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Old fiction story about electric trains

Charlie Vlk
 

Please excuse the off-topic cross posts but somebody might be able to help
me with a search for a book I fondly remember from my childhood.
In the 1950s I used to spend hot summer days in the air-conditioned
basement Children's Department of the Carnegie Library in Brookfield,
Illinois. The book I am looking for was probably published in the 1920s or
1930s and was an illustrated story about a boy who got a big crate of
electric trains via Railway Express. I seem to remember the crate had an
endless supply of track sections that allowed the kid to run the railroad
all over town. I have done a number of good internet searches and haven't
come up with any fiction book that old on involving electric toy trains.
If anybody remembers reading the book or its title I'd love to hear from you
of-list! I have contacted the library but as they are about to move into
their third building and no doubt the book has been long gone from the
collection for more than a half-century I don't expect to be able to check
it out there!!!
Thanks,
Charlie Vlk


Re: ORER lookup help

Jeffrey Gray <bigsix@...>
 

Richard, WOW! Yes, I conjured that these cars were converted from post war (maybe 1945 or ’46 built), but your information leads to 1954 built  40’ steel Ice Bunker cars (GATX). I have seen the date of 1954, elsewhere,  and was thinking that,that may have been the approximate time conversion, but now you have provided a “smoking gun” to 1959. And, yes, they were cut in-two and stretched and the original swing doors replaced, spliced side panel L-R of the door with a wider plug door, but the remaining “split ends” have the horizontal panel seams! The roof and underframe are spliced and the Ice Hatches sealed.  I believe that the cars at Illinois may have arrived in about 1971. The Mad River & NKP in Bellevue, OH has a car. But, it was acquired in 1980, is painted Yellow with Black ends and had a URTX reporting mark and number (a later retirement?). A real guess as to the original 250xx that this car carried.  Again to ALL, many great thanks and appreciations!

 

  • Jeff Gray

 

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From: Richard Townsend via groups.io
Sent: Friday, July 23, 2021 3:51 PM
To: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io
Subject: Re: [RealSTMFC] ORER lookup help

 

I believe the 1954 built dates come from the cars these cars were converted from. Those cars, from the 15000 series, were built in 1954. I believe the lengthening by splicing in a center section, and the mechanization, occurred in 1959.

 

I have never seen a photo of the 25000 cars in anything but silver paint. This tends to support the later built/conversion date. The fact that they are not in the ORER by 1/59 also supports this.

Richard Townsend

Lincoln City, OR

 

-----Original Message-----
From: Jeffrey Gray <bigsix@...>
To: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io
Sent: Fri, Jul 23, 2021 12:25 pm
Subject: Re: [RealSTMFC] ORER lookup help

Thank you Steve, this is a big help. Yes, Illini  has 3 cars with numbers <25050 and United in NJ also has one 25048. So, every piece on the puzzle helps. The photos I have found are Silver paint scheme. These cars are from about 1954. Does anyone know when the Swift Red scheme became Silver?  And/or were these cars always silver scheme? Again, thanks to everyone.

 

 

 

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-------- Original message --------

From: Steve and Barb Hile <shile@...>

Date: 7/23/21 3:16 PM (GMT-05:00)

To: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io

Subject: Re: [RealSTMFC] ORER lookup help

 

The SRLX cars are listed in the GATX area of the ORER.

 

In 1966 I see

 

 

With these note a few pages later

 

 

There are a couple of these cars at the Illinois Railway Museum.

 

Steve Hile

 

From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io [mailto:main@RealSTMFC.groups.io] On Behalf Of Richard Townsend via groups.io
Sent: Friday, July 23, 2021 2:06 PM
To: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io
Subject: Re: [RealSTMFC] ORER lookup help

 

I have the 7/56, 1/58, and 1/59 ORERs and do not find SRLX 25000 series in any of them.

Richard Townsend

Lincoln City, OR

 


Re: Milwaukee Road Single-Sheather Box Car 713549

Nelson Moyer
 

And I add relief valve rods (bleed rods) after uncoupling levers for the same reason.

 

Nelson Moyer

 

From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io <main@RealSTMFC.groups.io> On Behalf Of Lester Breuer
Sent: Friday, July 23, 2021 3:07 PM
To: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io
Subject: Re: [RealSTMFC] Milwaukee Road Single-Sheather Box Car 713549

 

Jim I leave uncoupling levers until the end of a build as I use foam car holders ( attached photos) during my build.  If I install them early I tend to catch them on the foam holders or I just catch them and bend them.  Installing the uncoupling levers at the end of the build saves me rework.

Lester Breuer


Re: Milwaukee Road Single-Sheather Box Car 713549

Lester Breuer
 

Jim I leave uncoupling levers until the end of a build as I use foam car holders ( attached photos) during my build.  If I install them early I tend to catch them on the foam holders or I just catch them and bend them.  Installing the uncoupling levers at the end of the build saves me rework.

Lester Breuer


Re: ORER lookup help

Richard Townsend
 

I believe the 1954 built dates come from the cars these cars were converted from. Those cars, from the 15000 series, were built in 1954. I believe the lengthening by splicing in a center section, and the mechanization, occurred in 1959.

I have never seen a photo of the 25000 cars in anything but silver paint. This tends to support the later built/conversion date. The fact that they are not in the ORER by 1/59 also supports this.

Richard Townsend
Lincoln City, OR


-----Original Message-----
From: Jeffrey Gray <bigsix@...>
To: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io
Sent: Fri, Jul 23, 2021 12:25 pm
Subject: Re: [RealSTMFC] ORER lookup help

Thank you Steve, this is a big help. Yes, Illini  has 3 cars with numbers <25050 and United in NJ also has one 25048. So, every piece on the puzzle helps. The photos I have found are Silver paint scheme. These cars are from about 1954. Does anyone know when the Swift Red scheme became Silver?  And/or were these cars always silver scheme? Again, thanks to everyone.



Sent from my Verizon, Samsung Galaxy smartphone


-------- Original message --------
From: Steve and Barb Hile <shile@...>
Date: 7/23/21 3:16 PM (GMT-05:00)
To: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io
Subject: Re: [RealSTMFC] ORER lookup help

The SRLX cars are listed in the GATX area of the ORER.
 
In 1966 I see
 
 
With these note a few pages later
 
 
There are a couple of these cars at the Illinois Railway Museum.
 
Steve Hile
 
From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io [mailto:main@RealSTMFC.groups.io] On Behalf Of Richard Townsend via groups.io
Sent: Friday, July 23, 2021 2:06 PM
To: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io
Subject: Re: [RealSTMFC] ORER lookup help
 
I have the 7/56, 1/58, and 1/59 ORERs and do not find SRLX 25000 series in any of them.
Richard Townsend
Lincoln City, OR


Re: ADMIN: RE: [RealSTMFC] For Sale: HO Scale Resin ,Plastic, Kits and Built up and some Misc Items & Tools

gtws00
 

Sorry I forgot my email address to reply off list
Please Reply to gtws00 at yahoo.com to request list
Thanks
George Toman


Re: ORER lookup help

Jeffrey Gray <bigsix@...>
 

Thank you Steve, this is a big help. Yes, Illini  has 3 cars with numbers <25050 and United in NJ also has one 25048. So, every piece on the puzzle helps. The photos I have found are Silver paint scheme. These cars are from about 1954. Does anyone know when the Swift Red scheme became Silver?  And/or were these cars always silver scheme? Again, thanks to everyone.



Sent from my Verizon, Samsung Galaxy smartphone


-------- Original message --------
From: Steve and Barb Hile <shile@...>
Date: 7/23/21 3:16 PM (GMT-05:00)
To: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io
Subject: Re: [RealSTMFC] ORER lookup help

The SRLX cars are listed in the GATX area of the ORER.

 

In 1966 I see

 

 

With these note a few pages later

 

 

There are a couple of these cars at the Illinois Railway Museum.

 

Steve Hile

 

From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io [mailto:main@RealSTMFC.groups.io] On Behalf Of Richard Townsend via groups.io
Sent: Friday, July 23, 2021 2:06 PM
To: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io
Subject: Re: [RealSTMFC] ORER lookup help

 

I have the 7/56, 1/58, and 1/59 ORERs and do not find SRLX 25000 series in any of them.

Richard Townsend

Lincoln City, OR


Re: ORER lookup help

Steve and Barb Hile
 

The SRLX cars are listed in the GATX area of the ORER.

 

In 1966 I see

 

 

With these note a few pages later

 

 

There are a couple of these cars at the Illinois Railway Museum.

 

Steve Hile

 

From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io [mailto:main@RealSTMFC.groups.io] On Behalf Of Richard Townsend via groups.io
Sent: Friday, July 23, 2021 2:06 PM
To: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io
Subject: Re: [RealSTMFC] ORER lookup help

 

I have the 7/56, 1/58, and 1/59 ORERs and do not find SRLX 25000 series in any of them.

Richard Townsend

Lincoln City, OR


Re: ORER lookup help

Richard Townsend
 

I have the 7/56, 1/58, and 1/59 ORERs and do not find SRLX 25000 series in any of them.

Richard Townsend
Lincoln City, OR


ORER lookup help

Jeffrey Gray <bigsix@...>
 

Hello All, I am doing research on Swift Mechanical Reefers. These cars were in the SRLX 25000 (or 01) thru 25049 (or 50) and there were perhaps 50 cars. If you have an ORER between circa 1955 and 1970 in your library and can take a moment to look up and see what you find it is very appreciated. Car count, and any ancillary notes. A picture of the page would be great! Thank you.

 

-Jeff

 

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Re: Photo: PRR Livestock Car 135499

Benjamin Hom
 

Bob Chaparro wrote:
"Photo: PRR Livestock Car 135499

Photo courtesy of Carl Venzke.

Gus Ubaldi commented:

“According to 1953 Railway Equipment Register, it was the last of an 813 car order of convertible deck, steel frame, 42' 6", class K7a stock car.”

And a second photo from the railroad.

A note by Thomas M. Olsen:

Part of series 134079 - 135499.  1420 Cars.  Convertible Deck, Steel Underframe. AAR, Mech. Designation "SC"

A note by Ben Hom:

PRR 134079-135499, K7A (10/1963 - 3, none listed in 4/1968)"


To pull together the overall picture beyond the snippets of information above, Class K7A was rebuilt from Class X24 automobile boxcars in 1934-1935 and represented the largest single class of PRR stock cars during the steam-to-diesel transition era.  This is the prototype for the Broadway Limited HO and N scale models.  An article on improving the HO scale models, along with some prototype information, appeared in Issue 20 of The Keystone Modeler.


Ben Hom




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WESTERFIELD MODELS SALE REMINDER

dahminator68
 

Hello Steam Era Modeler:

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Mailed in orders can be sent up until July 31, 2021 but must be postmarked by 7-31-21.

 
To celebrate Independence Day, we are pleased to announce that Westerfield Models is having a SUMMER SALE! 

Our Sale will be in effect from 12:01 am WEDNESDAY, JULY 7, 2021 through 11:59 pm WEDNESDAY, JULY 28, 2021 and is available for orders placed on our Website, Mail-in Order Form, email or via Phone.  Phone orders can be received from 9am to 5pm, Pacific Time Zone on normal business days.
Mailed in orders must be postmarked by July 31, 2021.


Please Mention the SALE NUMBER or Coupon Code and your Payment method in the comment section of the order form.  Please note that the website does not take coupon codes at this time. We will adjust your order total with the coupon and let you know the final amount.  Coupons may be used multiple times.  Multiple orders will have shipping combined.

Please note that our website no longer takes payments directly.  Please note on the comment section your choice:  1:  Paypal Invoice,  2: Secure Card Invoice,  3:  We call you for your CC info,  4:  Mail in a check.
 
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                                 or buy 2 Decals and get the second Decal at 33% off.
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                                  This option is for like items only. For example, buy 3 Kits and get the third Kit at 50% off

                                  or buy 3 Decals and get the third Decal at 50% off.
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                                  or buy 6 Detail Parts and get the 6th Detail Part Free or buy two Kits, two decals and two detail parts; one item is free.
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Re: For Sale: HO Scale Resin ,Plastic, Kits and Built up and some Misc Items & Tools

lsittler
 

Please send the list. Thanks.
 

From: gtws00 via groups.io
Sent: Friday, July 23, 2021 10:44 AM
To: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io
Subject: [RealSTMFC] For Sale: HO Scale Resin ,Plastic, Kits and Built up and some Misc Items & Tools
 
I have up for sale some Resin and Styrene HO Freight Cars kits and Built Up for sale. Also a few Misc Items and Tools
List sent upon request. Excel or PDF
George Toman
Willow Springs , Il


Photo: PRR Livestock Car 135499

Bob Chaparro
 

Photo: PRR Livestock Car 135499

Photo courtesy of Carl Venzke.

Gus Ubaldi commented:

“According to 1953 Railway Equipment Register, it was the last of an 813 car order of convertible deck, steel frame, 42' 6", class K7a stock car.”

And a second photo from the railroad.

A note by Thomas M. Olsen:

Part of series 134079 - 135499.  1420 Cars.  Convertible Deck, Steel Underframe. AAR, Mech. Designation "SC"

A note by Ben Hom:

PRR 134079-135499, K7A (10/1963 - 3, none listed in 4/1968)

Bob Chaparro

Moderator

Railway Bull Shippers Group

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ADMIN: RE: [RealSTMFC] For Sale: HO Scale Resin ,Plastic, Kits and Built up and some Misc Items & Tools

Aley, Jeff A
 

Hi Folks,

 

               A reminder of the list rules – responses must be sent to sellers OFF LIST.  It is therefore important that sellers post their email address so that potential buyers can contact them.

 

               George, please provide the email address you’d like people to use.

 

Thanks,

 

-Jeff Aley

Deputy Moderator

RealSTMFC

 

From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io <main@RealSTMFC.groups.io> On Behalf Of gtws00 via groups.io
Sent: Friday, July 23, 2021 7:45 AM
To: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io
Subject: [RealSTMFC] For Sale: HO Scale Resin ,Plastic, Kits and Built up and some Misc Items & Tools

 

I have up for sale some Resin and Styrene HO Freight Cars kits and Built Up for sale. Also a few Misc Items and Tools
List sent upon request. Excel or PDF
George Toman
Willow Springs , Il


Re: For Sale: HO Scale Resin ,Plastic, Kits and Built up and some Misc Items & Tools

Tony Thompson
 

I’d be interested in your list, George. Can’t seem to reply off-list.

Tony Thompson
tony@...

On Jul 23, 2021, at 7:44 AM, gtws00 via groups.io <gtws00@...> wrote:

I have up for sale some Resin and Styrene HO Freight Cars kits and Built Up for sale. Also a few Misc Items and Tools
List sent upon request. Excel or PDF
George Toman
Willow Springs , Il


Re: For Sale: HO Scale Resin ,Plastic, Kits and Built up and some Misc Items & Tools

Matthew Hurst
 

Hello George 

Could you please send me your list for the cars?

Thank you 

Matthew Hurst


On Jul 23, 2021, at 10:44 AM, gtws00 via groups.io <gtws00@...> wrote:

I have up for sale some Resin and Styrene HO Freight Cars kits and Built Up for sale. Also a few Misc Items and Tools
List sent upon request. Excel or PDF
George Toman
Willow Springs , Il


Re: Milwaukee Road Single-Sheather Box Car 713549

Jim Betz
 

Lester,

  Excellent car/build!  Question - why did you install the uncoupler bars
so late in the process?  I'm not saying you did something wrong but I
noticed that all of the other detail parts had been installed much
earlier and wondered "why".
                                                                                   - Jim


For Sale: HO Scale Resin ,Plastic, Kits and Built up and some Misc Items & Tools

gtws00
 

I have up for sale some Resin and Styrene HO Freight Cars kits and Built Up for sale. Also a few Misc Items and Tools
List sent upon request. Excel or PDF
George Toman
Willow Springs , Il


Uncoupling Brackets (Footnote)

WILLIAM PARDIE
 


Here is a similar assembly that I use on air. hoses.

Bill Pardie




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