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Re: Virginian hopper in Omaha?

rockroll50401 <cepropst@...>
 

Sidney Wheeler photographed one in Stewartville MN (CGW branch in SE
Minnesota)The car was going to be loaded with iron ore then routed to
Granite City IL.
Clark Propst


Re: Corn (was:Napierville Aftermath)

James F. Brewer <jfbrewer@...>
 

Mike,

Could you please reply to me off list to advise how you created the corn? Many thanks.

Jim Brewer
Glenwood MD
jfbrewer@...

----- Original Message -----
From: "skibbs4" <mmrace4@...>
To: <STMFC@...>
Sent: Tuesday, November 15, 2005 9:45 AM
Subject: [STMFC] Re: Corn (was:Napierville Aftermath)


--- In STMFC@..., Gerard J Fitzgerald <gjf@m...> wrote:

The sighting of diesel era models, many of which won prizes, was
to me the most
inriguing apsect of the meeting. I know this website deals with a
specific time
period but I suppose the meeting is about "prototype modeling"
which is a bit
larger chronological category. I am still thinking about the corn
modeled on
the N-scale module that took a prize. Great stuff and not I think
(?) the brass
corn you can purchase from Bernie K.

Gerry

Dr. Gerard J. Fitzgerald
Department of Histpry and Sociology of Science
University of Pennsylvania
Gerry-

The corn was cut from a natural straw broom and, as you suspected,
was not the etched variety. Here's the broom:
http://cgwrr.com/images/broom.jpg

I don't think Dave Hussey got a shot of it for his Naperville pbase
album, so here's an in progress shot:
http://cgwrr.com/images/Corn1.jpg

The material should work just as well in HO scale, if not better.

Mike Skibbe








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Re: A couple more LAPL

Brian Termunde
 

Thanks Peter. It's hard to believe that the San Fernando Valley (where I
grew up) ever looked like that! <G>

Take Care!

Brian R. Termunde
West Jordan, Utah

"Ship and Travel the Grand Canyon Line!"
Grand Canyon Railway
Utah District


Re: Plain Boxcars in Mail Service - 1945

Tony Thompson
 

Do you mean the BLACK painted "Overnight" B-50-24 box cars had passenger
train running equipment the same as the SP Dark Olive painted BX-50-24 box
cars for head-end express service had???
Sorry, Charlie, obviously I wrote too fast--the only cars of the 500 with psgr. equipment were the BX cars. The black overnight cars did NOT have passenger equipment. My apologies for any confusion.

Tony Thompson Editor, Signature Press, Berkeley, CA
2906 Forest Ave., Berkeley, CA 94705 www.signaturepress.com
(510) 540-6538; fax, (510) 540-1937; e-mail, thompson@...
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Re: A couple more LAPL

Brian Termunde
 

In a message dated 11/15/2005 1:16:25 A.M. Mountain Standard Time,
no17@... writes:

Panoramic view of early Van Nuys, showing the construction of Van
Nuys Boulevard and of the railroad station, next to the existing
railroad tracks.
http://catalog1.lapl.org/cgi-bin/cw_cgi?fullRecord+7783+968+29450+385+2



---> The other photos are great! Thanks, but for some reason, I get the
above link to work. Any suggestions? TIA!

Take Care!

Brian R. Termunde
West Jordan, Utah

"Ship and Travel the Grand Canyon Line!"
Grand Canyon Railway
Utah District


Re: Plain Boxcars in Mail Service - 1945

Tim O'Connor
 

it does look like that's what tony wrote, but i don't think it's what he
meant. the overnight cars were not equipped for passenger service.

Tony,
Do you mean the BLACK painted "Overnight" B-50-24 box cars had passenger
train running equipment the same as the SP Dark Olive painted BX-50-24 box
cars for head-end express service had???


Re: Plain Boxcars in Mail Service - 1945

Charles Morrill <badlands@...>
 

Tony,
Do you mean the BLACK painted "Overnight" B-50-24 box cars had passenger train running equipment the same as the SP Dark Olive painted BX-50-24 box cars for head-end express service had???
Charlie

----- Original Message -----
From: "Tony Thompson" <thompsonmarytony@...>
To: <STMFC@...>
Sent: Tuesday, November 15, 2005 4:48 PM
Subject: Re: [STMFC] Plain Boxcars in Mail Service - 1945


The 50 cars numbered 5700-5749, along with the 450 "Overnight"
box cars of Class B-50-24, were separately equipped with steam and
signal lines, tight-lock couplers, and marker light brackets, painted
SP Dark Olive with Dulux Gold lettering, and classed "BX" for head-end
service. By 1957 many had received GSC outside-equalizer trucks. They
were delivered with ASF A-3 trucks.

Tony Thompson Editor, Signature Press, Berkeley, CA
2906 Forest Ave., Berkeley, CA 94705 www.signaturepress.com
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Re: Plain Boxcars in Mail Service - 1945

Tony Thompson
 

Mike Brock wrote:
Not only that. The late Terry Metcalfe's UP Modeler, Vol 1, shows photos of
the consist of the UP Fast Mail in 1957 in Nebraska. Included is SP 5713 box
car fitted with steam lines in this case so one might not consider it to be
a "plain" box car.
The 50 cars numbered 5700-5749, along with the 450 "Overnight" box cars of Class B-50-24, were separately equipped with steam and signal lines, tight-lock couplers, and marker light brackets, painted SP Dark Olive with Dulux Gold lettering, and classed "BX" for head-end service. By 1957 many had received GSC outside-equalizer trucks. They were delivered with ASF A-3 trucks.

Tony Thompson Editor, Signature Press, Berkeley, CA
2906 Forest Ave., Berkeley, CA 94705 www.signaturepress.com
(510) 540-6538; fax, (510) 540-1937; e-mail, thompson@...
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Re: Virginian hopper in Omaha?

Tim Gilbert <tgilbert@...>
 

timboconnor@... wrote:

i know it's not Sherman Hill, but....

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=6573970362 <http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=6573970362>
Tim,

A VGN hopper could be in Omaha for the same reason that an N&W hopper could be seen on Sherman Hill. It was due to the demand for coal mined in southern West Virginia in Omaha and to the West.

Hoppers owned by the VGN and N&W as well as C&O and L&N had to be returned directly to their owners after being unloaded by fiat of the AAR's Car Service Bureau's Order C-411. Any other road loading a VGN, N&W, C&O or L&N hopper would be in violation of this order.

Tim Gilbert

Tim Gilbert


Re: Paint suggestions for CNW boxcar and NYC gondola

Jeff English
 

Mark, I can't comment on C&NW, but that NYC gon should definitely be
painted red with a black oval if shopped in 1955. That was the year
they returned to black ovals. IIRC, open-top cars continued to be
painted f.c. red until ca.1959 when the box cars began being painted
Century Green, the "Cigar Band" herald was introduced, and open-top
cars went back to being all black as they had been before the early
40s.

Jeff English
Troy, New York
home of the Meneely family, whose various family members established
numerous bell foundry firms in or around Troy that were world
renowned. Among many notable Meneely bells is the not-cracked
Liberty Bell replica of 1876, which is the one that still rings in
the bell tower of Independence Hall in Philadelphia.

--- In STMFC@..., "Mark Heiden" <mark_heiden@h...> wrote:

Hello everyone,

I'm going to paint a couple of freight cars and I'd like some
suggestions as to what paints (preferably water-based) I should
use.

The first car is a Chicago & North Western 40ft PS-1, series 656-
1655, built 1954. Pictures of well weathered 1432 and 1602 can be
found at:

http://www.cnwhs.org/memberphotos/thumbnails.php?album=6&page=2

These cars were delivered with black ends, roof and underframe, so
what's a good match for the side?

The second car is a New York Central gondola, series 712500-
713099,
Lot 791-G, as it would have appeared following shopping in 1955.
I
have no color photos of these cars for reference.

Any suggestions would be appreciated.

Thanks,
Mark Heiden


Re: Digest Number 2791

Andy Carlson
 

Kansas- scientific principal is re-written for
religious purposes
Florida- Steals voting rights from 100,000+ non-felons
Ohio-reinvents vote stealing on massive scale
Texas-legislates representation away with federal
dollars.
CA- has hot air politicians.....

What would most Californians prefer?
-Andy Carlson
relaxing by the pool in 90 degree weather

--- Garth Groff <ggg9y@...> wrote:

Denny,

Sacramento has always been known for the volume of
heated rhetoric that
eminates from the state capital, no matter who's in
charge. I claim the
right to this opinion, since I lived in California
for 28 years.

I think we'd best drop this thread before Mike gets
cheesed off.

Kind regards,


Garth G. Groff

Denny Anspach wrote:

Garth Groff <ggg9y@...>
Subject: Re: Plain Boxcars in Mail Service - 1945

Andy,

Californians used to ski, but that was before all
the hot air from
Sacramento raised the temperature. ;-)

Kind regards,


Garth G. Groff

Is that ad hominem personal comment, Garth :-) ?

Denny


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Re: Digest Number 2791

Mike Brock <brockm@...>
 

Garth Groff notes:
I think we'd best drop this thread before Mike gets cheesed off.
Uh...yep. The warning light is on. <g>.

Mike Brock


Paint suggestions for CNW boxcar and NYC gondola

Mark Heiden
 

Hello everyone,

I'm going to paint a couple of freight cars and I'd like some
suggestions as to what paints (preferably water-based) I should
use.

The first car is a Chicago & North Western 40ft PS-1, series 656-
1655, built 1954. Pictures of well weathered 1432 and 1602 can be
found at:

http://www.cnwhs.org/memberphotos/thumbnails.php?album=6&page=2

These cars were delivered with black ends, roof and underframe, so
what's a good match for the side?

The second car is a New York Central gondola, series 712500-713099,
Lot 791-G, as it would have appeared following shopping in 1955. I
have no color photos of these cars for reference.

Any suggestions would be appreciated.

Thanks,
Mark Heiden


Virginian hopper in Omaha?

Tim O'Connor
 

i know it's not Sherman Hill, but....

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=6573970362

tim o.


Re: Digest Number 2791

Garth Groff <ggg9y@...>
 

Denny,

Sacramento has always been known for the volume of heated rhetoric that eminates from the state capital, no matter who's in charge. I claim the right to this opinion, since I lived in California for 28 years.

I think we'd best drop this thread before Mike gets cheesed off.

Kind regards,


Garth G. Groff

Denny Anspach wrote:

Garth Groff <ggg9y@...>
Subject: Re: Plain Boxcars in Mail Service - 1945

Andy,

Californians used to ski, but that was before all the hot air from
Sacramento raised the temperature. ;-)

Kind regards,


Garth G. Groff
Is that ad hominem personal comment, Garth :-) ?

Denny


Re: Plain Boxcars in Mail Service - 1945

George Hollwedel <georgeloop1338@...>
 

5700-5749 were Express boxcars, same class as the Overnights cars but different number series

"Beckert, Shawn" <shawn.beckert@...> wrote: Mike Brock wrote:

The late Terry Metcalfe's UP Modeler, Vol 1, shows photos of
the consist of the UP Fast Mail in 1957 in Nebraska. Included
is SP 5713 box car fitted with steam lines in this case so one
might not consider it to be a "plain" box car.
I don't have a roster in front of me, but I think the 5700 series
were B-50-24's that were built for express and "Overnight" service.
Thus they would have had steam and signal hoses from the get go.

Shawn Beckert




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Re: Plain Boxcars in Mail Service - 1945

George Hollwedel <georgeloop1338@...>
 

As a Postal Worker, maintenance tech, I can vouch that there is much improvement. The machines run much faster and can shred many more pieces per hour.

George Hollwedel

"Miller, Andrew S." <asmiller@...> wrote:
I remember working in to PO during Christmas break when I was home
from college. There were many unsealed Xmas cards and they frequently
jammed in the canceling machine. The machine had counter rotating
rubber wheels to peel of one envelope at a time from the stack. The
unsealed envelopes would often be shredded by the process.

Did you ever wonder why so many friends claimed you never sent a card?

regards,

Andy Miller

-----Original Message-----
Anyone else remember when you used to be able to
send Christmas cards for a lower rate if the envelope wasn't sealed?


Dennis Storzek


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Re: Plain Boxcars in Mail Service - 1945

Tim O'Connor
 

Shawn

BE-50-24's were express cars. B-50-24's were Overnight box cars. Some
BE-50-24's remained in that role into the late 1960's, long after the end
of Overnight service.

Tim O.

I don't have a roster in front of me, but I think the 5700 series
were B-50-24's that were built for express and "Overnight" service.


Re: Digest Number 2791

Denny Anspach <danspach@...>
 

Garth Groff <ggg9y@...>
Subject: Re: Plain Boxcars in Mail Service - 1945

Andy,

Californians used to ski, but that was before all the hot air from
Sacramento raised the temperature. ;-)

Kind regards,


Garth G. Groff
Is that ad hominem personal comment, Garth :-) ?

Denny
--
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Sacramento


Re: Plain Boxcars in Mail Service - 1945/yellow Erie diamond

branchline@...
 

It did.

Bill Schneider

http://jpg2.lapl.org/pics45/00057025.jpg
The Erie box car looks like it had a yellow diamond!

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