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Re: C&O 40ft steel gondola and a flat with removable milk containers - Renovo PA 1952

Dennis Storzek <destorzek@...>
 

On Fri, Jun 11, 2021 at 09:28 AM, Bob Chaparro wrote:
Interesting trucks under the flat car.
They are express trucks. These were express cars, equipped for passenger service. If you enlarge the pic and look closely under the end of the hopper, you can see the steam line connector on the flatcar...
Dennis Storzek


Re: C&O 40ft steel gondola and a flat with removable milk containers - Renovo PA 1952

Bob Chaparro
 

Interesting trucks under the flat car.
Bob Chaparro
Hemet, CA


Re: Rapido USRA Single Sheath Boxcar announced

Ralph W. Brown
 

Yes, a typo. Ugh.

Thanks for the clarification.


Ralph Brown
Portland, Maine
PRRT&HS No. 3966
NMRA No. L2532

rbrown51[at]maine[dot]rr[dot]com

-----Original Message-----
From: Eric Hansmann
Sent: Friday, June 11, 2021 12:23 PM
To: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io
Subject: Re: [RealSTMFC] Rapido USRA Single Sheath Boxcar announced

I think Ralph had a typo in the Pennsy car class. The USRA single-sheathed
boxcars were the X26 class on the PRR.


Eric Hansmann
Murfreesboro, TN

-----Original Message-----
From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io <main@RealSTMFC.groups.io> On Behalf Of Ralph
W. Brown
Sent: Friday, June 11, 2021 11:14 AM
To: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io
Subject: Re: [RealSTMFC] Rapido USRA Single Sheath Boxcar announced

Hi Gerald, et al.,

Rapido is offering the PRR X36, aka USRA single sheathed boxcar, with both
Youngstown and Creco doors. The website, however, shows the six car sets of
both versions will have the same six car numbers. I hoping that changes.

Pax,


Ralph Brown
Portland, Maine
PRRT&HS No. 3966
NMRA No. L2532

rbrown51[at]maine[dot]rr[dot]com
-----Original Message-----
From: Gerald Henriksen
Sent: Friday, June 11, 2021 11:32 AM
To: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io
Subject: Re: [RealSTMFC] Rapido USRA Single Sheath Boxcar announced

On Thu, 10 Jun 2021 19:43:41 -0400, you wrote:

Just announced on a Facebook Live, newsletter and website will show it
sometime tomorrow.

- 3 different doors
- Ann Arbor, B&O, C&O, CNJ, C&NW, D&H, MEC, MILW, N&W, NYC, Pennsy,
Reading, SP, + 1 more couldn't see (I think I got the list correct from
the image they showed on the livestream).
Website now live:
https://rapidotrains.com/products/ho-scale/freight-cars/ho-scale-usra-single
-sheathed-wood-boxcar

Or the PDF brochure:
https://files.constantcontact.com/b02e8bb6001/276e9961-da24-414c-abcb-7f7b57
a59af7.pdf


Re: Rapido USRA Single Sheath Boxcar announced

Eric Hansmann
 

I think Ralph had a typo in the Pennsy car class. The USRA single-sheathed
boxcars were the X26 class on the PRR.


Eric Hansmann
Murfreesboro, TN

-----Original Message-----
From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io <main@RealSTMFC.groups.io> On Behalf Of Ralph
W. Brown
Sent: Friday, June 11, 2021 11:14 AM
To: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io
Subject: Re: [RealSTMFC] Rapido USRA Single Sheath Boxcar announced

Hi Gerald, et al.,

Rapido is offering the PRR X36, aka USRA single sheathed boxcar, with both
Youngstown and Creco doors. The website, however, shows the six car sets of
both versions will have the same six car numbers. I hoping that changes.

Pax,


Ralph Brown
Portland, Maine
PRRT&HS No. 3966
NMRA No. L2532

rbrown51[at]maine[dot]rr[dot]com
-----Original Message-----
From: Gerald Henriksen
Sent: Friday, June 11, 2021 11:32 AM
To: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io
Subject: Re: [RealSTMFC] Rapido USRA Single Sheath Boxcar announced

On Thu, 10 Jun 2021 19:43:41 -0400, you wrote:

Just announced on a Facebook Live, newsletter and website will show it
sometime tomorrow.

- 3 different doors
- Ann Arbor, B&O, C&O, CNJ, C&NW, D&H, MEC, MILW, N&W, NYC, Pennsy,
Reading, SP, + 1 more couldn't see (I think I got the list correct from
the image they showed on the livestream).
Website now live:
https://rapidotrains.com/products/ho-scale/freight-cars/ho-scale-usra-single
-sheathed-wood-boxcar

Or the PDF brochure:
https://files.constantcontact.com/b02e8bb6001/276e9961-da24-414c-abcb-7f7b57
a59af7.pdf


Re: Rapido USRA Single Sheath Boxcar announced

Ralph W. Brown
 

Hi Gerald, et al.,

Rapido is offering the PRR X36, aka USRA single sheathed boxcar, with both Youngstown and Creco doors. The website, however, shows the six car sets of both versions will have the same six car numbers. I hoping that changes.

Pax,


Ralph Brown
Portland, Maine
PRRT&HS No. 3966
NMRA No. L2532

rbrown51[at]maine[dot]rr[dot]com

-----Original Message-----
From: Gerald Henriksen
Sent: Friday, June 11, 2021 11:32 AM
To: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io
Subject: Re: [RealSTMFC] Rapido USRA Single Sheath Boxcar announced

On Thu, 10 Jun 2021 19:43:41 -0400, you wrote:

Just announced on a Facebook Live, newsletter and website will show it
sometime tomorrow.

- 3 different doors
- Ann Arbor, B&O, C&O, CNJ, C&NW, D&H, MEC, MILW, N&W, NYC, Pennsy,
Reading, SP, + 1 more couldn't see (I think I got the list correct
from the image they showed on the livestream).
Website now live:
https://rapidotrains.com/products/ho-scale/freight-cars/ho-scale-usra-single-sheathed-wood-boxcar

Or the PDF brochure:
https://files.constantcontact.com/b02e8bb6001/276e9961-da24-414c-abcb-7f7b57a59af7.pdf


Re: Rapido USRA Single Sheath Boxcar announced

Ken Adams
 

Tichy can maybe retire the old Gould molding? The Rapido RTR versions will probably cost at least 4 times as much. But not having to drill the holes for grab irons may be worth it. 
--
Ken Adams
Still in splendid Shelter In Place solitude, about half way up Walnut Creek
Owner PlasticFreightCarBuilders@groups.io


Re: Rapido USRA Single Sheath Boxcar announced

Gerald Henriksen
 

On Thu, 10 Jun 2021 19:43:41 -0400, you wrote:

Just announced on a Facebook Live, newsletter and website will show it
sometime tomorrow.

- 3 different doors
- Ann Arbor, B&O, C&O, CNJ, C&NW, D&H, MEC, MILW, N&W, NYC, Pennsy,
Reading, SP, + 1 more couldn't see (I think I got the list correct
from the image they showed on the livestream).
Website now live:
https://rapidotrains.com/products/ho-scale/freight-cars/ho-scale-usra-single-sheathed-wood-boxcar

Or the PDF brochure:
https://files.constantcontact.com/b02e8bb6001/276e9961-da24-414c-abcb-7f7b57a59af7.pdf


Re: Fw: [RealSTMFC] Whose door?

Tim O'Connor
 


Scott, that is correct. This car was delivered with the earlier Pullman Standard propriety door design.


On 6/10/2021 9:00 PM, Scott H. Haycock wrote:
I think this could be a replacement door- too new for your era, Clark. The car has a 1973 date on it, and the car to the left is sans a running board. 

Scott Haycock
Modeling Tarheel country in the Land of Enchantm
ent

On 06/10/2021 6:42 PM Benjamin Hom <b.hom@...> wrote:
 
 
 
Clark Propst asked:
"Anyone know who made this door?"
 
Pullman-Standard.  Part available in HO from Moloco.
 
 
Ben Hom


--
Tim O'Connor
Sterling, Massachusetts


Re: Rapido USRA Single Sheath Boxcar announced

William Dale
 

The CNJ cars, how many I don’t know, where upgraded to AB brakes. From photos it appears when they were shopped, they also got the small Lady Liberty herald. I have never seen any other roof combinations either. There is a very common photo, in color, of this class stenciled for the L&NE, MOW car. This was post 1961, as the L&NE never had these. It was the Lehigh & New England Railway.


Re: Who's door?

akerboomk
 

Looks a lot like a “later?” Pullman Standard design?

 

https://www.bmrrhs.org/box_79000_series/

 

 

 


--
Ken Akerboom


Re: Mystery Car Tag

Gary Roe
 

I agree with Chuck.
The Wabash had multi use tags; but they weren't as vague.  Specific uses were spelled out.

gary roe
quincy, illinois



On Friday, June 11, 2021, 05:54:58 AM CDT, Charles Peck <lnnrr152@...> wrote:


I would guess that this is not a one purpose tag.  My thought would be that upon use, 
one letter would be circled or marked. Perhaps a specific yard or routing, an interchange
 point or some such. 
Again, just a guess.
Chuck Peck

On Fri, Jun 11, 2021 at 5:31 AM Colin 't Hart <colinthart@...> wrote:
A typo for Springfield?

https://www.ebay.com/itm/JUNE-1962-GM-O-GULF-MOBILE-AND-OHIO-RAILROAD-SPRINGFIELD-IL-FREIGHT-CAR-TAG-/373225890091

Colin 't Hart
Frösön, Sweden


Re: Mystery Car Tag

Charles Peck
 

I would guess that this is not a one purpose tag.  My thought would be that upon use, 
one letter would be circled or marked. Perhaps a specific yard or routing, an interchange
 point or some such. 
Again, just a guess.
Chuck Peck

On Fri, Jun 11, 2021 at 5:31 AM Colin 't Hart <colinthart@...> wrote:
A typo for Springfield?

https://www.ebay.com/itm/JUNE-1962-GM-O-GULF-MOBILE-AND-OHIO-RAILROAD-SPRINGFIELD-IL-FREIGHT-CAR-TAG-/373225890091

Colin 't Hart
Frösön, Sweden


Re: Mystery Car Tag

 


Re: Rapido USRA Single Sheath Boxcar announced

nyc3001 .
 

They are also going to do an RF&P version.

-Phil Lee

On Thu, Jun 10, 2021 at 11:35 PM Brian Carlson via groups.io <prrk41361=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
I covered some of the USRA SS cars in my Rust Belt boxcars clinic at cocoa beach, Greensburg and online during Hindsight 1 and 2. 

In no particular order here are my notes

D&H USRA SS 20% of the boxcar fleet in 1950. 12.4% in 1957. 
The potential problem is these cars were rebuilt in 1937 with some strengthening changes to the side sill and door frame area, and they were reroofed. They got a combination of Murphy raise panel roof, climax radio or Viking roof. Car assignments were random so you need to work from photographs. 

CNJ 
15% of the fleet in 1950. Gone in 57. 20000-20498 series.  Still had k brakes in late 40’s and wood door. New power handbrake. Roof not sure. 
Wonder if these were a casualty of the k brake ban? 

Reading
8.75% of the fleet in 1950 0.65% in 1957
1951 photo I have of 5828 has AB brakes but the rest, including the roof, look original.  Bill had the same pic tonight. 

Brian J. Carlson 

On Jun 10, 2021, at 11:18 PM, Andy Laurent via groups.io <andy.laurent=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:

The Rapido announcement for the USRA boxcars starts about 19:48 into the video here:
https://www.facebook.com/rapidotrains/videos/794304604562129/ 

15 versions. 14 road names.

Andy L
Madison WI


Re: C&O 40ft steel gondola and a flat with removable milk containers - Renovo PA 1952

Charles Greene
 

Steve,

Yeah, I noticed the tender, at least from the angle of the photo, seems to have a fairly small coal space. I looked at the shots I have in a couple of books and didn't find such a tender on an H-class engine. I've seen at least one H at the museum at Strasburg, PA. Don't remember which subclass it is. Wonder if shop forces at the RR across the road would add it to their to-do list! Would be a reasonably-sized engine to pull those passenger trains....or maybe the E6s (?).

            -Chuck

On Thu, Jun 10, 2021 at 11:07 PM pennsylvania1954 <stevehprr@...> wrote:
Hi Chuck--Almost certainly an H9s with that tender. By 1952 there were only H9s and H10s classes.
--
Steve Hoxie
Pensacola FL


Re: Reserves fully met: Great Northern 1954 rebuilt 50' SS auto car boxcar

Bruce Griffin
 

Andy,

I have to say thank you for our whole community. This project wasn’t one for me, but I am sure we all thank you for being willing to share your efforts. My primary road’s community often falters when it comes to sharing, so I do appreciate the willingness to think beyond one’s own needs.  As my English side of the family would say, “well done”.  
 

Bruce D. Griffin

Ashland, MD
https://bomodeling.com/blog/

 


Re: C&O 40ft steel gondola and a flat with removable milk containers - Renovo PA 1952

pennsylvania1954
 

Hi Chuck--Almost certainly an H9s with that tender. By 1952 there were only H9s and H10s classes.
--
Steve Hoxie
Pensacola FL


Re: Mystery Car Tag

Douglas Harding
 

Spoiled Food? Taking a guess.

 

Doug Harding

www.iowacentralrr.org

 

From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io <main@RealSTMFC.groups.io> On Behalf Of Bob Chaparro via groups.io
Sent: Thursday, June 10, 2021 10:04 PM
To: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io
Subject: [RealSTMFC] Mystery Car Tag

 

Mystery Car Tag

I found this photo of a GM&O car tag.

It simply reads “S P L F D”. Almost like a line on an eye chart.

Does anyone know what “S P L F D” means?

Thanks.

Bob Chaparro

Hemet, CA


Re: Rapido USRA Single Sheath Boxcar announced

Brian Carlson
 

I covered some of the USRA SS cars in my Rust Belt boxcars clinic at cocoa beach, Greensburg and online during Hindsight 1 and 2. 

In no particular order here are my notes

D&H USRA SS 20% of the boxcar fleet in 1950. 12.4% in 1957. 
The potential problem is these cars were rebuilt in 1937 with some strengthening changes to the side sill and door frame area, and they were reroofed. They got a combination of Murphy raise panel roof, climax radio or Viking roof. Car assignments were random so you need to work from photographs. 

CNJ 
15% of the fleet in 1950. Gone in 57. 20000-20498 series.  Still had k brakes in late 40’s and wood door. New power handbrake. Roof not sure. 
Wonder if these were a casualty of the k brake ban? 

Reading
8.75% of the fleet in 1950 0.65% in 1957
1951 photo I have of 5828 has AB brakes but the rest, including the roof, look original.  Bill had the same pic tonight. 

Brian J. Carlson 

On Jun 10, 2021, at 11:18 PM, Andy Laurent via groups.io <andy.laurent@...> wrote:

The Rapido announcement for the USRA boxcars starts about 19:48 into the video here:
https://www.facebook.com/rapidotrains/videos/794304604562129/ 

15 versions. 14 road names.

Andy L
Madison WI


Re: Rapido USRA Single Sheath Boxcar announced

Andy Laurent
 

The Rapido announcement for the USRA boxcars starts about 19:48 into the video here:
https://www.facebook.com/rapidotrains/videos/794304604562129/ 

15 versions. 14 road names.

Andy L
Madison WI

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