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

Steve SANDIFER
 

This one is in the same collection. I can’t read the reporting marks, but the closeup will show the blocking and the use of wire to hold the vehicles on the flat.

 

 

J. Stephen Sandifer

 

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Subject: Re: [RealSTMFC] Late 40's to mid 50's military rail movements

 

Bob;
Do you mean something like this ?
https://digital.lib.ecu.edu/4301

Jim Murrie


Pacific Coast ds trussrod boxcars

Claus Schlund &#92;(HGM&#92;)
 


Columbia & Puget Sounds 163 ds trusrod box circa 1910 Renton WA

Claus Schlund &#92;(HGM&#92;)
 

Hi List Members,
 
Columbia & Puget Sounds 163 ds trusrod box circa 1910 Renton WA
 


NP 21666 ds trusrod box circa 1930 Seattle WA with Pacific Coast loco 10

Claus Schlund &#92;(HGM&#92;)
 

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NP 21666 ds trusrod box circa 1930 Seattle WA with Pacific Coast loco 10
 


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

james murrie
 

Bob;
Do you mean something like this ?
https://digital.lib.ecu.edu/4301

Jim Murrie


Re: CP 350907 composite gon Spokane WA

Robert kirkham
 

ditto.  

Regarding use in the USA, I don’t have a good handle on the traffic flows, but very broadly speaking, I think the gons might have had use moving minerals (coal or more valuable) from the BC Kootenay area mine region into US customers.  So Spokane wouldn’t be a long shot for that sort of traffic given its proximity to central BC.

Rob

On Oct 16, 2021, at 1:40 PM, BRIAN PAUL EHNI <bpehni@...> wrote:

Gosh, I wish all these thumbnails were larger.
 
 
Thanks!
Brian Ehni
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Date: Saturday, October 16, 2021 at 3:37 PM
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Subject: [RealSTMFC] CP 350907 composite gon Spokane WA
 
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.
 

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Re: CP 350907 composite gon Spokane WA

 

Gosh, I wish all these thumbnails were larger.

 

 

Thanks!

Brian Ehni

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Subject: [RealSTMFC] CP 350907 composite gon Spokane WA

 

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.

 


CP 350907 composite gon Spokane WA

Claus Schlund &#92;(HGM&#92;)
 

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 &#92;(HGM&#92;)
 

 
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CB&Q 28440 40ft ss box in green paint
 
 

 


GN 56177 & 56386 stock cars

Claus Schlund &#92;(HGM&#92;)
 

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

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NP 119104 wood chip gon Vancouver WA
 
 
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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?
 
 
 
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Claus Schlund
 


NP 200759 40ft ds box Tacoma WA

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NP 200759 40ft ds box Tacoma WA
 
 
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Claus Schlund
 


NP 201131 40ft ds box as outfit car Tacoma WA

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NP 201131 40ft ds box as outfit car Tacoma WA
 
 
Enjoy!
 
Claus Schlund
 


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

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

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