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Re: Shipping Potatoes

Tim O'Connor
 


Clark, is it possible to RE-ORDER the list by DATE ? That might reveal something about seasonal traffic.

Tim O'Connor


On 5/31/2021 2:39 PM, Clark Propst via groups.io wrote:
Here are spuds from the Landmesser M&StL 'hot box' report. Don't fret over cars listed twice please.
RR NO_ SERIES TYPE1 CARGO DATE
ART 18568 17000-19999 RS potatoes    "11-20-49"
ART 20771 20000-20999 RS spuds      "2-28-49"
ART 20771 20000-20999 RS spuds      "2-26-49"
ART 26295 26000-26299 RS spuds      "1-23-49"
ART 26295 26000-26299 RS spuds      "1-23-49"
BREX 74633 74400-74697 RS spuds      "1-23-48"
BREX 75421 75000-75999 RS spuds      "2-1-49"
BREX 75920 75000-75999 RS spuds      "2-12-49"
BREX 78540 78200-78699 RS potatoes    "8-26-48"
FDEX 9327 9300-9499 RS spuds      "2-16-50"
FGEX 35842 32100-35898 RS potatoes    "2-24-49"
FGEX 35989 35900-35999 RS spuds      "3-16-50"
FGEX 50066 50000-51999 RS potatoes    "9-23-48"
FGEX 55470 55000-55499 RS spuds 1/9/59
FGEX 57006 57000-58899 RS spuds 10/4/59
FGEX 57006 57000-58999 RS spuds 10/5/59
FGEX 57512 57000-58999 RS spuds      "1-5-49"
FGEX 58185 57000-58899 RS spuds 12/2/59
FGEX 59027 59000-59999 RS spuds      "1-16-49"
IC 50429 spuds      "1-31-49"
IC 502271 spuds      "1-9-50"
MDT 45496 44000-46750 RS spuds      "2-3-48"
MKT 50749 potatoes    "1-4-48"
NP 92574 92000-92950 RS spuds      "2-9-50"
NP 92787 92000-92950 RS spuds      "2-7-50"
NP 94784 94400-94920 RS spuds      "2-15-50"
NRC 3078 3000-3199 RS spuds      "2-3-49"
NRC 14004 14000-14999 RS potatoes    "3-25-48"
NWX 1238 1000-3899 RS potatoes    "1-6-50"
NWX 1238 1000-3899 RS spuds      "1-6-50"
NWX 2112 1000-3899 RS spuds      "3-6-49"
NWX 2112 1000-3899 RS spuds      "3-6-49"
NWX 2112 1000-3899 RS spuds      "3-7-49"
NWY 1479 spuds      "2-7-50"
PFE 60637 60001-62500 RS spuds      "2-2-49"
PFE 60644 60001-62500 RS potatoes    "2-14-48"
PFE 63455 62501-68900 RS potatoes    "7-13-49"
PHIX 40655 spuds 1/22/59
PRR 52285 49314-57641 XM potatoes    "9-5-48"
SFRD 4130 spuds      "2-13-50"
SFRD 8819 8100-10869 RS spuds      "8-21-48"
SFRD 10536 8100-10869 RS spuds      "10-18-49"
SFRD 10613 8100-10869 RS potatoes    "1-6-50"
SFRD 10613 8100-10869 RS spuds      "1-6-50"
SFRD 14039 11432-14231 RS spuds 2/14/59
SFRD 14479 14280-15399 RS spuds      "2-27-50"
SFRD 14953 14280-15399 RS spuds      "2-27-49"
SFRD 14953 14280-15399 RS spuds      "2-28-49"
SFRD 24779 24451-24950 RS spuds      "2-25-50"
SFRD 25085 24951-25450 RS spuds      "12-14-48"
SFRD 25633 25451-25950 RS spuds      "2-5-49"
SFRD 25633 25451-25950 RS spuds      "2-3-49"
SFRD 25685 25451-25950 RS spuds      "3-9-50"
SFRD 31307 31256-31375 RS potatoes    "2-18-49"
SFRD 32425 31656-33155 RS potatoes    "3-24-48"
SFRD 32493 31656-33155 RS spuds      "2-6-50"
SFRD 35277 35000-35999 RS spuds      "1-25-50"
SFRD 36026 36000-36300 RS spuds      "2-1-50"
SFRD 36272 36000-36300 RS spuds      "2-28-49"
T&NO ? potatoes    "9-2-48"
URTX 4527 4500-4599 RS spuds      "1-30-49"
URTX 4628 4600-4699 RS potatoes    "3-22-48"
WFE 71162 71035-71184 RS spuds 9/13/59
WFEX 49260 49000-49999 RS spuds      "1-17-50"
WFEX 66160 65000-66349 RS potatoes    "7-11-49"
WFEX 66333 65000-66349 RS spuds      "8-5-49"
WFEX 66339 65000-66349 RS spuds      "3-4-48"
WFEX 67396 67000-67846 RS spuds      "2-6-50"
WFEX 72334 72180-72404 RS spuds      "3-6-50"
WFEX 72395 72180-72404 RS spuds      "1-17-50"
WFGX 67066 67000-67846 RS spuds 2/28/59
 







































           
           
           
           
           
           
           
           
           
           
           
           
           
           
           
           
           
           
           
           
           
           
           
           
           
           
           
           
           
           
           
           
           
           
           
           
           
           
           
           
           
           
           
           
           
           
           
           
           
           
           
           
           
           
           
           
           
           
           
           
           
           
           
           
           
           
           
           
           
           
           
           
RR NO_ SERIES TYPE1 CARGO DATE
ART 18568 17000-19999 RS potatoes    "11-20-49"
ART 20771 20000-20999 RS spuds      "2-28-49"
ART 20771 20000-20999 RS spuds      "2-26-49"
ART 26295 26000-26299 RS spuds      "1-23-49"
ART 26295 26000-26299 RS spuds      "1-23-49"
BREX 74633 74400-74697 RS spuds      "1-23-48"
BREX 75421 75000-75999 RS spuds      "2-1-49"
BREX 75920 75000-75999 RS spuds      "2-12-49"
BREX 78540 78200-78699 RS potatoes    "8-26-48"
FDEX 9327 9300-9499 RS spuds      "2-16-50"
FGEX 35842 32100-35898 RS potatoes    "2-24-49"
FGEX 35989 35900-35999 RS spuds      "3-16-50"
FGEX 50066 50000-51999 RS potatoes    "9-23-48"
FGEX 55470 55000-55499 RS spuds 1/9/59
FGEX 57006 57000-58899 RS spuds 10/4/59
FGEX 57006 57000-58999 RS spuds 10/5/59
FGEX 57512 57000-58999 RS spuds      "1-5-49"
FGEX 58185 57000-58899 RS spuds 12/2/59
FGEX 59027 59000-59999 RS spuds      "1-16-49"
IC 50429 spuds      "1-31-49"
IC 502271 spuds      "1-9-50"
MDT 45496 44000-46750 RS spuds      "2-3-48"
MKT 50749 potatoes    "1-4-48"
NP 92574 92000-92950 RS spuds      "2-9-50"
NP 92787 92000-92950 RS spuds      "2-7-50"
NP 94784 94400-94920 RS spuds      "2-15-50"
NRC 3078 3000-3199 RS spuds      "2-3-49"
NRC 14004 14000-14999 RS potatoes    "3-25-48"
NWX 1238 1000-3899 RS potatoes    "1-6-50"
NWX 1238 1000-3899 RS spuds      "1-6-50"
NWX 2112 1000-3899 RS spuds      "3-6-49"
NWX 2112 1000-3899 RS spuds      "3-6-49"
NWX 2112 1000-3899 RS spuds      "3-7-49"
NWY 1479 spuds      "2-7-50"
PFE 60637 60001-62500 RS spuds      "2-2-49"
PFE 60644 60001-62500 RS potatoes    "2-14-48"
PFE 63455 62501-68900 RS potatoes    "7-13-49"
PHIX 40655 spuds 1/22/59
PRR 52285 49314-57641 XM potatoes    "9-5-48"
SFRD 4130 spuds      "2-13-50"
SFRD 8819 8100-10869 RS spuds      "8-21-48"
SFRD 10536 8100-10869 RS spuds      "10-18-49"
SFRD 10613 8100-10869 RS potatoes    "1-6-50"
SFRD 10613 8100-10869 RS spuds      "1-6-50"
SFRD 14039 11432-14231 RS spuds 2/14/59
SFRD 14479 14280-15399 RS spuds      "2-27-50"
SFRD 14953 14280-15399 RS spuds      "2-27-49"
SFRD 14953 14280-15399 RS spuds      "2-28-49"
SFRD 24779 24451-24950 RS spuds      "2-25-50"
SFRD 25085 24951-25450 RS spuds      "12-14-48"
SFRD 25633 25451-25950 RS spuds      "2-5-49"
SFRD 25633 25451-25950 RS spuds      "2-3-49"
SFRD 25685 25451-25950 RS spuds      "3-9-50"
SFRD 31307 31256-31375 RS potatoes    "2-18-49"
SFRD 32425 31656-33155 RS potatoes    "3-24-48"
SFRD 32493 31656-33155 RS spuds      "2-6-50"
SFRD 35277 35000-35999 RS spuds      "1-25-50"
SFRD 36026 36000-36300 RS spuds      "2-1-50"
SFRD 36272 36000-36300 RS spuds      "2-28-49"
T&NO ? potatoes    "9-2-48"
URTX 4527 4500-4599 RS spuds      "1-30-49"
URTX 4628 4600-4699 RS potatoes    "3-22-48"
WFE 71162 71035-71184 RS spuds 9/13/59
WFEX 49260 49000-49999 RS spuds      "1-17-50"
WFEX 66160 65000-66349 RS potatoes    "7-11-49"
WFEX 66333 65000-66349 RS spuds      "8-5-49"
WFEX 66339 65000-66349 RS spuds      "3-4-48"
WFEX 67396 67000-67846 RS spuds      "2-6-50"
WFEX 72334 72180-72404 RS spuds      "3-6-50"
WFEX 72395 72180-72404 RS spuds      "1-17-50"
WFGX 67066 67000-67846 RS spuds 2/28/59
 

--
Tim O'Connor
Sterling, Massachusetts


Re: Photo: End Door Boxcar With Bus (1946)

Brian Stokes
 

I wondered the same thing. The back door perhaps lined up with the box car doors?

--
Brian Stokes
North Point Street in Proto:48


Re: wooden matchsticks...

al_brown03
 

Measuring a stick from the nearest box, it's about 10" x 10" in HO.

Hth,

Al Brown, Melbourne, Fla.


wooden matchsticks...

Ray Hutchison
 

I hoping that someone might be able to tell me what HO scale size a wooden matchstick might be?  In addition to modeling scrap wood for lumber cars, I'm wondering about stakes for gondola loads and the like-they are too large for the pockets on Central Valley and other models, but maybe if they are split in half?  (I'm not certain I'm getting a good reading from my HO scale ruler, and/or my eyes may not be picking it up correctly.)  

Thank you,

Ray Hutchison
Green Bay WI


Re: Photo: Pacific Great Eastern Reefer 819 (Circa 1950s)

greg kennelly
 

Further to my earlier post regarding the PGE’s 40' wood refrigerator cars, I have come across an old notebook with some information I extracted more than 45 years ago from a Pacific Great Eastern Railway Equipment Record  held at the Provincial Archives of British Columbia and realized that my statement that numbers 807 - 809 were never used was not correct.  It is true that 807 was never assigned but the 20 NRC cars were originally placed in the 808 - 827 series.  The document in the Archives indicated that all were purchased second-hand “circa 1948" - thanks to Roger, I now know “sometime in 1946" - for $544.35 (+/- $0.01) each and all were listed as built in 1924 (even though all the cars that received the aluminum paint scheme were stencilled  “BUILT 11/22").  Their interesting story up to the arrival of the all-steel refrigerators in series 820 - 824 in October 1954 follows:

808          Rebuilt 4/9/53     Re#’d 816 (2nd), value $3793.08       
809          Written off 1952
810          Rebuilt 1952, value $3793.10,       
811 (1st)  Written off 1952;                                811 (2nd)     Rebuilt aft 8/15/52* from 825, value $3793.08
812          Rebuilt 1952, value $$3793.08
813 (1st)  Written off 1952;                                813 (2nd)    Rebuilt aft 8/15/52* from 820, value $3793.08
814          Rebuilt 2/7/54, value $3793.08   
815 (1st)  Written off 1952;                                815 (2nd)    Rebuilt 4/8/53 from 823, value $3793.08
816 (1st)  Written off 1951;                                816 (2nd)    Rebuilt 4/9/53 from 808, value $3793.08
817          1955 value $544.34
818 (1st)  Written off 1952;                                818 (2nd)    Re#’d from 827, 5/14/53, value $544.34
819          1955 value 544.34
820          See 813 (2nd)*
821          Written off 1954         (Still in “patched-out” P.G.E.Ry livery 7/15/53)
822          Written off 1952
823          See 815 (2nd)
824          Written off 1951
825          See 811 (2nd)*
826          Written off 1951
827          See 818 (2nd)                                    * both in FCR in a Stan Styles photo of this date
                                                                             and were rebuilt, repainted and weighed by 12/52
Regards,
Greg Kennelly


Re: Shipping Potatoes

Steve SANDIFER
 

Watch this video

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OcXUD_44jHc

especially beginning about 10:00 into it.

 

 

J. Stephen Sandifer

 

From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io <main@RealSTMFC.groups.io> On Behalf Of Jim and Barbara van Gaasbeek
Sent: Monday, May 31, 2021 11:20 AM
To: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io
Subject: Re: [RealSTMFC] Shipping Potatoes

 

That Trains article may have been Case History of a Spud Train, by David P Morgan, September, 1953, page 60.

 

Jim van Gaasbeek

Irvine, CA


Re: Photo: Pacific Great Eastern Reefer 819 (Circa 1950s)

greg kennelly
 

Thanks to Ed and Roger for the information in their posts. To round out the story on PGE wood refrigerators, here are a couple of Ernie Plant photos of the other two series: 801 - 803, built new for the PGE in 1914 by National Steel car; and 804 - 806, acquired second-hand sometime between October 1939 (when there were only 3 refrigerators shown in the ORER) and July 1942 (when there were 6 listed).  The photos were both taken in Vancouver, BC; 802 on July 11, 1943 and 804 on March 10, 1944.  I don’t have a firm date for the introduction of the diamond-shaped PGE logo, which was red, blue, and black on the yellow cars (roof, fascia, and ends were FCR) according to the late Ed Aldridge, a former PGE machinist.  There is no record of numbers 807 - 809 being used.  805 was reported destroyed apparently sometime between July 1945 and April 1947.  It would be nice to find the ORERs that show the decrease to 5 refrigerators before the arrival of the 20 former NRC cars and the increase from 3 to 6 refrigerators in the 1939 - 1942 period to help tie down the dates.

Regards,
Greg Kennelly


Re: Photo: End Door Boxcar With Bus (1946)

Charles Happel
 

Maybe he was shipped with it. ;-P

Chuck Happel

“The whole problem with the world is that fools and fanatics are always so certain of themselves, and wiser people so full of doubts.”
Bertrand Russell


On Monday, May 31, 2021, 04:24:31 PM EDT, Tony Thompson <tony@...> wrote:


How did the driver get into the bus to drive it out of the car?  Through a side window?  

Practice, practice, practice.

Tony Thompson




Re: Photo: End Door Boxcar With Bus (1946)

Tony Thompson
 

How did the driver get into the bus to drive it out of the car?  Through a side window?  

Practice, practice, practice.

Tony Thompson




Re: Photo: End Door Boxcar With Bus (1946)

StephenK
 

How did the driver get into the bus to drive it out of the car?  Through a side window?  

Steve Kay


Re: Shipping Potatoes

Clark Propst
 

Here are spuds from the Landmesser M&StL 'hot box' report. Don't fret over cars listed twice please.
RR NO_ SERIES TYPE1 CARGO DATE
ART 18568 17000-19999 RS potatoes    "11-20-49"
ART 20771 20000-20999 RS spuds      "2-28-49"
ART 20771 20000-20999 RS spuds      "2-26-49"
ART 26295 26000-26299 RS spuds      "1-23-49"
ART 26295 26000-26299 RS spuds      "1-23-49"
BREX 74633 74400-74697 RS spuds      "1-23-48"
BREX 75421 75000-75999 RS spuds      "2-1-49"
BREX 75920 75000-75999 RS spuds      "2-12-49"
BREX 78540 78200-78699 RS potatoes    "8-26-48"
FDEX 9327 9300-9499 RS spuds      "2-16-50"
FGEX 35842 32100-35898 RS potatoes    "2-24-49"
FGEX 35989 35900-35999 RS spuds      "3-16-50"
FGEX 50066 50000-51999 RS potatoes    "9-23-48"
FGEX 55470 55000-55499 RS spuds 1/9/59
FGEX 57006 57000-58899 RS spuds 10/4/59
FGEX 57006 57000-58999 RS spuds 10/5/59
FGEX 57512 57000-58999 RS spuds      "1-5-49"
FGEX 58185 57000-58899 RS spuds 12/2/59
FGEX 59027 59000-59999 RS spuds      "1-16-49"
IC 50429 spuds      "1-31-49"
IC 502271 spuds      "1-9-50"
MDT 45496 44000-46750 RS spuds      "2-3-48"
MKT 50749 potatoes    "1-4-48"
NP 92574 92000-92950 RS spuds      "2-9-50"
NP 92787 92000-92950 RS spuds      "2-7-50"
NP 94784 94400-94920 RS spuds      "2-15-50"
NRC 3078 3000-3199 RS spuds      "2-3-49"
NRC 14004 14000-14999 RS potatoes    "3-25-48"
NWX 1238 1000-3899 RS potatoes    "1-6-50"
NWX 1238 1000-3899 RS spuds      "1-6-50"
NWX 2112 1000-3899 RS spuds      "3-6-49"
NWX 2112 1000-3899 RS spuds      "3-6-49"
NWX 2112 1000-3899 RS spuds      "3-7-49"
NWY 1479 spuds      "2-7-50"
PFE 60637 60001-62500 RS spuds      "2-2-49"
PFE 60644 60001-62500 RS potatoes    "2-14-48"
PFE 63455 62501-68900 RS potatoes    "7-13-49"
PHIX 40655 spuds 1/22/59
PRR 52285 49314-57641 XM potatoes    "9-5-48"
SFRD 4130 spuds      "2-13-50"
SFRD 8819 8100-10869 RS spuds      "8-21-48"
SFRD 10536 8100-10869 RS spuds      "10-18-49"
SFRD 10613 8100-10869 RS potatoes    "1-6-50"
SFRD 10613 8100-10869 RS spuds      "1-6-50"
SFRD 14039 11432-14231 RS spuds 2/14/59
SFRD 14479 14280-15399 RS spuds      "2-27-50"
SFRD 14953 14280-15399 RS spuds      "2-27-49"
SFRD 14953 14280-15399 RS spuds      "2-28-49"
SFRD 24779 24451-24950 RS spuds      "2-25-50"
SFRD 25085 24951-25450 RS spuds      "12-14-48"
SFRD 25633 25451-25950 RS spuds      "2-5-49"
SFRD 25633 25451-25950 RS spuds      "2-3-49"
SFRD 25685 25451-25950 RS spuds      "3-9-50"
SFRD 31307 31256-31375 RS potatoes    "2-18-49"
SFRD 32425 31656-33155 RS potatoes    "3-24-48"
SFRD 32493 31656-33155 RS spuds      "2-6-50"
SFRD 35277 35000-35999 RS spuds      "1-25-50"
SFRD 36026 36000-36300 RS spuds      "2-1-50"
SFRD 36272 36000-36300 RS spuds      "2-28-49"
T&NO ? potatoes    "9-2-48"
URTX 4527 4500-4599 RS spuds      "1-30-49"
URTX 4628 4600-4699 RS potatoes    "3-22-48"
WFE 71162 71035-71184 RS spuds 9/13/59
WFEX 49260 49000-49999 RS spuds      "1-17-50"
WFEX 66160 65000-66349 RS potatoes    "7-11-49"
WFEX 66333 65000-66349 RS spuds      "8-5-49"
WFEX 66339 65000-66349 RS spuds      "3-4-48"
WFEX 67396 67000-67846 RS spuds      "2-6-50"
WFEX 72334 72180-72404 RS spuds      "3-6-50"
WFEX 72395 72180-72404 RS spuds      "1-17-50"
WFGX 67066 67000-67846 RS spuds 2/28/59
 







































           
           
           
           
           
           
           
           
           
           
           
           
           
           
           
           
           
           
           
           
           
           
           
           
           
           
           
           
           
           
           
           
           
           
           
           
           
           
           
           
           
           
           
           
           
           
           
           
           
           
           
           
           
           
           
           
           
           
           
           
           
           
           
           
           
           
           
           
           
           
           
           
RR NO_ SERIES TYPE1 CARGO DATE
ART 18568 17000-19999 RS potatoes    "11-20-49"
ART 20771 20000-20999 RS spuds      "2-28-49"
ART 20771 20000-20999 RS spuds      "2-26-49"
ART 26295 26000-26299 RS spuds      "1-23-49"
ART 26295 26000-26299 RS spuds      "1-23-49"
BREX 74633 74400-74697 RS spuds      "1-23-48"
BREX 75421 75000-75999 RS spuds      "2-1-49"
BREX 75920 75000-75999 RS spuds      "2-12-49"
BREX 78540 78200-78699 RS potatoes    "8-26-48"
FDEX 9327 9300-9499 RS spuds      "2-16-50"
FGEX 35842 32100-35898 RS potatoes    "2-24-49"
FGEX 35989 35900-35999 RS spuds      "3-16-50"
FGEX 50066 50000-51999 RS potatoes    "9-23-48"
FGEX 55470 55000-55499 RS spuds 1/9/59
FGEX 57006 57000-58899 RS spuds 10/4/59
FGEX 57006 57000-58999 RS spuds 10/5/59
FGEX 57512 57000-58999 RS spuds      "1-5-49"
FGEX 58185 57000-58899 RS spuds 12/2/59
FGEX 59027 59000-59999 RS spuds      "1-16-49"
IC 50429 spuds      "1-31-49"
IC 502271 spuds      "1-9-50"
MDT 45496 44000-46750 RS spuds      "2-3-48"
MKT 50749 potatoes    "1-4-48"
NP 92574 92000-92950 RS spuds      "2-9-50"
NP 92787 92000-92950 RS spuds      "2-7-50"
NP 94784 94400-94920 RS spuds      "2-15-50"
NRC 3078 3000-3199 RS spuds      "2-3-49"
NRC 14004 14000-14999 RS potatoes    "3-25-48"
NWX 1238 1000-3899 RS potatoes    "1-6-50"
NWX 1238 1000-3899 RS spuds      "1-6-50"
NWX 2112 1000-3899 RS spuds      "3-6-49"
NWX 2112 1000-3899 RS spuds      "3-6-49"
NWX 2112 1000-3899 RS spuds      "3-7-49"
NWY 1479 spuds      "2-7-50"
PFE 60637 60001-62500 RS spuds      "2-2-49"
PFE 60644 60001-62500 RS potatoes    "2-14-48"
PFE 63455 62501-68900 RS potatoes    "7-13-49"
PHIX 40655 spuds 1/22/59
PRR 52285 49314-57641 XM potatoes    "9-5-48"
SFRD 4130 spuds      "2-13-50"
SFRD 8819 8100-10869 RS spuds      "8-21-48"
SFRD 10536 8100-10869 RS spuds      "10-18-49"
SFRD 10613 8100-10869 RS potatoes    "1-6-50"
SFRD 10613 8100-10869 RS spuds      "1-6-50"
SFRD 14039 11432-14231 RS spuds 2/14/59
SFRD 14479 14280-15399 RS spuds      "2-27-50"
SFRD 14953 14280-15399 RS spuds      "2-27-49"
SFRD 14953 14280-15399 RS spuds      "2-28-49"
SFRD 24779 24451-24950 RS spuds      "2-25-50"
SFRD 25085 24951-25450 RS spuds      "12-14-48"
SFRD 25633 25451-25950 RS spuds      "2-5-49"
SFRD 25633 25451-25950 RS spuds      "2-3-49"
SFRD 25685 25451-25950 RS spuds      "3-9-50"
SFRD 31307 31256-31375 RS potatoes    "2-18-49"
SFRD 32425 31656-33155 RS potatoes    "3-24-48"
SFRD 32493 31656-33155 RS spuds      "2-6-50"
SFRD 35277 35000-35999 RS spuds      "1-25-50"
SFRD 36026 36000-36300 RS spuds      "2-1-50"
SFRD 36272 36000-36300 RS spuds      "2-28-49"
T&NO ? potatoes    "9-2-48"
URTX 4527 4500-4599 RS spuds      "1-30-49"
URTX 4628 4600-4699 RS potatoes    "3-22-48"
WFE 71162 71035-71184 RS spuds 9/13/59
WFEX 49260 49000-49999 RS spuds      "1-17-50"
WFEX 66160 65000-66349 RS potatoes    "7-11-49"
WFEX 66333 65000-66349 RS spuds      "8-5-49"
WFEX 66339 65000-66349 RS spuds      "3-4-48"
WFEX 67396 67000-67846 RS spuds      "2-6-50"
WFEX 72334 72180-72404 RS spuds      "3-6-50"
WFEX 72395 72180-72404 RS spuds      "1-17-50"
WFGX 67066 67000-67846 RS spuds 2/28/59
 


Re: Milwaukee Road Stock Car 104581

Eric Hansmann
 

A very nice presentation and model, Lester. I know resin stock car kits require another layer of patience to remove flash and to get the details right. 


Eric Hansmann
Murfreesboro, TN

On May 30, 2021, at 4:24 PM, Lester Breuer <rforailroad@...> wrote:

I have built a Westerfield Milwaukee Road Stock Car, class SM, I numbered 104581.  My build included adding to car width, milling running board and new styrene built ladders.  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: The Helium Industry on the Santa Fe Railway - Tank Cars and Videos

Charles Greene
 

Whoops! That derrick shows up in Bob Chaparro's submission on 5/30/21 of the end-door boxcar, not in the Miller Bros. video....

        -Chuck

On Mon, May 31, 2021 at 11:55 AM Charles Greene via groups.io <greenec1144=gmail.com@groups.io> wrote:
I'll second Scott's enthusiasm. I haven't watched the helium subject videos yet, but I have looked at the Milller Bros. production. It was absolutely captivating since so much of it centers on what for me were the "golden" years of railroading: the early 20th century. The views of workaday railroading during that time are super!  Also, that unusual AT&SF mallet is fascinating to ponder. The incidental details are wonderful, too: I have a stiff-leg derrick kit I bought a long time ago thinking I could incorporate it into the 1920s-era I model. I've hesitated to include it, though, because the few photos I've seen of them were taken in earlier times. However, the Miller Bros. video shows one with operator at the crank in the view of a 1946 passenger bus being off-loaded from an end-door boxcar. So those derricks stuck around! 

          -Chuck Greene


Re: The Helium Industry on the Santa Fe Railway - Tank Cars and Videos

Charles Greene
 

I'll second Scott's enthusiasm. I haven't watched the helium subject videos yet, but I have looked at the Milller Bros. production. It was absolutely captivating since so much of it centers on what for me were the "golden" years of railroading: the early 20th century. The views of workaday railroading during that time are super!  Also, that unusual AT&SF mallet is fascinating to ponder. The incidental details are wonderful, too: I have a stiff-leg derrick kit I bought a long time ago thinking I could incorporate it into the 1920s-era I model. I've hesitated to include it, though, because the few photos I've seen of them were taken in earlier times. However, the Miller Bros. video shows one with operator at the crank in the view of a 1946 passenger bus being off-loaded from an end-door boxcar. So those derricks stuck around! 

          -Chuck Greene


Photo: NKP Gondola 65072 With Wood Beam Load

Bob Chaparro
 

Photo: NKP Gondola 65072 With Wood Beam Load

Photo from the Lane County History Museum:

https://s3.amazonaws.com/pastperfectonline/images/museum_796/009/gn2943.jpg

Description:

“Freight car loaded with wooden beams processed by Booth-Kelly Lumber Company.”

Bob Chaparro

Hemet, CA


Re: Shipping Potatoes

Ralph W. Brown
 

Hi Bob,
 
I lived on Long Island (NY) in the ‘40s, ‘50s and ‘60s.  When we lived in the Bellerose section of Queens, wen could look out our back windows onto a farm that grew, among other things, potatoes!  Potatoes were a big crop on Long Island and, of course, we deemed them the best, but I recall that the local A&P offered Maine and Idaho potatoes as well, so I’d say potatoes definitely traveled significant distances.
 
Pax,
    
 
Ralph Brown
Portland, Maine
PRRT&HS No. 3966
NMRA No. L2532

rbrown51[at]maine[dot]rr[dot]com
 

From: Bob Chaparro via groups.io
Sent: Monday, May 31, 2021 2:18 AM
To: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io
Subject: [RealSTMFC] Shipping Potatoes
 

Shipping Potatoes

For the time period of this group, would the primary potato varieties have been shipped long distances (let’s say 2,000 miles-plus) or would they have been typically  limited to regional transport?

Thanks.

Bob Chaparro

Hemet, CA


Re: Shipping Potatoes

Tim O'Connor
 


That sounds like it... I read it in the 1960's when I was reading through my Dad's train magazine collection.

Tim O'Connor

On 5/31/2021 12:19 PM, Jim and Barbara van Gaasbeek wrote:

That Trains article may have been Case History of a Spud Train, by David P Morgan, September, 1953, page 60.

 

Jim van Gaasbeek

Irvine, CA



--
Tim O'Connor
Sterling, Massachusetts


Re: Shipping Potatoes

Jim and Barbara van Gaasbeek
 

That Trains article may have been Case History of a Spud Train, by David P Morgan, September, 1953, page 60.

 

Jim van Gaasbeek

Irvine, CA


Re: Shipping Potatoes

Dave Parker
 

1.  Message 154950 can be retrieved by using the groups.io Messages page, and searching for the message number.  It appears near the bottom of the page of the search results.

2.  I can't see how there can be an answer to Bob's question "for the time period of this group" -- which is 1900 to 1960.  A more productive discussion might be had by reposing the question for, e.g., the 1950s.
--
Dave Parker
Swall Meadows, CA


Re: Shipping Potatoes

John Moore
 


-- I can't get to your 154950. post.  I only get a post which references 154950.- not the post.

Thanks




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