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Photo entitled "ore train above Mesabi Chief Mine" dated 1930

Claus Schlund \(HGM\)
 

Hi List Members,
 
Photo entitled "ore train above Mesabi Chief Mine" dated 1930. Others will know more about what we are seeing than me, of that I am sure, but there are STMFCs involved.
 
This is one heck of a mining operation!
 

Enjoy!
 
Claus Schlund


C&NW 81226 36ft ds trussrod box in Mexico 1922

Claus Schlund \(HGM\)
 

Hi List Members,
 
C&NW 81226 36ft ds trussrod box in Mexico 1922, Is there a temporary repair or other expedient on the lower part of the door? Perhaps to deal with a broken door mechanism? Note the chalk mark that might read "Barley Mex" but I could be wrong.
 
We also get partial views of boxcar SP 21580 and a ss C&NW boxcar.
 
 
Enjoy!
 
Claus Schlund


LS&I 1755 flat with wood load in 1929

Claus Schlund \(HGM\)
 

Hi List Members,
 
LS&I 1755 flat with wood load in 1929. Is this a pulpwood load? Note the primitive home-rolled 'end bulkheads' on the car
 
 
Enjoy!
 
Claus Schlund


LS&I (I think thats' the right road...) 3012 flat with log load in 1930

Claus Schlund \(HGM\)
 

Hi List Members,
 
LS&I (I think thats' the right road...) 3012 flat with log load in 1930
 
 
Enjoy!
 
Claus Schlund
 


Re: [Non-DoD Source] [RealSTMFC] Damaged Gons; was: Photo: Reading Gondola 34372 With Load

Claus Schlund \(HGM\)
 


Hi Elden and List Members,
 
Maybe two decades back, I did this gon (photo attached). Not specifically damaged, but definitely beat up and at the end of its lifetime. I generally liked the end result. Haven't tried to do this again since, but I'm looking forward to maybe doing another similar car. There isn't a specific prototype for this gon, I was experimenting and just playing around testing out some model techniques. This is N scale, by the way.
 
Claus Schlund
 
 

----- Original Message -----
Sent: Tuesday, May 04, 2021 11:22 AM
Subject: Re: [Non-DoD Source] [RealSTMFC] Damaged Gons; was: Photo: Reading Gondola 34372 With Load

I wish I could find the photos, but I haven’t yet.  I used to have a collection of pics of gons damaged by loads.  One was a gon badly damaged from someone dropping a big piece of steel inside.  Smashed through the flooring, damaging the stringers, etc.  Anyone have that pic?

 

I have tried to replicate them in model form.

 

I mean, you gotta have damaged, even destroyed gons, right?

 

Can anyone share their pics of proto or model damaged gons?  TIA!

 

Elden Gatwood

 

 


Re: L&N 51098 (was NRC Banana Reefer)

Tony Thompson
 

David Thompson wrote:

It was somewhat common for various roads to buy or build truss-rod box cars in the mid-late Teens after receiving cars with full steel underframes or steel body frames earlier, presumably due to the high cost and low availability of steel at the time. Composite hoppers and gondolas enjoyed a similar revival.
The main reason, of course, was World War I. Many roads said so explicitly, in comments that can be found in_Railway Age_ and other industry publications.

Tony Thompson
tony@signaturepress.com


90 Days to St. Louis RPM!

golden1014
 

Friends,

The 2021 ST. LOUIS RAILROAD PROTOTYPE MODELER'S MEET will happen on Fri, July 30th and Sat, July 31st at the Gateway Convention Center in Collinsville, Illinois—just 12 miles east of metro St. Louis on I-55/70.  

Re-connect with over 600 friends and fellow prototype modelers at the nation’s largest annual Railroad Prototype Modeler’s Meet!

28,000 square feet of top-quality railroad models, displays, hands-on learning centers, and more in the modern, professional Gateway Convention Center. Presentations by nationally-known modelers and historians.  At least 15 Railroad Historical Societies in house.  120 tables of hand-picked scale model vendors—no swap meet stuff!  Thousands of models brought by modelers like you on display.  Home layout tours.  The N scale Modutrak layout will be in-house with their top-quality modular layout.  Evening social events, fellowship, lots and lots of door prizes and more!  

St. Louis RPM is ALL ABOUT YOUR MODELS! 

BRING YOUR MODELS, finished or in progress, for display and discussion.  Bring your models of all scales, gauges, and sizes from all eras.   We’ll have 80 full-size, eight-foot tables available for your displays.  Attendees normally bring 4,000 displayed on 80 tables.  Bring yours and be part of the big event.  Locomotives, structures, freight cars, dioramas, vehicles are welcome.  There are NO contests. The purpose of our event is to teach, learn, grow and meet your fellow modelers from around the U.S.  

Check out or new and growing website at http://www.stlrpm.com.  Our awesome Flickr photo site can be reached at St. Louis Railroad Prototype Modelers’s albums | Flickr.

CLINICS AND PRESENTATIONS
Our focus topic this year is Coal, and we've got a great lineup of speakers marked up to talk coal and the railroads.  Here is who's confirmed:

Peter Jespersen
Our Friday evening Keynote Speaker and St. Louis RPM Guest of Honor, Peter Jespersen is the General Manager of Transportation for the Indiana Railroad Company.  Mr. Jespersen will discuss railroad operations, with an emphasis on moving coal, for our audience.  He’ll take your questions too.  Don’t miss it!

Dan Bourque
Tips on Track Planning for the Coal Fields

Clark Propst
Building a “Protogeneric” Layout with Upper Iowa Branch line coal customers

Jeff Eggert
Archives Resources for Modeling: The Life of a Coal Car

Lloyd Keyser
Flat Land Coal Loaders in Illinois, Missouri, Iowa and Kansas

Jeff Kuebler
L&N Coal Towns and Ops

Robert Neff with Kurt Stroer and Chris Zygmunt
Modern Coal Transportation

Mark Vaughan
Mining Coal in the Land Of Corn and Soybeans

Loren Casey
Black Diamonds in Little Egypt (Southern Ill Coal)

Stu Thayer
Unit Coal Train Operations for Model Railroads

Jim Mischke
B&O Coal Business & Equipment

Jim Dick
Coal Trains and operations in the Northwest 

Nat Chowan
Moving Coal on the Chicago & Illinois Midland RR

More Coal Topics Coming…Stay Tuned!  We've got at least other-than-coal speakers on the lineup too, including:

Matt Herman
LokSound in the Coal Fields (I added that "in the coal fields part"...)

Dave Lambert
Mail & Express Trains East of Chicago and St. Louis

George Bogatiuk
Soundtraxx in the Coal Fields

Fenton Wells
Kitbashing SAL AF-3, AF-4 and AF-5 boxcars

Rick Selby
IPD Boxcars of the 1970s

VENDORS
St. Louis RPM includes an exciting array of hand-picked scale models vendors.  No swap-meet stuff!  Among others, this year we’re hosting Rapido, Plano, Q Connection, Rails Unlimited, Protocraft, Rocket Express, Oak Hill Model Railroad Supply, Mainline Photos, Arrowhead, Bluford Shops, Micro Engineering, Historic Rail Photos, Bob’s Photos, Classic Trains (the guys with all the Sunshine kits), Red Board Hobbies and more coming every day.  The 1/87 Vehicle Club will be here with displays and vendors, including Sylvan Scale Models, Zycon Models, Custom Finishing and Lonestar Models.  Check our website for updates.

RAILROAD HISTORICAL SOCIETIES
St. Louis RPM includes the largest annual gathering of railroad societies in the U.S.!  15 societies, representing railroads from around the U.S. will be on hand with books, maps, reference material, models and more to aid your research and modeling efforts.  We're working on a few more too--so stay tuned as we expect the list to get much bigger.  Our annual Railroad Historical Society meeting will be offered again on Friday evening.   

LAYOUT TOURS
Depending on covid restrictions, we’ll offer home or club layout tours on Friday evening for registered attendees only.  Maps, directions and more information will be available at the meet on Friday morning.   

RPM SOCIAL EVENTS
Meet us at Bandana’s BBQ (4 Commerce Drive, Collinsville, IL 62234) at 6 p.m. on Thursday for our annual pre-RPM social.  No reservations necessary.  After the BBQ join us at the nearby Double Tree for a night cap with your fellow RPMers.  Cash bar.  On Friday night, join us for the RPM Roundup at the Center and then a late-night social at the Doubletree.

COVID
See our new website for the latest regulatory information and attendee requirements regarding mask wear, temperature checks, etc.  Guidelines and limitations are constantly being changed, and the Gateway Center as a municipal facility must follow guidelines to remain open. In order to use the facility, everyone at St. Louis RPM must comply with the guidelines at the time of the meet.

ST. LOUIS AREA ATTRACTIONS
Come early and visit the National Museum of Transportation (http://www.transportmuseumassociation.org/exhibits.html) and the John W. Barriger National Railroad Library at the campus of the University of Missouri (http://www.umsl.edu/barriger/).  Check out St. Louis attractions at http://www.stlouisattractions.com/ and weekend events at http://explorestlouis.com/.  

Admission: $30.00 Fri & Sat, $20.00 Sat only.  Kids under 13 free with paid adult admission.  Vendor set-up begins at 6:00 a.m. Friday.  Sales end at 5:00 P.M. Saturday.  

Want to be one of our scale model vendors?  Contact John Golden at golden1014@....

Need more info?  Contact Lonnie Bathurst at bathurst@... (217) 556-0314 or John Golden at Golden1014@... for more info.  There's more info on our new http://www.stlrpm.com website.  You can print a one page flyer from our Resources tab at http://stlrpm.com/resources/
Thanks to our partners at the Gateway NMRA.  Check ‘em out at http://www.gatewaynmra.org/default.htm. 

See You in St. Louis!

Signed,
The St. Louis RPM Team



Photo: Seaboard Gondola 91257

Bob Chaparro
 

Photo: Seaboard Gondola 91257

Photo from the Pullman Library:

https://pullman-lib.smugmug.com/Railroad-R-S/i-ctss8pQ/A

Click on the photo twice for maximum enlargement.

Built 1-1949. Seaboard Class G-11

Bob Chaparro

Hemet, CA


Re: [Non-DoD Source] [RealSTMFC] Damaged Gons; was: Photo: Reading Gondola 34372 With Load

Gatwood, Elden J SAD
 

I wish I could find the photos, but I haven’t yet.  I used to have a collection of pics of gons damaged by loads.  One was a gon badly damaged from someone dropping a big piece of steel inside.  Smashed through the flooring, damaging the stringers, etc.  Anyone have that pic?

 

I have tried to replicate them in model form.

 

I mean, you gotta have damaged, even destroyed gons, right?

 

Can anyone share their pics of proto or model damaged gons?  TIA!

 

Elden Gatwood

 

From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io <main@RealSTMFC.groups.io> On Behalf Of Gatwood, Elden J SAD
Sent: Monday, May 3, 2021 2:21 PM
To: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io
Subject: Re: [Non-DoD Source] [RealSTMFC] Photo: Reading Gondola 34372 With Load

 

Bob, Group;

 

I just love that photo.  Everything in there I like:  Nice weathered gon, inside dunnage, great ingot load.

 

Cold, not hot.  Rough ingots for re-heating, re-rolling or re-melt.  Nice chalk marks.

 

I rarely saw heavy steel loads like this with blocking.  They just laid it in, and expected the best:  ingots, slabs, blooms, billets, coil….

 

Interesting with two at one end, three the other.  Not good weight balance.

 

Thanks for sharing!  Made my day.

 

Elden Gatwood

 

From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io <main@RealSTMFC.groups.io> On Behalf Of Bob Chaparro via groups.io
Sent: Monday, May 3, 2021 12:20 PM
To: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io
Subject: [Non-DoD Source] [RealSTMFC] Photo: Reading Gondola 34372 With Load

 

Photo: Reading Gondola 34372 With Load

Photo from the Pullman Library:

https://pullman-lib.smugmug.com/Railroad-R-S/i-73FkDFv/buy

Click on the photo twice for maximum enlargement.

Ingots I assume. Not sure why the load is not braced.

Bob Chaparro

Hemet, CA


Re: Photo: SWPX Tank Car 202 (Shawinigan Chemicals)

Richard Townsend
 

General American built the first aluminum-bodied tank car in 1928. You are right that few existed by 1933. 

Richard Townsend
Lincoln City, OR


-----Original Message-----
From: Ian Cranstone <lamontc@...>
To: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io
Sent: Mon, May 3, 2021 9:19 pm
Subject: Re: [RealSTMFC] Photo: SWPX Tank Car 202 (Shawinigan Chemicals)

Interesting photo, and I thank you for drawing it to my attention.

Given that this car did not appear in Shawinigan Chemical listings until 1946, despite an 8/1933 built date, I think we’ll find that it had a previous identity as a U.S. car (possibly GATX) — which would explain why the capacity is noted in U.S. gallons, rather than the Canadian standard of Imperial gallons (BTW, the ratio is roughly 6 U.S. gallons to 5 Imperial gallons, and for many years this was the conversion ratio used on stencilled capacities).

As an aside, I can’t imagine that many tank cars were built in 1933, especially aluminum tanks...

Ian Cranstone
Osgoode, Ontario, Canada

On May 3, 2021, at 6:33 PM, Bill Kelly <wbkelly@...> wrote:

The car is listed in the Canadian Section of the tariff so is listed in imperial gallons. The car is stencilled in US gallons for some reason. The dome is closer to 216 US gallons.
Later,
Bill Kelly
 
Richard Townsend wrote:
And after posting this I see the end lettering says 8,153 gallons. I was looking at the 1955 tank car tariff. I guess the car number got reused or the tank itself was changed.

Richard Townsend
Lincoln City, OR


-----Original Message-----
From: Richard Townsend via groups.io <richtownsend@...>
To: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io <main@RealSTMFC.groups.io>
Sent: Mon, May 3, 2021 2:53 pm
Subject: Re: [RealSTMFC] Photo: SWPX Tank Car 202 (Shawinigan Chemicals)

This tank car had a capacity of 6,760 gallons, and the unusual dome (check out the riveting around it, plus the shape) was 180 gallons. Aluminum tank with heater coils.

Richard Townsend
Lincoln City, OR


-----Original Message-----
From: Bob Chaparro via groups.io <chiefbobbb@...>
To: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io
Sent: Mon, May 3, 2021 9:22 am
Subject: [RealSTMFC] Photo: SWPX Tank Car 202 (Shawinigan Chemicals)

Photo: SWPX Tank Car 202 (Shawinigan Chemicals)
Photo from the Pullman Library:
Click on the photo twice for maximum enlargement.
Built 8-1933. AAR Class 201-A35
Aluminum tank.
Info on the company from the ‘net:
“The Shawinigan Carbide Company, forerunner of Shawinigan Chemicals Limited, was established in 1901 by Thomas Leopold "Carbide" Willson, who invented the carbide manufacturing process in 1892. The plant was sited at Shawinigan Falls, Quebec, in order to take advantage of surplus electric power produced by Shawinigan Water and Power Company, itself established in 1898. In 1909 SWPC gained a controlling interest in Shawinigan Carbide Company and in other Willson companies, and in 1911 reorganized them as the Canada Carbide Company. In 1915 SWPC established the Canadian Electro Products Company to manufacture acetone and other products for the British war effort. With the loss of its markets in 1918, the new company directed its research facilities to the development of chemicals for civilian consumption; thenceforth the company and its successors based their production heavily on original research. In 1927 Canadian Electro Products and Canada Carbide Company were amalgamated as Shawinigan Chemicals Limited.”
Bob Chaparro
Hemet, CA
 




Re: Photo: SWPX Tank Car 202 (Shawinigan Chemicals)

Ian Cranstone
 

Interesting photo, and I thank you for drawing it to my attention.

Given that this car did not appear in Shawinigan Chemical listings until 1946, despite an 8/1933 built date, I think we’ll find that it had a previous identity as a U.S. car (possibly GATX) — which would explain why the capacity is noted in U.S. gallons, rather than the Canadian standard of Imperial gallons (BTW, the ratio is roughly 6 U.S. gallons to 5 Imperial gallons, and for many years this was the conversion ratio used on stencilled capacities).

As an aside, I can’t imagine that many tank cars were built in 1933, especially aluminum tanks...

Ian Cranstone

Osgoode, Ontario, Canada

lamontc@...

http://freightcars.nakina.net


On May 3, 2021, at 6:33 PM, Bill Kelly <wbkelly@...> wrote:

The car is listed in the Canadian Section of the tariff so is listed in imperial gallons. The car is stencilled in US gallons for some reason. The dome is closer to 216 US gallons.
Later,
Bill Kelly
 
Richard Townsend wrote:
And after posting this I see the end lettering says 8,153 gallons. I was looking at the 1955 tank car tariff. I guess the car number got reused or the tank itself was changed.

Richard Townsend
Lincoln City, OR


-----Original Message-----
From: Richard Townsend via groups.io <richtownsend@...>
To: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io <main@RealSTMFC.groups.io>
Sent: Mon, May 3, 2021 2:53 pm
Subject: Re: [RealSTMFC] Photo: SWPX Tank Car 202 (Shawinigan Chemicals)

This tank car had a capacity of 6,760 gallons, and the unusual dome (check out the riveting around it, plus the shape) was 180 gallons. Aluminum tank with heater coils.

Richard Townsend
Lincoln City, OR


-----Original Message-----
From: Bob Chaparro via groups.io <chiefbobbb@...>
To: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io
Sent: Mon, May 3, 2021 9:22 am
Subject: [RealSTMFC] Photo: SWPX Tank Car 202 (Shawinigan Chemicals)

Photo: SWPX Tank Car 202 (Shawinigan Chemicals)
Photo from the Pullman Library:
Click on the photo twice for maximum enlargement.
Built 8-1933. AAR Class 201-A35
Aluminum tank.
Info on the company from the ‘net:
“The Shawinigan Carbide Company, forerunner of Shawinigan Chemicals Limited, was established in 1901 by Thomas Leopold "Carbide" Willson, who invented the carbide manufacturing process in 1892. The plant was sited at Shawinigan Falls, Quebec, in order to take advantage of surplus electric power produced by Shawinigan Water and Power Company, itself established in 1898. In 1909 SWPC gained a controlling interest in Shawinigan Carbide Company and in other Willson companies, and in 1911 reorganized them as the Canada Carbide Company. In 1915 SWPC established the Canadian Electro Products Company to manufacture acetone and other products for the British war effort. With the loss of its markets in 1918, the new company directed its research facilities to the development of chemicals for civilian consumption; thenceforth the company and its successors based their production heavily on original research. In 1927 Canadian Electro Products and Canada Carbide Company were amalgamated as Shawinigan Chemicals Limited.”
Bob Chaparro
Hemet, CA
 




Re: L&N 51098 (was NRC Banana Reefer)

Claus Schlund \(HGM\)
 


Hi George,
 
It is likely the workers are shoveling the coal out of the gons and into the two coal trucks parked next to the gons.
 
In that case, the workers probably shovel the coal out of the gons at a spot that is near to where the trucks are parked, so as to easily get it into the truck loading bed. They can only do a part of the gon per truck loading, and the process seems to still be on-going.
 
Next time the trucks return for the next load, they will spot the trucks to unload yet some other part of the two gons.
 
Claus Schlund
 
 
 
 

----- Original Message -----
Sent: Monday, May 03, 2021 8:09 PM
Subject: Re: [RealSTMFC] L&N 51098 (was NRC Banana Reefer)

Perhaps it's just me, but the two coal piles in the L&N and B&O gons appear a bit unnatural to me.  I'm assuming hand unloading.  Is it just my bad eyesight?  It's like they shoveled everything out on one side or a while, then, skipped a place and went back to shoveling everything out again..  A really fast and a really slow worker?

George Courtney


L&N 51098 (was NRC Banana Reefer)

David
 

#172247 is an M-18 class car built in 1916. This class is an oddity to me as the B&O installed a few thousand M-15 cars with fish belly steel center sills  in the years just before these M-18 arrived with truss rods and a steel center sill.
It was somewhat common for various roads to buy or build truss-rod box cars in the mid-late Teens after receiving cars with full steel underframes or steel body frames earlier, presumably due to the high cost and low availability of steel at the time. Composite hoppers and gondolas enjoyed a similar revival.

David Thompson


Re: L&N 51098 (was NRC Banana Reefer)

George Courtney
 

Perhaps it's just me, but the two coal piles in the L&N and B&O gons appear a bit unnatural to me.  I'm assuming hand unloading.  Is it just my bad eyesight?  It's like they shoveled everything out on one side or a while, then, skipped a place and went back to shoveling everything out again..  A really fast and a really slow worker?

George Courtney


Re: Photo: Chemical Vessel On Southern And L&N HD Flatcars

Steven D Johnson
 

L&N #24955 was built by Thrall in January 1965.  The nearly identical 300-ton Southern car #50099 was also built by Thrall in 1/65, and was intended for joint use with the L&N’s car.

 

In March 1963, L&N transported a huge refinery isocracking reactor vessel built by Combustion Engineering in Chattanooga, TN.  At the time, that shipment was the heaviest ever for L&N and possibly for any railroad in the nation; however, L&N had to use 12-axle flat cars from the Pennsy and  Soo Line to haul that monster load.  In 1964, in anticipation of other such shipments, L&N officials decided to purchase the railroad’s own 12-axle flat car, the #24955. 

 

Even though this is beyond the group’s time frame, I thought some would be interested in that background information.

 

Steve Johnson

Nashville, TN

 

 

 

From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io [mailto:main@RealSTMFC.groups.io] On Behalf Of Bob Chaparro via groups.io
Sent: Monday, May 03, 2021 11:26 AM
To: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io
Subject: [RealSTMFC] Photo: Chemical Vessel On Southern And L&N HD Flatcars

 

Photo: Chemical Vessel On Southern And L&N HD Flatcars

Photo from the Pullman Library:

https://pullman-lib.smugmug.com/Railroad-R-S/i-GjXMwgB/A

Click on the photo twice for maximum enlargement.

Bob Chaparro

Hemet, CA


Re: B&O Washington D.C. Freight Terminal 1956

kevinhlafferty
 

That's truly amazing, you managed to identify the dirtiest car in that freight yard.

Kevin Lafferty


On Mon, May 3, 2021 at 12:38 PM, Schuyler Larrabee wrote:

You mean behind the C&O coupled to the “Way of the Eagles” that doesn’t have MP reporting marks.  Yes, I think it is, good eye, Tim.  I just noted the ERIE car in the background behind the ?transfer crane?  That has a 60” diamond.

 

Schuyler

 

 

Hide quoted text

 

From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io <main@RealSTMFC.groups.io> On Behalf Of Tim O'Connor
Sent: Sunday, May 02, 2021 7:16 PM
To: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io
Subject: Re: [RealSTMFC] B&O Washington D.C. Freight Terminal 1956

 

 


Is that a weathered Erie box car with the small yellow & black emblem?
Look above the B&O box cars in front, that's the car I mean.


On 5/1/2021 6:57 PM, Scott wrote:

Lot of neat weathering ideas in that photo!

Scott McDonald

https://www.flickr.com/photos/barrigerlibrary/51040509441/


--
Tim O'Connor
Sterling, Massachusetts


Re: Photo: SWPX Tank Car 202 (Shawinigan Chemicals)

Bill Kelly
 


The car is listed in the Canadian Section of the tariff so is listed in imperial gallons. The car is stencilled in US gallons for some reason. The dome is closer to 216 US gallons.
Later,
Bill Kelly
 
Richard Townsend wrote:

And after posting this I see the end lettering says 8,153 gallons. I was looking at the 1955 tank car tariff. I guess the car number got reused or the tank itself was changed.

Richard Townsend
Lincoln City, OR


-----Original Message-----
From: Richard Townsend via groups.io <richtownsend@...>
To: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io <main@RealSTMFC.groups.io>
Sent: Mon, May 3, 2021 2:53 pm
Subject: Re: [RealSTMFC] Photo: SWPX Tank Car 202 (Shawinigan Chemicals)

This tank car had a capacity of 6,760 gallons, and the unusual dome (check out the riveting around it, plus the shape) was 180 gallons. Aluminum tank with heater coils.

Richard Townsend
Lincoln City, OR


-----Original Message-----
From: Bob Chaparro via groups.io <chiefbobbb@...>
To: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io
Sent: Mon, May 3, 2021 9:22 am
Subject: [RealSTMFC] Photo: SWPX Tank Car 202 (Shawinigan Chemicals)

Photo: SWPX Tank Car 202 (Shawinigan Chemicals)
Photo from the Pullman Library:
Click on the photo twice for maximum enlargement.
Built 8-1933. AAR Class 201-A35
Aluminum tank.
Info on the company from the ‘net:
“The Shawinigan Carbide Company, forerunner of Shawinigan Chemicals Limited, was established in 1901 by Thomas Leopold "Carbide" Willson, who invented the carbide manufacturing process in 1892. The plant was sited at Shawinigan Falls, Quebec, in order to take advantage of surplus electric power produced by Shawinigan Water and Power Company, itself established in 1898. In 1909 SWPC gained a controlling interest in Shawinigan Carbide Company and in other Willson companies, and in 1911 reorganized them as the Canada Carbide Company. In 1915 SWPC established the Canadian Electro Products Company to manufacture acetone and other products for the British war effort. With the loss of its markets in 1918, the new company directed its research facilities to the development of chemicals for civilian consumption; thenceforth the company and its successors based their production heavily on original research. In 1927 Canadian Electro Products and Canada Carbide Company were amalgamated as Shawinigan Chemicals Limited.”
Bob Chaparro
Hemet, CA
 



Re: Photo: SWPX Tank Car 202 (Shawinigan Chemicals)

Richard Townsend
 

And after posting this I see the end lettering says 8,153 gallons. I was looking at the 1955 tank car tariff. I guess the car number got reused or the tank itself was changed.

Richard Townsend
Lincoln City, OR


-----Original Message-----
From: Richard Townsend via groups.io <richtownsend@...>
To: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io <main@RealSTMFC.groups.io>
Sent: Mon, May 3, 2021 2:53 pm
Subject: Re: [RealSTMFC] Photo: SWPX Tank Car 202 (Shawinigan Chemicals)

This tank car had a capacity of 6,760 gallons, and the unusual dome (check out the riveting around it, plus the shape) was 180 gallons. Aluminum tank with heater coils.

Richard Townsend
Lincoln City, OR


-----Original Message-----
From: Bob Chaparro via groups.io <chiefbobbb@...>
To: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io
Sent: Mon, May 3, 2021 9:22 am
Subject: [RealSTMFC] Photo: SWPX Tank Car 202 (Shawinigan Chemicals)

Photo: SWPX Tank Car 202 (Shawinigan Chemicals)
Photo from the Pullman Library:
Click on the photo twice for maximum enlargement.
Built 8-1933. AAR Class 201-A35
Aluminum tank.
Info on the company from the ‘net:
“The Shawinigan Carbide Company, forerunner of Shawinigan Chemicals Limited, was established in 1901 by Thomas Leopold "Carbide" Willson, who invented the carbide manufacturing process in 1892. The plant was sited at Shawinigan Falls, Quebec, in order to take advantage of surplus electric power produced by Shawinigan Water and Power Company, itself established in 1898. In 1909 SWPC gained a controlling interest in Shawinigan Carbide Company and in other Willson companies, and in 1911 reorganized them as the Canada Carbide Company. In 1915 SWPC established the Canadian Electro Products Company to manufacture acetone and other products for the British war effort. With the loss of its markets in 1918, the new company directed its research facilities to the development of chemicals for civilian consumption; thenceforth the company and its successors based their production heavily on original research. In 1927 Canadian Electro Products and Canada Carbide Company were amalgamated as Shawinigan Chemicals Limited.”
Bob Chaparro
Hemet, CA


Re: Photo: SWPX Tank Car 202 (Shawinigan Chemicals)

Richard Townsend
 

This tank car had a capacity of 6,760 gallons, and the unusual dome (check out the riveting around it, plus the shape) was 180 gallons. Aluminum tank with heater coils.

Richard Townsend
Lincoln City, OR


-----Original Message-----
From: Bob Chaparro via groups.io <chiefbobbb@...>
To: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io
Sent: Mon, May 3, 2021 9:22 am
Subject: [RealSTMFC] Photo: SWPX Tank Car 202 (Shawinigan Chemicals)

Photo: SWPX Tank Car 202 (Shawinigan Chemicals)
Photo from the Pullman Library:
Click on the photo twice for maximum enlargement.
Built 8-1933. AAR Class 201-A35
Aluminum tank.
Info on the company from the ‘net:
“The Shawinigan Carbide Company, forerunner of Shawinigan Chemicals Limited, was established in 1901 by Thomas Leopold "Carbide" Willson, who invented the carbide manufacturing process in 1892. The plant was sited at Shawinigan Falls, Quebec, in order to take advantage of surplus electric power produced by Shawinigan Water and Power Company, itself established in 1898. In 1909 SWPC gained a controlling interest in Shawinigan Carbide Company and in other Willson companies, and in 1911 reorganized them as the Canada Carbide Company. In 1915 SWPC established the Canadian Electro Products Company to manufacture acetone and other products for the British war effort. With the loss of its markets in 1918, the new company directed its research facilities to the development of chemicals for civilian consumption; thenceforth the company and its successors based their production heavily on original research. In 1927 Canadian Electro Products and Canada Carbide Company were amalgamated as Shawinigan Chemicals Limited.”
Bob Chaparro
Hemet, CA


Re: Mun-Roe

Steve Haas
 

Been wondering about Mike myself.

 

Steve Haas

Snoqualmie, WA

 

 

From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io <main@RealSTMFC.groups.io> On Behalf Of Andy Carlson
Sent: Monday, April 19, 2021 10:20 AM
To: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io
Subject: [RealSTMFC] Mun-Roe

 

How long has it been since we heard from Mike Brock?

-Andy Carlson

Ojai CA

 

On Monday, April 19, 2021, 10:08:59 AM PDT, Benjamin Hom <b.hom@...> wrote:

 

 

Nelson Moyer wrote:

"It must be a pretty slow modeling week for this thread to last this long."

 

Or absent moderators.

 

 

Ben Hom

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