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Movie: Hazards Of Helen - “Leap From the Water Tower” (1915)

Bob Chaparro
 

Movie: Hazards Of Helen - “Leap From the Water Tower” (1915)

Courtesy of Omar Rasidagic on the Facebook Railroad Images of Bygone Days Group:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3FqrG7FSFJU

The quality is what you would expect for the time but there is a lot of railroad action in this thirteen-minute film.

Good shots of boxcars at 5:55 and 7:25.

Bob Chaparro

Hemet, CA


Re: Upgraded Accurail 36’ Fowler Boxcar

Charlie Duckworth
 

The Erie car is very close to the prototype; the diagonal ‘Z’ braces in the sides have the channels facing up. The only issue is the ends have an extra vertical ‘Z’ brace which I decided to just live with.  The Westerfield decals, while including the later 1930-1950’s small dimensional data, load limits, etc unfortunately leave off a reweigh location and dates.  
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Charlie Duckworth 
Omaha, Ne.


Re: Upgraded Accurail 36’ Fowler Boxcar

Schuyler Larrabee
 

Thanks, Charlie, now I know what mine needs done!

Schuyler

 

From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io <main@RealSTMFC.groups.io> On Behalf Of Charlie Duckworth
Sent: Sunday, April 25, 2021 2:11 PM
To: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io
Subject: [RealSTMFC] Upgraded Accurail 36’ Fowler Boxcar

 

Looking over the research by Ray Breyer  done on the various Fowler boxcars and the clones I decided the Erie boxcar was closest to the Accurail kit.  I ordered an Erie decorated one but I wasn’t pleased with the size of the dimensional lettering (it looked too large) so I ordered an Erie decal set off the Westerfield site as a replacement.  I also sanded down the DS roof and made a new one from Evergreen .010 styrene and 2” x 4” Evergreen strips. 

All the cast on grab irons were carved off and replaced with Westerfield 18” straight grab irons.  Tru-Color MKT brown was used for the carbody. 



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Charlie Duckworth 
Omaha, Ne.


Upgraded Accurail 36’ Fowler Boxcar

Charlie Duckworth
 

Looking over the research by Ray Breyer  done on the various Fowler boxcars and the clones I decided the Erie boxcar was closest to the Accurail kit.  I ordered an Erie decorated one but I wasn’t pleased with the size of the dimensional lettering (it looked too large) so I ordered an Erie decal set off the Westerfield site as a replacement.  I also sanded down the DS roof and made a new one from Evergreen .010 styrene and 2” x 4” Evergreen strips. 

All the cast on grab irons were carved off and replaced with Westerfield 18” straight grab irons.  Tru-Color MKT brown was used for the carbody. 



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Charlie Duckworth 
Omaha, Ne.


Re: Photo: Canadian Pacific Boxcars

John Riddell
 

 

CP 224367, the third boxcar from the left is a plywood-sheathed “Victory” car built during the war to reduce steel consumption. The Yarmouth resin kit models these cars.

 

John Riddell

 

 

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Re: Photos: Chicago Freight Yard

Jack Mullen
 

On Sat, Apr 24, 2021 at 03:30 PM, Bill Parks wrote:
Does anyone have any information on the piggy back trailers in the pictures?  I've never seen any with a waffle side like those.
Not really a waffle side. These are otherwise normal exterior-post vans which have three horizontal strips welded to the outer faces of the posts as rub rails to protect the posts and side from damage if sideswiped.
The nearest trailers are XTRA 276592 and XRTZ 275933 (I think).  XTRA's early pig trailers seem to have been built for durability. 
Prevalence of 40' trailers on 89' or 85' flats puts this bunch of photos somewhere a bit past the end of the steam era, though  a lot of the boxcars and conventional flats clearly are STMFCs. And to be clear, IIRC both XTRA Inc. and ICC approval of 40' trailers date from c1958.

As Dennis said, cool pictures!

Jack Mullen


Re: Photos: Chicago Freight Yard

Mike Clements
 

I think they were built by Dorsey. We had some blue B&M ones rotting away at Iron Horse Park in N Billerica, MA until fairly recently. Mont Switzer wrote an article on how to build one like that from an Athearn Freuhauf Z-van in Mainline Modeler. REA Leasing was a big owner, solid red paint, leased to various roads.

Mike Clements
Wakefield, MA
nyc65.wordpress.com


The History Of Red Ball - Pioneer HO Kit Manufacturer

Bob Chaparro
 

The History Of Red Ball - Pioneer HO Kit Manufacturer

Courtesy of Ron Rendfeld On the Early Rail Group, an illustrated article on Red Ball by Alan Bussie:

https://www.oldmodelkits.com/blog/plastic-model-kit-history/red-ball-ltd-pioneer-ho-kit-manufacture-since-1939/

Bob Chaparro

Hemet, CA


Photo: Cudahy Reefer CRLX 6100

Bob Chaparro
 

Photo: Cudahy Reefer CRLX 6100

A photo from the Penney Vanderbilt And KC Jones website:

https://penneyandkc.files.wordpress.com/2017/02/maybrook_yard_003.jpg

The 1955 Equipment Register lists this car as part of series 5901-6100, RSM reefers with ice tanks.

A note reads, “Not used for chunk ice”.

Bob Chaparro

Hemet, CA


Photo: DMIR Hopper Cars

Bob Chaparro
 

Photo: DMIR Hopper Cars

A photo from the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee Libraries:

https://collections.lib.uwm.edu/digital/collection/agsnorth/id/9224/rec/13

Click on the arrows and scroll on the photo to enlarge it.

Bob Chaparro

Hemet, CA


Photo: Milwaukee Road Boxcars

Bob Chaparro
 

Photo: Milwaukee Road Boxcars

A photo from the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee Libraries:

https://collections.lib.uwm.edu/digital/collection/agsnorth/id/9252/rec/48

Click on the arrows and scroll on the photo to enlarge it.

Bob Chaparro

Hemet, CA


Photo: Canadian Pacific Boxcars

Bob Chaparro
 

Photo: Canadian Pacific Boxcars

A photo from the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee Libraries:

https://collections.lib.uwm.edu/digital/collection/agsnorth/id/6508/rec/38

Click on the arrows and scroll on the photo to enlarge it.

Bob Chaparro

Hemet, CA


Photo: Partial View Of SHPX/Hooker Tank Car 3342

Bob Chaparro
 

Photo: Partial View Of SHPX/Hooker Tank Car 3342

A photo from the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee Libraries:

https://collections.lib.uwm.edu/digital/collection/agsnorth/id/7195/rec/12

Click on the arrows and scroll on the photo to enlarge it.

Bob Chaparro

Hemet, CA


Re: Photo: Unidentified PRR Gondola (1929)

Bob Chaparro
 


Re: Painting Kadee HGC Trucks

radiodial868
 

Based upon a recommendation from this group awhile back, I started using this adhesion promoter on all my trucks after a quick clean with IPA, including the HGC Kadees. Eliminated my paint chipping problem. 

Dupli-Color CP199 Clear Adhesion Promoter Primer

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0007UAXJQ
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RJ Dial

Mendocino, CA


Re: Victor Hand Photo of Erie Railroad yards in Jersey City NJ August 1957

G.J. Irwin
 

For orientation purposes in case anyone is curious about exactly where these STFMCs are in Jersey City... to the left is the Erie's passenger terminal, and to the center right at the Union Terminal Cold Storage building is the New York-bound entrance to the Holland Tunnel.  At the far right is the Lackawanna's vast terminal building.

This is near the section of downtown Jersey City where I'm from (out of the photo to the left, the PRR's Harismus Cove line, to be exact).  By the late 1960's this was mostly weed-grown.  It's now completely rebuilt into high-rises, luxury housing and shopping areas including Newport Centre Mall which would be about dead center of the photo.

The non-STFMC photos have at least one caption correction needed: the "West End" referenced in the photo is the Erie's "West End" of their Bergen Arches which cut through the Palisades (the bridge overhead is the Lackawanna out of Hoboken Terminal), not Long Branch!

Great find, Chris, thanks for sharing.

Cheers,
George Irwin


Re: Photos: Loading Or Unloading A Milk Car (1947)

Claus Schlund &#92;(HGM&#92;)
 


Hi Bob and List Members,
 
This appears to be car SWJX 5
 
Claus Schlund
 
 

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Sent: Saturday, April 24, 2021 12:00 PM
Subject: [RealSTMFC] Photos: Loading Or Unloading A Milk Car (1947)

Photos: Loading Or Unloading A Milk Car (1947)

Photos from the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee Libraries:

https://collections.lib.uwm.edu/digital/collection/agsnorth/id/8834/rec/21

https://collections.lib.uwm.edu/digital/collection/agsnorth/id/9289/rec/12

Click on the arrows and scroll on the photos to enlarge them.

Bob Chaparro

Hemet, CA


Re: SFRD Refrigerator in Difficulty

Claus Schlund &#92;(HGM&#92;)
 


Hi Garth and List Members,
 
Bohn ventilators?
 
Thanks for the wonderful image Garth!
 
Claus Schlund
 

----- Original Message -----
Sent: Saturday, April 24, 2021 12:11 PM
Subject: [RealSTMFC] SFRD Refrigerator in Difficulty

Friends,

This photo has been in my collection for years. I finally got it scanned and cleaned up for your interest and approval. Sorry there are no numbers visible. I think we can chalk that up to orthographic film.

Yours Aye,


Garth Groff  🦆


Re: Photos: Chicago Freight Yard

Bill Parks
 

Does anyone have any information on the piggy back trailers in the pictures?  I've never seen any with a waffle side like those.

Thanks

--
Bill Parks
Cumming, GA
Modelling the Seaboard Airline in Central Florida


Re: Photo: Unidentified PRR Gondola (1929)

Dave Parker
 

With a minimal amount of noodling around the UMW site, you can find the other views of this car and eliminate the guesswork about the car number.  Here's a link to one of them:

https://collections.lib.uwm.edu/digital/collection/mke-polonia/id/34015/rec/2
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Dave Parker
Swall Meadows, CA

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