think the "why" is up to the viewer. But I do hope the photos will start dialogues by folks who know a lot more about the pictured subject than I do.
And these photos are not as easy to find as you might think. I review somewhere between 600 to 1,500 photos most weeks. Many of the photos I find cannot be found using search terms such as railroad, train, boxcar, etc. because so many of these sites do not reference everything that is in a particular photo.
And so of the little known community historical society websites, again with no reference to railroad content in their search engines, are themselves difficult to find.
Bob Chaparro
Hemet, CA


Re: Reboxx Reboot

 

A Google Earth search for “4233 Evergreen Lane Los Angeles, CA” took me to Evergreen Drive in Forest Lawn Cemetery. Hmmmm.

 

 

Thanks!
--

Brian Ehni

 

 

From: <main@RealSTMFC.groups.io> on behalf of "Bob Chaparro via groups.io" <chiefbobbb@...>
Reply-To: <main@RealSTMFC.groups.io>
Date: Saturday, July 25, 2020 at 12:55 PM
To: <main@RealSTMFC.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [RealSTMFC] Reboxx Reboot

 

There is a phone number and address for Reboxx on their website ( https://www.reboxx.com/ ), which is copyright 2020.

I could find no owner for the phone number and two sources had no listing for the stated address.

Strange.

Bob Chaparro

Hemet, CA


Re: Posting photo links was Photo: Tank Cars At National Zinc Separating Company Plant

Bob Chaparro
 

Thank you for your support.

I have also received five private messages of support as of this morning.

I find these photos while I am searching for content for my own groups. And rather than ignore those photos I can't use I know there's a benefit to sharing them with modelers and historians who may be able to use them or folks who would just enjoy seeing them.

In my many years in the hobby I have benefitted tremendously from others who have freely shared what they know and what they have found. It's my time to give something back and I enjoy doing it.

Bob Chaparro

Hemet, CA

Moderator

Model Railroads of Southern California

https://groups.io/g/ModelRailroadsofSoCalif

Railroad Citrus Industry Modeling Group

https://groups.io/g/RailroadCitrusIndustryModelingGroup

Railway Bull Shippers Group

https://groups.io/g/RailwayBullShippersGroup


Re: Reboxx Reboot

Schuyler Larrabee
 

Those of us who were close to the REBOXX people are checking into this.  The name is registered and has not been abandoned.  I would not get excited that the line is resurrected, as much as I personally would love to see that.

 

Schuyler

 

From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io <main@RealSTMFC.groups.io> On Behalf Of Bob Chaparro via groups.io
Sent: Saturday, July 25, 2020 1:55 PM
To: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io
Subject: Re: [RealSTMFC] Reboxx Reboot

 

There is a phone number and address for Reboxx on their website ( https://www.reboxx.com/ ), which is copyright 2020.

I could find no owner for the phone number and two sources had no listing for the stated address.

Strange.

Bob Chaparro

Hemet, CA


Re: Reboxx Reboot

Bob Chaparro
 

There is a phone number and address for Reboxx on their website ( https://www.reboxx.com/ ), which is copyright 2020.

I could find no owner for the phone number and two sources had no listing for the stated address.

Strange.

Bob Chaparro

Hemet, CA


Photo: Tank Cars At National Zinc Separating Company Plant

David
 

To get back to the actual topic, does anyone know how to zoom or enlarge this photo? The car looks like a pre-tank-anchor German-American product, and a larger version would be nice.

David Thompson


Re: B&O 17000

Benjamin Hom
 

Andy Carlson wrote:
"B&O #17000. A mostly steel box car."

Eric Hansmann asked: 
"Would this early boxcar have steel or iron sheathing?"

Iron.  From the B&O Railroad Museum website:
http://www.borail.org/17000.aspx 


Ben Hom

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