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1952 image of a reefer at Montgomery Storage Philadelphia PA

Claus Schlund \(HGM\)
 

Hi List Members,
 
Nice 1952 image of a reefer at Montgomery Storage Philadelphia PA. The reefer side appears to be painted in a two color scheme, and has a herald but I do not recognize it right away. Is this a BAR reefer?
 
 
Enjoy!
 
Claus Schlund


1906 view of a CUDAHY REFRIGERATOR LINE reefer at branch house in Philadelphia PA

Claus Schlund \(HGM\)
 

Hi List Members,
 
Some might enjoy this 1906 view of a CUDAHY REFRIGERATOR LINE reefer at branch house in Philadelphia PA...
 
 
Enjoy!
 
Claus Schlund
 


Re: Funaro and Camarlengo website.

 

More likely because of poor web design. For a LONG time, it was not Mac compatible. 

Thanks!
Brian Ehni 
(Sent from my iPhone)

On Apr 4, 2021, at 2:52 PM, Philip Dove <philipdove22@...> wrote:

The F&C website is constructed such that it can only receive questions from the USA (probably deliberate) Can anyone ask on my behalf what trucks they recommend for the Dairymans league and Central Vermont. Wood milk cars. I have had my kits so long they recommend a Central valley truck.
It was mentioned recently that the cars need extra detail to be accurate models, please could anyone tell me what extras they need.
Philip Dove


Funaro and Camarlengo website.

Philip Dove
 

The F&C website is constructed such that it can only receive questions from the USA (probably deliberate) Can anyone ask on my behalf what trucks they recommend for the Dairymans league and Central Vermont. Wood milk cars. I have had my kits so long they recommend a Central valley truck.
It was mentioned recently that the cars need extra detail to be accurate models, please could anyone tell me what extras they need.
Philip Dove


Re: Photo: Buoy Boats On Flat Cars (Circa 1943)

Claus Schlund \(HGM\)
 


Hi Bob and List Members,
 
Looks to be EJ&E 6X97, where the "X" is some digit that I cannot read
 
Claus Schlund

----- Original Message -----
Sent: Sunday, April 04, 2021 1:57 PM
Subject: [RealSTMFC] Photo: Buoy Boats On Flat Cars (Circa 1943)

Photo: Buoy Boats On Flat Cars (Circa 1943)

A photo from the Maine Memory Network:

https://www.mainememory.net/artifact/21104

Click on the photo and scroll to enlarge it.

I can’t quite make out the road name on the first flat car.

Bob Chaparro

Hemet, CA


Re: Photo: Soda Digester On PRR Flat Car (Circa 1920)

Claus Schlund \(HGM\)
 


Hi Bob and List members,
 
If you zoom in enough, under the last A in PENNSYLVANIA, you can make our the class markings - it is a PRR class F23 flat, series 435445-435450 (6 cars).
 
The road number can be found over the left-most truck, but it is difficult to read, apparently both faded and dirty, it might read 4354X0, with the X obscured by the wire rope, in which case this is car 435450, but I would not bet a whole lot of money on that last part.
 
Claus Schlund
 

----- Original Message -----
Sent: Sunday, April 04, 2021 1:59 PM
Subject: [RealSTMFC] Photo: Soda Digester On PRR Flat Car (Circa 1920)

Photo: Soda Digester On PRR Flat Car (Circa 1920)

A photo from the Maine Memory Network:

https://www.mainememory.net/artifact/5637

Click on the photo and scroll to enlarge it.

Description:

“S.D. Warren Paper Co. of Westbrook, Maine used this soda digester or sulphite digester fabricated at the Portland Company, which fabricated machines from steel and is one of the longest continually running factories in New England. This machine combines sulphite with the wood pulp to soften the pulp enough to create paper fiber.”

Notice the stakes placed to keep the cradles from shifting laterally and the steel(?) rods securing the load.

Bob Chaparro

Hemet, CA


Re: Photo: Androscoggin & Kennebec Railroad Gondola 545 (Circa 1936)

Philip Dove
 

Very interesting, are the holes in the wheels circular or are they are triangle of curved lines almost as though the wheels have rusted away and exposed the swirl pattern on the back, which I am sure they haven't. What does anyone else think.

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On Sun, 4 Apr 2021 at 18:58, Bob Chaparro via groups.io <chiefbobbb=verizon.net@groups.io> wrote:

Photo: Androscoggin & Kennebec Railroad Gondola 545 (Circa 1936)

A photo from the Maine Memory Network:

https://www.mainememory.net/artifact/50417

Click on the photo and scroll to enlarge it.

Notice the “see through” wheels (my term). Sporty!

The Androscoggin & Kennebec Railroad became part of the Maine Central.

Bob Chaparro

Hemet, CA


Photo: Soda Digester On PRR Flat Car (Circa 1920)

Bob Chaparro
 

Photo: Soda Digester On PRR Flat Car (Circa 1920)

A photo from the Maine Memory Network:

https://www.mainememory.net/artifact/5637

Click on the photo and scroll to enlarge it.

Description:

“S.D. Warren Paper Co. of Westbrook, Maine used this soda digester or sulphite digester fabricated at the Portland Company, which fabricated machines from steel and is one of the longest continually running factories in New England. This machine combines sulphite with the wood pulp to soften the pulp enough to create paper fiber.”

Notice the stakes placed to keep the cradles from shifting laterally and the steel(?) rods securing the load.

Bob Chaparro

Hemet, CA


Photo: Androscoggin & Kennebec Railroad Gondola 545 (Circa 1936)

Bob Chaparro
 

Photo: Androscoggin & Kennebec Railroad Gondola 545 (Circa 1936)

A photo from the Maine Memory Network:

https://www.mainememory.net/artifact/50417

Click on the photo and scroll to enlarge it.

Notice the “see through” wheels (my term). Sporty!

The Androscoggin & Kennebec Railroad became part of the Maine Central.

Bob Chaparro

Hemet, CA


Photo: Buoy Boats On Flat Cars (Circa 1943)

Bob Chaparro
 

Photo: Buoy Boats On Flat Cars (Circa 1943)

A photo from the Maine Memory Network:

https://www.mainememory.net/artifact/21104

Click on the photo and scroll to enlarge it.

I can’t quite make out the road name on the first flat car.

Bob Chaparro

Hemet, CA


Photo: PRR Flat Car 426193 With Blade Load (Circa 1920)

Bob Chaparro
 

Photo: PRR Flat Car 426193 With Blade Load (Circa 1920)

A photo from the Maine Memory Network:

https://www.mainememory.net/artifact/8941

Click on the photo and scroll to enlarge it.

Bob Chaparro

Hemet, CA


Re: Looking for plans for the SSW LCL long body caboose

Charles Morrill
 

The July 1948 issue of Model Railroader has 1/4" scale drawings of the shorter long body LCL/drover caboose.  The same drawing, but reduced scale appears in a model construction article in the May 1960 issue of Model Railroader.  

Charlie Morrill

----- Original Message -----
From: Charlie Duckworth <omahaduck@...>
To: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io
Sent: Fri, 02 Apr 2021 13:25:01 -0400 (EDT)
Subject: [RealSTMFC] Looking for plans for the SSW LCL long body caboose

I’ve got a laser/resin manufacturer interested in doing the Cotton Belt double sheathed LCL long body caboose.  If anyone has plans can you contact me?

 Thanks 
--
Charlie Duckworth 
Omaha, Ne.






Re: Wrecked M-K-T Stock Cars

Garth Groff and Sally Sanford <mallardlodge1000@...>
 

Friends,

I was surprised to discover the very photo of TT 62 (of which I own a print) on George Elwood's Fallen Flags site. The photo was taken in Kansas City, Missouri on 25 August 1951 by W. Krambeck.

Yours Aye,


Garth Groff  🦆


On Sun, Apr 4, 2021 at 8:23 AM Garth Groff and Sally Sanford via groups.io <mallardlodge1000=gmail.com@groups.io> wrote:
For your enjoyment:

Two wrecked M-K-T stock cars on the Toledo Terminal Railroad. I don't know the date, but the derelict steam locomotive is TT 62.

M-K-T 47485 is from series 47001-47500. Inside dimensions: L 40' 6", W 8' 6", H 8' 7"' doors: 6' X 8' 2"; capacity:  2980 cubic feet, 80T. Single deck. According to my October 1958 ORER, there were still 410 of these cars left. Surprisingly for a Texas railroad, this was the only class of stock cars M-K-T owned at that time.

Yours Aye,


Garth Groff  🦆


Wrecked M-K-T Stock Cars

Garth Groff and Sally Sanford <mallardlodge1000@...>
 

For your enjoyment:

Two wrecked M-K-T stock cars on the Toledo Terminal Railroad. I don't know the date, but the derelict steam locomotive is TT 62.

M-K-T 47485 is from series 47001-47500. Inside dimensions: L 40' 6", W 8' 6", H 8' 7"' doors: 6' X 8' 2"; capacity:  2980 cubic feet, 80T. Single deck. According to my October 1958 ORER, there were still 410 of these cars left. Surprisingly for a Texas railroad, this was the only class of stock cars M-K-T owned at that time.

Yours Aye,


Garth Groff  🦆


Re: Looking for plans for the SSW LCL long body caboose

Charlie Duckworth
 

Gene
I did contact the Tyler museum but no reply as yet - it maybe too early. I’ll let you know if they are able to help. 
--
Charlie Duckworth 
Omaha, Ne.


Re: A nice view of composite gondolas IC 91065 and 91056 involved in a wreck...

Charlie Vlk
 

All-
Interesting that although only separated by 10 numbers one car has Z-braces wile the other has U-channels.
Charlie Vlk


On Apr 3, 2021, at 6:23 PM, Claus Schlund &#92;(HGM&#92;) <claus@...> wrote:


Hi List Members,
 
A nice view of composite gondolas IC 91065 and 91056 involved in a wreck...
 
 
More details at the link below...
 
 
Enjoy!
 
Claus Schlund
 

 


A nice view of composite gondolas IC 91065 and 91056 involved in a wreck...

Claus Schlund \(HGM\)
 

Hi List Members,
 
A nice view of composite gondolas IC 91065 and 91056 involved in a wreck...
 
 
More details at the link below...
 
 
Enjoy!
 
Claus Schlund
 

 


A nice view of tank car CTX 6492 Crescent Tank Line...

Claus Schlund \(HGM\)
 

Hi List Members,
 
A nice view of tank car CTX 6492 Crescent Tank Line...
 
 
More details at the link below...
 
 
Enjoy!
 
Claus Schlund
 


Re: [proto48] Finished Project

mike turner
 

Of all the models of SS boxcars I've seen over the years, that one best approaches the appearance of the prototype's sides.

The vertical lines between boards are not exaggerated and the unevenness is subtle.

Even zoomed in, the sides look very good.

Individual boards and individual finishing seem the way to go for results like this model.

The second intermediate picture makes the side boards look like a piece of fine furniture.

Lee's work sets a very high bar for modeling. Getting the methods from the masters is always a treat.

Thanks for the article.

--
Mike Turner
MP-Z35


Photo: Erie Gondola 19061 (1916)

Bob Chaparro
 

Photo: Erie Gondola 19061 (1916)

A photo from the Library Company of Philadelphia Digital Collections:

https://digital.librarycompany.org/islandora/object/digitool%3A37794?solr_nav%5Bid%5D=4d6f868b6fe76befedd0&solr_nav%5Bpage%5D=0&solr_nav%5Boffset%5D=19

Scroll on the photo to enlarge it.

Bob Chaparro

Hemet, CA

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