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CP 350907 composite gon Spokane WA

Claus Schlund \(HGM\)
 

Hi List Members,
 
CP 350907 composite gon Spokane WA. I believe this is a 'Big Otis' gon. These seem to be fairly rare in the United States.
 


CB&Q 28440 40ft ss box in green paint

Claus Schlund \(HGM\)
 

 
Hi List Members,
 
CB&Q 28440 40ft ss box in green paint
 
 

 


GN 56177 & 56386 stock cars

Claus Schlund \(HGM\)
 

Hi List Members,
 
GN 56177 stock at Hillyard
 
 
GN 56386 stock at Hillyard
 


Re: what type of car is this?

Robert G P
 

Definitely some kind of boxcar that was converted to a covered hopper. Could be used for anything from concrete to coke. 

-Bob

On Sat, Oct 16, 2021 at 3:31 PM Edward <edb8381@...> wrote:
The appear to be older wood body boxcars that have been converted into covered hoppers.
The door openings were filled in, the lower sides were re-enforced with additional bracing, roof hatchs were intalled, and likely discharge hoppers put onto the bottom as well. 
They carry only a number, with no road initials
Lilkely they were for on-line use only and not for interchange.

Ed Bommer


Late 40's to mid 50's military rail movements

Robert G P
 

Hello all, 

I would like to model very accurately a few cars -probably loaded flats- carrying military equipment appropriate to my era. I have seen a lot of US Army boxcars or whatever and such but have never witnessed these in manifest freights. 

Basically what my question is, what did military (non complete train and non troop) movements in this era look like? The flats would've been road owned surely? How likely is it that a DOD or U.S Army/Navy/AF lettered car of any type would be loaded and sent out with about 4 or 5 flats with crates and vehicles? 

And yes I know the cheap US Army lettered stuff is practically as un-prototypical as it gets, F.Y.I... And that most prototypical US Army stuff was meant for movements on their own property like the Transportation Corps.

Thank you much,
Bob



Re: what type of car is this?

David Soderblom
 

With the roof hatches and side dumping, I’d say wood chips.




David Soderblom
Baltimore MD




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Re: SBIX 9232 vinegar tank Portland OR

Gene Deimling
 

For a modeler, the pictures show cars that existed at a point in time and maybe the extent of weathering. I wish they were better resolution to allow inspection of the car details.
Thanks CJ for posting

Gene Deimling


NP 119104 wood chip gon Vancouver WA

Claus Schlund &#92;(HGM&#92;)
 

Hi List Members,
 
NP 119104 wood chip gon Vancouver WA
 
 
Enjoy!
 
Claus Schlund
 


what type of car is this?

Claus Schlund &#92;(HGM&#92;)
 

Hi List Members,
 
Anyone have any thoughts on these cars? As in , what type of car is this?
 
 
 
Enjoy!
 
Claus Schlund
 


NP 200759 40ft ds box Tacoma WA

Claus Schlund &#92;(HGM&#92;)
 

Hi List Members,
 
NP 200759 40ft ds box Tacoma WA
 
 
Enjoy!
 
Claus Schlund
 


NP 201131 40ft ds box as outfit car Tacoma WA

Claus Schlund &#92;(HGM&#92;)
 

Hi List Members,
 
NP 201131 40ft ds box as outfit car Tacoma WA
 
 
Enjoy!
 
Claus Schlund
 


NP 207926 40ft ds box as bunk car South Tacoma WA

Claus Schlund &#92;(HGM&#92;)
 

Hi List Members,
 
NP 207926 40ft ds box as bunk car South Tacoma WA
 
 
Enjoy!
 
Claus Schlund
 
 
 


Re: SBIX 1662 vinegar tank Portland OR

Claus Schlund &#92;(HGM&#92;)
 

Hi List Members,
 
Once again, altho the photo was certainly taken after the sunset date for our list, the car would have been rolling around during our time period... a second vinegar tank car
 
SBIX 1662 vinegar tank Portland OR
 
 
Enjoy!
 
Claus Schlund
 
 


SBIX 9232 vinegar tank Portland OR

Claus Schlund &#92;(HGM&#92;)
 

Hi List Members,
 
Altho the photo was certainly taken after the sunset date for our list, the car would have been rolling around during our time period...
 
SBIX 9232 vinegar tank Portland OR
 
 
Enjoy!
 
Claus Schlund
 


QUESTION ON FRISCO BOX CART BRAKES

WILLIAM PARDIE
 



The Sunshine kit for this car sits in my pile and this photo provides inspiration to get moving on it.  A question that comes up concerns the
brake system.  There are many instances where a freight car has been converted to AB brakes but retained the vertical brake staff.I have fiddled
with this photo as much as I could.  There is a hint that in this case this may have been reversed.  The protrusion below the center sill seems
to be the early dirt collector used with K brakes.  Is it possible that the power handbrake could have been used with a K brake system in this
Case?

Perplexed:

Bill Pardie



Re: Old Norfolk Souther Decals

O Fenton Wells
 

Speedwitch has these and they are now sold through National Scale Car Co.


On Sat, Oct 16, 2021 at 11:37 AM StephenK <thekays100@...> wrote:
I am looking for decals for a old Norfolk Southern 40' box car.   This is for the railroad that ran in Virginia and South Caroline until the mid-70s.   I have searched the various decal sites, but the modern Norfolk Southern results flood the page and I cannot find anything.   Does anyone make decals for the original Norfolk Southern?

Steve Kay



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Old Norfolk Souther Decals

StephenK
 

I am looking for decals for a old Norfolk Southern 40' box car.   This is for the railroad that ran in Virginia and South Caroline until the mid-70s.   I have searched the various decal sites, but the modern Norfolk Southern results flood the page and I cannot find anything.   Does anyone make decals for the original Norfolk Southern?

Steve Kay


Re: Off topic help request

Ken Roth
 

Having recently overseen the donation of a large collection of slides and negatives of the Southern Pacific, I can highly recommend the Pacific Northwest Railroad Archive in Burien Washington. They currently focus on the railroads in the Pacific Northwest.  <pnrarchive.org>

Ken Roth


L&N Steel gondola kit build

Eric Hansmann
 

Jerry Hamsmith reports on a group build of the Resin Car Works L&N gondola kit in the latest RCW blog post. Tips and techniques are shared to inspire your kit building. 


Eric Hansmann
RCW web guy 


Off topic help request

np328
 

        I hope that this post will be tolerated long enough to generate some valid input. 

          While digitizing the many, many, boxes of slides I gathered from my own collection, some of both my late fathers and brothers collection, some Canadian rr slides have surfaced. Era was the late seventies/ early eighties and yes, I know that is off this lists timeline, something I strongly feel should be upheld and why I ask the lists indulgence. I believe these are my brothers photos taken in a trip with my parents as my father planned to go west through Canada to Vancouver BC, then return through the US to St. Paul photographing "what was left" of the Milwaukee Road's western electrification. The Canadian portion of the slides are geographically from west of Winnipeg and through the western Canadian Rockies.

The question is: Canadian list members and others, might you suggest a suitable publicly accessible and active Canadian repository to send these slides to?   

If more than one response, and I'd hope for that, I'll consider them all then act.                                                                    thank you,  James Dick - Roseville, MN 
Off line response would be best. 

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