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Photo: PRR Gondola 377243 G31E (1956)

Bob Chaparro
 

Photo: PRR Gondola 377243 G31E (1956)

A photo from the Hagley Digital Archives:

https://digital.hagley.org/PRR_21110

Scroll on the photo to enlarge it.

Coiled steel covers.

Bob Chaparro

Hemet, CA


Photo: SP Boxcars (1930)

Bob Chaparro
 

Photo: SP Boxcars (1930)

A photo from the Hagley Digital Archives:

https://digital.hagley.org/PC20110405_861

Scroll on the photo to enlarge it.

Not a great quality photo but you can read the car numbers.

Bob Chaparro

Hemet, CA


Photo: Sampling A Tank Car Load

Bob Chaparro
 

Photo: Sampling A Tank Car Load

A photo from the Hagley Digital Archives:

https://digital.hagley.org/1972341_2765

Scroll on the photo to enlarge it.

Bob Chaparro

Hemet, CA


Re: MV Products Lenses

William Hirt
 

Walthers has received some infrequent shipments the past year (I got some from them). They are still listed. I have them on backorder and some have arrival dates in the next month. So they appear to be still in business.

Bill Hirt

On 4/17/2021 10:21 PM, Nelson Moyer wrote:

Is MV Products still in business? The web site doesn’t look active. I searched the web for red and green marker lights and found one pack of red and no green in 0.052 in. diameter. Walthers and another web side says expected April 26, 2021.

 

I have one pack each of Bowser  red and green marker light 0.050 in. diameter jewels, but they are 10 packs, and I need 12 green jewels. The Bowser web side doesn’t list the part numbers, so they must be discontinued. No red or green jewels for the size I need are listed on eBay.

 

I’d like to know if MV Products lenses still being manufactured before using the jewels I have for two pairs of waycar marker lamps.



Fasteners/Rivets for Wire Grab Irons

Lester Breuer
 

I am in the process of building an Accurail freight car kit that required grab iron fasteners/rivets to be applied to newly installed wire grab irons after molded ladders and grab irons and fasteners carved off.  I believe I have found an easy and quick method I have not seen in print or heard of before that I want to share with you.  If you are interested photos and write up are now available on my blog I have to share photos and writeup of modeling projects on my Minneapolis & Northland Railroad Company. If would like to take a look please do at the following link:

 

http://mnrailroadcab100.blogspot.com/

 

Lester Breuer

 


Re: GN Boxcar

 

And Army MP (Military Police) and two Navy SPs (Shore Police) by the look of it.

 

 

Thanks!
--

Brian Ehni

 

 

From: <main@RealSTMFC.groups.io> on behalf of Garth Groff and Sally Sanford <mallardlodge1000@...>
Reply-To: <main@RealSTMFC.groups.io>
Date: Sunday, April 18, 2021 at 6:43 AM
To: realSTMFC <RealSTMFC@groups.io>
Subject: [RealSTMFC] GN Boxcar

 

Friends,

 

While scanning my prints I came upon this interesting photo of a GN boxcar. I found the faded original in a file when I was assigned to the Coast Guard District 11 headquarters in Long Beach. I presume that these are Coast Guardsmen, the photo is from the Los Angeles harbor area, and was taken during WWII.

 

Yours Aye,

 

 

Garth Groff  🦆


Re: SFRD Ice Hatch Latches

Tom Lawler
 

Larry,

Plano does make latches but they are not the correct style for the SFRD.

Tom


NJI&I to Wabash at Pine - Part 5 & Last

Gary Roe
 

Here is the last installment of "Daily Interchange Report of Cars" from the NJI&I to the Wabash at Pine in 1953.  The following list is dated 07May53.  All cars originated at South Bend.  I am showing Initials, Number, Destination, Contents.

gary roe
quincy, illinois


These cars were left between 10:45P and Midnight for pick up by Westbound Train 89 (Montpelier, OH to Chicago), expected at Pine around 7A on 08May.

T&P   19065   Fort Madison IA     Pipe
ATSF  146225  Chicago IL          Empty
PLE   12846   Chicago IL          Pipe
EJE   6157    Burnsville MN       Tractors
Milw  592206  Chicago IL          Empty
CB&Q  31802   Chicago IL          Empty
Milw  25624   Dallas TX           Siding
IC    20250   Denver CO           Siding
NP    12857   Chicago IL          Empty
Wab   12544   Barstow CA          Autos
Wab   12572   Barstow CA          Autos
ATSF  7127    Eau Claire WI       Autos
WP    40058   Barstow CA          Autos



GN Boxcar

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

Friends,

While scanning my prints I came upon this interesting photo of a GN boxcar. I found the faded original in a file when I was assigned to the Coast Guard District 11 headquarters in Long Beach. I presume that these are Coast Guardsmen, the photo is from the Los Angeles harbor area, and was taken during WWII.

Yours Aye,


Garth Groff  🦆


Re: MV Products Lenses

Paul Koehler
 

Nelson:

 

I have had good luck getting MV lenses from Fred at The Original Whistle Stop in Pasadena CA.

 

Paul C. Koehler

 

From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io <main@RealSTMFC.groups.io> On Behalf Of Nelson Moyer
Sent: Saturday, April 17, 2021 8:21 PM
To: RealSTMFC@groups.io
Subject: [RealSTMFC] MV Products Lenses

 

Is MV Products still in business? The web site doesn’t look active. I searched the web for red and green marker lights and found one pack of red and no green in 0.052 in. diameter. Walthers and another web side says expected April 26, 2021.

 

I have one pack each of Bowser  red and green marker light 0.050 in. diameter jewels, but they are 10 packs, and I need 12 green jewels. The Bowser web side doesn’t list the part numbers, so they must be discontinued. No red or green jewels for the size I need are listed on eBay.

 

I’d like to know if MV Products lenses still being manufactured before using the jewels I have for two pairs of waycar marker lamps.

 

Nelson Moyer


MV Products Lenses

Nelson Moyer
 

Is MV Products still in business? The web site doesn’t look active. I searched the web for red and green marker lights and found one pack of red and no green in 0.052 in. diameter. Walthers and another web side says expected April 26, 2021.

 

I have one pack each of Bowser  red and green marker light 0.050 in. diameter jewels, but they are 10 packs, and I need 12 green jewels. The Bowser web side doesn’t list the part numbers, so they must be discontinued. No red or green jewels for the size I need are listed on eBay.

 

I’d like to know if MV Products lenses still being manufactured before using the jewels I have for two pairs of waycar marker lamps.

 

Nelson Moyer


Re: Photo: Moving Boxcars With Horses (1913)

Richard McQuade
 

And that is why this is called a "team" track. Much more commonly done in the 19th century especially before mechanical car pullers.
Richard


Re: Gulf Mobile & Ohio RR Boxcar #9047, a 50ft auto box, dated 1950

Claus Schlund \(HGM\)
 


Hi Glen,
 
It was me, not Bob, that posted the link.
 
Wishing you the best of luck on completion of your steam era freight car!
 
Claus Schlund
 
 

----- Original Message -----
From: Vera Mills
Sent: Saturday, April 17, 2021 7:36 PM
Subject: Re: [RealSTMFC] Gulf Mobile & Ohio RR Boxcar #9047, a 50ft auto box, dated 1950

Hello Bob,
Thank you for posting the photograph of the GM&O 50' DD box car.
I have a number of freight cars waiting to be finished as I do not have a suitable photograph to enable completion.  I model 1950 and all the photographs I have, until now, show lowered placard boards so this one helps.  However I still need a photograph of the end which is not as big a worry as the lack of side one was.
Regards,
Glen Mills


Re: Gulf Mobile & Ohio RR Boxcar #9047, a 50ft auto box, dated 1950

Rich C
 

Glen, They had 1/3/4 Dartnaught Ends

Rich Christie


Re: Gulf Mobile & Ohio RR Boxcar #9047, a 50ft auto box, dated 1950

Rich C
 

Tim, That "combo" roof is available from Speedwitch

Rich Christie


Re: Photo: Moving Boxcars With Horses (1913)

Bob Chaparro
 

Randy Hees commented:

I was at Ardenwood with the SPCRR, 2 years as president, and later professionally as museum director at the Patterson House museum.

We got occasional complaints about using horses.  The reality is that per Humane Society guidelines, (from memory) a horse can pull (measured at the coupler, aka tractive effort) 1.5 times their weight...our draft horses were about 2,200 lbs., giving them a legal tractive effort of about 3,300 lbs...a typical narrow gauge car requires about 400 lbs. of effort to move it...it can be as low as 250 lbs...so our common single flat car train, was less than 15% of the horses capability.  As President of the group I invited the county Animal Shelter to the museum to audit our operation.  They said we knew more about horses than they did, and would later tell complainers that we were highly compliant.

Our horse drawn railroad was a replica of a line two miles from the museum, the Centerville branch of the South Pacific Coast. Three miles long, which operated from c.1880 to 1910, with three passenger trains each way each day, the middle train being a mixed of as many as 10 freight cars with a 4-wheel horse car following for passenger accommodations. The schedule of the line was in the Official Railway Guide. 

Randy Hees

Director, Nevada State Railroad Museum, Boulder City


Re: Gulf Mobile & Ohio RR Boxcar #9047, a 50ft auto box, dated 1950

Vera Mills
 

Hello Bob,
Thank you for posting the photograph of the GM&O 50' DD box car.
I have a number of freight cars waiting to be finished as I do not have a suitable photograph to enable completion.  I model 1950 and all the photographs I have, until now, show lowered placard boards so this one helps.  However I still need a photograph of the end which is not as big a worry as the lack of side one was.
Regards,
Glen Mills


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

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