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Re: Photo: Interstate Gondola 10144 (1930)

Douglas Harding
 

The load looks like sugar beets to me. It is quite possible the car got offline and was “borrowed” during the beet season. Ohio raised a lot of sugar beets, so the car did not have to travel too far off line.

 

Doug Harding

www.iowacentralrr.org


Re: Photo: Interstate Gondola 10144 (1930)

Philip Dove
 

The stuff in that gondola doesn't look like any coke I have ever seen. I lived a long time near two big coking plants and went  inside both, at home we burnt coke for about 10 years on a fire that where you had to throw the coal on with a small spade or out of a bucket. for those of you who don't know coke is more a gunmetal color almost mid grey sometimes rather than the black of coal. Seen close up it has a structure similar to Cinder toffee.

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Re: Photo: Lehigh Valley Hopper 17431

Philip Dove
 

Probably the chalk markings are big because it was so hard to get scale size decals back in 1925.


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On Fri, 16 Apr 2021 at 23:11, George Courtney via groups.io <gsc3=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
Just a note, one of Ed Wolfe's book on the Interstate Railroad has a photo taken in the early1960's, iirc, showing a Lehigh Valley twin hopper being re-railed at an Interstate Coal Mine in southwest Virginia.  Not over Sherman Pass, but out of LV's territory.

George Courtney


Re: Photo: Interstate Gondola 10144 (1930)

lrkdbn
 

Corey makes the original version too
LarryKing


Re: SFRD Ice Hatch Latches

lrkdbn
 

Plano makes them in etched metal...
Larry King


Re: SFRD Ice Hatch Latches

Scott H. Haycock
 

Westerfield makes some detail part sets for AC&F Reefers. I don't know if they will work for you, but you can view them toward the bottom of this page:

https://id18538.securedata.net/westerfieldmodels.com/merchantmanager/index.php?cPath=97&page=2

Scott Haycock
Modeling Tarheel country in the Land of Enchantment


Re: SFRD Ice Hatch Latches

Steve SANDIFER
 

I have made these out of brass bar.


J. Stephen Sandifer

-----Original Message-----
From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io <main@RealSTMFC.groups.io> On Behalf Of Tom Lawler
Sent: Saturday, April 17, 2021 8:45 AM
To: main@realstmfc.groups.io
Subject: Re: [RealSTMFC] SFRD Ice Hatch Latches

The things that hold the hatches open! I think the rests are the triangular part for the hatch to “rest” in the full open position.

Tom


Re: Photos: CCNX Tank Car #1 (1955)

Richard Townsend
 

That's an interesting car. I wish it were possible to see the top of the expansion dome better to see what is going on up there.

Richard Townsend
Lincoln City, OR


-----Original Message-----
From: Bob Chaparro via groups.io <chiefbobbb@...>
To: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io
Sent: Sat, Apr 17, 2021 7:03 am
Subject: [RealSTMFC] Photos: CCNX Tank Car #1 (1955)

Photos: CCNX Tank Car #1 (1955)
Photos from the Hagley Digital Archives:
Scroll on the photo to enlarge it.
Stencil: Nickel Clad Tank Car For Chemicals
Catalin Corporation of America tank car. Per Wikipedia, Catalin is a brand name for a thermosetting polymer developed and trademarked in 1927 by the American Catalin Corporation of New York City, when the company acquired the patents for Bakelite.
Bob Chaparro
Hemet, CA


Re: SFRD Ice Hatch Latches

mel perry
 

lstch bar?
;-)

On Sat, Apr 17, 2021, 6:46 AM Tom Lawler <tjlawler@...> wrote:
The things that hold the hatches open! I think the rests are the triangular part for the hatch to “rest” in the full open position.

Tom









Re: Photos: PRR Covered Hopper 258269 H34D (1958)

mopacfirst
 

With Crown trucks.

Ron Merrick


Photo: Boxcar For Automobile Roofs

Bob Chaparro
 

Photo: Boxcar For Automobile Roofs

A photo from the Hagley Digital Archives:

https://digital.hagley.org/1999228_0021

Scroll on the photo to enlarge it.

Bob Chaparro

Hemet, CA


Photos: PRR Covered Hopper 258269 H34D (1958)

Bob Chaparro
 

Photos: PRR Covered Hopper 258269 H34D (1958)

Photos from the Hagley Digital Archives:

https://digital.hagley.org/PRR_21788

https://digital.hagley.org/PRR_21789

https://digital.hagley.org/PRR_21790

https://digital.hagley.org/PRR_21787

Scroll on the photos to enlarge them.

Bob Chaparro

Hemet, CA


Photo: Alcoa Aluminum Bodied Hoppers (1947)

Bob Chaparro
 

Photo: Alcoa Aluminum Bodied Hoppers (1947)

A photo from the Hagley Digital Archives:

https://digital.hagley.org/PC20101230_006

Scroll on the photo to enlarge it.

Bob Chaparro

Hemet, CA


Photos: CCNX Tank Car #1 (1955)

Bob Chaparro
 

Photos: CCNX Tank Car #1 (1955)

Photos from the Hagley Digital Archives:

https://digital.hagley.org/72360_0717

https://digital.hagley.org/72360_0716

Scroll on the photo to enlarge it.

Stencil: Nickel Clad Tank Car For Chemicals

Catalin Corporation of America tank car. Per Wikipedia, Catalin is a brand name for a thermosetting polymer developed and trademarked in 1927 by the American Catalin Corporation of New York City, when the company acquired the patents for Bakelite.

Bob Chaparro

Hemet, CA


Photos: FTCX Tanks Car 1103 (1919)

Bob Chaparro
 

Photos: FTCX Tanks Car 1103 (1919)

Photos from the Hagley Digital Archives:

https://digital.hagley.org/PRR_ME04839

Scroll on the photo to enlarge it.

Fleischman Transportation Company

A listing from the January 1945 Equipment Register is below.

Bob Chaparro

Hemet, CA


Re: SFRD Ice Hatch Latches

Tom Lawler
 

The things that hold the hatches open! I think the rests are the triangular part for the hatch to “rest” in the full open position.

Tom


Re: Photos: GATX/DuPont Tank Car 63321 (Circa 1940s)

John Barry
 

Claus,

The DOWX car is 3814_  with the last digit obscured by the plant piping.  It should be an 8000 gallon car with heater coils.  38141 & 38149 were insulated and had a 241 gal domes.  38142-147 were not insulated and had 252 gal domes. 38148 insulated with 261 gal dome was used for paradichorbenzene.

John Barry
 
ATSF North Bay Lines 
Golden Gates & Fast Freights 
Lovettsville, VA


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On Friday, April 16, 2021, 06:07:05 PM EDT, Claus Schlund \(HGM\) <claus@...> wrote:


Hi Bob and List Members,
 
If you zoom way, way in there, you can read that the placard sez
 
KEEP LIGHTS AND FIRES AWAY
DANGEROUS
MOTOR FUEL ANTIKNOCK COMPOUND
HANDLE CAREFULLY
 
 
 
Also, once again zomming way, way in there, you can see a black tank car with possible reporting marks DOWX 3814 (something of a guess on my part)
 
 
Claus Schlund
 
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Sent: Friday, April 16, 2021 12:44 PM
Subject: [RealSTMFC] Photos: GATX/DuPont Tank Car 63321 (Circa 1940s)

Photos: GATX/DuPont Tank Car 63321 (Circa 1940s)

Photos from the Hagley Digital Archives:

https://digital.hagley.org/1972341_3685

https://digital.hagley.org/1972341_3686

Scroll on the photos to enlarge them.

Good shot of placard.

Bob Chaparro

Hemet, CA


Erie Fowler boxcar paint help

Charlie Duckworth
 

I’ve been upgrading an Accurail 36’ Fowler boxcar to match my resin models; new steel roof, wire grab irons and using a Westerfield decal set.  Doing a search on Erie boxcar paint on the group I came across a thread advising to use ATSF mineral brown.  Was the entire carbody brown or did the roofs and underframe get painted black as the steel cars?  I’m building the car as it would look in the early 1950’s. 


thanks for any insight 
--
Charlie Duckworth 
Omaha, Ne.


Re: Photos: GATX/DuPont Tank Car 63321 (Circa 1940s)

Tony Thompson
 

Bob Chaparro wrote:

Photos: GATX/DuPont Tank Car 63321 (Circa 1940s)
Photos from the Hagley Digital Archives:
Scroll on the photos to enlarge them.

You can also double-click on the photo to enlarge. The end view (above) not only shows the 3008 gallon capacity, but as you enlarge you can clearly see the side and end jacket sheets connected with bolts and nuts, likewise the top and bottom of the side jacketing. Many modelers continue to believe these are rivets.

Tony Thompson




Re: SFRD Ice Hatch Latches

Pierre Oliver
 

Latches or hatch rests?
Pierre Oliver
www.elgincarshops.com
www.yarmouthmodelworks.com

On Apr 16, 2021, at 7:55 PM, Tom Lawler <tjlawler@...> wrote:

Does anyone make SFRD Ice Hatch Latches? For whatever reason I am missing most needed to complete some Sunshine SFRD Rebuilt reefers.

Thanks,

Tom







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