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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


707-490-9696 






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
 
----- Original Message -----
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@crestviewcable.com> 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








Photo: Interstate Gondola 10144 (1930)

David
 

These cars were built new for the Interstate by Pressed Steel Car in 1913. They are nominally identical to a D&RGW series built around that same time. Corey Bonsall offers a modernized (with side extensions) version of the Rio Grande car.

David Thompson


SFRD Ice Hatch Latches

Tom Lawler
 

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

Thanks,

Tom


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

kevinhlafferty
 

Those are both great pictures! The first photo is a very modellable scene (assuming one can find or build some 3000 gal. insulated tank cars). 

Kevin Lafferty


Re: Photo: Interstate Gondola 10144 (1930)

kevinhlafferty
 

Kadee's archbar trucks in HO are very similar to these.

Kevin Lafferty


Re: Photo: Interstate Gondola 10144 (1930)

CJ Riley <cjriley42@...>
 


Looks a bit like a load of puppies but that seems unlikely!



Re: Photo: Interstate Gondola 10144 (1930)

Claus Schlund &#92;(HGM&#92;)
 


Hi George and List Members,
 
Thanks George, sounds plausible to me!
 
Claus Schlund
 

----- Original Message -----
Sent: Friday, April 16, 2021 6:05 PM
Subject: Re: [RealSTMFC] Photo: Interstate Gondola 10144 (1930)

I should have added, it would seem to me, Westmoreland Coal acquired the photos, not the gons.

George Courtney


New Lee Turner Model

Gene Deimling
 

https://myp48.wordpress.com/2021/04/16/modeling-lee-turner-on-rock-island-b-2-boxcars/

I just posted a short story on a car from Lee Turner’s personal collection.
Please take a look. 
Gene



Re: Photo: Lehigh Valley Hopper 17431

George Courtney
 

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

Claus Schlund &#92;(HGM&#92;)
 


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
 

----- Original Message -----
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


Re: Photo: Interstate Gondola 10144 (1930)

George Courtney
 

I should have added, it would seem to me, Westmoreland Coal acquired the photos, not the gons.

George Courtney


Re: Photo: Interstate Gondola 10144 (1930)

George Courtney
 

I only know that Westmoreland Coal Company bought a Southern Railway yard to collect coal from hoppers off the Southern and the former Interstate after Southern bought the Interstate.  If Westmoreland bought any of the older Virginia Coal and Iron coal mines I'm not sure.  I would have thought Westmoreland came to this area after these gondolas were no longer in use.
Side note.  I once read that on Saluda's famous Saluda Grade, someone wrote most around World War I era were problems descending the grade were with Interstate cars.  They did not mention hoppers or gons.

George Courtney


Re: Photo: Interstate Gondola 10144 (1930)

Claus Schlund &#92;(HGM&#92;)
 


Hi Bob, Schuyler, and List Members,
 
Upon checking thru my records, it appears I (and potentially "we" as a list... ) have run into this image before. My notes indicate INT 10144 is a 36ft drop bottom gon and is part of series 10000-10199 and is ex-DRGW. I did NOT make any record of where I learned this info, so I offer this info as 'source unknown' and worth what you paid me for it.
 
Zooming in on the image, the car is stencilled as BUILT NEW 1-1913
 
Further, I will point out that the metadata text at the page indicates the following additional info which I have not seen before...
 
 
Former owner: Westmoreland Coal Company
Originator: Interstate Railroad Company
 
 
Anyone know how it is that Westmoreland Coal Company fits into this equation?
 
Claus Schlund
 

----- Original Message -----
Sent: Friday, April 16, 2021 5:35 PM
Subject: Re: [RealSTMFC] Photo: Interstate Gondola 10144 (1930)

Hi Schuyler and List Members,
 
The info at the web page sez the title for the photo is "Coke loaded in Interstate Railroad cars". So clearly someone thought it was coke.
 
While it could be coke, the shape of the chunks that make up the load get me thinking in terms of it being charcoal.
 
Claus Schlund
 
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Friday, April 16, 2021 5:02 PM
Subject: Re: [RealSTMFC] Photo: Interstate Gondola 10144 (1930)

Agreed the original image was dark, thanks for prepping it so we can see.  I’ve seen archbar trucks like that before.

 

But what I’m curious about is what IS that load?

 

Schuyler

 

From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io <main@RealSTMFC.groups.io> On Behalf Of Garth Groff and Sally Sanford
Sent: Friday, April 16, 2021 3:59 PM
To: main@realstmfc.groups.io
Subject: Re: [RealSTMFC] Photo: Interstate Gondola 10144 (1930)

 

Bob and Friends,

 

The Interstate image was super dark, and I was curious about the trucks. So I took a screenshot and did some simple Photoshop manipulation, which is presented in the attached image.

 

The trucks are archbar, but a type I can't remember ever seeing. The lower chord dips down considerably below the springs.

 

Yours Aye,

 

 

Garth Groff  🦆

 

 

 

On Fri, Apr 16, 2021 at 12:43 PM Bob Chaparro via groups.io <chiefbobbb=verizon.net@groups.io> wrote:

Photo: Interstate Gondola 10144 (1930)

A photo from the Hagley Digital Archives:

https://digital.hagley.org/1993233_G2_S2_010_07_017

Scroll on the photo to enlarge it.

Bob Chaparro

Hemet, CA


Re: Photo: Interstate Gondola 10144 (1930)

Claus Schlund &#92;(HGM&#92;)
 


Hi Schuyler and List Members,
 
The info at the web page sez the title for the photo is "Coke loaded in Interstate Railroad cars". So clearly someone thought it was coke.
 
While it could be coke, the shape of the chunks that make up the load get me thinking in terms of it being charcoal.
 
Claus Schlund
 

----- Original Message -----
Sent: Friday, April 16, 2021 5:02 PM
Subject: Re: [RealSTMFC] Photo: Interstate Gondola 10144 (1930)

Agreed the original image was dark, thanks for prepping it so we can see.  I’ve seen archbar trucks like that before.

 

But what I’m curious about is what IS that load?

 

Schuyler

 

From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io <main@RealSTMFC.groups.io> On Behalf Of Garth Groff and Sally Sanford
Sent: Friday, April 16, 2021 3:59 PM
To: main@realstmfc.groups.io
Subject: Re: [RealSTMFC] Photo: Interstate Gondola 10144 (1930)

 

Bob and Friends,

 

The Interstate image was super dark, and I was curious about the trucks. So I took a screenshot and did some simple Photoshop manipulation, which is presented in the attached image.

 

The trucks are archbar, but a type I can't remember ever seeing. The lower chord dips down considerably below the springs.

 

Yours Aye,

 

 

Garth Groff  🦆

 

 

 

On Fri, Apr 16, 2021 at 12:43 PM Bob Chaparro via groups.io <chiefbobbb=verizon.net@groups.io> wrote:

Photo: Interstate Gondola 10144 (1930)

A photo from the Hagley Digital Archives:

https://digital.hagley.org/1993233_G2_S2_010_07_017

Scroll on the photo to enlarge it.

Bob Chaparro

Hemet, CA

9181 - 9200 of 192622