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Re: Photo: NKP Boxcar 15918 (1948)

Richard Townsend
 

Jeez. Pryke.

Richard Townsend
Lincoln City, OR


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From: Richard Townsend via groups.io <richtownsend@...>
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Subject: Re: [RealSTMFC] Photo: NKP Boxcar 15918 (1948)

Not John Pryor, John Pryor (I think).
> On Aug 17, 2021, at 8:12 PM, Richard Townsend via groups.io <richtownsend=netscape.net@groups.io> wrote:
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> Someone (John Pryor) had a series of articles in MR on modeling the Union Connecting many years ago.
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Re: Photo: Leveling The Grain:

Douglas Harding
 

Dennis here is an early photo of a boxcar being loaded with grain, clearly showing a ladder leaning against the grain door for checking the load. I know I’ve seen a photo of the type of ladder you described, just can’t locate it.

 

Doug Harding

www.iowacentralrr.org

 

From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io <main@RealSTMFC.groups.io> On Behalf Of Dennis Storzek
Sent: Monday, August 16, 2021 4:15 PM
To: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io
Subject: Re: [RealSTMFC] Photo: Leveling The Grain:

 

On Sun, Aug 15, 2021 at 05:30 PM, Douglas Harding wrote:

Osha did not exist at the time of the photo. If fact it did not exist during the time period of this group.

Right you are, Doug. We tend to forget how little concern there was for employee welfare sixty years ago.

However, I have seen photos of short ladders with hooks on one end that hooked over the top grain door and let the guy at least climb down to within jumping distance of the ground. Keep in mind that grain doors were nailed to the INSIDE of the door posts. The first side was easy, but the top panels on the second side weren't. Since the grain door panels were only 16 or 20 inches wide, use of the ladder allowed the reaching over the top to nail them on.

Dennis Storzek


Re: Photo: NKP Boxcar 15918 (1948)

Richard Townsend
 

Not John Pryor, John Pryor (I think).

On Aug 17, 2021, at 8:12 PM, Richard Townsend via groups.io <richtownsend@...> wrote:

Someone (John Pryor) had a series of articles in MR on modeling the Union Connecting many years ago.





Re: Photo: NKP Boxcar 15918 (1948)

Scott H. Haycock
 

I believe it was John Pryke. The series was collected in a  book was called "Building City Scenery" by Kalmbach.

Scott Haycock
Modeling Tarheel country in the Land of Enchantm
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On 08/17/2021 9:51 PM Scott <repairman87@...> wrote:
 
 
Someone (John Pryor) had a series of articles in MR on modeling the Union Connecting many years ago.
That series of articles got me really interested rail/marine/Urban operations. The book is still available from Kalmbach.


Re: Photo: More NKP Freight Cars (1959)

Scott
 

Any guesses as to what is in the covered Gondolas?

That's a pretty interesting cover.

Scott McDonald 


Re: Photo: NKP Boxcar 15918 (1948)

Scott
 

Someone (John Pryor) had a series of articles in MR on modeling the Union Connecting many years ago.
That series of articles got me really interested rail/marine/Urban operations. The book is still available from Kalmbach.


Re: Photo: NKP Boxcar 15918 (1948)

Richard Townsend
 

Someone (John Pryor) had a series of articles in MR on modeling the Union Connecting many years ago.


Re: Photo: NKP Boxca 15918 (1948)el

mel perry
 

hi ken;
MANY THANKS
;-)
mel perry


On Tue, Aug 17, 2021, 6:34 PM Kenneth Montero <va661midlo@...> wrote:
Mel,

The name on the locomotive cab is "Union Freight". 

From Wikipedia: "The Union Freight Railroad was a freight-only railroad connecting the railroads coming into the north and south sides of downtown Boston, Massachusetts. Almost its entire length was along Atlantic Avenue and Commercial Street. "

That same article has a roster that shows Union Freight owning 5 GE 44 ton locomotives (nos. 1-5) acquired in 1953.

The locomotive in the "another view" picture has a "2" or "3" under the railroad name. I think it is "3".

Ken Montero

On 08/17/2021 7:50 PM mel perry <clipper841@...> wrote:


wow, whose 44 tonner, hate flckr,
;-)
mel perry

On Tue, Aug 17, 2021, 4:44 PM Bob Chaparro via groups.io <chiefbobbb=verizon.net@groups.io> wrote:
Another view:

https://www.flickr.com/photos/cityofbostonarchives/6082763024/in/album-72157623424559329/
Bob Chaparro
Hemet, CA




Re: Photo: NKP Boxcar 15918 (1948)

Kenneth Montero
 

Mel,

The name on the locomotive cab is "Union Freight". 

From Wikipedia: "The Union Freight Railroad was a freight-only railroad connecting the railroads coming into the north and south sides of downtown Boston, Massachusetts. Almost its entire length was along Atlantic Avenue and Commercial Street. "

That same article has a roster that shows Union Freight owning 5 GE 44 ton locomotives (nos. 1-5) acquired in 1953.

The locomotive in the "another view" picture has a "2" or "3" under the railroad name. I think it is "3".

Ken Montero

On 08/17/2021 7:50 PM mel perry <clipper841@...> wrote:


wow, whose 44 tonner, hate flckr,
;-)
mel perry

On Tue, Aug 17, 2021, 4:44 PM Bob Chaparro via groups.io <chiefbobbb=verizon.net@groups.io> wrote:
Another view:

https://www.flickr.com/photos/cityofbostonarchives/6082763024/in/album-72157623424559329/
Bob Chaparro
Hemet, CA




Re: Photo: NKP Boxcar 15918 (1948)

Tom Madden
 

On Tue, Aug 17, 2021 at 04:46 PM, Tim O'Connor wrote:
Thanks Gerald, good link !

Check out the strange "collar" around the brake rod fulcrum and the Universal brake wheel
on this refrigerator car. The collar is news to me - I never saw one before.
Looks like a chain guide. No lever/fulcrum, chain connected directly to the brake rod???

Tom Madden
 


Re: Photo: NKP Boxcar 15918 (1948)

mel perry
 

wow, whose 44 tonner, hate flckr,
;-)
mel perry


On Tue, Aug 17, 2021, 4:44 PM Bob Chaparro via groups.io <chiefbobbb=verizon.net@groups.io> wrote:
Another view:

https://www.flickr.com/photos/cityofbostonarchives/6082763024/in/album-72157623424559329/
Bob Chaparro
Hemet, CA


Re: Photo: NKP Boxcar 15918 (1948)

Bob Chaparro
 


Re: Lincoln Packing Company/NADX Meat Reefer

Bob Chaparro
 

Car number might be 12173.
Anyone?

Bob Chaparro
Hemet, CA


Re: Photo: NKP Boxcar 15918 (1948)

Tim O'Connor
 

Thanks Gerald, good link !

Check out the strange "collar" around the brake rod fulcrum and the Universal brake wheel
on this refrigerator car. The collar is news to me - I never saw one before.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/cityofbostonarchives/6082762538/in/album-72157623424559329/

Tim O'Connor



On 8/17/2021 5:50 PM, Gerald Henriksen wrote:
On Tue, 17 Aug 2021 08:38:05 -0700, you wrote:

Photo: NKP Boxcar 15918 (1948)

Photo from the Boston City Archives:

https://cityofboston.access.preservica.com/uncategorized/io_37d51774-8dce-487e-ab96-ff5d376ef386/


Also available on the Boston City Archives Flickr collection,
downloadable in jpg

https://www.flickr.com/photos/cityofbostonarchives/6082762940


--
Tim O'Connor
Sterling, Massachusetts


Re: Southern Pacific BCR by Tru-Color

Tony Thompson
 

Charlie Duckworth wrote:

I’m finishing up building a Speedwitch SP/T&NO A-50-4 automobile boxcar and would appreciate some feedback on Tru-Color TCP-211 that is for Southern Pacific freight cars 1945-1960. Has anyone used it and are you pleased with the color?
I’d say it’s quite a good match to the SP drift card. I use it.

Tony Thompson
tony@...


Re: Southern Pacific BCR by Tru-Color

Charlie Duckworth
 

Thanks 
--
Charlie Duckworth 
Omaha, Ne.


Re: Photo: NKP Boxcar 15918 (1948)

Gerald Henriksen
 

On Tue, 17 Aug 2021 17:50:01 -0400, you wrote:

On Tue, 17 Aug 2021 08:38:05 -0700, you wrote:

Photo: NKP Boxcar 15918 (1948)

Photo from the Boston City Archives:

https://cityofboston.access.preservica.com/uncategorized/io_37d51774-8dce-487e-ab96-ff5d376ef386/
Also available on the Boston City Archives Flickr collection,
downloadable in jpg

https://www.flickr.com/photos/cityofbostonarchives/6082762940
And the same train from a different direction

https://www.flickr.com/photos/cityofbostonarchives/6082763024/in/photostream/


Re: Photo: NKP Boxcar 15918 (1948)

Gerald Henriksen
 

On Tue, 17 Aug 2021 08:38:05 -0700, you wrote:

Photo: NKP Boxcar 15918 (1948)

Photo from the Boston City Archives:

https://cityofboston.access.preservica.com/uncategorized/io_37d51774-8dce-487e-ab96-ff5d376ef386/
Also available on the Boston City Archives Flickr collection,
downloadable in jpg

https://www.flickr.com/photos/cityofbostonarchives/6082762940


Re: Southern Pacific BCR by Tru-Color

Dave Yingst
 

I have used it many times. Looks a little red compared to what I recall but it matches the color chart in the PFE book.
Have fun
Dave Yingst


Re: Southern Pacific BCR by Tru-Color

Paul Doggett
 

Charlie 

I have used it and I am  pleased with the results I used a red automobile primer as a base coat. Tru-color needs a good primer.

Paul Doggett.   England 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 


On 17 Aug 2021, at 21:30, Charlie Duckworth <omahaduck@...> wrote:

I’m finishing up building a Speedwitch SP/T&NO A-50-4 automobile boxcar and would appreciate some feedback on Tru-Color TCP-211 that is for Southern Pacific freight cars 1945-1960.  Has anyone used it and are you pleased with the color?  

Charlie Duckworth 
Omaha, Ne.

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