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Re: nice 1910 colorized postcard view of C&EI 60286

mopacfirst
 

Part of the Yoakum empire, starting with the SA&AP.  Yoakum, Texas, is named for him.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Benjamin_Franklin_Yoakum

Ron Merrick


Re: Photo: PRR Boxcar 61973 (Undated)

Scott
 

Cool with these cars I guess I need to add an appliance store somewhere on the layout.

Scott McDonald 


Re: nice 1910 colorized postcard view of C&EI 60286

Jerry Michels
 

Sold!  Couldn't pass up the Frisco Lines logo on a C&EI boxcar! Jerry Michels


Re: Photo: PRR Boxcar 61973 (Undated)

Bob Chaparro
 

And these are refrigerators, too:

https://content.mpl.org/digital/collection/swch/id/167/rec/8

Note the “Unload From This Side” placard.

Bob Chaparro

Hemet, CA


Re: Hacked ?

Bruce Smith
 

Jim, Folks,

Exactly! The phenomenon is sometimes called “spoofing” (where spammers use someone else’s legit address to send email, especially to list servers). 

Most of the comments generated have been incorrect. Nobody has been hacked, and this is not Mr. Stern’s fault.

Regards

Bruce


Bruce F. Smith            

Auburn, AL

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




On Mar 5, 2021, at 11:22 AM, Jim Betz <jimbetz@...> wrote:

CAUTION: Email Originated Outside of Auburn.
These spammers/hackers -often- "harvest" a real email address (not
necessarily by hacking the owner's computer/email) and use that as
the "return address" on the email.  The real scam is in the active
link(s) in the body of the email.  You can not even rely upon the text
of the link because it is -easy- to put one thing in the text that you see
and have it actually link to another place.
  Click and be damned!
  If you know Mr. Stern personally you might tell him of what we are
seeing ... but in all probability he won't find anything on his computer
or with his email provider that is involved in this.

  I'm not sure how I feel about the "warnings" several of us have
posted to this group.  Do we really need to know about it?  In all
probability by the time the warning is raised ... any one who might
have clicked on/responded to the scam has already done so.
  I'm not saying these email scams are "nothing" ... I'm just not
sure it is important to warn the rest of us about it ... ???
                                                                                           - Jim


Re: MM

Steve and Barb Hile
 

Clark’s data does span 6 months of time.  Maybe long enough to spot a trend?

 

Steve Hile

 

From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io [mailto:main@RealSTMFC.groups.io] On Behalf Of Jim Betz
Sent: Friday, March 5, 2021 11:14 AM
To: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io
Subject: Re: [RealSTMFC] MM

 

Hi,
  When looking at the make up of an individual train or cut of cars - we
shouldn't pay too much attention to the mix of cars from a particular road.
  Most of the time the yard clerk assigns cars based upon convenience
and the car forwarding rules.  Only if the cars are marked/designated for
dedicated service does that come in to play.
  As you said - the road mix for these box cars is an "anomaly" ... or
perhaps we should just say that the mix on this particular day wasn't
so much 'rare' as much as it is 'interesting'?
  Only when we have data for a collection of trains over an extended
period of time can we reach any conclusions about the mix (and even
then it can be skewed).
                                                                                   - Jim


Re: Hacked ?

Jim Betz
 

These spammers/hackers -often- "harvest" a real email address (not
necessarily by hacking the owner's computer/email) and use that as
the "return address" on the email.  The real scam is in the active
link(s) in the body of the email.  You can not even rely upon the text
of the link because it is -easy- to put one thing in the text that you see
and have it actually link to another place.
  Click and be damned!
  If you know Mr. Stern personally you might tell him of what we are
seeing ... but in all probability he won't find anything on his computer
or with his email provider that is involved in this.

  I'm not sure how I feel about the "warnings" several of us have
posted to this group.  Do we really need to know about it?  In all
probability by the time the warning is raised ... any one who might
have clicked on/responded to the scam has already done so.
  I'm not saying these email scams are "nothing" ... I'm just not
sure it is important to warn the rest of us about it ... ???
                                                                                           - Jim


Re: MM

Jim Betz
 

Hi,
  When looking at the make up of an individual train or cut of cars - we
shouldn't pay too much attention to the mix of cars from a particular road.
  Most of the time the yard clerk assigns cars based upon convenience
and the car forwarding rules.  Only if the cars are marked/designated for
dedicated service does that come in to play.
  As you said - the road mix for these box cars is an "anomaly" ... or
perhaps we should just say that the mix on this particular day wasn't
so much 'rare' as much as it is 'interesting'?
  Only when we have data for a collection of trains over an extended
period of time can we reach any conclusions about the mix (and even
then it can be skewed).
                                                                                   - Jim


Re: Greetings

Steve SANDIFER
 

SPAM

 

 

J. Stephen Sandifer

 

From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io <main@RealSTMFC.groups.io> On Behalf Of bill stanton
Sent: Friday, March 5, 2021 10:46 AM
To: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io
Subject: Re: [RealSTMFC] Greetings

 

not sure what you are referring to

 


From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io <main@RealSTMFC.groups.io> on behalf of Raymond Stern <raymondstern1@...>
Sent: Friday, March 5, 2021 7:16 AM
Subject: [RealSTMFC] Greetings

 

 

 

How are you doing today?

 

Hope this email finds you well?

 

Let me know if you received my mail, I need you to do something urgent for me.

 

 

Raymond


Re: nice 1910 colorized postcard view of C&EI 60286

Schuyler Larrabee
 

So, C&EI and Frisco were connected somehow?

Schuyler

 

From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io <main@RealSTMFC.groups.io> On Behalf Of Claus Schlund \(HGM\)
Sent: Friday, March 05, 2021 11:17 AM
To: STMFC <main@RealSTMFC.groups.io>
Subject: [RealSTMFC] nice 1910 colorized postcard view of C&EI 60286

 

Hi List Members,

 

We get a nice 1910 colorized postcard view of C&EI 60286 (plus some other cars) at the link below...

 

 

Additional information can be found at the link below...

 

 

Enjoy!

 

Claus Schlund

 

 


Re: Greetings

bill stanton
 

not sure what you are referring to


From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io <main@RealSTMFC.groups.io> on behalf of Raymond Stern <raymondstern1@...>
Sent: Friday, March 5, 2021 7:16 AM
Subject: [RealSTMFC] Greetings
 


How are you doing today?

Hope this email finds you well?

Let me know if you received my mail, I need you to do something urgent for me.


Raymond


Rio Grande Oil Company HO decals special run

Andy Carlson
 


Hello-
I found the cover photo on Ted Cullota's "Focus on the Freight car, vol 10", of a 1936 photo of a West Coast gasoline company tank car very sentimental. My interest in this company relates to how my Grandfather worked in the large Goleta, CA oil field adjacent to the Rio Grande Oil Company's site. My Grandmother told me from an early age about how this area was the sole area shelled from a WWll adversary; the Japanese sub shelling the Ellwood Beach pier of Pacific Western and Rio Grande oil companies. My Grandfather was the Pacific Western Oil Field engineer and was actively working at the attacked area during that period of the war. He was at home at the time of the attack.

10 years ago, my interest in vintage gasoline pumps encouraged me to approach Jerry Glow to make a 12" to the foot scale gas pump plate (decal) for my 1941 Bennett gas pump. Jerry's art and decal are worthy of great accolades, they were done so well.

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Thanks to Dave Parker, I received a list of RGO Co numbers for GATC type 17 10K tank cars.
Anyone wanting to purchase a decal set for this tank car I can offer the following:

R.G.O.X. # 201
RGOX   # 216
RGOX   # 223
RGOX   # 238
RGOX   # 242

Proof art for the tank car decals
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Each set has a single number which is unique to me in the decal business.

Photos from Ted's book. Aluminum colored tank body with red and black lettering.Pictures were taken in 1936.Inline image
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Offered for $10/set, which includes shipping to the US. I accept checks and PayPal (with a small fee). Contact me off-list for info about this decal offer at <midcentury@...>

Thanks,
-Andy Carlson
Ojai CA

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Oil Co maps
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This surviving station is 200 yards from the pier which was shelled in WWll.




Re: nice 1910 colorized postcard view of C&EI 60286

Chuck Soule
 

Not to mention  some great steamboats and a fascinating bridge in the background.

Chuck


Re: Hacked ?

Paul Doggett
 

Cheers guys
Paul

On 5 Mar 2021, at 16:20, Schuyler Larrabee via groups.io <schuyler.larrabee=verizon.net@groups.io> wrote:

I don't think it's the site, I think Mr Stern has been hacked.

Schuyler

-----Original Message-----
From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io <main@RealSTMFC.groups.io> On Behalf Of Paul Doggett via groups.io
Sent: Friday, March 05, 2021 10:46 AM
To: RealSTMFC@groups.io
Subject: [RealSTMFC] Hacked ?

Has the site been hacked as I got an unusual email to undisclosed recipients that was not about freight cars. A guy asking to do something urgent for him and asking to reply!

Paul Doggett











Re: Hacked ?

Schuyler Larrabee
 

I don't think it's the site, I think Mr Stern has been hacked.

Schuyler

-----Original Message-----
From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io <main@RealSTMFC.groups.io> On Behalf Of Paul Doggett via groups.io
Sent: Friday, March 05, 2021 10:46 AM
To: RealSTMFC@groups.io
Subject: [RealSTMFC] Hacked ?

Has the site been hacked as I got an unusual email to undisclosed recipients that was not about freight cars. A guy asking to do something urgent for him and asking to reply!

Paul Doggett


nice 1910 colorized postcard view of C&EI 60286

Claus Schlund \(HGM\)
 

Hi List Members,
 
We get a nice 1910 colorized postcard view of C&EI 60286 (plus some other cars) at the link below...
 
 
Additional information can be found at the link below...
 
 
Enjoy!
 
Claus Schlund
 
 


Re: Hacked ?

Eric Hansmann
 

I suspect Ray's email was compromised. Probably not a site hack.


Eric Hansmann
Murfreesboro, TN

-----Original Message-----
From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io <main@RealSTMFC.groups.io> On Behalf Of Paul Doggett via groups.io
Sent: Friday, March 5, 2021 9:46 AM
To: RealSTMFC@groups.io
Subject: [RealSTMFC] Hacked ?

Has the site been hacked as I got an unusual email to undisclosed recipients that was not about freight cars. A guy asking to do something urgent for him and asking to reply!

Paul Doggett


Re: MM

Todd Sullivan
 

Steve,

I don't know if this was the case with MM, but where one RR served an industry with a big demand for empties, often, the RRs that were on the haul or where the loads terminated (= greater share of the freight charges), those RRs would be required to provide empty cars for the shipper.  That might explain all the RI cars.

Todd Sullivan


Hacked ?

Paul Doggett
 

Has the site been hacked as I got an unusual email to undisclosed recipients that was not about freight cars. A guy asking to do something urgent for him and asking to reply!

Paul Doggett


Re: MM

Steve and Barb Hile
 

Some interesting anomalies fall out of the data.

 

I don’t believe that the Rock Island served the plant in Hopkins, but 26 of the 86 cars listed are Rock Island cars.  No other railroad has more than 6 examples (CNW/CMO; MILW; NYC; SP/T&NO: 6 each.)

 

Of the Rock Island cars 8 are single door and 18 are double door.

 

4 are 50’ while 22 are 40’ cars

 

2 cars (the 155xxx series) are double sheathed USRA wood sided cars.  The other 24 are single sheathed wood cars.  No all steel RI boxcars.

 

The Rock Island cars are evenly divided, 13 loads in, 13 loads out.

 

Which RR’s served the plant?

 

Not that it matters (I don’t think) but the other plant of the Minneapolis Moline company is in (wait for it) Moline, Illinois, adjacent to several John Deere plants and served by the Burlington, Rock Island and (probably) the DRI&NW.

 

Steve Hile

 

From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io [mailto:main@RealSTMFC.groups.io] On Behalf Of Clark Propst
Sent: Friday, March 5, 2021 8:59 AM
To: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io
Subject: Re: [RealSTMFC] MM

 

I've finished the list, except for future corrections of course. I'm adding some comments for clarification and the new list. Clark

  Yes, they had a foundry there. Implements would be all outbound. It is 1949,  big years for farm equipment. Tires and wheels would be inbound to use on tractors and machinery. Firebrick, clay and silicone for the foundry and mold making. other stuff all inbound, rivets, drill bits, wood, steel wool, steel, bolts, belts. Engines would have been outbound. They made their own engines there. Would be interesting to find out what % of outbound was in boxcars and flatcars. Pallets would have been for machinery that was strapped to it and sent out unassembled.(small stuff like plows.) Brian

I would suggest some of the Wheel loads might be from Electric Wheel in Quincy Ill.  Who made the wheels for mounting the tires for the machinery. Steve

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