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Pentrex Heritage Collection Vol. 1

John Thompson
 

I don't know if it's been mentioned, but the Pentrex "stocking
stuffer" DVD called "Heritage Collection Vol. 1" has some pretty good
color footage of steam era freight cars in it, plus lots of colorful
early diesels. And the 1940's-1950's corny narration is a joy to
listen to!

It's on sale for $9.95 plus shipping until 2-28-07. Read about it at:

http://www.pentrex.com/hc1dvd.html

I think you'll like it.

John Thompson
Bellevue (Seattle) WA


Another, more detailed list of AAR designations

leedennegar
 

Here's a long and detailed complilation or ARA/AAR freight car type
codes and how they changed over time.

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

After April, 1938 "TW" meant one or more wooden tanks. Before that
date, it doesn't say how many tanks there may be, but it/they are
definitely wooden and intended for pickles.


Lee Dennegar
CNJ on one side, LV and RDG on the other.


Danger Lights

George
 

The 1930 motion picture, "Danger Lights," is scheduled to be shown on
Turner Classic Movies, Tuesday, January 23, at 7:00 pm (CT). It stars
Robert Armstrong and Jean Arthur. Of course, the REAL stars are those
beautiful Steam Engines pulling those beautiful Steam Era Freight Cars!

George York


Re: box auto car records from the July 1950 ORER

laramielarry <ostresh@...>
 

--- In STMFC@yahoogroups.com, Larry Kline <lndkline@...> wrote:

Larry,
I just downloaded the file. Thanks very much for transcribing this
data.
Larry Kline
Pittsburgh, PA

Larry Ostresh wrote:
I just finished transcribing all of the box/auto car records from the
July, 1950, ORER into an MS Excel file, and think the file may be of
interest to some of the folks on this list.


[Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
You are very welcome, Larry. Your STMFC file re USRA SS cars was very
useful in adding info about the DS/SS split. I'm searching for rosters
now so as to better pin down this ratio.

Best wishes, Larry


Re: Accurail 7108 as Frisco SS box cars

benjaminfrank_hom <b.hom@...>
 

Rob Kirkham wrote:
"...presumably there are more suitable prototypes for the Accurail car,
so now that I know it's designed to model a 9' interior height design,
I'll have to keep my eye out for a good prototype option ...."

Rob, the closest prototype is a series of IC boxcar - here's more
information on this model:
http://www.steamfreightcars.com/modeling/new%
20products/accurail/accu7000.html


Ben Hom


Re: Armstrong Cork ACKX tank car info?

Kurt Laughlin <fleeta@...>
 

Thanks Richard, at least I know what the shell looks like in any case.

And thanks again for the document offer.

KL

----- Original Message -----
From: Richard Hendrickson

Another car I need for my layout is an ACKX 10,000 gallon tank. Anyone have any info?
All I have is a 1928 builder's photo of ACKX 112, an AC&F Type 21 three course 10K gal. car. The 12 cars in the ACKX 102-113 series lasted a long time in revenue service; 11 were still on the roster in 1962 and 6 survived as late as 1965. I have no information, however, on how these cars were painted and lettered in later years.
----- Original Message -----


Re: Rule for extra grab irons on car ends

Bill Kelly
 

Page 18 (top left) of the 1945 issue says that a platform end sill of at
least
six inches in width, measured from the end post or siding, and extending
entirely across the car is required to have the additional handholds.
Later,
Bill Kelly


Bob Karig wrote:

Bill,

I've never seen a specific distance required to define a platform
end sill. I've seen them range from 7" to 10 1/2".

For a boxcar, it looks like two additional grab irons were required
on the ends of a car with platform end sills. Looking at the end, a
vertical grab iron a minimum of 18" and preferably 24" was required
on the right side of the car no more than 8" from the edge. The
bottom of the grab should be no less than 18" nor more than 24"
from the horizontal center line of the end sill. The second additional
grab iron was a horizontal grab a minimum of 24" long placed a
minimum of 30" and a maximum of 60" above the top of the
plaform end sill overlapping the centerline of the car. The
requirements were the same for both the A and B ends of the cars.

This information comes from the pamphlet, United States Safety
Appliances. I'm looking at 1922 and 1945 editions. They're widely
availabe on ebay, and its published in most Car Builders
Cyclopedias.

Bob


Re: Rule for extra grab irons on car ends

Bob Karig <karig@...>
 

Bill,

I've never seen a specific distance required to define a platform end
sill. I've seen them range from 7" to 10 1/2".

For a boxcar, it looks like two additional grab irons were required on the
ends of a car with platform end sills. Looking at the end, a vertical grab
iron a minimum of 18" and preferably 24" was required on the right side of
the car no more than 8" from the edge. The bottom of the grab should be no
less than 18" nor more than 24" from the horizontal center line of the end
sill. The second additional grab iron was a horizontal grab a minimum of
24" long placed a minimum of 30" and a maximum of 60" above the top of the
plaform end sill overlapping the centerline of the car. The requirements
were the same for both the A and B ends of the cars.

This information comes from the pamphlet, United States Safety
Appliances. I'm looking at 1922 and 1945 editions. They're widely
availabe on ebay, and its published in most Car Builders Cyclopedias.

Bob


Re: Armstrong Cork ACKX tank car info?

Richard Hendrickson
 

On Jan 21, 2007, at 8:48 AM, Kurt Laughlin wrote:

Another car I need for my layout is an ACKX 10,000 gallon tank. Anyone have any info?
All I have is a 1928 builder's photo of ACKX 112, an AC&F Type 21 three course 10K gal. car. The 12 cars in the ACKX 102-113 series lasted a long time in revenue service; 11 were still on the roster in 1962 and 6 survived as late as 1965. I have no information, however, on how these cars were painted and lettered in later years.

Richard Hendrickson


Santa Fe Box Cars

Bill J.
 

HELP! I've been trying to find John Dobyne's book "Santa Fe Box Cars"
without any luck. Tried all of the usual places, tried
bookfinder.com website, asked friends, all to no avail. Anybody out
there have one for sale? Or know of one?

Thanks, Bill Jolitz


RPC vol 2

Fred Mullins
 

Folks,
I'm looking for a copy of Railway Prototype Cyclopedia vol 2.
If anybody has a copy they would like to sell or knows a hobby shop
who has a copy please let me know off-list.
Thanks for any help!
Fred Mullins


Re: Rule for extra grab irons on car ends

Bill Daniels <billinsf@...>
 

I don't think there were any rules on the projecting
endsills since the rules prohibited crossing between
coupled cars.

Bill Daniels
Tucson, AZ

--- lnbill <bwelch@uucf.org> wrote:

When end sills on freight cars (PRR X23 for
example)prejected out a
certain distance, they were required to have extra
grab irons on the
end, since I presume the end sill became an ad hoc
walkway. What did
the rule say? Alternatively, what distance did the
end sill have to
project beyond the car end for this rule to take
effect?

Thanks!

Bill Welch




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Re: AAR mechanical designations.

Lars Svanevik <svanevil@...>
 

Doug Rhodes wrote:
As to the derivation of the term "euchred" I'd be very interested to know your source for its roots in old English. The unabridged OED shows no such derivation, and in fact suggests the origins are in the New World and in Spanish, and have nothing to do with preserving. The first documented uses of the term are no more than two centuries old.

My statement regarding the derivation of the word "euchred" was taken from the Heinz 1910 Salesman's Handbook. I regret that I didn't do any research on the word and only relied on the above source.

Lars Svanevik


Rule for extra grab irons on car ends

lnbill <bwelch@...>
 

When end sills on freight cars (PRR X23 for example)prejected out a
certain distance, they were required to have extra grab irons on the
end, since I presume the end sill became an ad hoc walkway. What did
the rule say? Alternatively, what distance did the end sill have to
project beyond the car end for this rule to take effect?

Thanks!

Bill Welch


Re: Conjecture re: euchring

Brian Paul Ehni <behni@...>
 

Probably because another word for drunk is ³pickled².

And we're WAY OT now. I'm calling "beer" on this one.
--
Thanks!

Brian Ehni



From: leedennegar <leedennegar@yahoo.com>
Reply-To: <STMFC@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Sun, 21 Jan 2007 17:00:31 -0000
To: <STMFC@yahoogroups.com>
Subject: [STMFC] Re: Conjecture re: euchring






"Euchred" is one of the many humorous (?) synonyms for "drunk".
Although I can't find any evidence (much less a recipe), I'm guessing
"euchred figs" are figs preserved in brandy.

Lee Dennegar
Piscataway NJ
CNJ on one side, LV and RDG on the other


Re: Conjecture re: euchring

leedennegar
 

"Euchred" is one of the many humorous (?) synonyms for "drunk".
Although I can't find any evidence (much less a recipe), I'm guessing
"euchred figs" are figs preserved in brandy.

Lee Dennegar
Piscataway NJ
CNJ on one side, LV and RDG on the other


Armstrong Cork ACKX tank car info?

Kurt Laughlin <fleeta@...>
 

Another car I need for my layout is an ACKX 10,000 gallon tank. Anyone have any info?

TIA,
KL


UTLX compartment tank cars?

Rob Kirkham <rdkirkham@...>
 

Apparently, the document has been up there a while. I only discovered it after Richard Hendrickson was kind enough to send me a photocopy. I suspect whoever donated a copy to the CPHA library may have been a past beneficiary of Richard's assistance.

Rob


Re: Judd Pease

Edward Dabler
 

In a message dated 1/20/2007 2:09:38 P.M. Central Standard Time,
ljack70117@adelphia.net writes:




Any one know Judd Pease and where I can find him? He used to be in
Biloxi MS.
Thank you
Larry Jackman
Boca Raton FL
_ljack70117@adelphialjac_ (mailto:ljack70117@adelphia.net)
I was born with nothing and
I have most of it left






Larry

Judd is a member of the Gulf Coast Model Railroad Club. I belong to this
group also.
Here's his address as copied from our list of members.


Judd Pease
253 Jane Dr.
Lucedale, MS 39452
Ph. 601-766-0600
E-Mail: _sjmodels@datasync.com_ (mailto:sjmodels@datasync.com)
Glad to be able to connect 2 old friends.
Ed Dabler


UTLX compartment tank cars?

Larry Kline
 

Rob,

Thanks for the pointer to this roster. It great to have it given the
sketchy nature of UTLX ORER listings.

Larry Kline
Pittsburgh, PA

Rob Kirkham wrote:
I suggest starting with the Union Tank Car list at the CPHA online
documents library at http://www.cpsig.ca/.

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