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Re: IM Steel NP Reefer Production Year

Jerry Michels
 

Lester, you have the info so this is kind of a repeat. Yes we always work with the manufacturer to get multiple numbers.  Usually it is six, but has gone as high as 12.  One reason we do little to no Athearn is that they will only do one number on 600 cars.  We can't handle thousands of cars.  We did a run of Athearn airslide covered hoppers, but got them without numbers and had decals made so the buyer could appuy their own.  They sold slowly.  Way back we contracted with Kadee to do their PS-2 covered hopper for the SP with red lettering.  At that time, Kadee only allowed two numbers per run.  Shortly afterwards they did a run of the same cars for an historical society (who, I can't remember) with I think four or six numbers.  I can't confirm, but we may have been their fits non-dealer customer.  I remember some conversations kind of pointed that way.  It has been a fun  experience, and Lester got me off the dime to do our custom car history.  It still needs some updating.  Most models are sold out. What's left are on our website.

Jerry Michels


Re: Corn and Peanut Processing and Transportation Industry

Douglas Harding
 

Interesting, one photo shows sacks of peanuts being stacked inside a reefer. http://photogrammar.yale.edu/photos/service/pnp/fsa/8b23000/8b23300/8b23385v.jpg Did they need to be refrigerated until they had been roasted or boiled?

 

Doug Harding

www.iowacentralrr.org

 

From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io <main@RealSTMFC.groups.io> On Behalf Of Steve SANDIFER
Sent: Monday, February 1, 2021 9:10 PM
To: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io
Subject: Re: [RealSTMFC] Corn and Peanut Processing and Transportation Industry

 

http://www.texasdailyphoto.com/2011/06/woldert-peanut-mill.html

http://photogrammar.yale.edu/search/results.php?start=0&year_start=1935&month_start=0&year_stop=1945&month_stop=12&van=CPeanuts  A peanut mill is still in operation in Comanche, TX and is rail served.  

 

From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io <main@RealSTMFC.groups.io> On Behalf Of Douglas Harding
Sent: Monday, February 1, 2021 8:48 PM
To: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io
Subject: Re: [RealSTMFC] Corn and Peanut Processing and Transportation Industry

 

In 1955, boxcars. While covered hoppers existed in the 50s, they were used for cement, carbon black, and other heavy commodities that had to be kept dry. In the 60s when larger covered hoppers were permitted, grain hoppers were designed and put into use. But in 1955 boxcars were the norm for shipping grains.

 

I don’t know about peanuts, but in the 50s a machine called a corn sheller was used to remove kernels from the cobs. Combines do that today, but didn’t come into wide spread use until the late 50s and 60s. Until then corn pickers were the norm, and they picked eared corn. The farmer often stored eared corn in open air corn cribs. Or the farmer hired someone who had a sheller to come and shell the corn so it could be stored in a sealed bin, ie a Butler bin. I believe grain elevators also owned corn shellers and could shell the corn as it was brought in for storage or sale, for a processing fee.

 

Corn cobs had many uses. On the farm they might be used in the outhouse, to start a fire, or even for livestock bedding. They are absorbent and also abrasive.  Commercial uses include cosmetic industry. Light sand blasting, animal feed. Furfural and xylose are two chemicals derived from corncobs.

 

Any of the Walthers buildings will work for corn. And perhaps for peanuts. The Feed mill was typically a place that would receive whole grains and additives, then grind the grain with the additives to make feed sold to local livestock raisers. A feed mill would also sell salt and mineral blocks and other animal feeding needs.

 

Doug Harding

www.iowacentralrr.org

 

From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io <main@RealSTMFC.groups.io> On Behalf Of Allen Cain
Sent: Monday, February 1, 2021 5:40 PM
To: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io
Subject: [RealSTMFC] Corn and Peanut Processing and Transportation Industry

 

i am working on an industry involving milled corn and/or processed peanuts in 1955 in the South.  Could use some help on the concept.

How would peanuts and corn be transported to elevators and mills for processing?  Box cars or covered hoppers?

Where would the corn kernels be separated from the cob and the corn kernels dried?

Where would the peanuts be separated from the shells?

Would there be a by-product use for the cobs and/or peanut shells and if so, how would they be transported?

I am considering an elevator and mill using the Walthers Prairie Star Elevator and Prairie Star Mill for receiving and processing and the Walthers Prairie Co-Op elevator for originating shipments:

Receiving Elevator:  https://www.walthers.com/cornerstone-series-r-flour-mill-elevator-prairie-star-elevator-6-3-4-x-6-x-10-quot-empty

Processing Mill:  https://www.walthers.com/cornerstone-series-r-prairie-star-milling-kit-8-3-4-x-12-3-4-x-9-3-4-quot-empty

Shipping Elevator:  https://www.waltherscom/prairie-co-op-elevator-kit-5-1-8-x-7-1-4-x-12-quot-13-x-18-4-x-30-4cm?ref=1

Also would the Walthers Sunshine Feed Mill as a destination for dried corn kernels:

Feed Mill:  https://www.walthers.com/sunrise-feed-mill-kit-4-x-15-1-8-x-7-3-4-quot-10-x-37-8-x-19-3cm

Any feedback and input will be appreciated.

Allen Cain


Re: Corn and Peanut Processing and Transportation Industry

Steve SANDIFER
 

On Google Earth go to Comanche, TX. On the north side of the track you will notice 5 round bins. Those are relatively modern and you will see a lot of covered hoppers around them. Must be harvest time for Texas peanuts. But the important part for our question is to go to the street view which has older photos, and those show the old peanut warehouse which was distinctive, similar to a cotton seed warehouse. Capture those before Google updates those photos because they are gone now. Next to it are 2, used to be three, bulk oil dealers. The depot still stands also. The tracks were Santa Fe, now Ft. Worth and Western.

 

When you are finished with peanuts, head south 20 miles on 16 to Priddy, then east on 218 to the 2nd hard left, but go right this time. The road marked 272 is a private gated road to the Comanche and Indian Gap Railroad, one of the finest 1.5” tracks you will ever see, complete with tunnels, trestles, turntables (3) and rattlesnakes. It is designed for operations. They have real steam freight cars but just not the rivet counter type. 

 

J. Stephen Sandifer

 

From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io <main@RealSTMFC.groups.io> On Behalf Of Steve SANDIFER
Sent: Monday, February 1, 2021 9:10 PM
To: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io
Subject: Re: [RealSTMFC] Corn and Peanut Processing and Transportation Industry

 

http://www.texasdailyphoto.com/2011/06/woldert-peanut-millhtml

http://photogrammar.yale.edu/search/results.php?start=0&year_start=1935&month_start=0&year_stop=1945&month_stop=12&van=CPeanuts  A peanut mill is still in operation in Comanche, TX and is rail served.  

 

From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io <main@RealSTMFC.groups.io> On Behalf Of Douglas Harding
Sent: Monday, February 1, 2021 8:48 PM
To: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io
Subject: Re: [RealSTMFC] Corn and Peanut Processing and Transportation Industry

 

In 1955, boxcars. While covered hoppers existed in the 50s, they were used for cement, carbon black, and other heavy commodities that had to be kept dry. In the 60s when larger covered hoppers were permitted, grain hoppers were designed and put into use. But in 1955 boxcars were the norm for shipping grains.

 

I don’t know about peanuts, but in the 50s a machine called a corn sheller was used to remove kernels from the cobs. Combines do that today, but didn’t come into wide spread use until the late 50s and 60s. Until then corn pickers were the norm, and they picked eared corn. The farmer often stored eared corn in open air corn cribs. Or the farmer hired someone who had a sheller to come and shell the corn so it could be stored in a sealed bin, ie a Butler bin. I believe grain elevators also owned corn shellers and could shell the corn as it was brought in for storage or sale, for a processing fee.

 

Corn cobs had many uses. On the farm they might be used in the outhouse, to start a fire, or even for livestock bedding. They are absorbent and also abrasive.  Commercial uses include cosmetic industry. Light sand blasting, animal feed. Furfural and xylose are two chemicals derived from corncobs.

 

Any of the Walthers buildings will work for corn. And perhaps for peanuts. The Feed mill was typically a place that would receive whole grains and additives, then grind the grain with the additives to make feed sold to local livestock raisers. A feed mill would also sell salt and mineral blocks and other animal feeding needs.

 

Doug Harding

www.iowacentralrr.org

 

From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io <main@RealSTMFC.groups.io> On Behalf Of Allen Cain
Sent: Monday, February 1, 2021 5:40 PM
To: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io
Subject: [RealSTMFC] Corn and Peanut Processing and Transportation Industry

 

i am working on an industry involving milled corn and/or processed peanuts in 1955 in the South.  Could use some help on the concept.

How would peanuts and corn be transported to elevators and mills for processing?  Box cars or covered hoppers?

Where would the corn kernels be separated from the cob and the corn kernels dried?

Where would the peanuts be separated from the shells?

Would there be a by-product use for the cobs and/or peanut shells and if so, how would they be transported?

I am considering an elevator and mill using the Walthers Prairie Star Elevator and Prairie Star Mill for receiving and processing and the Walthers Prairie Co-Op elevator for originating shipments:

Receiving Elevator:  https://www.walthers.com/cornerstone-series-r-flour-mill-elevator-prairie-star-elevator-6-3-4-x-6-x-10-quot-empty

Processing Mill:  https://www.walthers.com/cornerstone-series-r-prairie-star-milling-kit-8-3-4-x-12-3-4-x-9-3-4-quot-empty

Shipping Elevator:  https://www.waltherscom/prairie-co-op-elevator-kit-5-1-8-x-7-1-4-x-12-quot-13-x-18-4-x-30-4cm?ref=1

Also would the Walthers Sunshine Feed Mill as a destination for dried corn kernels:

Feed Mill:  https://www.walthers.com/sunrise-feed-mill-kit-4-x-15-1-8-x-7-3-4-quot-10-x-37-8-x-19-3cm

Any feedback and input will be appreciated.

Allen Cain


Re: Corn and Peanut Processing and Transportation Industry

Kenneth Montero
 

The former Suffolk Peanut Company in Suffolk, Virginia, had rail access. It has been added to the National Registry of Historical Places. See below for a detailed description of the facility:
 
 
It is being converted to apartments - but see the video for pictures of the existing structures.
 
 
Ken Montero
 
 

On 02/01/2021 10:10 PM Steve SANDIFER <steve.sandifer@...> wrote:
 
 

http://www.texasdailyphoto.com/2011/06/woldert-peanut-mill.html

http://photogrammar.yale.edu/search/results.php?start=0&year_start=1935&month_start=0&year_stop=1945&month_stop=12&van=CPeanuts  A peanut mill is still in operation in Comanche, TX and is rail served.  

 

From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io <main@RealSTMFC.groups.io> On Behalf Of Douglas Harding
Sent: Monday, February 1, 2021 8:48 PM
To: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io
Subject: Re: [RealSTMFC] Corn and Peanut Processing and Transportation Industry

 

In 1955, boxcars. While covered hoppers existed in the 50s, they were used for cement, carbon black, and other heavy commodities that had to be kept dry. In the 60s when larger covered hoppers were permitted, grain hoppers were designed and put into use. But in 1955 boxcars were the norm for shipping grains.

 

I don’t know about peanuts, but in the 50s a machine called a corn sheller was used to remove kernels from the cobs. Combines do that today, but didn’t come into wide spread use until the late 50s and 60s. Until then corn pickers were the norm, and they picked eared corn. The farmer often stored eared corn in open air corn cribs. Or the farmer hired someone who had a sheller to come and shell the corn so it could be stored in a sealed bin, ie a Butler bin. I believe grain elevators also owned corn shellers and could shell the corn as it was brought in for storage or sale, for a processing fee.

 

Corn cobs had many uses. On the farm they might be used in the outhouse, to start a fire, or even for livestock bedding. They are absorbent and also abrasive.  Commercial uses include cosmetic industry. Light sand blasting, animal feed. Furfural and xylose are two chemicals derived from corncobs.

 

Any of the Walthers buildings will work for corn. And perhaps for peanuts. The Feed mill was typically a place that would receive whole grains and additives, then grind the grain with the additives to make feed sold to local livestock raisers. A feed mill would also sell salt and mineral blocks and other animal feeding needs.

 

Doug Harding

www.iowacentralrr.org

 

From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io <main@RealSTMFC.groups.io> On Behalf Of Allen Cain
Sent: Monday, February 1, 2021 5:40 PM
To: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io
Subject: [RealSTMFC] Corn and Peanut Processing and Transportation Industry

 

i am working on an industry involving milled corn and/or processed peanuts in 1955 in the South.  Could use some help on the concept.

How would peanuts and corn be transported to elevators and mills for processing?  Box cars or covered hoppers?

Where would the corn kernels be separated from the cob and the corn kernels dried?

Where would the peanuts be separated from the shells?

Would there be a by-product use for the cobs and/or peanut shells and if so, how would they be transported?

I am considering an elevator and mill using the Walthers Prairie Star Elevator and Prairie Star Mill for receiving and processing and the Walthers Prairie Co-Op elevator for originating shipments:

Receiving Elevator:  https://www.walthers.com/cornerstone-series-r-flour-mill-elevator-prairie-star-elevator-6-3-4-x-6-x-10-quot-empty

Processing Mill:  https://www.walthers.com/cornerstone-series-r-prairie-star-milling-kit-8-3-4-x-12-3-4-x-9-3-4-quot-empty

Shipping Elevator:  https://www.waltherscom/prairie-co-op-elevator-kit-5-1-8-x-7-1-4-x-12-quot-13-x-18-4-x-30-4cm?ref=1

Also would the Walthers Sunshine Feed Mill as a destination for dried corn kernels:

Feed Mill:  https://www.walthers.com/sunrise-feed-mill-kit-4-x-15-1-8-x-7-3-4-quot-10-x-37-8-x-19-3cm

Any feedback and input will be appreciated.

Allen Cain

 


Re: Corn and Peanut Processing and Transportation Industry

Steve SANDIFER
 

From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io <main@RealSTMFC.groups.io> On Behalf Of Douglas Harding
Sent: Monday, February 1, 2021 8:48 PM
To: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io
Subject: Re: [RealSTMFC] Corn and Peanut Processing and Transportation Industry

 

In 1955, boxcars. While covered hoppers existed in the 50s, they were used for cement, carbon black, and other heavy commodities that had to be kept dry. In the 60s when larger covered hoppers were permitted, grain hoppers were designed and put into use. But in 1955 boxcars were the norm for shipping grains.

 

I don’t know about peanuts, but in the 50s a machine called a corn sheller was used to remove kernels from the cobs. Combines do that today, but didn’t come into wide spread use until the late 50s and 60s. Until then corn pickers were the norm, and they picked eared corn. The farmer often stored eared corn in open air corn cribs. Or the farmer hired someone who had a sheller to come and shell the corn so it could be stored in a sealed bin, ie a Butler bin. I believe grain elevators also owned corn shellers and could shell the corn as it was brought in for storage or sale, for a processing fee.

 

Corn cobs had many uses. On the farm they might be used in the outhouse, to start a fire, or even for livestock bedding. They are absorbent and also abrasive.  Commercial uses include cosmetic industry. Light sand blasting, animal feed. Furfural and xylose are two chemicals derived from corncobs.

 

Any of the Walthers buildings will work for corn. And perhaps for peanuts. The Feed mill was typically a place that would receive whole grains and additives, then grind the grain with the additives to make feed sold to local livestock raisers. A feed mill would also sell salt and mineral blocks and other animal feeding needs.

 

Doug Harding

www.iowacentralrr.org

 

From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io <main@RealSTMFC.groups.io> On Behalf Of Allen Cain
Sent: Monday, February 1, 2021 5:40 PM
To: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io
Subject: [RealSTMFC] Corn and Peanut Processing and Transportation Industry

 

i am working on an industry involving milled corn and/or processed peanuts in 1955 in the South.  Could use some help on the concept.

How would peanuts and corn be transported to elevators and mills for processing?  Box cars or covered hoppers?

Where would the corn kernels be separated from the cob and the corn kernels dried?

Where would the peanuts be separated from the shells?

Would there be a by-product use for the cobs and/or peanut shells and if so, how would they be transported?

I am considering an elevator and mill using the Walthers Prairie Star Elevator and Prairie Star Mill for receiving and processing and the Walthers Prairie Co-Op elevator for originating shipments:

Receiving Elevator:  https://www.walthers.com/cornerstone-series-r-flour-mill-elevator-prairie-star-elevator-6-3-4-x-6-x-10-quot-empty

Processing Mill:  https://www.walthers.com/cornerstone-series-r-prairie-star-milling-kit-8-3-4-x-12-3-4-x-9-3-4-quot-empty

Shipping Elevator:  https://www.waltherscom/prairie-co-op-elevator-kit-5-1-8-x-7-1-4-x-12-quot-13-x-18-4-x-30-4cm?ref=1

Also would the Walthers Sunshine Feed Mill as a destination for dried corn kernels:

Feed Mill:  https://www.walthers.com/sunrise-feed-mill-kit-4-x-15-1-8-x-7-3-4-quot-10-x-37-8-x-19-3cm

Any feedback and input will be appreciated.

Allen Cain


Re: Box Car Pbotos

Tom Madden
 

Thanks, Steve. As I said, it was our honeymoon and everything was rosy. And Ektachromey. 


Tom Madden


Re: Box Car Pbotos

Steve SANDIFER
 

With a little color correction. Tanks Tom.

 

 

J. Stephen Sandifer

 

From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io <main@RealSTMFC.groups.io> On Behalf Of Tom Madden via groups.io
Sent: Monday, February 1, 2021 8:26 PM
To: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io
Subject: Re: [RealSTMFC] Box Car Pbotos

 

Here ya go, Bill. Taken at Grand Canyon on our honeymoon, September 1961. The Santa Fe reefer bible says it was formerly a Bx-3, renumbered from the 115xxx series of ice reefers in 1959..

Tom Madden


Re: Corn and Peanut Processing and Transportation Industry

Steve SANDIFER
 

Corn cobs were used as animal feed.

 

 

J. Stephen Sandifer

 

From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io <main@RealSTMFC.groups.io> On Behalf Of earlyrail
Sent: Monday, February 1, 2021 8:35 PM
To: main@realstmfc.groups.io
Subject: Re: [RealSTMFC] Corn and Peanut Processing and Transportation Industry

 

Corn and Peanut Processing and Transportation Industry
From: Allen Cain
Date: Mon, 01 Feb 2021 15:40:28 PST
<<i am working on an industry involving milled corn and/or processed peanuts in 1955 in the South.  Could use some help on the concept.

<<How would peanuts and corn be transported to elevators and mills for processing?  Box cars or covered hoppers?

1955 would be box cars for 99% of grains moved.

 

<<Where would the corn kernels be separated from the cob and the corn kernels dried?

Corn would be shelled either on the farm of in some case at the elevator.

Would not be shipped by rail on the cob.

 

<<Where would the peanuts be separated from the shells?

I do not know this one.

 

<<Would there be a by-product use for the cobs and/or peanut shells and if so, how would they be transported?

There are used today for ground corn cobs.  I do not kow of any from the 50's (except rear end usage:)

Howard Garner

 


Re: Corn and Peanut Processing and Transportation Industry

Mont Switzer
 

At the elevator in the small town I grew up in (Indiana 1950's-60's) they shelled corn for farmers.  The corn cobs were gravity fed into a cob burner.  I used to watch the whole operation from the school where I was supposed to be paying attention to other things.  

Mont Switzer

From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io [main@RealSTMFC.groups.io] on behalf of earlyrail [cascaderail@...]
Sent: Monday, February 01, 2021 9:35 PM
To: main@realstmfc.groups.io
Subject: Re: [RealSTMFC] Corn and Peanut Processing and Transportation Industry

Corn and Peanut Processing and Transportation Industry
From: Allen Cain
Date: Mon, 01 Feb 2021 15:40:28 PST
<<i am working on an industry involving milled corn and/or processed peanuts in 1955 in the South.  Could use some help on the concept.

<<How would peanuts and corn be transported to elevators and mills for processing?  Box cars or covered hoppers?
1955 would be box cars for 99% of grains moved.

<<Where would the corn kernels be separated from the cob and the corn kernels dried?
Corn would be shelled either on the farm of in some case at the elevator.
Would not be shipped by rail on the cob.

<<Where would the peanuts be separated from the shells?
I do not know this one.

<<Would there be a by-product use for the cobs and/or peanut shells and if so, how would they be transported?
There are used today for ground corn cobs.  I do not kow of any from the 50's (except rear end usage:)
Howard Garner


Re: Corn and Peanut Processing and Transportation Industry

Douglas Harding
 

In 1955, boxcars. While covered hoppers existed in the 50s, they were used for cement, carbon black, and other heavy commodities that had to be kept dry. In the 60s when larger covered hoppers were permitted, grain hoppers were designed and put into use. But in 1955 boxcars were the norm for shipping grains.

 

I don’t know about peanuts, but in the 50s a machine called a corn sheller was used to remove kernels from the cobs. Combines do that today, but didn’t come into wide spread use until the late 50s and 60s. Until then corn pickers were the norm, and they picked eared corn. The farmer often stored eared corn in open air corn cribs. Or the farmer hired someone who had a sheller to come and shell the corn so it could be stored in a sealed bin, ie a Butler bin. I believe grain elevators also owned corn shellers and could shell the corn as it was brought in for storage or sale, for a processing fee.

 

Corn cobs had many uses. On the farm they might be used in the outhouse, to start a fire, or even for livestock bedding. They are absorbent and also abrasive.  Commercial uses include cosmetic industry. Light sand blasting, animal feed. Furfural and xylose are two chemicals derived from corncobs.

 

Any of the Walthers buildings will work for corn. And perhaps for peanuts. The Feed mill was typically a place that would receive whole grains and additives, then grind the grain with the additives to make feed sold to local livestock raisers. A feed mill would also sell salt and mineral blocks and other animal feeding needs.

 

Doug Harding

www.iowacentralrr.org

 

From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io <main@RealSTMFC.groups.io> On Behalf Of Allen Cain
Sent: Monday, February 1, 2021 5:40 PM
To: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io
Subject: [RealSTMFC] Corn and Peanut Processing and Transportation Industry

 

i am working on an industry involving milled corn and/or processed peanuts in 1955 in the South.  Could use some help on the concept.

How would peanuts and corn be transported to elevators and mills for processing?  Box cars or covered hoppers?

Where would the corn kernels be separated from the cob and the corn kernels dried?

Where would the peanuts be separated from the shells?

Would there be a by-product use for the cobs and/or peanut shells and if so, how would they be transported?

I am considering an elevator and mill using the Walthers Prairie Star Elevator and Prairie Star Mill for receiving and processing and the Walthers Prairie Co-Op elevator for originating shipments:

Receiving Elevator:  https://www.walthers.com/cornerstone-series-r-flour-mill-elevator-prairie-star-elevator-6-3-4-x-6-x-10-quot-empty

Processing Mill:  https://www.walthers.com/cornerstone-series-r-prairie-star-milling-kit-8-3-4-x-12-3-4-x-9-3-4-quot-empty

Shipping Elevator:  https://www.walthers.com/prairie-co-op-elevator-kit-5-1-8-x-7-1-4-x-12-quot-13-x-18-4-x-30-4cm?ref=1

Also would the Walthers Sunshine Feed Mill as a destination for dried corn kernels:

Feed Mill:  https://www.walthers.com/sunrise-feed-mill-kit-4-x-15-1-8-x-7-3-4-quot-10-x-37-8-x-19-3cm

Any feedback and input will be appreciated.

Allen Cain


Re: Corn and Peanut Processing and Transportation Industry

earlyrail
 

Corn and Peanut Processing and Transportation Industry
From: Allen Cain
Date: Mon, 01 Feb 2021 15:40:28 PST
<<i am working on an industry involving milled corn and/or processed peanuts in 1955 in the South.  Could use some help on the concept.

<<How would peanuts and corn be transported to elevators and mills for processing?  Box cars or covered hoppers?
1955 would be box cars for 99% of grains moved.

<<Where would the corn kernels be separated from the cob and the corn kernels dried?
Corn would be shelled either on the farm of in some case at the elevator.
Would not be shipped by rail on the cob.

<<Where would the peanuts be separated from the shells?
I do not know this one.

<<Would there be a by-product use for the cobs and/or peanut shells and if so, how would they be transported?
There are used today for ground corn cobs.  I do not kow of any from the 50's (except rear end usage:)
Howard Garner


Re: Box Car Pbotos

Tom Madden
 

Here ya go, Bill. Taken at Grand Canyon on our honeymoon, September 1961. The Santa Fe reefer bible says it was formerly a Bx-3, renumbered from the 115xxx series of ice reefers in 1959..

Tom Madden


Painting Stainless Steel Wire - Suggestions?

Bob Chaparro
 

Painting Stainless Steel Wire - Suggestions?

I have some flat stainless steel wire I need to paint black. This wire will be used to simulate banding straps used to secure loads.

Any suggestions as to how to paint the wire?

Thanks.

Bob Chaparro

Hemet, CA


Box Car Pbotos

WILLIAM PARDIE
 


There was an excellent color photo posted yesterday of an in-service MKT yellow auto car.  I am hoping that someone might have a similar photo of a Santa Fe Bx-3 Ice refer ( gray car),  Thanks for any help.

Bill Pardie


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Re: IM Steel NP Reefer Production Year

Lester Breuer
 

Thank You Jerry and Matt.  Jerry another question. Were the cars available with more than one number?
Lester Breuer
 


Corn and Peanut Processing and Transportation Industry

Allen Cain
 

i am working on an industry involving milled corn and/or processed peanuts in 1955 in the South.  Could use some help on the concept.

How would peanuts and corn be transported to elevators and mills for processing?  Box cars or covered hoppers?

Where would the corn kernels be separated from the cob and the corn kernels dried?

Where would the peanuts be separated from the shells?

Would there be a by-product use for the cobs and/or peanut shells and if so, how would they be transported?

I am considering an elevator and mill using the Walthers Prairie Star Elevator and Prairie Star Mill for receiving and processing and the Walthers Prairie Co-Op elevator for originating shipments:

Receiving Elevator:  https://www.walthers.com/cornerstone-series-r-flour-mill-elevator-prairie-star-elevator-6-3-4-x-6-x-10-quot-empty

Processing Mill:  https://www.walthers.com/cornerstone-series-r-prairie-star-milling-kit-8-3-4-x-12-3-4-x-9-3-4-quot-empty

Shipping Elevator:  https://www.walthers.com/prairie-co-op-elevator-kit-5-1-8-x-7-1-4-x-12-quot-13-x-18-4-x-30-4cm?ref=1

Also would the Walthers Sunshine Feed Mill as a destination for dried corn kernels:

Feed Mill:  https://www.walthers.com/sunrise-feed-mill-kit-4-x-15-1-8-x-7-3-4-quot-10-x-37-8-x-19-3cm

Any feedback and input will be appreciated.

Allen Cain


Re: IM Reefer Production Year

James E Kubanick
 

Lester,

I purchased mine in 1994, according to my records. However mine carries the number 91148 but otherwise is lettered identical to yours.  Did ARRM have these run with more than one road number? If not, my car could actually be an InterMountain Car. I do not have a source in my records, for some reason.

Jim Kubanick
Morgantown WV

On Monday, February 1, 2021, 1:06:10 PM EST, Lester Breuer <rforailroad@...> wrote:


Working on a NP Steel Reefer 91325 produced by InterMountain exclusively for the Armarillo RR Museum.   I am wondering if anyone has the year in their notes these were available for purchase?  I contacted the museum and they guessed 20 years or so ago.  Hoping to get a year?
Thanks in advance for your time and effort to respond.
Lester Breuer


Re: IM Steel NP Reefer Production Year

Jerry Michels
 

Lester, the best shot I can take is 1998 or 1999.  We brought out the NP cars at the same time we brought out the PFE reefers.  

Jerry Michels
Amarillo Railroad Museum


Re: Sacramento Northern Boxcar 2346

Andy Laurent
 

Bob has a nice album of freight car pics here:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/167338649@N03/albums/72157713114728251 

This is a gem with 2 NP and 1 GN stock car...from the steam era, but well after the period of this list:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/167338649@N03/49578385886/in/album-72157713114728251/

Andy L. 
Wisconsin


Re: CB&Q Double Door Outside Braced Boxcar

Rich C
 

Bob, That car was white lined on its way to the good old scrapper. Still looks in decent shape.

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