Date   

Photo: B&S Gondola With Christmas Tree Load (1916)

Bob Chaparro
 

Photo: B&S Gondola With Christmas Tree Load (1916)

A photo from the National Archives of Canada:

https://www.bac-lac.gc.ca/eng/CollectionSearch/Pages/record.aspx?app=FonAndCol&IdNumber=3382120

This photo can be enlarged quite a bit.

Buffalo & Susquehanna Railroad?

Bob Chaparro

Hemet, CA


Photo: CN Gondola 140213 (1938)

Bob Chaparro
 

Photo: CN Gondola 140213 (1938)

A photo from the National Archives of Canada:

https://www.bac-lac.gc.ca/eng/CollectionSearch/Pages/record.aspx?app=FonAndCol&IdNumber=3525637

This photo can be enlarged quite a bit.

This car was built in 1931.

Bob Chaparro

Hemet, CA


Photo: Central Vermont Automobile Boxcar 41099 (1929)

Bob Chaparro
 

Photo: Central Vermont Automobile Boxcar 41099 (1929)

A photo from the National Archives of Canada:

https://www.bac-lac.gc.ca/eng/CollectionSearch/Pages/record.aspx?app=FonAndCol&IdNumber=3520056

This photo can be enlarged quite a bit.

Car built in 1929.

Caption may be in error..."Dressed Steel Car Company"?

Bob Chaparro

Hemet, CA


Photo: CN Automobile Boxcar 587000 (1937)

Bob Chaparro
 

Photo: CN Automobile Boxcar 587000 (1937)

A photo from the National Archives of Canada:

https://www.bac-lac.gc.ca/eng/CollectionSearch/Pages/record.aspx?app=FonAndCol&IdNumber=3520054

This photo can be enlarged quite a bit.

Caption is missing a zero.

Car built 1936.

Bob Chaparro

Hemet, CA


Photo: CN Boxcar 11069 (1939)

Bob Chaparro
 

Photo: CN Boxcar 11069 (1939)

A photo from the National Archives of Canada:

https://www.bac-lac.gc.ca/eng/CollectionSearch/Pages/record.aspx?app=FonAndCol&IdNumber=3533674

This photo can be enlarged quite a bit.

This car appears to be brand new. Built 1939.

Bob Chaparro

Hemet, CA


Re: Red Caboose NP reefer kitbash

Brian Stokes
 

Very nice! Now, where to get the proper roof in O scale...?

Brian

--
Brian Stokes
North Point Street in Proto:48


Re: Decals for scale locations and light weights

Tim O'Connor
 

Hubert

The Union Pacific needs white, black, red and yellow reweigh shop stencils, lube stencils, freight car classes, built dates,
and actual load limit and light weight stencils both pre-1963 and post-1963!! (Gross Rail Load values increased for all
freight cars in 1963 and every car had to be reweighed and restenciled)

I'm just sayin' :-)

But I'd be very interested in the above. And there are other roads that need multiple colors too. And you could figure out
how to compile all that on a sheet for one major railroad (or set of roads) then use that layout as a 'template' for other roads.

In my opinion you can cover a lot of territory with "roman" and "gothic" type because the sizes are so small - 1" 2" 3" so
fine distinctions are a lot harder to see and don't matter unless you're building a museum piece. But there are exceptions
I'm sure like NYC and PC modern styles etc.



On 10/29/2020 12:15 PM, hubert mask wrote:
Ed is very correct.  I will have to look at each railroads font.   Will have to hold it to certain amount of roads.

Hubert 


On Oct 29, 2020, at 12:12 PM, Charlie Duckworth <omahaduck@...> wrote:

Ed Hawkins reminded me that the railroad’s stencils were different so I’ve added a column so the font will be different based on photos.   As I mentioned,  I’m only selecting the most common weigh stations by railroad and plan to have only 6-8 stations for the larger roads.  My cut off year is 1960 and start year is 1935.   I did find the reweigh list in the files folder and have it as a starting point.   Also adding tare weights to the list based on photo sources.  

Charlie D. 

On Oct 29, 2020, at 10:27 AM, Bruce Smith <smithbf@...> wrote:

 Yeah, one of the drawbacks of the Champ sheets is that the style of the letters and numbers does not match some of the newer, finer, decal efforts. But it is way better than nothing. I have thought about custom printing reweigh dates just for my era of modeling.

Regards

Bruce


Bruce F. Smith            

Auburn, AL

"Some days you are the bug, some days you are the windshield."




On Oct 29, 2020, at 9:53 AM, Tim O'Connor <timboconnor@...> wrote:


I have them and I've used them, but a Microscale sized sheet with hundreds of dates from the 1940's to ~1965 (when the
stencil practice mostly ended) is what I really need. For example Ted Culotta's beautiful SP box car decal sheets have tons
of small data... but the dates in the mid to late 1950's are very few


On 10/29/2020 10:34 AM, Bruce Smith wrote:
Champ decals did this. They subdivided the railroads by region, and then provided reweigh codes for each railroad. They also provided a separate sheet of reweigh dates.


From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io <main@RealSTMFC.groups.io> on behalf of Benjamin Hom <b.hom@...>
Sent: Thursday, October 29, 2020 8:10:51 AM
To: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io <main@RealSTMFC.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [RealSTMFC] Decals for scale locations and light weights
 
Charlie Duckworth wrote:
"I’ve been kicking around an idea with Hubert Mask on having a decal set made with the most common weight locations by railroad.  I have a comprehensive list of Mopac locations but would need help with the other railroads.   I told Hubert I’d be happy to compile a list if the group members would send me the top six or eight locations.  Obviously I don’t want the full name but the ‘short name’ the railroad used in there stencil.  As example for the MP Kingsville was KV, Alexandria was ALEX. The decal sheet would be alphabetized by railroad so if you are wanting to restenciled a ATSF boxcar it would be easy to find.   He’ll also include a set of light weights."

Check the group Files section for the Reweigh Symbol spreadsheet.  It's crowdsourced and could probably use a bit of QA, but it's been there for years.


Ben Hom


--
Tim O'Connor
Sterling, Massachusetts


--
Charlie Duckworth 
Omaha, Ne.

--
Tim O'Connor
Sterling, Massachusetts


Re: Decals for scale locations and light weights

Mont Switzer
 

Charlie,

 

Most common locations on the Monon were:

 

S.H.    South Hammond, IN

LAF    Lafayette, IN Shops

McD    McDoel Yard, Bloomington, IN

 

Mont Switzer

 


From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io [main@RealSTMFC.groups.io] on behalf of Charlie Duckworth [omahaduck@...]
Sent: Thursday, October 29, 2020 3:28 PM
To: main@realstmfc.groups.io
Subject: Re: [RealSTMFC] Decals for scale locations and light weights

Im using the spreadsheet on the files and I don’t need every scale location that was on the railroads just the most common ones.  If someone can send me the 8 most common scales on the PRR, SP, SOU, NYC I’d appreciate it.

Charlie

On Oct 29, 2020, at 9:51 AM, John Sykes III via groups.io <johnsykesiii@...> wrote:

Rob Schoenberg's website, http://prr.railfan.net/, has a complete list of PRR scale locations with stencil codes.  However, his list is from 1923, so there were changes (plus and minus) over the years.  I think there is another more recent list on someone else's PRR website, but I can't remember which one (maybe Jerry Britton's?).

-- John


--
Charlie Duckworth 
Omaha, Ne.


Need broadside photo of OSL #3029-54 short caboose #3029-54

wahsatch
 

I'd like to build a couple models in O to use behind the OSL 4-6-0 I'm accumulating brass for. If the boards are not CS 3.25" [sheet available from Evergreen] then the O scale indexer I'm building using a 8 tpi screw & nut from a car jack could be used.
 
Thanks for any help.

-=- Bob Colquitt
"All Dressed Up and No Place to Go"- Oscar Levant


Re: Decals for scale locations and light weights

Charlie Duckworth
 

Im using the spreadsheet on the files and I don’t need every scale location that was on the railroads just the most common ones.  If someone can send me the 8 most common scales on the PRR, SP, SOU, NYC I’d appreciate it.

Charlie

On Oct 29, 2020, at 9:51 AM, John Sykes III via groups.io <johnsykesiii@...> wrote:

Rob Schoenberg's website, http://prr.railfan.net/, has a complete list of PRR scale locations with stencil codes.  However, his list is from 1923, so there were changes (plus and minus) over the years.  I think there is another more recent list on someone else's PRR website, but I can't remember which one (maybe Jerry Britton's?).

-- John


--
Charlie Duckworth 
Omaha, Ne.


Re: Cotton Belt dbl door boxcar

Ken Adams
 

Warming to the idea of having to wait for a RCW reissue of the Sunshine kit. Unless someone makes the 7-3-7 ends and they are easily available. Don't think I could cut and repiece the Tichy 5-5-5 end into a 7-3-7 convincingly. 
--
Ken Adams
Still in splendid Shelter In Place solitude, about half way up Walnut Creek
Owner PlasticFreightCarBuilders@groups.io


Re: Decals for scale locations and light weights

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

Bruce,

At least Champ did TRY to match the lettering style to each road's preference. Their sheets included Railroad Roman and Gothic "fonts", and to some extent the sizes reflected the railroad's style. I'm sure they made some booboos, but it was a good attempt.

On a related topic, I would love to see a sheet with a selection of data for various classes of tank cars, test dates, etc.

Yours Aye,


Garth Groff  🦆



On Thu, Oct 29, 2020 at 11:27 AM Bruce Smith <smithbf@...> wrote:
Yeah, one of the drawbacks of the Champ sheets is that the style of the letters and numbers does not match some of the newer, finer, decal efforts. But it is way better than nothing. I have thought about custom printing reweigh dates just for my era of modeling.

Regards

Bruce


Bruce F. Smith            

Auburn, AL

"Some days you are the bug, some days you are the windshield."




On Oct 29, 2020, at 9:53 AM, Tim O'Connor <timboconnor@...> wrote:


I have them and I've used them, but a Microscale sized sheet with hundreds of dates from the 1940's to ~1965 (when the
stencil practice mostly ended) is what I really need. For example Ted Culotta's beautiful SP box car decal sheets have tons
of small data... but the dates in the mid to late 1950's are very few


On 10/29/2020 10:34 AM, Bruce Smith wrote:
Champ decals did this. They subdivided the railroads by region, and then provided reweigh codes for each railroad. They also provided a separate sheet of reweigh dates.


From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io <main@RealSTMFC.groups.io> on behalf of Benjamin Hom <b.hom@...>
Sent: Thursday, October 29, 2020 8:10:51 AM
To: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io <main@RealSTMFC.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [RealSTMFC] Decals for scale locations and light weights
 
Charlie Duckworth wrote:
"I’ve been kicking around an idea with Hubert Mask on having a decal set made with the most common weight locations by railroad.  I have a comprehensive list of Mopac locations but would need help with the other railroads.   I told Hubert I’d be happy to compile a list if the group members would send me the top six or eight locations.  Obviously I don’t want the full name but the ‘short name’ the railroad used in there stencil.  As example for the MP Kingsville was KV, Alexandria was ALEX. The decal sheet would be alphabetized by railroad so if you are wanting to restenciled a ATSF boxcar it would be easy to find.   He’ll also include a set of light weights."

Check the group Files section for the Reweigh Symbol spreadsheet.  It's crowdsourced and could probably use a bit of QA, but it's been there for years.


Ben Hom


--
Tim O'Connor
Sterling, Massachusetts


Re: Decals for scale locations and light weights - L&N reweigh stations

Steven D Johnson
 

I’d really like to see such a comprehensive set done!

 

Here are some L&N ones we were discussing on the L&N group a while back. There are several messages, so scroll down.  Some of these are post-1960, but I still wouldn’t mind them being included to update “steam era” cars…I do model the 1960s too! 

 

Steve Johnson

 

 

On Thu, Mar 19, 2020 at 10:24 AM Charles Peck via Groups.Io <lnnrr152=gmail.com@groups.io> wrote:

While I cannot say which ones actually did the most reweighs, I can offer a list.

Then I'll point out the ones I remember seeing most often.

 

BOY    Boyles AL

COR     Corbin KY

COV      Covington KY

DEC       DeCoursey  KY

LOU      Louisville  KY

NAS      Nashville  TN

RAD      Radnor  TN

SLS        South Louisville Shops  at Louisville KY

 

The ones I remember seeing most often were SLS, BOY, and RAD.

Those may or may not have been the busiest location, merely the ones I saw most often.

Chuck Peck

 

 

From: Steven D Johnson [mailto:tenncentralrwy@...]
Sent: Thursday, March 19, 2020 6:21 PM
To: lnrr@groups.io
Subject: RE: L&N reweight stations

 

Here’s a thread about this subject from back in 2018.  I just forwarded the last e-mail I have on the subject.

 

Steve Johnson

 

From: lnrr@... [mailto:lnrr@...]
Sent: Friday, April 20, 2018 7:08 AM
To: lnrr@...
Subject: RE: [L&N-NC&StL] Car Shop Abbreviations

 

MOB = Mobile Ala

PEN = Pensacola,Fla

MONT= Montgomery, Ala

BIR = Birmingham, Ala

On April 19, 2018 at 7:40 PM "'Steven D Johnson' tenncentralrwy@... [lnrr]" <lnrr@...> wrote:
 

A few more:  

SLS = South Louisville Shops

RAD = Radnor Yard (Nashville)

HWL = Howell Yard (Evansville)  

Also, sometime ca. the early 1980s, “L&N”  started being used…  

I have also seen Lafayette done as “LAFAY”...  

Older ones were PRS = Paris TN Shops – this abbreviation was in use until just after the NC&StL merger, when the Paris Shops were closed, and LOU for Louisville.   

I think Stuart is correct about Ravenna.  RAV perhaps?  

Steve Johnson     

From: lnrr@... [mailto:lnrr@...]
Sent: Thursday, April 19, 2018 8:24 AM
To: lnrr@...
Subject: Re: [L&N-NC&StL] Car Shop Abbreviations
 

 Pat,  

There was also:

LOY - Loyall

HAZ - Hazard  

There may also have been a code for Ravenna but I can't remember seeing one off the top of my head.

  Stuart Thayer 


On Apr 19, 2018, at 6:34 AM, pat.dowler@... [lnrr] <lnrr@...> wrote:

I have been trying to figure out what car shop location abbreviations were used on the L&N between the late 60's and mid 70's, when adoption of the COTS stencil pretty much killed off revision of the periodic shopping code on the left side of the car, as part of the weight/capacity data.  I believe during this time frame the periodic inspect/test/reweigh requirements boiled down to every 48 months for cars with roofs, and every 24 months for cars without.  The car shop codes I have observed are:
SLS - South Louisville Shops

DEC - Decoursey KY
LAF - Lafayette IN (old Monon shops)
EV - Howell Yard, Evansville IN
BOY - Boyles Yard, Birmingham AL?
StL - St Louis?
JAX - Jacksonville FL? (particularly Fruit Growers Express RBLs)
EC - ?
ER - ?
TY - ?

Can anyone provide some clarification on these shop location abbreviations, or add to the list for L&N freight car shops performing the periodic sho ppings in the late 60's/early 70's?  

Pat Dowler,
Parker, Colorado

cross posting to Facebook Classic L&N group page   _._,_.___


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

L&N Railroad Historical Society Web Page:
http://www.lnrr.org

L&N Railroad Historical Society Magazine Information:
http://whiteriverproductions.com/MagL&NMagazine.html

This list's web page:
http://tinyurl.com/LandN

Please edit your replies. When replying to messages on this list delete all headers and footers, and all text not needed to make the reply clear. This makes things much easier for people receiving the daily digest.

Cross posting is not allowed on this list. Please do not post messages to this list that are posted elsewhere.

 

.


__,_._,___

 

 

From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io [mailto:main@RealSTMFC.groups.io] On Behalf Of Charlie Duckworth
Sent: Thursday, October 29, 2020 7:50 AM
To: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io
Subject: [RealSTMFC] Decals for scale locations and light weights

 

I’ve been kicking around an idea with Hubert Mask on having a decal set made with the most common weight locations by railroad.  I have a comprehensive list of Mopac locations but would need help with the other railroads.   I told Hubert I’d be happy to compile a list if the group members would send me the top six or eight locations.  Obviously I don’t want the full name but the ‘short name’ the railroad used in there stencil.  As example for the MP Kingsville was KV, Alexandria was ALEX. The decal sheet would be alphabetized by railroad so if you are wanting to restenciled a ATSF boxcar it would be easy to find.   He’ll also include a set of light weights.  

So the .io list isn’t filled with responses to this topic you can send your railroad name and weigh locations to me (omahaduck (at) gmail (dot) com)

thanks for helping. 
--
Charlie Duckworth 
Omaha, Ne.


Re: Decals for scale locations and light weights

hubert mask
 

Ed is very correct.  I will have to look at each railroads font.   Will have to hold it to certain amount of roads.

Hubert 


On Oct 29, 2020, at 12:12 PM, Charlie Duckworth <omahaduck@...> wrote:

Ed Hawkins reminded me that the railroad’s stencils were different so I’ve added a column so the font will be different based on photos.   As I mentioned,  I’m only selecting the most common weigh stations by railroad and plan to have only 6-8 stations for the larger roads.  My cut off year is 1960 and start year is 1935.   I did find the reweigh list in the files folder and have it as a starting point.   Also adding tare weights to the list based on photo sources.  

Charlie D. 

On Oct 29, 2020, at 10:27 AM, Bruce Smith <smithbf@...> wrote:

 Yeah, one of the drawbacks of the Champ sheets is that the style of the letters and numbers does not match some of the newer, finer, decal efforts. But it is way better than nothing. I have thought about custom printing reweigh dates just for my era of modeling.

Regards

Bruce


Bruce F. Smith            

Auburn, AL

"Some days you are the bug, some days you are the windshield."




On Oct 29, 2020, at 9:53 AM, Tim O'Connor <timboconnor@...> wrote:


I have them and I've used them, but a Microscale sized sheet with hundreds of dates from the 1940's to ~1965 (when the
stencil practice mostly ended) is what I really need. For example Ted Culotta's beautiful SP box car decal sheets have tons
of small data... but the dates in the mid to late 1950's are very few


On 10/29/2020 10:34 AM, Bruce Smith wrote:
Champ decals did this. They subdivided the railroads by region, and then provided reweigh codes for each railroad. They also provided a separate sheet of reweigh dates.


From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io <main@RealSTMFC.groups.io> on behalf of Benjamin Hom <b.hom@...>
Sent: Thursday, October 29, 2020 8:10:51 AM
To: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io <main@RealSTMFC.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [RealSTMFC] Decals for scale locations and light weights
 
Charlie Duckworth wrote:
"I’ve been kicking around an idea with Hubert Mask on having a decal set made with the most common weight locations by railroad.  I have a comprehensive list of Mopac locations but would need help with the other railroads.   I told Hubert I’d be happy to compile a list if the group members would send me the top six or eight locations.  Obviously I don’t want the full name but the ‘short name’ the railroad used in there stencil.  As example for the MP Kingsville was KV, Alexandria was ALEX. The decal sheet would be alphabetized by railroad so if you are wanting to restenciled a ATSF boxcar it would be easy to find.   He’ll also include a set of light weights."

Check the group Files section for the Reweigh Symbol spreadsheet.  It's crowdsourced and could probably use a bit of QA, but it's been there for years.


Ben Hom


--
Tim O'Connor
Sterling, Massachusetts


--
Charlie Duckworth 
Omaha, Ne.


Re: Decals for scale locations and light weights

Charlie Duckworth
 

Ed Hawkins reminded me that the railroad’s stencils were different so I’ve added a column so the font will be different based on photos.   As I mentioned,  I’m only selecting the most common weigh stations by railroad and plan to have only 6-8 stations for the larger roads.  My cut off year is 1960 and start year is 1935.   I did find the reweigh list in the files folder and have it as a starting point.   Also adding tare weights to the list based on photo sources.  

Charlie D. 

On Oct 29, 2020, at 10:27 AM, Bruce Smith <smithbf@...> wrote:

 Yeah, one of the drawbacks of the Champ sheets is that the style of the letters and numbers does not match some of the newer, finer, decal efforts. But it is way better than nothing. I have thought about custom printing reweigh dates just for my era of modeling.

Regards

Bruce


Bruce F. Smith            

Auburn, AL

"Some days you are the bug, some days you are the windshield."




On Oct 29, 2020, at 9:53 AM, Tim O'Connor <timboconnor@...> wrote:


I have them and I've used them, but a Microscale sized sheet with hundreds of dates from the 1940's to ~1965 (when the
stencil practice mostly ended) is what I really need. For example Ted Culotta's beautiful SP box car decal sheets have tons
of small data... but the dates in the mid to late 1950's are very few


On 10/29/2020 10:34 AM, Bruce Smith wrote:
Champ decals did this. They subdivided the railroads by region, and then provided reweigh codes for each railroad. They also provided a separate sheet of reweigh dates.


From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io <main@RealSTMFC.groups.io> on behalf of Benjamin Hom <b.hom@...>
Sent: Thursday, October 29, 2020 8:10:51 AM
To: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io <main@RealSTMFC.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [RealSTMFC] Decals for scale locations and light weights
 
Charlie Duckworth wrote:
"I’ve been kicking around an idea with Hubert Mask on having a decal set made with the most common weight locations by railroad.  I have a comprehensive list of Mopac locations but would need help with the other railroads.   I told Hubert I’d be happy to compile a list if the group members would send me the top six or eight locations.  Obviously I don’t want the full name but the ‘short name’ the railroad used in there stencil.  As example for the MP Kingsville was KV, Alexandria was ALEX. The decal sheet would be alphabetized by railroad so if you are wanting to restenciled a ATSF boxcar it would be easy to find.   He’ll also include a set of light weights."

Check the group Files section for the Reweigh Symbol spreadsheet.  It's crowdsourced and could probably use a bit of QA, but it's been there for years.


Ben Hom


--
Tim O'Connor
Sterling, Massachusetts


--
Charlie Duckworth 
Omaha, Ne.


Re: Decals for scale locations and light weights -- L&N reweigh stations

Steven D Johnson
 

I’d really like to see such a comprehensive set done!

 

Here are some L&N ones we were discussing on the L&N group a while back. There are several messages, so scroll down.  Some of these are post-1960, but I still wouldn’t mind them being included to update “steam era” cars…I do model the 1960s too! 

 

Steve Johnson

 

 

On Thu, Mar 19, 2020 at 10:24 AM Charles Peck via Groups.Io <lnnrr152=gmail.com@groups.io> wrote:

While I cannot say which ones actually did the most reweighs, I can offer a list.

Then I'll point out the ones I remember seeing most often.

 

BOY    Boyles AL

COR     Corbin KY

COV      Covington KY

DEC       DeCoursey  KY

LOU      Louisville  KY

NAS      Nashville  TN

RAD      Radnor  TN

SLS        South Louisville Shops  at Louisville KY

 

The ones I remember seeing most often were SLS, BOY, and RAD.

Those may or may not have been the busiest location, merely the ones I saw most often.

Chuck Peck

 

 

From: Steven D Johnson [mailto:tenncentralrwy@...]
Sent: Thursday, March 19, 2020 6:21 PM
To: lnrr@groups.io
Subject: RE: L&N reweight stations

 

Here’s a thread about this subject from back in 2018.  I just forwarded the last e-mail I have on the subject.

 

Steve Johnson

 

From: lnrr@... [mailto:lnrr@...]
Sent: Friday, April 20, 2018 7:08 AM
To: lnrr@...
Subject: RE: [L&N-NC&StL] Car Shop Abbreviations

 

MOB = Mobile Ala

PEN = Pensacola,Fla

MONT= Montgomery, Ala

BIR = Birmingham, Ala

On April 19, 2018 at 7:40 PM "'Steven D Johnson' tenncentralrwy@... [lnrr]" <lnrr@...> wrote:
 

A few more:  

SLS = South Louisville Shops

RAD = Radnor Yard (Nashville)

HWL = Howell Yard (Evansville)  

Also, sometime ca. the early 1980s, “L&N”  started being used…  

I have also seen Lafayette done as “LAFAY”...  

Older ones were PRS = Paris TN Shops – this abbreviation was in use until just after the NC&StL merger, when the Paris Shops were closed, and LOU for Louisville.   

I think Stuart is correct about Ravenna.  RAV perhaps?  

Steve Johnson     

From: lnrr@... [mailto:lnrr@...]
Sent: Thursday, April 19, 2018 8:24 AM
To: lnrr@...
Subject: Re: [L&N-NC&StL] Car Shop Abbreviations
 

 Pat,  

There was also:

LOY - Loyall

HAZ - Hazard  

There may also have been a code for Ravenna but I can't remember seeing one off the top of my head.

  Stuart Thayer 


On Apr 19, 2018, at 6:34 AM, pat.dowler@... [lnrr] <lnrr@...> wrote:

I have been trying to figure out what car shop location abbreviations were used on the L&N between the late 60's and mid 70's, when adoption of the COTS stencil pretty much killed off revision of the periodic shopping code on the left side of the car, as part of the weight/capacity data.  I believe during this time frame the periodic inspect/test/reweigh requirements boiled down to every 48 months for cars with roofs, and every 24 months for cars without.  The car shop codes I have observed are:
SLS - South Louisville Shops

DEC - Decoursey KY
LAF - Lafayette IN (old Monon shops)
EV - Howell Yard, Evansville IN
BOY - Boyles Yard, Birmingham AL?
StL - St Louis?
JAX - Jacksonville FL? (particularly Fruit Growers Express RBLs)
EC - ?
ER - ?
TY - ?

Can anyone provide some clarification on these shop location abbreviations, or add to the list for L&N freight car shops performing the periodic sho ppings in the late 60's/early 70's?  

Pat Dowler,
Parker, Colorado

cross posting to Facebook Classic L&N group page
 

__._,_.___


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


L&N Railroad Historical Society Web Page:
http://www.lnrr.org

L&N Railroad Historical Society Magazine Information:
http://whiteriverproductions.com/MagL&NMagazine.html

This list's web page:
http://tinyurl.com/LandN

Please edit your replies. When replying to messages on this list delete all headers and footers, and all text not needed to make the reply clear. This makes things much easier for people receiving the daily digest.

Cross posting is not allowed on this list. Please do not post messages to this list that are posted elsewhere.


 

.


__,_._,___


Re: Red Caboose NP reefer kitbash

O Fenton Wells
 

Very nicely done RJ, good booking model.
Fenton

On Thu, Oct 29, 2020 at 11:24 AM radiodial868 <radiodial57@...> wrote:
The reweigh date on the 94631 photo is 1937. I model 1939, so figured I was safe. Speaking of that photo, here it is along with my version.
I would like to be able to credit the photographer, anyone know who it is and/or what collection it is in?
--
-------------------
RJ Dial

Mendocino, CA



--
Fenton Wells
250 Frye Rd
Pinehurst NC 28374
910-420-8106
srrfan1401@...


Re: Decals for scale locations and light weights

Dave Parker
 

Jim:

It's not a big file (106 kB).  You could try sending it out as an attachment to this group as there seems to be interest based on this thread.

And thanks again for your efforts.  I think the new tabulation is very helpful.
--
Dave Parker
Swall Meadows, CA


Re: Decals for scale locations and light weights

Bruce Smith
 

Yeah, one of the drawbacks of the Champ sheets is that the style of the letters and numbers does not match some of the newer, finer, decal efforts. But it is way better than nothing. I have thought about custom printing reweigh dates just for my era of modeling.

Regards

Bruce


Bruce F. Smith            

Auburn, AL

"Some days you are the bug, some days you are the windshield."




On Oct 29, 2020, at 9:53 AM, Tim O'Connor <timboconnor@...> wrote:


I have them and I've used them, but a Microscale sized sheet with hundreds of dates from the 1940's to ~1965 (when the
stencil practice mostly ended) is what I really need. For example Ted Culotta's beautiful SP box car decal sheets have tons
of small data... but the dates in the mid to late 1950's are very few


On 10/29/2020 10:34 AM, Bruce Smith wrote:
Champ decals did this. They subdivided the railroads by region, and then provided reweigh codes for each railroad. They also provided a separate sheet of reweigh dates.


From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io <main@RealSTMFC.groups.io> on behalf of Benjamin Hom <b.hom@...>
Sent: Thursday, October 29, 2020 8:10:51 AM
To: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io <main@RealSTMFC.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [RealSTMFC] Decals for scale locations and light weights
 
Charlie Duckworth wrote:
"I’ve been kicking around an idea with Hubert Mask on having a decal set made with the most common weight locations by railroad.  I have a comprehensive list of Mopac locations but would need help with the other railroads.   I told Hubert I’d be happy to compile a list if the group members would send me the top six or eight locations.  Obviously I don’t want the full name but the ‘short name’ the railroad used in there stencil.  As example for the MP Kingsville was KV, Alexandria was ALEX. The decal sheet would be alphabetized by railroad so if you are wanting to restenciled a ATSF boxcar it would be easy to find.   He’ll also include a set of light weights."

Check the group Files section for the Reweigh Symbol spreadsheet.  It's crowdsourced and could probably use a bit of QA, but it's been there for years.


Ben Hom


--
Tim O'Connor
Sterling, Massachusetts


Re: Decals for scale locations and light weights

James Brewer
 

Dave,

I attempted to post it to the Real STMFC files but couldn't; I believe I did forward it to the moderators and requested they post it; if for some reason my memory is incorrect I'd be glad to forward it to the appropriate moderator for posting to this group's files.

Jim Brewer

On Thu, Oct 29, 2020 at 11:21 AM Dave Parker via groups.io <spottab=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
On Thu, Oct 29, 2020 at 06:10 AM, Benjamin Hom wrote:
Check the group Files section for the Reweigh Symbol spreadsheet.  It's crowdsourced and could probably use a bit of QA, but it's been there for years.
 
Earlier this year, Jim Brewer spend quite a bit of time updating this spreadsheet, garnering many corrections and additions from multiple sources.  There is a May draft in the files section of this group, but it is the July revision that you would want.  That version has been posted to both the Resin Freight Car Builders and and Plastic Model Freight Car Builders groups.  It is a significant improvement over the older version that has been kicking around for years (thanks Jim!)
 
--
Dave Parker
Swall Meadows, CA

10081 - 10100 of 188621