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Re: Photo: MDT Reefer 16883

Schuyler Larrabee
 

Contact me off list, please.

 

Schuyler

 

Schuyler *dot* larrabee (at) Verizon.net

 

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A nice picture-pity it can't be downloaded...
LR King


Who Manufactured This Model?

Bob Chaparro
 

Who Manufactured This Model?

I recently acquired this HO scale model at a swap meet. Nobody seemed to know who manufactured it.

The model has a wood body with printed sides, brass door hinges and wire grab irons and sill steps. It represents a pre-SFRD Santa Fe Hanrahan reefer, probably built in1892.

Does anyone know who manufactured this model?

Thanks.

Bob Chaparro

Hemet, CA


Re: URTX/Milw Reefer Survivor

ROGER HINMAN
 

Very nice photos, thanks for sharing. It appears to be one of the many ACF cars that URTX had. My notes show this series were the earlier 1922 design so I question the 1920 build date. The 5.jpg clearly shows the 2 but the last digit appears to be hidden under the piece of wood. January 1923 would fit the delivery of the second lot of ACF cars.


Roger Hinman

On Apr 20, 2021, at 8:14 PM, Bob Chapman <chapbob4014@...> wrote:

Gregg Condon forwarded these recent photos of this URTX/Milw wooden reefer in Winona, Minn., serving as a storage shed, and until recently hidden under falsework siding. 
 
Here's the backstory, In Gregg's words:
 
"Railfanning is wayyy fun, especially when you discover the wayyy unexpected. Pat and I were driving down a street in Winona. We passed an old business building just as a couple guys finished tearing the end off an old shed and I saw it was lettered "URTX." I sez to Pat in a frenzy, "Go around the block!" We went back and she shot the attached pix with her phone. Dark cloudy day, but you can see that perhaps 80 to 90 years ago somebody had nailed two-by-two batts to a wooden refrigerator car and nailed siding over that. Built date is 1920. Interesting to see the preserved true paint colors from that era."
 
Regards,
Bob Chapman

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Re: Photo: MDT Reefer 16883

lrkdbn
 

A nice picture-pity it can't be downloaded...
LR King


This looks to be a PRR class GS gondola to me - Philadelphia PA 1932

Claus Schlund &#92;(HGM&#92;)
 

Hi List Members,
 
This looks to be a PRR class GS gondola to me - Philadelphia PA 1932
 
Way too dirty to read any reporting marks...
 
 
Enjoy!
 
Claus Schlund
 


Re: Photo: MDT Reefer 16883

Schuyler Larrabee
 

Clamps, Gary.  Specially cast clamps to hold the ladder stiles close to the car at the midpoint.  There are similar clamps at the top and bottom of the ladders, particularly noticeable at the end ladder.

 

Schuyler

 

From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io <main@RealSTMFC.groups.io> On Behalf Of gary laakso
Sent: Wednesday, April 21, 2021 12:50 PM
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Subject: Re: [RealSTMFC] Photo: MDT Reefer 16883

 

Great picture!  What are the padlock shaped devices on only one side of each ladder?

 

Gary Laakso

North west of Mike Brock

 

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Subject: [RealSTMFC] Photo: MDT Reefer 16883

 

Photo: MDT Reefer 16883

Photo courtesy of Mike Robbins on Flickr:

https://www.flickr.com/photos/alcomike/40496560693/in/album-72157631664600097/

He writes:

“Merchants Despatch Refrigerator Line (MDT) wooden ice activated Reefer # 16883 (refrigerated box car) is seen at an unknown New Haven Railroad yard location, ca late 1930's.”

Bob Chaparro

Hemet, CA


Re: Box Car flooring question

Andy Laurent
 

Attached is an ad for the Standard steel perforated flooring, installed in a GBW single-sheathed boxcar (which was suitable for flour loading).

Andy L.
Madison, WI


Re: URTX/Milw Reefer Survivor

Schuyler Larrabee
 

Just catching this thread . . .

 

So what’s happened?  Has the car been preserved?  Has some museum been made aware of the car?  Is there hope that an essentially museum piece of a freight car will be given the treatment a survivor deserves?

 

Some years ago I learned that the owner of a short line that operates out of Scranton had a “thing” for TOFC trailers that were lettered for railroads.  I knew of one, and went looking for it again, putting a lot of miles on my car before realizing that it had been boxed in by more trailers.  I alerted this man who withing a few days had driven to Massachusetts, negotiated the acquisition, extracted the car in exchange for some other trailer, and took it back to Scranton for restoration, proudly lettered for the Erie Lackawanna..

 

So it CAN be done and that 101-year-old URTX reefer really deserves a safe and secure home.

 

Do what you can.

 

Schuyler

 

From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io <main@RealSTMFC.groups.io> On Behalf Of Bob Chapman
Sent: Tuesday, April 20, 2021 8:15 PM
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Subject: [RealSTMFC] URTX/Milw Reefer Survivor

 

Gregg Condon forwarded these recent photos of this URTX/Milw wooden reefer in Winona, Minn., serving as a storage shed, and until recently hidden under falsework siding. 

 

Here's the backstory, In Gregg's words:

 

"Railfanning is wayyy fun, especially when you discover the wayyy unexpected. Pat and I were driving down a street in Winona. We passed an old business building just as a couple guys finished tearing the end off an old shed and I saw it was lettered "URTX." I sez to Pat in a frenzy, "Go around the block!" We went back and she shot the attached pix with her phone. Dark cloudy day, but you can see that perhaps 80 to 90 years ago somebody had nailed two-by-two batts to a wooden refrigerator car and nailed siding over that. Built date is 1920. Interesting to see the preserved true paint colors from that era."

 

Regards,

Bob Chapman


Re: Photo: New Haven Gondola X-598

Tony Thompson
 

Actually the car number is 60610. Excellent collection of chalk marks!

Tony Thompson




an image of a PM ds boxcar in 1907 Philadelphia PA

Claus Schlund &#92;(HGM&#92;)
 

Hi List Members,
 
While we could wish for a little better resolution, an image of a PM ds boxcar in 1907 Philadelphia PA
 
 
Enjoy!
 
Claus Schlund
 


Re: Box Car flooring question

Jack Mullen
 

On Wed, Apr 21, 2021 at 05:06 AM, Gatwood, Elden J SAD wrote:

Is this “Dowel-Loc” flooring?

 

https://digital.hagley.org/islandora/object/islandora%3A2364551/datastream/OBJ/view

No, not as far as I can tell.*
Doweloc ( I think that's the correct spelling of the trade name) was a wood flooring product in the form of laminated planks 12" wide, made of narrow tongue-and-grooved strips pressed together and fastened with metal dowels. AFAIK, Doweloc flooring for railcars was introduced in the mid-50s.
What we see in this photo is a wood floor covered with perforated steel protection plates. Standard Railway Equipment Manufacturing Co. was one maker. The holes served several purposes, making a non-skid surface, nailable, and lighter. These plates were commonly installed in the doorway area, less commonly over the entire floor, as here. These plates seem to have been introduced in the 30s, becoming common after WW2, with increased use of forklifts.
The plates were thin, 1/8" or less, so sweeping fairly clean really wasn't a big deal. I do remember some cars in company material service after several decades in revenue use where an accumulation of dust, dirt and grit had worked in between the plates and the underlying wood floor.
I have to admit that I'm missing something in the response implying the car isn't suitable for grain. I get that it's a joke, but I miss the point.
And maybe I'm having a deja vu moment, but didn't this topic come up a year ago?

Jack Mullen


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

Schuyler Larrabee
 

Well, Kevin, looks like you probably have scans of the article by Chuck Yungkurth.   But if you are still looking, I brought home a copy of the magazine from the North Shore club’s library last night.  As others said, only a scale drawing and a 1960’s version of how to scratchbuild the model, all wood and paper.  I’m sure the model you build will be enormously better (no disrespect to Chuck – he did the best possible in – lily – 1959 or so) and we all look forward to seeing photos of the results in . . . say . . . sometime in July??  😊

 

N.B., the copy I have is in a bound volume, so some distortion would be likely.

 

Schuyler

 

From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io <main@RealSTMFC.groups.io> On Behalf Of Allan Smith
Sent: Tuesday, April 20, 2021 10:45 PM
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I have a copy of RMC May 1960. As soon as I can I will dig it out and send a copy of the article. It will be a few days as I am helping wire a house for a backup generator, should finish tomorrow. I can have the copy to you by Thursday. If you will send me your Email address I will send it directly to you.

 

Al Smith

Sonora CA

Smithal9@...

 

 

On Tuesday, April 20, 2021, 01:27:33 PM PDT, Benjamin Hom <b.hom@...> wrote:

 

 

Kevin Lafferty asked:
"Time to pull out the way back machine. This may be a hopeless request, but in searching for additional info on these DuPont 3K gallon lead yank cars I found a reference to a May 1960 RMC article about scratch building a 3K gallon tank car by Chuck [Yungkurth]. The earliest RMCs I have are '64 and most on-line dealers believe these old magazines were printed on Unobtainium. Does anyone possibly remember this article and is it worth the cost of obtaining a copy?"

eBay turned up two listings for the May 1960 RMC:
https://www.ebay.com/itm/Railroad-Model-Craftsman-Magazine-May-1960-RMC-Plate-Girder-Bridges/184663096667 ($7.95 + shipping)
https://www.ebay.com/itm/Railroad-Model-Craftsman-Magazine-1960-May-RMC-Plate-girder-bridges-3000-Gal-tan/392873236750  ($5 + shipping)


Ben Hom





Re: Photo: PRR Gondolas

Schuyler Larrabee
 

Impressive kitbash in the Nearly iNvisble scale!

 

Schuyler

 

From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io <main@RealSTMFC.groups.io> On Behalf Of Claus Schlund \(HGM\)
Sent: Tuesday, April 20, 2021 3:44 PM
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Subject: Re: [RealSTMFC] Photo: PRR Gondolas

 

Hi Bob and List Members,

 

I've spent quite a bit of time looking at this great photo. It was this photo (and others) that made it clear to be that even by 1929 most PRR class GS gons no longer had their as-built archbar trucks and had received cast frame trucks.

 

In N scale, the PRR class GS gon is possible, but it is quite a kitbash! See attached.

 

Claus Schlund

 

 

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

Sent: Tuesday, April 20, 2021 12:17 PM

Subject: Re: [RealSTMFC] Photo: PRR Gondolas

 

I like the nice, light weathering touch on most of these freight cars.  😊

 

BTW, I think I see a 28 or 29 weigh date on one of the GS gons; the cleanest looking one.

 

 

Eric Hansmann

Murfreesboro, TN

 

 

 

From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io <main@RealSTMFC.groups.io> On Behalf Of Bob Chaparro via groups.io
Sent: Tuesday, April 20, 2021 10:51 AM
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Subject: [RealSTMFC] Photo: PRR Gondolas

 

Photo: PRR Gondolas

A photo from the Hagley Digital Archives:

https://digital.hagley.org/1986268_0288

Scroll on the photo to enlarge it.

Bob Chaparro

Hemet, CA


Re: Photo: MDT Reefer 16883

gary laakso
 

Great picture!  What are the padlock shaped devices on only one side of each ladder?

 

Gary Laakso

North west of Mike Brock

 

From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io <main@RealSTMFC.groups.io> On Behalf Of Bob Chaparro via groups.io
Sent: Wednesday, April 21, 2021 9:45 AM
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Subject: [RealSTMFC] Photo: MDT Reefer 16883

 

Photo: MDT Reefer 16883

Photo courtesy of Mike Robbins on Flickr:

https://www.flickr.com/photos/alcomike/40496560693/in/album-72157631664600097/

He writes:

“Merchants Despatch Refrigerator Line (MDT) wooden ice activated Reefer # 16883 (refrigerated box car) is seen at an unknown New Haven Railroad yard location, ca late 1930's.”

Bob Chaparro

Hemet, CA


Photo: New Haven Gondola X-598

Bob Chaparro
 

Photo: New Haven Gondola X-598

Photo courtesy of Mike Robbins on Flickr:

https://www.flickr.com/photos/alcomike/50852954007/in/album-72157631664600097/

Spotted at a Gulf Oil Corporation building in the early 1950s.

Bob Chaparro

Hemet, CA


Photo: MDT Reefer 16883

Bob Chaparro
 

Photo: MDT Reefer 16883

Photo courtesy of Mike Robbins on Flickr:

https://www.flickr.com/photos/alcomike/40496560693/in/album-72157631664600097/

He writes:

“Merchants Despatch Refrigerator Line (MDT) wooden ice activated Reefer # 16883 (refrigerated box car) is seen at an unknown New Haven Railroad yard location, ca late 1930's.”

Bob Chaparro

Hemet, CA


Photo: Like A Desk Job Without The Desk

Bob Chaparro
 

Photo: Like A Desk Job Without The Desk

Photo courtesy of Mike Robbins on Flickr:

https://www.flickr.com/photos/alcomike/50435189753/in/album-72157631664600097/

He writes:

“New Haven Railroad employee is seen while oiling journal bearings on a New Haven Railroad gondola # 60610, along with other cars as they pass by his location in the yard, ca 1940's.

The name of the photographer that captured this image on film is Charles B. Gunn.”

Bob Chaparro

Hemet, CA


Photo: New Haven Boxcar 31519

Bob Chaparro
 

Photo: New Haven Boxcar 31519

Photo courtesy of Mike Robbins on Flickr:

https://www.flickr.com/photos/alcomike/50712834342/in/album-72157631664600097/

His comments:

“New Haven Railroad box car 31519, a 30000 series box car of 6,000 ordered in 1941 by the railroad, is seen in a yard in Providence, Rhode Is, 1956. Forty Foot Box Car 31519 class XM was built by Pullman Standard in the group of cars 31000 to 32999 in 1944. During the 1950's a good number of this series of box cars were sold to a leasing company, and they were refurbished, then leased back to the New Haven Railroad wearing one of the McGinnis era paint schemes.

The name of the photographer that captured this image is David R. Sweetland.”

Bob Chaparro

Hemet, CA


Re: [Non-DoD Source] Re: [RealSTMFC] Box Car flooring question

Gatwood, Elden J SAD
 

Fritz, you made my day!

 

I won’t stop smiling!

 

Elden Gatwood

 

From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io <main@RealSTMFC.groups.io> On Behalf Of Fritz Milhaupt via groups.io
Sent: Wednesday, April 21, 2021 11:12 AM
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Subject: [Non-DoD Source] Re: [RealSTMFC] Box Car flooring question

 

Woe betide the man who accidentally sends this car to a grain elevator for loading...

-Fritz Milhaupt


Re: Box Car flooring question

Fritz Milhaupt
 

Woe betide the man who accidentally sends this car to a grain elevator for loading...

-Fritz Milhaupt

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