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Re: Scale Coupler boxes

Patrick Wider <pwider@...>
 

Back at Boeing, I know an engineer who has a very large chunk of tungsten on his desk as
a gag. Unsuspecting people come along, curiosity overcomes them, and more often than
not, they try to pick it up. It's a riot to see the look on their faces when they can barely
budge the thing. And God forbid they should accidently drop it on their foot. The stuff
would make ideal hidden weights for flat cars. So would depleted uranium. A little goes a
long way. Do you know of a cheap source of either?? (Back Off Mike, we're talking freight
cars here!) This stuff would compress any HO truck spring known to mankind!

Regarding late back-dated checks, there were only three or four of them. The guilty know
who they are!!! (-: Thanks for the complement, Ed and I do appreciate them!!! RP CYC is a
lot of work and we're not getting rich doing them. It's mainly a labor of love. Besides, I
need a tax write-off for the ten grand I just spent on new computer equipment and
software (three grand went to the scanner alone).

Pat Wider

--- In STMFC@yahoogroups.com, Denny Anspach <danspach@m...> wrote:
Hmm-m. Wow! Have we been reading the same material? I am unaware
that we are disagreeing on about anything.

I will give you high marks for thinking about depleted uranium,
however. Now there would a truck or coupler material that would
completely eliminate any of the usual needs to add car weights.

As to sending in late for RPC 12 and backdating the check, I want to
reassure you that my check in the mail is not backdated, and I
gladly paid you full price for another quality product :-) .

Denny

--
Denny S. Anspach, MD
Sacramento, California


Re: Freight car types

Patrick Wider <pwider@...>
 

Ahem, the correct term is: "Push Pole Pocket".

Pat Wider

--- In STMFC@yahoogroups.com, "bierglaeser" <bierglaeser@y...> wrote:

Polling or poling?

If you know what a poling car is, then you know what them there poling
pockets are for.

Gene Green


Re: Sergent Couplers

tchenoweth@...
 

Schuyler
Have you tried using the Kadee #12 coupler? As of a couple of weeks ago
Kadee has been selling the #58 couplers in a pack of 20 pair along with the flat
centering springs.

I've been following the Sergent coupler comments and they sound nice, but
I understand they have a better one coming out later. We have been hearing
about the Barger couplers for a couple of years and still nothing in sight. I
just wonder how many people will finish a car and put it aside until the
perfect coupler gets produced. The more of the 58 I install the less likely I will
change over to the perfect coupler if and when they arrive.

Just my 2 cents, Tom Chenoweth.


Re: Sergent Couplers

William Keene <wakeene@...>
 

Jared,

I have been following this thread and you have given my pro/con should
I/shouldn't I convert thoughts a good kick.

I am in the beginning of construction of the outer end of the
Burlingame, KS, branch. All trackwork with any need for switching will
be within two feet of the edge. And this layout only requires around
two dozen cars (most off-stage) to be fully operable. And the mixed
train is powered by a doodlebug.

Changing couplers is not going to be a big deal other than the cost I
am thinking of giving the Sergent couplers a try.

-- Bill Keene
Irvine, CA


On Oct 7, 2005, at 8:08 PM, Jared Harper wrote:

--- In STMFC@yahoogroups.com, "Thomas M. Olsen" <tmolsen@U...> wrote:
  The big bugaboo
> will be the ability to reach the cars and accurately get the wand
into
> position to uncouple the cars, or to be able to align couplers with
the
> cars buried in a yard more than two feet from the benchwork end.  
This
> will really be a test of skill when humping cars, as you will only
have
> seconds to lift ball to uncouple the cars as they go over the hump
or to
> uncouple rear-end helpers on the fly.  Most fellows that I know
will not
> use these couplers as they require the operator to get more
involved in
> the actual work of making and breaking up of trains and in
switching
> operations.  The magnetic couplers in use today allow us to move
along
> quickly in an operating session, while use of the Sergent couplers
will
> bring us back to reality as nothing moves fast in actual  railroad
> switching and in train make-up and break-up operations.  Just like
the
> Army - "Hurry Up and Wait!

I am modeling Santa Fe's Alma branch.  My only yard will be the very
small one at Burlingame.  Most of the switching will be out along the
line where benchwork is 2 feet wide or less.  I will need an 
uncoupling magnet on a stick to reach one location on the wye at
Alma. Passenger cars with diaphrams will not be a consideration
because I will have a single coach, baggage and caboose car.  The
greater level of hands on activity in switching process will make it
more prototypical in my opinion.  We will see.  I will keep folks
posted when I get some experience under my belt.

Jared Harper
Athens, GA




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Re: Freight car types

Dave Nelson <muskoka@...>
 

Brian J Carlson wrote:
why would the last one be a stumper the pennsy had a few poling cars.
I do not think they were in use in the 50's though.
Brian J Carlson
P.E.
Cheektowaga NY
So had I asked "For what car does the AAR Mechanical Designation YM
signify?" you'd have answered right away w/o looking at an ORER?

Dave Nelson


Re: RP CYC 12

ljack70117@...
 

I can not see the sky here in Florida. Is there a full moon? wow


On Oct 7, 2005, at 10:53 PM, Bob Webber wrote:

Spoken from the UP management booklet on how to treat loyal
customers. Screw 'em, life's tough then you die. Well put.

It will be a lesson I remember as I deal with it from here on out.


At 09:33 PM 10/7/2005, you wrote:

Message: 9
Date: Sat, 08 Oct 2005 00:25:52 -0000
From: "Patrick Wider" <pwider@sbcglobal.net>
Subject: Re: RP Cyc 12


Duly noted. Life is tough.

Pat Wider

--- In STMFC@yahoogroups.com, Bob Webber <no17@c...> wrote:


And, I would say Nuts to you as well. In the past, I was given
notice it was due out - this trip, I was not. So, I may buy it
retail. But, I wish some one would be consistent. Oh wait, is that
trying to be LIKE Mainline Modeler?

At 06:18 PM 10/7/2005, you wrote:

Message: 19
Date: Fri, 07 Oct 2005 21:56:34 -0000
From: "Patrick Wider" <pwider@s...>
Subject: Re: RP Cyc 12

And to you guys who send
us $19.95 well after the cut-off date with back-dated checks just to
save 5 bucks, I say
nuts! Go buy Mainline Modeler! (-:}

Thanks for the kind words John!!!!!!

Pat Wider
Bob Webber
thank you
Larry Jackman
ljack70117@adelphia.net
Everybody lies, but it doesn't matter since nobody listens


Re: Couplers

Jared Harper <harper-brown@...>
 

--- In STMFC@yahoogroups.com, Richard Hendrickson <rhendrickson@o...>
wrote:

While I understand the appeal of the Sergent coupler for many list
subscribers, it lacks one feature that is absolutely essential for
many
of us, given the nature of our layouts: it can't be remotely
uncoupled. So all the discussion about how to manipulate the @#$%
&*
things is pointless to me; I have to be able to couple and uncouple
cars at a distance without touching them. The only scale-size
couplers
that do that reliably are Kadees.

Richard Hendrickson
Okay Richard, you're a Chevrolet man. Some of us prefer Fords.

Jared Harper
Athens, GA


Re: Sergent Couplers

Jared Harper <harper-brown@...>
 

--- In STMFC@yahoogroups.com, "Thomas M. Olsen" <tmolsen@U...> wrote:
The big bugaboo
will be the ability to reach the cars and accurately get the wand
into
position to uncouple the cars, or to be able to align couplers with
the
cars buried in a yard more than two feet from the benchwork end.
This
will really be a test of skill when humping cars, as you will only
have
seconds to lift ball to uncouple the cars as they go over the hump
or to
uncouple rear-end helpers on the fly. Most fellows that I know
will not
use these couplers as they require the operator to get more
involved in
the actual work of making and breaking up of trains and in
switching
operations. The magnetic couplers in use today allow us to move
along
quickly in an operating session, while use of the Sergent couplers
will
bring us back to reality as nothing moves fast in actual railroad
switching and in train make-up and break-up operations. Just like
the
Army - "Hurry Up and Wait!
I am modeling Santa Fe's Alma branch. My only yard will be the very
small one at Burlingame. Most of the switching will be out along the
line where benchwork is 2 feet wide or less. I will need an
uncoupling magnet on a stick to reach one location on the wye at
Alma. Passenger cars with diaphrams will not be a consideration
because I will have a single coach, baggage and caboose car. The
greater level of hands on activity in switching process will make it
more prototypical in my opinion. We will see. I will keep folks
posted when I get some experience under my belt.

Jared Harper
Athens, GA


Re: Sergent Couplers

Jared Harper <harper-brown@...>
 

--- In STMFC@yahoogroups.com, "Thomas M. Olsen" <tmolsen@U...> wrote:
The big bugaboo
will be the ability to reach the cars and accurately get the wand
into
position to uncouple the cars, or to be able to align couplers with
the
cars buried in a yard more than two feet from the benchwork end.
This
will really be a test of skill when humping cars, as you will only
have
seconds to lift ball to uncouple the cars as they go over the hump
or to
uncouple rear-end helpers on the fly. Most fellows that I know
will not
use these couplers as they require the operator to get more
involved in
the actual work of making and breaking up of trains and in
switching
operations. The magnetic couplers in use today allow us to move
along
quickly in an operating session, while use of the Sergent couplers
will
bring us back to reality as nothing moves fast in actual railroad
switching and in train make-up and break-up operations. Just like
the
Army - "Hurry Up and Wait!
I am modeling Santa Fe's Alma branch. My only yard will be the very
small one at Burlingame. Most of the switching will be out along the
line where benchwork is 2 feet wide or less. I will need an
uncoupling magnet on a stick to reach one location on the wye at
Alma. Passenger cars with diaphrams will not be a consideration
because I will have a single coach, baggage and caboose car. The
greater level of hands on activity in switching process will make it
more prototypical in my opinion. We will see. I will keep folks
posted when I get some experience under my belt.

Jared Harper
Athens, GA


Re: Freight car types

Brian J Carlson <brian@...>
 

why would the last one be a stumper the pennsy had a few poling cars. I do
not think they were in use in the 50's though.
Brian J Carlson P.E.
Cheektowaga NY

----- Original Message -----
From: "Dave Nelson" <muskoka@comcast.net>
To: <STMFC@yahoogroups.com>
Sent: Friday, October 07, 2005 10:06 PM
Subject: RE: [STMFC] Freight car types


This should be fairly accurate for the early 50's. The last one is a good
question that'll stump most everybody.

Dave Nelson
--------------
BH Stock, horse express
BLF Flat, containers, express
BR Reefer, express
BX Box, express
FB Flat, barrel rack
FC Flat, TOFC service
FD Flat, depressed center
FG Flat, gun carridge
FL Flat, logging
FM Flat, merchandise
FMS Flat, merchandise, w/ part rack
FW Flat, well
FWS Flat, well, w/ part racks
GA Gondola, cross bottom drop
GAS Gondola, cross bottom drop
GB Gondola, solid floor; Mill trade
GBC Gondola, solid floor; coke
GBS Gondola, solid floor; w/ par
GD Gondola, side door dump
GE Gondola, cross dump
GH Gondola, outside dump
GHS Gondola, outside dump, w/ part
GRA Gondola, outside dump
GS Gondola, center sill outside dump
GSC Gondola, coke
GSR Gondola, Covered
GT Gondola, coal dumping equipment
GTC Gondola, coal dumping equipment
HD Hopper, ballast dump - outside
HDR Hopper, ballast dump - outside
HE Hopper, not self clearing
HF Hopper, ballast dump in/out
HFA Hopper, divided
HFB Hopper, divided
HK Hopper, ballast dump
HM Hopper, self clearing
HMA Hopper, self clearing
HMC Hopper, self clearing, coke
HMR Hopper, self clearing, w/roof
HT Hopper, cross dump; 3+ doors
HTC Hopper, cross dump; 3+ doors,
HTR Hopper, w/roof
LC Box, muliple doors
LF Flat, containers
LG Gondola, containers
LO Covered hopper
LP Pulpwood
LRC Reefer, dry ice
LTA Tank, granular
MH
MW Misc MOW
MWB Ballast , drop
MWD Ballast, dump
MWE Ballast spreader
MWF Flat, ties or rail
MWT Tool
MWW Wrecking crane
NE Caboose
RA Reefer, brine tank
RAM Reefer, brine tank / meat
RB Reefer, beverage
RBH
RCD Reefer, dry Ice
RF Express Reefer
RP Reefer, mechanical
RS Reefer, standard
RSM Reefer, meat
SC Stock, convertable deck(s)
SD Stock, dump floor
SF Stock, fixed double deck
SH Stock, horse
SM Stock, single deck
SP Stock, poultry
TA Tank, acid
TAI Tank, acid, insulated
TGI Tank, glass, insulated
TL Tank, lined
TLI Tank, lined, insulated
TM Tank
TMI Tank, insulated
TMU Tank
TPI Tank, pressurized, insulated
TR Tank, rubber lined?
TRI Tank, rubber lined?, insulated
TW Tank, wooden
VA Ventilator
VM Ventilator, insulated
VS Ventilator, insulated
XA Box, autos
XAL Box, ??
XAP Box, auto parts; No merchandise
XAR Box, autos; No merchandise
XF Box, furnature
XI Box, Insulated
XM Box, merchandise
XME Box, damage restraints
XMI Box, ??
XML Box, loader; usually auto part
XMP Box, dedicated service
XMR Box, autos & merchandise
XT Box, tank
YM Polling Car






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RP CYC 12

Bob Webber <no17@...>
 

Spoken from the UP management booklet on how to treat loyal customers. Screw 'em, life's tough then you die. Well put.

It will be a lesson I remember as I deal with it from here on out.


At 09:33 PM 10/7/2005, you wrote:
Message: 9
Date: Sat, 08 Oct 2005 00:25:52 -0000
From: "Patrick Wider" <pwider@sbcglobal.net>
Subject: Re: RP Cyc 12


Duly noted. Life is tough.

Pat Wider

--- In STMFC@yahoogroups.com, Bob Webber <no17@c...> wrote:

And, I would say Nuts to you as well. In the past, I was given
notice it was due out - this trip, I was not. So, I may buy it
retail. But, I wish some one would be consistent. Oh wait, is that
trying to be LIKE Mainline Modeler?

At 06:18 PM 10/7/2005, you wrote:
Message: 19
Date: Fri, 07 Oct 2005 21:56:34 -0000
From: "Patrick Wider" <pwider@s...>
Subject: Re: RP Cyc 12

And to you guys who send
us $19.95 well after the cut-off date with back-dated checks just to
save 5 bucks, I say
nuts! Go buy Mainline Modeler! (-:}

Thanks for the kind words John!!!!!!

Pat Wider
Bob Webber
Bob Webber


Re: Freight car types

Schuyler Larrabee
 

This is good stuff, Dave.

SGL

-----Original Message-----
From: STMFC@yahoogroups.com [mailto:STMFC@yahoogroups.com] On
Behalf Of Dave Nelson
Sent: Friday, October 07, 2005 10:06 PM
To: STMFC@yahoogroups.com
Subject: RE: [STMFC] Freight car types

This should be fairly accurate for the early 50's. The last
one is a good question that'll stump most everybody.

Dave Nelson
--------------
BH Stock, horse express
BLF Flat, containers, express
BR Reefer, express
BX Box, express
FB Flat, barrel rack
FC Flat, TOFC service
FD Flat, depressed center
FG Flat, gun carridge
FL Flat, logging
FM Flat, merchandise
FMS Flat, merchandise, w/ part rack
FW Flat, well
FWS Flat, well, w/ part racks
GA Gondola, cross bottom drop
GAS Gondola, cross bottom drop
GB Gondola, solid floor; Mill trade
GBC Gondola, solid floor; coke
GBS Gondola, solid floor; w/ par
GD Gondola, side door dump
GE Gondola, cross dump
GH Gondola, outside dump
GHS Gondola, outside dump, w/ part
GRA Gondola, outside dump
GS Gondola, center sill outside dump
GSC Gondola, coke
GSR Gondola, Covered
GT Gondola, coal dumping equipment
GTC Gondola, coal dumping equipment
HD Hopper, ballast dump - outside
HDR Hopper, ballast dump - outside
HE Hopper, not self clearing
HF Hopper, ballast dump in/out
HFA Hopper, divided
HFB Hopper, divided
HK Hopper, ballast dump
HM Hopper, self clearing
HMA Hopper, self clearing
HMC Hopper, self clearing, coke
HMR Hopper, self clearing, w/roof
HT Hopper, cross dump; 3+ doors
HTC Hopper, cross dump; 3+ doors,
HTR Hopper, w/roof
LC Box, muliple doors
LF Flat, containers
LG Gondola, containers
LO Covered hopper
LP Pulpwood
LRC Reefer, dry ice
LTA Tank, granular
MH
MW Misc MOW
MWB Ballast , drop
MWD Ballast, dump
MWE Ballast spreader
MWF Flat, ties or rail
MWT Tool
MWW Wrecking crane
NE Caboose
RA Reefer, brine tank
RAM Reefer, brine tank / meat
RB Reefer, beverage
RBH
RCD Reefer, dry Ice
RF Express Reefer
RP Reefer, mechanical
RS Reefer, standard
RSM Reefer, meat
SC Stock, convertable deck(s)
SD Stock, dump floor
SF Stock, fixed double deck
SH Stock, horse
SM Stock, single deck
SP Stock, poultry
TA Tank, acid
TAI Tank, acid, insulated
TGI Tank, glass, insulated
TL Tank, lined
TLI Tank, lined, insulated
TM Tank
TMI Tank, insulated
TMU Tank
TPI Tank, pressurized, insulated
TR Tank, rubber lined?
TRI Tank, rubber lined?, insulated
TW Tank, wooden
VA Ventilator
VM Ventilator, insulated
VS Ventilator, insulated
XA Box, autos
XAL Box, ??
XAP Box, auto parts; No merchandise
XAR Box, autos; No merchandise
XF Box, furnature
XI Box, Insulated
XM Box, merchandise
XME Box, damage restraints
XMI Box, ??
XML Box, loader; usually auto part
XMP Box, dedicated service
XMR Box, autos & merchandise
XT Box, tank
YM Polling Car




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Re: Freight car types

Schuyler Larrabee
 

Gene, I'd suggest posting a ~1950 listing to the files area would be a public service . . .

SGL

-----Original Message-----
From: STMFC@yahoogroups.com [mailto:STMFC@yahoogroups.com] On
Behalf Of bierglaeser
Sent: Friday, October 07, 2005 10:27 PM
To: STMFC@yahoogroups.com
Subject: [STMFC] Re: Freight car types

I have a number of ORERs between 1923 and 1960 (actually as late as
1994 but I can't say that here) and would be happy to scan
and send the list of freight and/or passenger car M.C.B.
mechanical designations.

It should be pointed out that the definitions of some
designations changed over time and sometimes the designation
changed but the definition remained the same.

RM in 1936 was a reefer with meat rails. In 1952 the same
reefer was an RSM. GMA and GK gondolas used to be separate
mechanical designations but are now lumped together with GB gondolas.

Requests should specifiy a year or range of years.

Gene Green

--- In STMFC@yahoogroups.com, "Patrick Wider" <pwider@s...> wrote:


There's a nice list towards the back of any ORER. If someone would
scan it.......

Pat Wider

--- In STMFC@yahoogroups.com, "Schuyler Larrabee"
<schuyler.larrabee@v...> wrote:

I did some hunting with Google, but isn't there a listing
somewhere on-line of the
various car type
designations, and their meanings?

Like
XM
RB
RBL
HW

Etc., etc.

I'd like to put some guys on another list out of their misery.

TIA.

SGL





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Re: Couplers, Coupler Pockets, and Trucks

Schuyler Larrabee
 

Perhaps there's hope for "equalized" freight car trucks.
Schuyler, you say you can actually see your trucks equalize
as they go down the track? That doesn't say much for your
trackwork. What scale are you in?

Pat Wider
HO, Pat, and my club's got VERY good track work, laid almost exclusively by one man who's got Very
High Standards. But even on very good trackwork there are occasional joints that don't PERFECTLY
match, and switchwork with high numbers, where equalization does help, and id visible. Mostly, the
trucks that do have the equalization are the Dan Kilgore trucks, which have pretty wimpy springs. I
don't have trackwork of my own (except for the small amount I've laid at the Club).

I do believe there's a market, small, maybe, for a line of Really Superb Scale Trucks. Springs with
appropriate visual density, low spring rates, all the parts (brakeshoes, etc) and that if these were
available at a not-too-stratospheric price, changing out trucks would be as common as it used to be
to toss the x2f's as far as one could, and replace with Kadees.


SGL


Re: Scale Coupler boxes

Denny Anspach <danspach@...>
 

Pat Wider writes-

Denny - you missed the point of all of the bandwidth - the material doesn't matter as long
as the couplers look good and operate well. I don't care if the final result is plastic or
depleted uranium. Did anyone say metal is a must? I guess I missed it.

The fact of the matter is most of the HO plastic rip-offs are junk and don't look like the
real thing - thus the original reason for the "WE ACCUSE" editorial in RP CYC. I suggest you
go back and read it. I do agree that we should change the subject for obvious reasons.
Hmm-m. Wow! Have we been reading the same material? I am unaware that we are disagreeing on about anything.

I will give you high marks for thinking about depleted uranium, however. Now there would a truck or coupler material that would completely eliminate any of the usual needs to add car weights.

As to sending in late for RPC 12 and backdating the check, I want to reassure you that my check in the mail is not backdated, and I gladly paid you full price for another quality product :-) .

Denny

--
Denny S. Anspach, MD
Sacramento, California


Re: Freight car types

bierglaeser <bierglaeser@...>
 

Polling or poling?

If you know what a poling car is, then you know what them there poling
pockets are for.

Gene Green

--- In STMFC@yahoogroups.com, "Dave Nelson" <muskoka@c...> wrote:

This should be fairly accurate for the early 50's. The last one is a
good
question that'll stump most everybody.

Dave Nelson
--------------
<snip>
YM Polling Car


Re: Freight car types

bierglaeser <bierglaeser@...>
 

In light of the information available at
http://www.nakina.net/aartype.html
my offer is withdrawn.

Gene Green

--- In STMFC@yahoogroups.com, "bierglaeser" <bierglaeser@y...> wrote:

I have a number of ORERs between 1923 and 1960 (actually as late as
1994 but I can't say that here) and would be happy to scan and send
the list of freight and/or passenger car M.C.B. mechanical
designations.

It should be pointed out that the definitions of some designations
changed over time and sometimes the designation changed but the
definition remained the same.

RM in 1936 was a reefer with meat rails. In 1952 the same reefer
was
an RSM. GMA and GK gondolas used to be separate mechanical
designations but are now lumped together with GB gondolas.

Requests should specifiy a year or range of years.

Gene Green

--- In STMFC@yahoogroups.com, "Patrick Wider" <pwider@s...> wrote:


There's a nice list towards the back of any ORER. If someone
would
scan it.......

Pat Wider

--- In STMFC@yahoogroups.com, "Schuyler Larrabee"
<schuyler.larrabee@v...> wrote:

I did some hunting with Google, but isn't there a listing
somewhere on-line of the
various car type
designations, and their meanings?

Like
XM
RB
RBL
HW

Etc., etc.

I'd like to put some guys on another list out of their misery.

TIA.

SGL


Re: Freight car types

Schuyler Larrabee
 

That's correct. Manifold variations on "Freight car types" didn't do the trick. Thanks.

SGL

-----Original Message-----
From: STMFC@yahoogroups.com [mailto:STMFC@yahoogroups.com] On
Behalf Of SUVCWORR@aol.com
Sent: Friday, October 07, 2005 10:18 PM
To: STMFC@yahoogroups.com
Subject: Re: [STMFC] Re: Freight car types

You may not be find anything in Google because of what you
are asking. The correct name is AAR Mechanical designation.
Try this link. They even have the changes in meaning and the
timeframe the mechanical designation was used.

http://www.nakina.net/aartype.html


Rich Orr






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Re: Freight car types

bierglaeser <bierglaeser@...>
 

I have a number of ORERs between 1923 and 1960 (actually as late as
1994 but I can't say that here) and would be happy to scan and send
the list of freight and/or passenger car M.C.B. mechanical
designations.

It should be pointed out that the definitions of some designations
changed over time and sometimes the designation changed but the
definition remained the same.

RM in 1936 was a reefer with meat rails. In 1952 the same reefer was
an RSM. GMA and GK gondolas used to be separate mechanical
designations but are now lumped together with GB gondolas.

Requests should specifiy a year or range of years.

Gene Green

--- In STMFC@yahoogroups.com, "Patrick Wider" <pwider@s...> wrote:


There's a nice list towards the back of any ORER. If someone would
scan it.......

Pat Wider

--- In STMFC@yahoogroups.com, "Schuyler Larrabee"
<schuyler.larrabee@v...> wrote:

I did some hunting with Google, but isn't there a listing
somewhere on-line of the
various car type
designations, and their meanings?

Like
XM
RB
RBL
HW

Etc., etc.

I'd like to put some guys on another list out of their misery.

TIA.

SGL


Re: Freight car types

Schuyler Larrabee
 

Thanks, Michael.

SGL

-----Original Message-----
From: STMFC@yahoogroups.com [mailto:STMFC@yahoogroups.com] On
Behalf Of Michael Mang
Sent: Friday, October 07, 2005 10:05 PM
To: STMFC@yahoogroups.com
Subject: RE: [STMFC] Re: Freight car types

Or go to:

http://www.nakina.net/aartype.html

for AAR mechanical designations.

Michael Mang

-----Original Message-----
From: STMFC@yahoogroups.com [mailto:STMFC@yahoogroups.com]
On Behalf
Of Schuyler Larrabee
Sent: Friday, October 07, 2005 8:58 PM
To: STMFC@yahoogroups.com
Subject: RE: [STMFC] Re: Freight car types

Oh, DUH! I know that, but forgot about it.

Thanks for the dope-slap.

SGL

-----Original Message-----
From: STMFC@yahoogroups.com
[mailto:STMFC@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf
Of Patrick Wider
Sent: Friday, October 07, 2005 9:26 PM
To: STMFC@yahoogroups.com
Subject: [STMFC] Re: Freight car types


There's a nice list towards the back of any ORER. If
someone would
scan it.......

Pat Wider

--- In STMFC@yahoogroups.com, "Schuyler Larrabee"
<schuyler.larrabee@v...> wrote:

I did some hunting with Google, but isn't there a listing
somewhere on-line of the
various car type
designations, and their meanings?

Like
XM
RB
RBL
HW

Etc., etc.

I'd like to put some guys on another list out of their misery.

TIA.

SGL





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