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Re: USRA Rebuilt Twin Hoppers with welded bodies

Ed Hawkins
 

On Feb 13, 2021, at 11:46 AM, Bob Weston via groups.io <oandle=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:

What railroads used these rebuilt hoppers?<HC_H 960-1 _1_.jpg>
Bob,
To answer your question, it’s hard to say without doing an ORER search for HM’s having 1995 cu. ft. (115 more than the standard 1880 cu. ft. USRA design). The photo shows what may have been an experimental repair using welding practices that went to a railroad called Cheswich & Harmor per the following three photo links. This particular car is C&HRR 60 with repairs on 2-5-36 by Greenville Steel Car Co.

https://pullman-lib.smugmug.com/Railroad-C/i-NpWTVw7/buy

https://pullman-lib.smugmug.com/Railroad-C/i-PmnC5Vw/buy

https://pullman-lib.smugmug.com/Railroad-C/i-DqWm3xD/buy

From 1933 to 1944, Greenville performed the work in 17 separate repair orders totaling 69 hopper cars of USRA vintage for the Cheswick & Harmor RR. I’m unfamiliar with this railroad, which does not appear in the 1930s-1940s ORER and thus apparent that the cars were not interchanged. Without having any additional photos of repaired cars other than C&HRR 60, it’s an unknown to what extent that Greenville’s repairs followed the same welding methods. Hope this helps.
Regards,
Ed Hawkins


Re: Photo: Burlington FTs With Freight Train (Circa Late 1940s)

Nelson Moyer
 

I think it’s on the Denver front range in Colorado.

 

Nelson Moyer

 

From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io [mailto:main@RealSTMFC.groups.io] On Behalf Of Tim O'Connor
Sent: Saturday, February 13, 2021 12:30 PM
To: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io
Subject: Re: [RealSTMFC] Photo: Burlington FTs With Freight Train (Circa Late 1940s)

 


I think that's a famous publicity shot - from Wyoming or Nebraska perhaps.
I know I've seen it before.

 


Re: Photo: Burlington FTs With Freight Train (Circa Late 1940s)

Tim O'Connor
 


I think that's a famous publicity shot - from Wyoming or Nebraska perhaps.
I know I've seen it before.


On 2/13/2021 1:18 PM, Bob Chaparro via groups.io wrote:

Photo: Burlington FTs With Freight Train (Circa Late 1940s)

A photo from the University of Texas Libraries:

https://library.uta.edu/digitalgallery/sites/library.uta.edu.digitalgallery/files/20090000-20099999/20093874.jpg

Click on the photo to enlarge it.

Although not as detailed as we would like, there are a lot of interesting period freight cars in this photo.

Bob Chaparro

Hemet, CA



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Tim O'Connor
Sterling, Massachusetts


Photo: Burlington FTs With Freight Train (Circa Late 1940s)

Bob Chaparro
 

Photo: Burlington FTs With Freight Train (Circa Late 1940s)

A photo from the University of Texas Libraries:

https://library.uta.edu/digitalgallery/sites/library.uta.edu.digitalgallery/files/20090000-20099999/20093874.jpg

Click on the photo to enlarge it.

Although not as detailed as we would like, there are a lot of interesting period freight cars in this photo.

Bob Chaparro

Hemet, CA


Photo: NATX Three Compartment Tank Car 7069

Bob Chaparro
 

Photo: NATX Three Compartment Tank Car 7069

A photo from the University of Texas Libraries:

https://library.uta.edu/digitalgallery/sites/library.uta.edu.digitalgallery/files/20090000-20099999/20092635.jpg

Click on the photo to enlarge it.

Bob Chaparro

Hemet, CA


USRA Rebuilt Twin Hoppers with welded bodies

Bob Weston
 

What railroads used these rebuilt hoppers?


Northern Pacific Steel Refrigerator Car 91253

Lester Breuer
 

I have completed the build of Northern Pacific (NP) steel Refrigerator car 91253 produced by InterMountain Railway Company exclusively for the Armarillo Railroad Museum.  If you are interested in the build of this plastic kit of NP refrigerator 91253 including changes and addition of parts not in the kit as running board and trucks.  Photos and writeup of the build process including paint, lettering and weathering are now available on my blog I have to share photos and writeup of modeling projects on my Minneapolis & Northland Railroad Company.   If you would like to take a look please do at the following link:


http://mnrailroadcab100.blogspot.com/


Lester Breuer


Re: model needed

John Hile
 

There are a few on eBay right now.  Including and undec.

John Hile


Re: Wilson reefers.

Rufus Cone
 

I should have noticed that the caption is in error.  Ice hatches are clearly visible.

On 2/12/2021 10:42 PM, Rufus Cone wrote:

Came across this online while searching for a steam locomotive photo:

Ron V. Nixon Collection Image Record - rvn21078
http://www.morphotoarchive.org/rvndb/rvn_date_jpeg_rec.php?objno=RVN21078

"WCLX Wilson private line Mechanical Refrigerator cars in Missoula, MT."
June 14, 1957       Location: Missoula, MT       Photographer: Ron V. Nixon
Railroad: Northern Pacific Railway       

3 cars are shown.  The original is probably a 616 (2.5x4.5) negative, so should have good detail.

On Wed, Feb 10, 2021 at 02:32 PM, Brian Carlson wrote:
Has anyone ever done a deep dive on history the Wilson fleet during the steam era?
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Rufus Cone
Bozeman, MT
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Rufus Cone
Bozeman, MT


Re: Wilson reefers.

Rufus Cone
 

Came across this online while searching for a steam locomotive photo:

Ron V. Nixon Collection Image Record - rvn21078
http://www.morphotoarchive.org/rvndb/rvn_date_jpeg_rec.php?objno=RVN21078

"WCLX Wilson private line Mechanical Refrigerator cars in Missoula, MT."
June 14, 1957       Location: Missoula, MT       Photographer: Ron V. Nixon
Railroad: Northern Pacific Railway       

3 cars are shown.  The original is probably a 616 (2.5x4.5) negative, so should have good detail.

On Wed, Feb 10, 2021 at 02:32 PM, Brian Carlson wrote:
Has anyone ever done a deep dive on history the Wilson fleet during the steam era?
_,_._,_
-- 
Rufus Cone
Bozeman, MT


Re: [Non-DoD Source] Re: [RealSTMFC] PRR X47 running board

Tim O'Connor
 


Gussets can be made with mylar sheet, cut with scissors to size. And mylar will hold rivet impressions.
Jack Spencer used mylar attached with dilute contact cement (I dilute with MEK) which can be brushed
on and dries (evaporates) quickly.


On 2/12/2021 1:29 PM, Gatwood, Elden J SAD wrote:

Richard;

 

You bet.

 

My prob with “hard” gussets was that they don’t nestle down.  I had best luck with very thin embossed sheet, or decals with the black edges and rivets/bolts highlighted.  Just my experience.

 

Still hoping I can find a better B end pic for brakes.

 

Elden Gatwood



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Tim O'Connor
Sterling, Massachusetts


Re: Interesting photos

Claus Schlund \(HGM\)
 


Hi Randy,
 
Thanks, very interesting viewing
 
Claus Schlund
 

----- Original Message -----
Sent: Friday, February 12, 2021 6:35 PM
Subject: [RealSTMFC] Interesting photos

I have a couple of recent blog posts of some interesting freight cars photos on the New Haven. There will be more over the next few weeks.

Transformer Cars:
https://blog.newbritainstation.com/2021/01/transformer-cars.html?m=1


Containers in gons:
 
Randy
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Randy Hammill
Prototype Junction
http://prototypejunction.com

Modeling the New Haven Railroad 1946-1954
http://newbritainstation.com


FW: Private: Re: [RealSTMFC] [Non-DoD Source] Re: [RealSTMFC] PRR X47 running board

Gatwood, Elden J SAD
 

Folks;

 

Dan, the Man, had the definitive answer!

 

See below.

 

PRR liked Universal brake gear.

 

Elden Gatwood

 

From: Dan Smith <espeefan@...>
Sent: Friday, February 12, 2021 1:58 PM
To: Gatwood; Gatwood, Elden J CIV CESAW CESAD (USA) <Elden.J.Gatwood@...>
Subject: Private: Re: [RealSTMFC] [Non-DoD Source] Re: [RealSTMFC] PRR X47 running board

 

Elden,

The handbrake looks to be a Universal M1704 forged ( stamped ) wheel with M20549 gear.

Both wheel and gear have been done by Kadee.

Hope this helps,
Dan Smith


Re: Interesting photos

gary laakso
 

The caption on the side of the first container in the first gondola picture could be “Pontoon Gear”

 

Gary Laakso

Northwest of Mike Brock

 

From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io <main@RealSTMFC.groups.io> On Behalf Of Randy Hammill
Sent: Friday, February 12, 2021 3:35 PM
To: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io
Subject: [RealSTMFC] Interesting photos

 

I have a couple of recent blog posts of some interesting freight cars photos on the New Haven. There will be more over the next few weeks.

Transformer Cars:


Interesting photos

Randy Hammill
 

I have a couple of recent blog posts of some interesting freight cars photos on the New Haven. There will be more over the next few weeks.

Transformer Cars:
https://blog.newbritainstation.com/2021/01/transformer-cars.html?m=1


Containers in gons:
 
Randy
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Randy Hammill
Prototype Junction
http://prototypejunction.com

Modeling the New Haven Railroad 1946-1954
http://newbritainstation.com


Re: model needed

Richard Townsend
 

Those prices include postage, by the way.

Richard Townsend
Lincoln City, OR


-----Original Message-----
From: Mont Switzer <MSwitzer@...>
To: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io <main@RealSTMFC.groups.io>
Sent: Fri, Feb 12, 2021 2:19 pm
Subject: [RealSTMFC] model needed

I am looking for one of these cars made about 10 years ago by MDC.  Road name is not important.  What IS important is I need the single steel door version.

If you have one you can part with contact me off list at mswitzer@...

Mont Switzer


Re: model needed - MDC/Roundhouse

Richard Brennan
 

At 02:19 PM 2/12/2021, Mont Switzer wrote:
I am looking for one of these cars made about 10 years ago by MDC.
That's a Carson City NV address on the flyer... pre-2004!

How time flies when you're having fun!


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Richard Brennan - San Leandro CA
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model needed

Mont Switzer
 

I am looking for one of these cars made about 10 years ago by MDC.  Road name is not important.  What IS important is I need the single steel door version.

If you have one you can part with contact me off list at mswitzer@...

Mont Switzer


Re: Soo Line Boxcars

william darnaby
 

I agree, Michael.  Still hoping for Collinsville.  I would have gone to Cocoa Beach if they had it.  At least I’m getting a lot of basement time and having sessions with the boys.

 

Bill

 

 

 

From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io <main@RealSTMFC.groups.io> On Behalf Of Michael Gross
Sent: Friday, February 12, 2021 10:21 AM
To: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io
Subject: Re: [RealSTMFC] Soo Line Boxcars

 

Nice work, Bill, and hope to see you again—one fine day—at a face-to-face meet.

Michael Gross
Pasadena, CA

P.S.  Reading your post made me miss Ron Sebastian at Des Plaines, all the more.  :0(


Re: Roma wine cars converted from PFE refers

brianleppert@att.net
 

There is a Stanley Borden photo on page 171 in Kent Stephens' 1977 book on the Diamond Match Co., Matched, Flumes, and Rails, of Roma Wine Co.'s ex-PFE reefer CDLX 297.  Diamond Match Co. bought eight Roma Wine Co. cars from F. L. Bottsford and rebuilt six into flat cars.  The other two cars were not repainted.

Brian Leppert
Carson City, NV

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