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Re: Jim Kinkaid's Freight Car Photos Collection

 

Their security certificate is probably out of date.

 

 

Thanks!
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Brian Ehni

 

 

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Subject: Re: [RealSTMFC] Jim Kinkaid's Freight Car Photos Collection

 

I'm getting a warning from my Firefox browser about a security risk on this website.
MOZILLA_PKIX_ERROR_SELF_SIGNED_CERT
Now I do not suspect any real danger on this site, and I would not have a clue how to correct the site so this warning would not appear.
Just thought they should know some visitors are getting warned away.

regards,
Jeff Oliver


USRA-style Gulf tank cars

David
 

The USRA drawings show four courses for the 10,000 gallon tanks, and three courses for the 8,000 gallon cars, with 5-course radial tanks as alternate constructions for both sizes.

David Thompson


Re: USRA-style Gulf tank cars

brianleppert@att.net
 

4 coarse shells for 10,000 capacity tanks, but these are 8,000 cap'y.  Drawings are in Train Shed Cyclopedia No. 9.

Brian Leppert
Carson City, NV


Re: Jim Kinkaid's Freight Car Photos Collection

Almufti Hishman
 

I'm getting a warning from my Firefox browser about a security risk on this website.
MOZILLA_PKIX_ERROR_SELF_SIGNED_CERT
Now I do not suspect any real danger on this site, and I would not have a clue how to correct the site so this warning would not appear.
Just thought they should know some visitors are getting warned away.

regards,
Jeff Oliver


Re: Jim Kinkaid's Freight Car Photos Collection

Tony Thompson
 

Jim Betz wrote:

. . . I noticed that a very high percentage of the flat cars did not have end numbers.

   True in most eras, Jim.

Tony Thompson




Re: Photo: SP Yard

Tony Thompson
 

Mont Switzer wrote:

How do you handle the car cards on that one?

    As I said to  Schuyler:  . . .  because my layout has no reversing loops or wyes, cars are always visible from one side only. There are just separate waybills for each side, so that either side can be used in a session.

Tony Thompson




Re: USRA-style Gulf tank cars

Todd Sullivan
 

OK, I'll play dummy here.  What makes these tank cars USRA tank cars?  They have underframes like the Gould/Tichy model, but the tank shells are 3 course rather than 4 course.  I thought the 4 course shell was another of the diagnostic spotting features of USRA tank cars.

Todd Sullivan


Re: Jim Kinkaid's Freight Car Photos Collection

Jim Betz
 

Hi all,
  I just spent a couple of hours going thru a lot of the images in this collection
(and even saving a few).  As I was browsing the images one thing I noticed
was that a very high percentage of the flat cars did not have end numbers.
Some were even without -any- markings for anything (on the ends).
  Were these builder's photos and the end numbers would be added after
the RR took delivery?
                                                                                                  - Jim


USRA-style Gulf tank cars

David
 


NC&StL XM31 photo

David
 

A nice complement to the article in PRM Vol. 5:
https://pullman-lib.smugmug.com/Railroad-N-Q/i-3DTdsTD/A

David Thompson


Jim Kinkaid's Freight Car Photos Collection

David
 

Nice view of the straight-sill version of the Pressed Steel hopper:
https://pullman-lib.smugmug.com/Railroad-N-Q/i-Sv2m93j/A

David Thompson


Jim Kinkaid's Freight Car Photos Collection

David
 

There are some nice photos in there, including this rather fascinating Gl hopper rebuild:
https://pullman-lib.smugmug.com/Railroad-T/i-8XP6Ksn/A

David Thompson


Re: Photo: SP Yard

Eric Hansmann
 

I notify the yard clerk that a car is missing from my train and there’s an extra car without a waybill that I left on track 5.

 

 

Eric Hansmann

Murfreesboro, TN

 

From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io <main@RealSTMFC.groups.io> On Behalf Of Mont Switzer
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Tony,

 

How do you handle the car cards on that one?

 

Mont

 

From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io <main@RealSTMFC.groups.io> On Behalf Of Tony Thompson
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     One reason to turn cars might be the case where you have lettered each side for a different railroad.   <g>

Tony Thompson

 

 

 


Re: Photo: SP Yard

Mont Switzer
 

Tony,

 

How do you handle the car cards on that one?

 

Mont

 

From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io <main@RealSTMFC.groups.io> On Behalf Of Tony Thompson
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     One reason to turn cars might be the case where you have lettered each side for a different railroad.   <g>

Tony Thompson

 

 

 


Re: Photo: SP Yard

Robert Bowdidge
 

An SP employee who worked at Gemco (yard near GM Van Nuys) mentioned that freight cars for the plant would occasionally come in with an "unload this side" placard that needed to match the loading dock configuration.  There was an air-operated turntable at the yard that could be used to turn incorrectly-facing freight cars, but it was balky and often not functioning.  The backup solution was to run the cars several miles down the mainline to a wye at Burbank Junction.  If there wasn't time to reverse the car, then the placard would mysteriously disappear and the car would be delivered as-is.

Robert


Re: Jim Kinkaid's Freight Car Photos Collection

Jack Mullen
 

I've just taken a quick plunge into the "C" section, and it is indeed a great collection!  Yes, many are post-STMFC.  There seem to be a lot of Greenville photos I've not seen elsewhere.  My thanks to Jim Kinkaid for preserving and sharing these, and to those who have helped make them accessible.

Jack Mullen


Re: Photo: SP Yard

Tony Thompson
 

Schuyler Larrabee wrote:

Reeeely?? Who would do such a thing?  Think of the headaches for the billing folks!

  Richard Hendrickson did a bunch of cars that way (and omitted end reporting marks). Of course, he didn't have an operating layout, and the one he had been working on, was only a diorama where you would see passing trains from one side only.
     I inherited a few of those cars, and because my layout likewise has no reversing loops or wyes, cars are always visible from one side only. There are just separate waybills for each side, so that either side can be used in a session.
     Let me know if you have additional questions, Schuyler <vbg>.

Tony Thompson




Re: Photo: SP Yard

Schuyler Larrabee
 

Reeeely?? Who would do such a thing?  Think of the headaches for the billing folks!

 

Schuyler

 

From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io <main@RealSTMFC.groups.io> On Behalf Of Tony Thompson
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     One reason to turn cars might be the case where you have lettered each side for a different railroad.   <g>

Tony Thompson

 

 

 


Re: Photo: SP Yard

Tony Thompson
 

     One reason to turn cars might be the case where you have lettered each side for a different railroad.   <g>

Tony Thompson




Re: Photo: SP Yard

Steve and Barb Hile
 

Of course, I am drawn to what certainly appears to be a 10,000 gallon UTLX Type V car in the right foreground, ahead of the NP boxcar.

And could the UOCX car be a GATC 10,000 gallon car, like the Tangent model??

Steve Hile

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From: Eric Hansmann
Sent: Jan 21, 2021 12:21 PM
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Subject: Re: [RealSTMFC] Photo: SP Yard

Wow! That’s a great photo from the 1920s, Bob! Based upon the Pennsylvania Lines USRA single-sheathed boxcar, I’d estimate this is before 1927. After Lines West was folded into the main Pennsylvania RR corporate structure in 1924, they quickly painted out refences to Lines. Finding an in-service image of a PL USRA boxcar is rare.

 

Love all the other freight cars here, too!

 

 

Eric Hansmann

Murfreesboro, TN

 

From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io <main@RealSTMFC.groups.io> On Behalf Of Bob Chaparro via groups.io
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Subject: [RealSTMFC] Photo: SP Yard

 

Photo: SP Yard

An undated photo from the Huntington Library:

https://hdl.huntington.org/digital/collection/p16003coll2/id/21896/rec/638

This photo can be enlarged quite a bit.

This photo shows a great assortment of freight cars.

Bob Chaparro

Hemet, CA

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