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ACL 17748 40ft ventilated boxcar (undated)

Claus Schlund \(HGM\)
 

Hi List Members,
 
ACL 17748 40ft ventilated boxcar (undated)
 
 
More info at the link below...
 
 
Enjoy!
 
Claus Schlund


BREX steel reefer (undated)

Claus Schlund \(HGM\)
 

Hi List Members,
 
BREX steel reefer (undated)
 
 
More info at the link below...
 
 
Enjoy!
 
Claus Schlund
 

 


Morrell Reefer (undated)

Claus Schlund \(HGM\)
 

Hi List Members,
 
Morrell Reefer (undated)
 
 
More info at the link below...
 
 
Enjoy!
 
Claus Schlund
 
 


Re: partial view of an SRLX reefer on the TRRA in 1939

Bob Chaparro
 

Another example of this easily made mistake.
Photo: Swift Reefer 15970 With Wrong Reporting Marks

An Earl Leatherberry photo on Flickr:

https://www.flickr.com/photos/23711298@N07/35169426320/

This car has the wrong reporting marks. Whoever painted it made a common mistake.

SLRX = St. Louis Refrigerator Car Co.

SRLX = Swift

Bob Chaparro

Hemet, CA


ERIE, GN, CP, MEC 40ft steel boxcars 1961 Dayton OH

Claus Schlund \(HGM\)
 

Hi List Members,
 
ERIE, GN, CP, MEC 40ft steel boxcars 1961 Dayton OH
 
 
More info at the link below...
 
 
Enjoy!
 
Claus Schlund


NWX #19954 Box Car DRI Protecto Car - reefer? Insulated boxcar?

Claus Schlund \(HGM\)
 

Hi List Members,
 
NWX #19954 Box Car DRI Protecto Car - reefer? Insulated boxcar?
 
 
More info at the link below...
 
 
Enjoy!
 
Claus Schlund
 
 


1953 Western Maryland Box Car Warren Mills Pa. Wreck

Claus Schlund \(HGM\)
 

Hi List Members,
 
1953 Western Maryland Box Car Warren Mills Pa. Wreck
 
 
More info at the link below...
 
 
Enjoy!
 
Claus Schlund


Re: [Non-DoD Source] Re: [EXT] [RealSTMFC] REDEMPTION

Gatwood, Elden J SAD
 

Very interesting, Steve!

 

I wonder why the big difference between those years.  Just randomness?

 

The presence of two 65’ gons is telling.  PRR tended to jealously guard these cars to serve the structural steel trade.

 

Elden Gatwood

 

From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io <main@RealSTMFC.groups.io> On Behalf Of Steve SANDIFER
Sent: Friday, March 26, 2021 11:43 PM
To: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io
Subject: [Non-DoD Source] Re: [EXT] [RealSTMFC] REDEMPTION

 

Going through 2 Conductor’s Records books (1300 cars each) from the ATSF, Mid Kansas

 

1923: 5 PRR Box cars

                11 PRR gondolas

 

1930: 9 PRR Box cars

                1 PRR Autobox

                2 PRR 65’ steel drop end gondolas.

 

So that is about 1 PRR in 100 cars in those locations.

 

J. Stephen Sandifer

 

From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io <main@RealSTMFC.groups.io> On Behalf Of Schuyler Larrabee via groups.io
Sent: Friday, March 26, 2021 2:28 PM
To: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io
Subject: Re: [EXT] [RealSTMFC] REDEMPTION

 

George, any chance of sharing this as a true “attachment” so it could be opened at a size where it’s legible?

Schuyler

 

From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io <main@RealSTMFC.groups.io> On Behalf Of George Eichelberger
Sent: Friday, March 26, 2021 9:51 AM
To: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io
Subject: Re: [EXT] [RealSTMFC] REDEMPTION

 

Bruce is certainly correct! The PRR had 227,881 freight cars service in 1942 (see attached for all railroads from the SRHA archives), no other road comes close. PRR cars would have been everywhere.

 

Ike

 

 


Re: Unknown STMFC on a flat car

Tim O'Connor
 


The majority of such cars appear to have had unequal sized doors - Usually the left hand
door is smaller than the right hand door. The Northern Pacific had cars with equal size doors
but this car doesn't exactly match those either.

Tim O'Connor



On 3/26/2021 2:51 PM, Steve and Barb Hile wrote:

Probably not Rock Island.  The RI cars had fewer diagonal panels to the right of the doors and did not have the large blank panel above the end ribs.

 

Steve Hile

 

From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io [mailto:main@RealSTMFC.groups.io] On Behalf Of Claus Schlund \(HGM\)
Sent: Friday, March 26, 2021 10:14 AM
To: STMFC <main@RealSTMFC.groups.io>
Subject: [RealSTMFC] Unknown STMFC on a flat car

 

Hi List Members,

 

Taken after the sunset date of our list, but the subject of the photo is within scope...

 

Unknown STMFC on a flat car.

 

 

I'm gonna guess ex-RI 40ft auto boxcar? Other guesses?

 

More info at the link below...

 

 

Enjoy!

 

Claus Schlund



--
Tim O'Connor
Sterling, Massachusetts


Re: Vallejo paint

Tim O'Connor
 


A good suggestion! Just FYI AK-Interactive sells bottles of 250 balls for the same price.

Tim O'Connor


On 3/27/2021 2:05 AM, Bruce Griffin wrote:

Dennis,

As an alternative to a stainless steel nut as an agitator I am using this product available on Amazon (below). Another idea from military molders. I also bought some small 20 mL dropper bottles from Amazon to pre-thin Vallejo Model Color paints and have them ready for airbrushing. I am working on several SP cars and using thinned 70.814 burnt red for paint 

The Army Painter Paint Mixing Balls - Rust-proof Stainless Steel Balls for Mixing Model Paints - Stainless Steel Mixing Agitator Balls, 5.5mm/apr. 0.22”, 100 Pcs

Bruce D. Griffin



--
Tim O'Connor
Sterling, Massachusetts


Re: Nice image of UP 46813 stock car in 1955 Zanesville OH

Tim O'Connor
 


46813, you say?

 :-P

Tim O'Connor

On 3/26/2021 2:07 PM, Claus Schlund wrote:
Hi List Members,
 
Nice image of UP 46813 stock car in 1955 Zanesville OH
 
 
More detailed info at the link below...
 
 
Enjoy!
 
Claus Schlund


--
Tim O'Connor
Sterling, Massachusetts


Re: Sep 1979 view of SP 460473 side dump hopper

Ray Hutchison
 

The various repairs to the side panels are also of interest for modeling...


Re: Home Road Refrigerator Car M&N 9299

Paul Doggett
 

Lester 

Unfortunately I can open your blog 

Paul Doggett. England 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 


On 27 Mar 2021, at 05:10, Tony Thompson <tony@...> wrote:

Nice project and a nice result. The paint scheme looks quite realistic and the detailing is well done. Good one, Lester!

Tony Thompson




Re: Vallejo paint

Bruce Griffin
 

Dennis,

As an alternative to a stainless steel nut as an agitator I am using this product available on Amazon (below). Another idea from military molders. I also bought some small 20 mL dropper bottles from Amazon to pre-thin Vallejo Model Color paints and have them ready for airbrushing. I am working on several SP cars and using thinned 70.814 burnt red for paint 

 

The Army Painter Paint Mixing Balls - Rust-proof Stainless Steel Balls for Mixing Model Paints - Stainless Steel Mixing Agitator Balls, 5.5mm/apr. 0.22”, 100 Pcs

 

Bruce D. Griffin
Ashland, MD
https://bomodeling.com/blog/

 


Re: Home Road Refrigerator Car M&N 9299

Tony Thompson
 

Nice project and a nice result. The paint scheme looks quite realistic and the detailing is well done. Good one, Lester!

Tony Thompson




Re: Pinned together

Tony Thompson
 

Dave Nelson wrote:

Yes… I was referring to those bolts.  I’ve never seen anything like that before.  

In later years, those bolts were just shorter, and pulled the two halves of the jacket together.

Tony Thompson




Re: [EXT] [RealSTMFC] REDEMPTION

Steve SANDIFER
 

Going through 2 Conductor’s Records books (1300 cars each) from the ATSF, Mid Kansas

 

1923: 5 PRR Box cars

                11 PRR gondolas

 

1930: 9 PRR Box cars

                1 PRR Autobox

                2 PRR 65’ steel drop end gondolas.

 

So that is about 1 PRR in 100 cars in those locations.

 

J. Stephen Sandifer

 

From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io <main@RealSTMFC.groups.io> On Behalf Of Schuyler Larrabee via groups.io
Sent: Friday, March 26, 2021 2:28 PM
To: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io
Subject: Re: [EXT] [RealSTMFC] REDEMPTION

 

George, any chance of sharing this as a true “attachment” so it could be opened at a size where it’s legible?

Schuyler

 

From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io <main@RealSTMFC.groups.io> On Behalf Of George Eichelberger
Sent: Friday, March 26, 2021 9:51 AM
To: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io
Subject: Re: [EXT] [RealSTMFC] REDEMPTION

 

Bruce is certainly correct! The PRR had 227,881 freight cars service in 1942 (see attached for all railroads from the SRHA archives), no other road comes close. PRR cars would have been everywhere.

 

Ike

 

 


Re: Photo: Flatcar With Rope Load

Ralph W. Brown
 

Hi John,
 
Let me start be saying that I started sailing and operating power boats in high school, and subsequently spent sixteen years in the Navy and then the Coast Guard.  I was quite proficient in marlinspike seamanship, and still find uses for it.  I was also one of a small crew that rigged the USCGC Eagle in the Spring of ‘65 and again in ‘66. 
 
What we are seeing in this photo is a carload of “line,” probably 8” manila.  “Line” in common maritime parlance has multiple meanings.  “Lines” can refer to running rigging (sheets, clewlines, etc.), heaving lines, leadlines, lifelines, mooring lines, and others.  “Single up all lines” specifically refers to mooring lines, as you’ve noted.  Line, however, is also used collectively to refer to so many feet, yards, lengths, or coils of line, typically of a particular size.  “Rope,” in maritime parlance, generally refers to steel wire cable, and not to manila or other fiber line. 
 
Perhaps the nomenclature has become less strict in recent years, but it certainly wasn’t in my experience and it’s difficult for me to believe it was any less strict at the time that photo was taken.  We may just to agree to disagree on this.
 
Pax,
 
 
Ralph Brown
Portland, Maine
PRRT&HS No. 3966
NMRA No. L2532

rbrown51[at]maine[dot]rr[dot]com
 

From: John Mateyko
Sent: Friday, March 26, 2021 5:29 PM
To: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io
Subject: Re: [RealSTMFC] Photo: Flatcar With Rope Load
 

[Edited Message Follows]

Ralph,  With all due respect I am pretty sure when the item in questioned is ordered, it is referred to as rope.  Once on board, spliced per custom of the vessel and put to use it is then referred to as a specific line.  The same piece of 8" rope could be used once as a bow line, the next time as a spring line, another time as a breast line and another as a stern line.  When the captain orders. "Single up all lines" all lines which have been doubled up have one of those lines brought aboard.  When the captain orders, "Take in the stern breast line" every crew member in the docking/undocking party knows which specific line that is.  After leaving the dock/pier/wharf the chief mate will pass the order to stow all lines(they are still on deck in their most recently used area) into the Rope Locker, the lines are put into the rope locker.  The last one in may have been used as the stern line.  The next time, it would be the first piece out and more than likely will become either the forward line or the forward breast line.
By the way sir, how many years did you serve aboard a big ship's deck department?
Respectfully,
John Mateyko


Re: Photo: Flatcar With Rope Load

Douglas Harding
 

Note the car is linked to a neighboring car with a drawbar, held in place with a pin in the coupler missing the knuckle.

 

Doug Harding

www.iowacentralrr.org


PFE reefer (no road number visible) possible builders photo

Claus Schlund \(HGM\)
 

Hi List Members,
 
PFE reefer (no road number visible) possible builders photo
 
 
More info at the link below...
 
 
Enjoy!
 
Claus Schlund
 
 
 
 

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