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Re: Photo: Loading Coal Into Boxcars? (1914)

Alex Huff
 

In 1985 I was asked by a hardware store owner whether it was still possible to receive bagged coal in boxcars.  The market was home heating.  I didn't know and made calls to find out.  The answer was, "Not any more."  I did learn that back in the era covered by this list, it was common.  I talked to a company in Duluth which had bought coal by the ore boat load and had a bagging line.  "We finally scrapped that machinery a couple of years ago."  Boxcar grain from the prairies was trans-shipped into boats at Duluth.  Some of the boxcars returned to the prairies loaded with bagged coal bought by grain elevators who also sold coal.  I don't know what the percentage of loads both ways was.
Alex Huff, retired South Dakota railroader & S scale modeler             


Re: Photo: Loading Coal Into Boxcars? (1914)

akerboomk
 

What is the “widget” coming up from the roadbed in front of D&RG 65054 (car at right)?

Something to couple to the car to prevent it from moving?

 

Ken A.


--
Ken Akerboom


Tangent New GATC 10,000 Gallon 1917-Design Tank Cars

Andy Carlson
 

Thanks, Doug, that worked!
Do well,
-Andy Carlson

On Sunday, September 13, 2020, 8:44:19 PM PDT, Douglas Harding <iowacentralrr@...> wrote:


Andy look under “other stuff” at the top of the page. There you will find a contact link.

 

Doug Harding

www.iowacentralrr.org

 


Re: Tangent New GATC 10,000 Gallon 1917-Design Tank Cars

Douglas Harding
 

Andy look under “other stuff” at the top of the page. There you will find a contact link.

 

Doug Harding

www.iowacentralrr.org

 

From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io <main@RealSTMFC.groups.io> On Behalf Of Andy Carlson
Sent: Sunday, September 13, 2020 10:52 PM
To: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io
Subject: [RealSTMFC] Tangent New GATC 10,000 Gallon 1917-Design Tank Cars

 

Dave-

I am contacting the whole list as I can not find a "contact Tangent Models" on your web site. I also cannot locate the info for the RTR black GATC 1917 10K gallon tank car.

 

Could you please help me (a computer challenged person) place this order?

Thanks,

-Andy Carlson

Ojai CA

 

On Sunday, September 13, 2020, 7:15:41 PM PDT, Tangent Scale Models via groups.io <tangentscalemodels@...> wrote:

 

 

Tangent Scale Models is proud to introduce our next production of General American 10,000 Gallon 1917-Design Radial Course Tank Cars.  As a reminder, this is the first plastic radial course tank offered in HO plastic!  (Radial course means the tank’s steel panels overlap each other, looking like “stairsteps”).

 

By the end of World War I, U.S. production of oil and oil-related products was sharply increasing thanks to the combination of war-related demands as well as demands from home.  In order to move oil and new consumer products, tank car producers introduced new car designs.  In 1917 General American Tank Car introduced a new general service 10,000 gallon non-insulated tank car.  Built in East Chicago, IN, these cars were easily identifiable by their circumferential rivets that surrounded the tank body, with notably different heights between the courses.  These “radial course” tank cars utilized steel bolster plates that rise up vertically to hold the tank in place, complete with a “web” section behind to minimize steel consumption.  At a time of fairly monochromatic box cars plying the rails, most consumable products and oil shippers proudly displayed their company markings on the tanks.  This car design was no exception, with Sinclair being a dominant purchaser of tank cars of this type.  Additionally, many smaller oil shippers had fleets of these cars during the oil boom years.  Finally, as many oil businesses failed, the cars ended up back with GATC and were restenciled with new owner markings and were placed back into service for a new owner.  Between Sinclair, Sunburst Refining, and other schemes, think of this as one of the first “crude oil” tank cars of consequence.  Forget boring present day tanks.  These cars were the most prolific tank cars built during the first tank car building boom, and were found everywhere from 1917 to 1970. 

 

The Tangent Scale Models GATC 1917-Design 10,000 Gallon General Service Tank Car is a highly-detailed tank car model that includes details accurate for each paint scheme, including KC- or AB-brake variations, with or without Cardwell draft sill springs, and different hand brakes.  Other visually-distinctive details for our models include the “see through” bolster section, circumferential rivets, and differing course heights.  Our RTR models include correct “true-to-life” colors and “hyper-accurate” lettering including exact fonts and lettering placement.  Finally, our scale replicas operate as well as they look, equipped with free-rolling all-metal wheels and Kadee® scale couplers, meaning our models are truly ready to run.  

           

Our new ready to operate replicas are in stock and available for sale NOW.  That’s right, no preorders!  Check them out at www.tangentscalemodels.com

 

These replicas will certainly be eye-catchers on your layout!  Check out the radial courses – they look like nothing else in HO!  Our September 2020 release includes the following three RTR paint schemes:

 

- GATX "Sunburst Great Falls MT" 1920+ is our offering in this production for the early steam-era modelers out there.  This car is leased to Sunburst Refining Company for shipping of refined oil products nationwide from Great Falls, Montana.  Sunburst Refining likely tapped the Kevin-Sunburst oil field in North-Central Montana, which was developed right after World War I.  These cars are stenciled for Sunburst’s headquarters city of Great Falls, Montana, which was served by both Great Northern and Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul, and Pacific (“The Milwaukee”), and feature a black-painted carbody with typical GATX graphics from the post-WWI period.  Check out the fine stencilized lettering detail on this car!  Our Sunburst Refining Company 1920+ replicas come with era-correct K-brakes and they are available in four different road numbers.

 

- SRDX "Sinclair" 1947+ with beautiful “SINCLAIR” graphics on the side of the black carbody, with the small “REF’D OIL” stenciling to indicate the commodity hauled in these tank cars.  Sinclair tank cars were nationwide roamers for sure, and our model has the accurate silver color stenciling for Sinclair’s GATC fleet of 1917-Design tank cars.  Based upon the small brake stencil and tank psi test lettering, this car is accurately stenciled for service in 1947 and onward.  The car’s other lettering shows a 1920 car build date.  The expansion dome has the typical Sinclair silver “dot” stencil on it.  These cars are complete with an era-appropriate AB-brake system, matching the photo on the Tangent site, which displays a well-worn car in 1957.  Don’t forget, Sinclair had the largest shipper-owned tank car fleet in North America in 1950, with virtually all of them having large billboard lettering, so don’t miss out!  Our Sinclair tank cars were first released in 2018, and they sold out faster than we intended, so today we are offering these cars again but with six all new numbers!

 

- ACDX "Allied Chemical" 1964+ is a prototype repaint scheme that was applied in 1964 and represents an offering for the 1960s modelers out there.  The prototype photo on our website shows this car in service in 1968 on the east coast.  This scheme wears the red and white Allied Chemical logo that is nicely applied to the rounded contours of the tank.  The car stenciling includes separate stencil instances for “Chemicals” and “Plastics Division.”  As always, this scheme comes directly from a prototype car photo that matches our model.  Our Allied Chemical 1964+ cars come with era-correct AB-brakes and are available in two road numbers.

 

- Undecorated RTR Black cars are ready for decaling!  This production includes RTR cars with the AB brake system.  Our last production included cars with K-brakes.

 

- Undecorated Unpainted Kits are available as well.  When folks claim that “no one” makes kits anymore, well, here they are.  These are ready for building or kitbashing, and painting / decaling.  Great for those who desire to build their own.  This run of kits come with parts for either an AB- or a K-brake configuration.

 

Features for these awesome replicas include:

- Circumferential riveted tank body and riveted underframe (count ‘em, there are many!)

- Radial course tank body – note the “stairstep” appearance!

- All-new underframe for the GATC 1917-design

- “See-through” cast knee above the bolsters

- Accurate dome appliances

- Dimensionally-correct hazardous placards with accurate hole detail

- Separately applied tank handrail

- Separately applied tank strap detail

- KC- or AB- brake variations depending on the prototype car

- Inclusion of Cardwell draft sill springs depending on the prototype car, otherwise “oval” frame openings where the springs were removed

- Different hand brake appliance options depending on the prototype car

- Highly correct “true to life” colors

- “Hyper-Accurate” lettering including exact fonts and lettering placement, including lettering applied to the underframe and air reservoir

- Durable wire grab irons and coupler lift bars

- Separate air hoses

- “Near-scale” draft gear box with side detail

- Kadee® “scale-head” couplers

- CNC-machined 33” wheels in high-quality Tangent Scale Models ASF cast steel truck with spring plank and with separate brake beams

- Replacement semi-scale wheels available separately from Tangent

- Multiple road numbers for each scheme - these cars often traveled in "groups" of more than one

- Recommended age 14 years and older

 

Don’t miss out on the Tangent Scale Models General American 10,000 gallon 1917-design radial course tank car!  Just like its prototype, this car will stand out on any layout situated from 1917 to approximately 1970, and they went everywhere!

 

Pricing for RTR models is $44.95.  High-resolution images showing these fine replicas are available at www.tangentscalemodels.com  and our site also includes prototype images for your reference as well.

 

That wraps up our update for today, and thank you for supporting the family-owned businesses in our industry! 

 

David Lehlbach


Tangent New GATC 10,000 Gallon 1917-Design Tank Cars

Andy Carlson
 

Dave-
I am contacting the whole list as I can not find a "contact Tangent Models" on your web site. I also cannot locate the info for the RTR black GATC 1917 10K gallon tank car.

Could you please help me (a computer challenged person) place this order?
Thanks,
-Andy Carlson
Ojai CA

On Sunday, September 13, 2020, 7:15:41 PM PDT, Tangent Scale Models via groups.io <tangentscalemodels@...> wrote:


Tangent Scale Models is proud to introduce our next production of General American 10,000 Gallon 1917-Design Radial Course Tank Cars.  As a reminder, this is the first plastic radial course tank offered in HO plastic!  (Radial course means the tank’s steel panels overlap each other, looking like “stairsteps”).

 

By the end of World War I, U.S. production of oil and oil-related products was sharply increasing thanks to the combination of war-related demands as well as demands from home.  In order to move oil and new consumer products, tank car producers introduced new car designs.  In 1917 General American Tank Car introduced a new general service 10,000 gallon non-insulated tank car.  Built in East Chicago, IN, these cars were easily identifiable by their circumferential rivets that surrounded the tank body, with notably different heights between the courses.  These “radial course” tank cars utilized steel bolster plates that rise up vertically to hold the tank in place, complete with a “web” section behind to minimize steel consumption.  At a time of fairly monochromatic box cars plying the rails, most consumable products and oil shippers proudly displayed their company markings on the tanks.  This car design was no exception, with Sinclair being a dominant purchaser of tank cars of this type.  Additionally, many smaller oil shippers had fleets of these cars during the oil boom years.  Finally, as many oil businesses failed, the cars ended up back with GATC and were restenciled with new owner markings and were placed back into service for a new owner.  Between Sinclair, Sunburst Refining, and other schemes, think of this as one of the first “crude oil” tank cars of consequence.  Forget boring present day tanks.  These cars were the most prolific tank cars built during the first tank car building boom, and were found everywhere from 1917 to 1970. 

 

The Tangent Scale Models GATC 1917-Design 10,000 Gallon General Service Tank Car is a highly-detailed tank car model that includes details accurate for each paint scheme, including KC- or AB-brake variations, with or without Cardwell draft sill springs, and different hand brakes.  Other visually-distinctive details for our models include the “see through” bolster section, circumferential rivets, and differing course heights.  Our RTR models include correct “true-to-life” colors and “hyper-accurate” lettering including exact fonts and lettering placement.  Finally, our scale replicas operate as well as they look, equipped with free-rolling all-metal wheels and Kadee® scale couplers, meaning our models are truly ready to run.  

           

Our new ready to operate replicas are in stock and available for sale NOW.  That’s right, no preorders!  Check them out at www.tangentscalemodels.com

 

These replicas will certainly be eye-catchers on your layout!  Check out the radial courses – they look like nothing else in HO!  Our September 2020 release includes the following three RTR paint schemes:

 

- GATX "Sunburst Great Falls MT" 1920+ is our offering in this production for the early steam-era modelers out there.  This car is leased to Sunburst Refining Company for shipping of refined oil products nationwide from Great Falls, Montana.  Sunburst Refining likely tapped the Kevin-Sunburst oil field in North-Central Montana, which was developed right after World War I.  These cars are stenciled for Sunburst’s headquarters city of Great Falls, Montana, which was served by both Great Northern and Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul, and Pacific (“The Milwaukee”), and feature a black-painted carbody with typical GATX graphics from the post-WWI period.  Check out the fine stencilized lettering detail on this car!  Our Sunburst Refining Company 1920+ replicas come with era-correct K-brakes and they are available in four different road numbers.

 

- SRDX "Sinclair" 1947+ with beautiful “SINCLAIR” graphics on the side of the black carbody, with the small “REF’D OIL” stenciling to indicate the commodity hauled in these tank cars.  Sinclair tank cars were nationwide roamers for sure, and our model has the accurate silver color stenciling for Sinclair’s GATC fleet of 1917-Design tank cars.  Based upon the small brake stencil and tank psi test lettering, this car is accurately stenciled for service in 1947 and onward.  The car’s other lettering shows a 1920 car build date.  The expansion dome has the typical Sinclair silver “dot” stencil on it.  These cars are complete with an era-appropriate AB-brake system, matching the photo on the Tangent site, which displays a well-worn car in 1957.  Don’t forget, Sinclair had the largest shipper-owned tank car fleet in North America in 1950, with virtually all of them having large billboard lettering, so don’t miss out!  Our Sinclair tank cars were first released in 2018, and they sold out faster than we intended, so today we are offering these cars again but with six all new numbers!

 

- ACDX "Allied Chemical" 1964+ is a prototype repaint scheme that was applied in 1964 and represents an offering for the 1960s modelers out there.  The prototype photo on our website shows this car in service in 1968 on the east coast.  This scheme wears the red and white Allied Chemical logo that is nicely applied to the rounded contours of the tank.  The car stenciling includes separate stencil instances for “Chemicals” and “Plastics Division.”  As always, this scheme comes directly from a prototype car photo that matches our model.  Our Allied Chemical 1964+ cars come with era-correct AB-brakes and are available in two road numbers.

 

- Undecorated RTR Black cars are ready for decaling!  This production includes RTR cars with the AB brake system.  Our last production included cars with K-brakes.

 

- Undecorated Unpainted Kits are available as well.  When folks claim that “no one” makes kits anymore, well, here they are.  These are ready for building or kitbashing, and painting / decaling.  Great for those who desire to build their own.  This run of kits come with parts for either an AB- or a K-brake configuration.

 

Features for these awesome replicas include:

- Circumferential riveted tank body and riveted underframe (count ‘em, there are many!)

- Radial course tank body – note the “stairstep” appearance!

- All-new underframe for the GATC 1917-design

- “See-through” cast knee above the bolsters

- Accurate dome appliances

- Dimensionally-correct hazardous placards with accurate hole detail

- Separately applied tank handrail

- Separately applied tank strap detail

- KC- or AB- brake variations depending on the prototype car

- Inclusion of Cardwell draft sill springs depending on the prototype car, otherwise “oval” frame openings where the springs were removed

- Different hand brake appliance options depending on the prototype car

- Highly correct “true to life” colors

- “Hyper-Accurate” lettering including exact fonts and lettering placement, including lettering applied to the underframe and air reservoir

- Durable wire grab irons and coupler lift bars

- Separate air hoses

- “Near-scale” draft gear box with side detail

- Kadee® “scale-head” couplers

- CNC-machined 33” wheels in high-quality Tangent Scale Models ASF cast steel truck with spring plank and with separate brake beams

- Replacement semi-scale wheels available separately from Tangent

- Multiple road numbers for each scheme - these cars often traveled in "groups" of more than one

- Recommended age 14 years and older

 

Don’t miss out on the Tangent Scale Models General American 10,000 gallon 1917-design radial course tank car!  Just like its prototype, this car will stand out on any layout situated from 1917 to approximately 1970, and they went everywhere!

 

Pricing for RTR models is $44.95.  High-resolution images showing these fine replicas are available at www.tangentscalemodels.com  and our site also includes prototype images for your reference as well.

 

That wraps up our update for today, and thank you for supporting the family-owned businesses in our industry! 

 

David Lehlbach


Tangent New GATC 10,000 Gallon 1917-Design Tank Cars

Tangent Scale Models
 

Tangent Scale Models is proud to introduce our next production of General American 10,000 Gallon 1917-Design Radial Course Tank Cars.  As a reminder, this is the first plastic radial course tank offered in HO plastic!  (Radial course means the tank’s steel panels overlap each other, looking like “stairsteps”).

 

By the end of World War I, U.S. production of oil and oil-related products was sharply increasing thanks to the combination of war-related demands as well as demands from home.  In order to move oil and new consumer products, tank car producers introduced new car designs.  In 1917 General American Tank Car introduced a new general service 10,000 gallon non-insulated tank car.  Built in East Chicago, IN, these cars were easily identifiable by their circumferential rivets that surrounded the tank body, with notably different heights between the courses.  These “radial course” tank cars utilized steel bolster plates that rise up vertically to hold the tank in place, complete with a “web” section behind to minimize steel consumption.  At a time of fairly monochromatic box cars plying the rails, most consumable products and oil shippers proudly displayed their company markings on the tanks.  This car design was no exception, with Sinclair being a dominant purchaser of tank cars of this type.  Additionally, many smaller oil shippers had fleets of these cars during the oil boom years.  Finally, as many oil businesses failed, the cars ended up back with GATC and were restenciled with new owner markings and were placed back into service for a new owner.  Between Sinclair, Sunburst Refining, and other schemes, think of this as one of the first “crude oil” tank cars of consequence.  Forget boring present day tanks.  These cars were the most prolific tank cars built during the first tank car building boom, and were found everywhere from 1917 to 1970. 

 

The Tangent Scale Models GATC 1917-Design 10,000 Gallon General Service Tank Car is a highly-detailed tank car model that includes details accurate for each paint scheme, including KC- or AB-brake variations, with or without Cardwell draft sill springs, and different hand brakes.  Other visually-distinctive details for our models include the “see through” bolster section, circumferential rivets, and differing course heights.  Our RTR models include correct “true-to-life” colors and “hyper-accurate” lettering including exact fonts and lettering placement.  Finally, our scale replicas operate as well as they look, equipped with free-rolling all-metal wheels and Kadee® scale couplers, meaning our models are truly ready to run.  

           

Our new ready to operate replicas are in stock and available for sale NOW.  That’s right, no preorders!  Check them out at www.tangentscalemodels.com

 

These replicas will certainly be eye-catchers on your layout!  Check out the radial courses – they look like nothing else in HO!  Our September 2020 release includes the following three RTR paint schemes:

 

- GATX "Sunburst Great Falls MT" 1920+ is our offering in this production for the early steam-era modelers out there.  This car is leased to Sunburst Refining Company for shipping of refined oil products nationwide from Great Falls, Montana.  Sunburst Refining likely tapped the Kevin-Sunburst oil field in North-Central Montana, which was developed right after World War I.  These cars are stenciled for Sunburst’s headquarters city of Great Falls, Montana, which was served by both Great Northern and Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul, and Pacific (“The Milwaukee”), and feature a black-painted carbody with typical GATX graphics from the post-WWI period.  Check out the fine stencilized lettering detail on this car!  Our Sunburst Refining Company 1920+ replicas come with era-correct K-brakes and they are available in four different road numbers.

 

- SRDX "Sinclair" 1947+ with beautiful “SINCLAIR” graphics on the side of the black carbody, with the small “REF’D OIL” stenciling to indicate the commodity hauled in these tank cars.  Sinclair tank cars were nationwide roamers for sure, and our model has the accurate silver color stenciling for Sinclair’s GATC fleet of 1917-Design tank cars.  Based upon the small brake stencil and tank psi test lettering, this car is accurately stenciled for service in 1947 and onward.  The car’s other lettering shows a 1920 car build date.  The expansion dome has the typical Sinclair silver “dot” stencil on it.  These cars are complete with an era-appropriate AB-brake system, matching the photo on the Tangent site, which displays a well-worn car in 1957.  Don’t forget, Sinclair had the largest shipper-owned tank car fleet in North America in 1950, with virtually all of them having large billboard lettering, so don’t miss out!  Our Sinclair tank cars were first released in 2018, and they sold out faster than we intended, so today we are offering these cars again but with six all new numbers!

 

- ACDX "Allied Chemical" 1964+ is a prototype repaint scheme that was applied in 1964 and represents an offering for the 1960s modelers out there.  The prototype photo on our website shows this car in service in 1968 on the east coast.  This scheme wears the red and white Allied Chemical logo that is nicely applied to the rounded contours of the tank.  The car stenciling includes separate stencil instances for “Chemicals” and “Plastics Division.”  As always, this scheme comes directly from a prototype car photo that matches our model.  Our Allied Chemical 1964+ cars come with era-correct AB-brakes and are available in two road numbers.

 

- Undecorated RTR Black cars are ready for decaling!  This production includes RTR cars with the AB brake system.  Our last production included cars with K-brakes.

 

- Undecorated Unpainted Kits are available as well.  When folks claim that “no one” makes kits anymore, well, here they are.  These are ready for building or kitbashing, and painting / decaling.  Great for those who desire to build their own.  This run of kits come with parts for either an AB- or a K-brake configuration.

 

Features for these awesome replicas include:

- Circumferential riveted tank body and riveted underframe (count ‘em, there are many!)

- Radial course tank body – note the “stairstep” appearance!

- All-new underframe for the GATC 1917-design

- “See-through” cast knee above the bolsters

- Accurate dome appliances

- Dimensionally-correct hazardous placards with accurate hole detail

- Separately applied tank handrail

- Separately applied tank strap detail

- KC- or AB- brake variations depending on the prototype car

- Inclusion of Cardwell draft sill springs depending on the prototype car, otherwise “oval” frame openings where the springs were removed

- Different hand brake appliance options depending on the prototype car

- Highly correct “true to life” colors

- “Hyper-Accurate” lettering including exact fonts and lettering placement, including lettering applied to the underframe and air reservoir

- Durable wire grab irons and coupler lift bars

- Separate air hoses

- “Near-scale” draft gear box with side detail

- Kadee® “scale-head” couplers

- CNC-machined 33” wheels in high-quality Tangent Scale Models ASF cast steel truck with spring plank and with separate brake beams

- Replacement semi-scale wheels available separately from Tangent

- Multiple road numbers for each scheme - these cars often traveled in "groups" of more than one

- Recommended age 14 years and older

 

Don’t miss out on the Tangent Scale Models General American 10,000 gallon 1917-design radial course tank car!  Just like its prototype, this car will stand out on any layout situated from 1917 to approximately 1970, and they went everywhere!

 

Pricing for RTR models is $44.95.  High-resolution images showing these fine replicas are available at www.tangentscalemodels.com  and our site also includes prototype images for your reference as well.

 

That wraps up our update for today, and thank you for supporting the family-owned businesses in our industry! 

 

David Lehlbach


Re: Photo: Loading Coal Into Boxcars? (1914)

Douglas Harding
 

Notice the “grain doors” on the middle boxcar.

 

Doug Harding

www.iowacentralrr.org

 

From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io <main@RealSTMFC.groups.io> On Behalf Of Bob Chaparro via groups.io
Sent: Sunday, September 13, 2020 12:42 PM
To: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io
Subject: [RealSTMFC] Photo: Loading Coal Into Boxcars? (1914)

 

Photo: Loading Coal Into Boxcars? (1914)

A photo from the Utah State Historical Society:

https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s68k7j8q

This photo can be enlarged quite a bit.

Standard Coal Company in Utah.

There appears to be a loading chute going into the boxcar on the right.

Bob Chaparro

Hemet, CA


Re: RY Models O Scale C&WC 1800-1944

Eric Lombard
 

Rob, thanks for the tip! I’ll call him on Monday. 

On Sat, Sep 12, 2020 at 2:02 PM Rob M. via groups.io <rule292=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
Erik,


Rich is indeed still in business. He has a phone number on the web site and that is current as he called me yesterday.


Rob Mondichak 








Photo: Loading Coal Into Boxcars? (1914)

Bob Chaparro
 

Photo: Loading Coal Into Boxcars? (1914)

A photo from the Utah State Historical Society:

https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s68k7j8q

This photo can be enlarged quite a bit.

Standard Coal Company in Utah.

There appears to be a loading chute going into the boxcar on the right.

Bob Chaparro

Hemet, CA


Re: Old catalog

Eric Hansmann
 

He’s been posting it on his timeline. You might need to become his friend to see his posts.

 

 

Eric Hansmann

Murfreesboro, TN

 

From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io <main@RealSTMFC.groups.io> On Behalf Of Scott
Sent: Sunday, September 13, 2020 10:06 AM
To: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io
Subject: Re: [RealSTMFC] Old catalog

 

Which group is that in Eric?  I would like to see that.

Scott McDonald 


Re: Old catalog

Scott
 

Which group is that in Eric?  I would like to see that.

Scott McDonald 


Re: Old catalog

Eric Hansmann
 

Al Westerfield has been posting photos of the kit production on Facebook. He's been posting in order of release. Yesterday he posted the 39th kit, the Heinz insulated boxcars. Few posts include a date. Some kits were released in conjunction with NMRA National conventions, but I haven't seen a date lately.

This catalog may date into the mid-1990s.


Eric Hansmann
Murfreesboro, TN

-----Original Message-----
From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io <main@RealSTMFC.groups.io> On Behalf Of Marty McGuirk
Sent: Saturday, September 12, 2020 12:29 PM
To: RealSTMFC@groups.io
Subject: [RealSTMFC] Old catalog

Digging through some boxes came across this old Westerfield catalog. Not sure what year it’s from, but intro page says “our latest kit is the USRA mill gondola.”


Re: RY Models O Scale C&WC 1800-1944

Rob M.
 

Erik,
Rich is indeed still in business. He has a phone number on the web site and that is current as he called me yesterday.
Rob Mondichak 


RY Models O Scale C&WC 1800-1944

Eric Lombard
 

Hello Everyone

This nice O-scale brass model is no longer in production (and it looks like RY Models is no longer in business). Perhaps by a stroke of good fortune someone might have paper work from an original box that gives some information about the history of the cars in series C&WC 1800-1944 and is willing to share a scan? Thanks in advance. 

Eric Lombard
Homewood, IL


Old catalog

Marty McGuirk
 

Digging through some boxes came across this old Westerfield catalog. Not sure what year it’s from, but intro page says “our latest kit is the USRA mill gondola.”


upcoming Hindsight 20/20 Virtual RPM

Eric Hansmann
 

September 26th is the date for the next Hindsight 20/20 V-RPM. Registration is now open. A clinic line up can be reviewed on the registration page.

http://speedwitchmedia.com/product/hindsight-20-20-3-0-registration/

 

 

Eric Hansmann

Murfreesboro, TN


Re: ANC rolling stock images

Garth Groff and Sally Sanford <mallardlodge1000@...>
 

Claus and Friends,

These cars are a very rare find. Although the Atlantic & North Carolina dated to before the Civil War, it was under lease and completely absorbed by the original Norfolk Southern between 1906 and 1935. When the NS couldn't make their lease payments, the A&NC went independent again, operating between Goldsboro and Beaufort. It was branded the "Old Mullet Line", as seen on the boxcar's quirky herald. Unable to make a profit, the line was leased out again in 1939 as the Southern-backed Atlantic & East Carolina Railway. During WWII military traffic boomed, and the port became a major shipping area. Today much of the line is still operated by the current Norfolk Southern. North Carolina Ports operates several miles of switching lines in Morehead City. The track to Beaufort (mostly on trestles) is gone.

I have a soft spot for railroads around Morehead City, having had a chance to briefly explore them in 1983 while passing through on an assignment as a Coast Guard Photojournalist. The line to Beaufort was still operating then as the Beaufort & Morehead, and one of their Whitcomb switchers was batting around DODX tank cars filled with jet fuel for the nearby Marine base. Some of those cars were the prototypes for the Red Caboose model, probably running out their last miles.

The A&NC's corporate history, with lots of locomotive photos, is covered in NORFOLK SOUTHERN RAILROAD, OLD DOMINION LINE AND CONNECTIONS by Richard E. Prince (self-published, 1972). This book is almost as rare as photos of the A&NC's cars themselves. His book does include good photos of ANC boxcar 21105 and caboose 308 among the locomotive shots.

Given that the "Old Mullet Line" lasted only four or so years, these two photos are an extreme rarity. Thanks for noticing them.

Yours Aye,


Garth Groff  🦆 


On Fri, Sep 11, 2020 at 4:36 PM Claus Schlund &#92;(HGM&#92;) <claus@...> wrote:
Hi List Members,
 
I stumbled upon some images of ANC (Atlantic & North Carolina?) rolling stock - see images below...
 
 
 
Enjoy!
 
Claus Schlund
 
 


Re: An image of meat reefer SRL 7749

Ray Breyer
 

ACF lot 649. 200 cars for Swift, built in Detroit. Order placed July 1899.

Ray Breyer
Elgin, IL


On Friday, September 11, 2020, 07:33:10 PM CDT, Claus Schlund \(HGM\) <claus@...> wrote:


Hi List Members,
 
An image of meat reefer SRL 7749 - no date given but possibly 1895?
 
 
Enjoy!
 
Claus Schlund
 


An image of SFRD 9220

Claus Schlund &#92;(HGM&#92;)
 

Hi List Members,
 
An image of SFRD 9220, a reefer with trussrod construction and Bohn patent ventilators, class Rr-R
 
No date given
 
 
Enjoy!
 
Claus Schlund
 
 


An image of meat reefer SRL 7749

Claus Schlund &#92;(HGM&#92;)
 

Hi List Members,
 
An image of meat reefer SRL 7749 - no date given but possibly 1895?
 
 
Enjoy!
 
Claus Schlund
 

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