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Re: ATSF BX-37 question

Gatwood, Elden J SAD <Elden.J.Gatwood@...>
 

Folks;



Can anyone direct me to a source/reference that shows how the
transverse-mounted reservoir and other brake eqpt was mounted (esp where) on
the ATSF BX-37?



Thanks!



Elden Gatwood


Re: Santa Fe Accurail kits

David North <davenorth@...>
 

I don't have good photos of these classes either, but it's clear from the
diagrams in the Santa Fe Freight Car Folio that they were
essentially the same as the other postwar Santa Fe three bay hoppers.
Richard Hendrickson



Richard and Ed,

The only pic I have of the earlier classes is a rather dark one of a GA-43
from one of the Cyclopedias, IIRC.



I have a photo of a GA-81 #184134, but it has had the side plated between
the bolsters, and they plated over the short ribs at the top.

The photos I have of GA-86 #78910 and GA-100 #79600 show the very slight
fishbelly sill you mentioned, Ed. I hadn't noticed this before you pointed
it out.

I think these are photocopies from RMJ articles?



The photo of GA-121 #78331? Which is plated also has the very slight
fishbelly. This lot of 150 cars came from Greenville in 1960.

http://gelwood.railfan.net/atsf/atsf78321ags.jpg



From what I can see the top rib placement appears to be similar on the
photos I have, which is at odds with Fred's thoughts, if we are talking
about the spacing between the ribs.



Does anyone know what service these open hoppers cars were in?

I know that the GA-141s (GA-100s with trough hatch roofs installed) were
used in Duvall Potash Service, but these mods took place in 1964, beyond the
era covered by this list.



Cheers

Dave


NYC-RWO{1948}

joel norman <mec-bml@...>
 

I hope this isnt to off subject( and if so please direct to a NYC fan
you may know)Im looking for a history of the Rome-Watertown &
Ogdensburg RR which became part of the NYC,my focus interest in the RWO
is the RWO line to Cape Vincent that started at Watertown NY....hope
you can help...off line please if this is off subject....
Joel Norman


Re: Re. RPCyc volume 17

Schuyler Larrabee
 

Yup. Deadline for the discounted price was the 12th (says he who just barely made it).

SGL

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Subject: RE: [STMFC] Re. RPCyc volume 17

Was there an announcement for RPC-17?

Dave Nelson




Re: Santa Fe Accurail kits

Richard Hendrickson
 

I defer to Ed Hakins' superior knowledge both of the Accurail
triple hopper and the prototypes which it represents, whether
accurately or inaccurately. He concludes:

I have not yet found prototype photos of classes Ga-66 and Ga-77 to
verify the side and arrangement used on these cars (series
183000-183224 and 183425-183924).







I don't have good photos of these classes either, but it's clear from
the diagrams in the Santa Fe Freight Car Folio that they were
essentially the same as the other postwar Santa Fe three bay hoppers.

Richard Hendrickson


Re: CCB photo

water.kresse@...
 

Bruce, they look great. The C&OHS has two images of the M4 artillery tractors on flats on the NN-Hampton ferry. Al

-------------- Original message --------------
From: Bruce Smith <smithbf@...>

On Apr 15, 2008, at 1:37 PM, water.kresse@... wrote:
Folks,

Where is this CCB photo of a flat car with two Sherman tanks on it
posted? Also, what is CCB? I've heard of CBC's (Car Builders
Cyclopedias).

Al Kresse
Al,

I have no idea what "CCB" is, but since the original question from
Clark was talking about my model, I can just give you a link to my
photos <G>.

Two Heiser M4A3s on a Bowser F30A
http://www.vetmed.auburn.edu/~smithbf/BFSpages/Models/
F30ABowserSherman.jpg

In addition, the M4 18 ton artillery tractors can be seen on the
NorthernSpecific resin NP flat at:
http://www.vetmed.auburn.edu/~smithbf/BFSpages/Models/M4-tractors1.jpg
http://www.vetmed.auburn.edu/~smithbf/BFSpages/Models/M4-tractors2.jpg
And of course, 2 of them are fine on a 50 ton flat <G>.

Regards
Bruce

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Tank production and shipping; BLOT, NAIL, CACTUS, IRON, and the like [was CCB photos]

Kurt Laughlin <fleeta@...>
 

I would say that segregation would be more likely than not. Tanks coming from a factory would generally be of one type, except for the early war period when several types were produced at the same plant. Tanks coming from a depot to a POE would also likely be segregated because they would be shipped to equip either a unit going overseas (which would have one type of tank) or to supply foreign aid (which also generally went in blocks of a single type). The whole issue of Sherman production is rather complex and boring to most, but I've got a spreadsheet showing monthly medium tank (M3 and M4 series) if anyone is interested. If'n it were me, I'd stick with one type of tank per train, but remembering that the Army considered the M4 and M4A1 to be interchangeable/identical, despite them being probably the most visually distinct types of the lot!

BLOT was part of the shipping code used to direct shipments during the War. The first group was the destination, represented by a security code word like BLOT, IRON, CACTUS, NAIL, etc. Other groups in the code indicated the type of equipment, shipping date, and a sequence number. One or two of the captions on the site I linked to earlier include the full code, albeit with spaces and dashes in the wrong places. Of note historically are the "Task Force A" photos, which I believe are the tanks that landed in North Africa after transit directly from the USA. (As a sidebar, the captions in the HRPOE collection are interesting because they gave both the security code and the physical destination - something that was specifically forbidden in the shipping instructions!)

Anyhoo, tanks are my thing, so you'd best not get me started . . .

KL

----- Original Message -----
From: Bruce Smith

Thanks! I would differ on this point. I think that saying an M4A1
and M4A3 loaded together would be unlikely might be too strong, and
the reason used to support the statement is not exactly correct. The
important thing to realize is that domestic shipping of M4 tanks was
NOT to units, but to depots. There was a huge backlog of tanks at
arsenals mid war, waiting for flats. Thus, for example, it is my
understanding that Detroit Tank Arsenal had something like 6
different M4 models on site at one time! In clearing that backlog,
a variety of tanks would have been loaded for depots around the
country. Depots as well would have had mixed M4 models. When tanks
were shipped from depots to embarkation depots and ports, it would
still be possible for dissimilar tanks to be co-shipped because
distribution to units occurred overseas, although it is certainly
more likely to see more segregation. Note that the Signal Corps
Archive photos appear to show segregation of types, but these tanks
are being loaded for the invasion of North Africa, and there would
not be an opportunity to further sort them upon arrival. By my 1944
date, these tanks are being sent to depots in England.


Re: CCB photo

Richard Hendrickson
 

On Apr 15, 2008, at 3:26 PM, CYRIL DURRENBERGER wrote:

Thanks,

Also an ex amour officer in the late1960's.




Wow, Cyril, they had officers for that? When I was in the U. S. Navy
in the early 1950s we didn't need no stinkin' help from the officers.

Richard Hendrickson


Re: CCB photo

Cyril Durrenberger
 

Thanks,

Also an ex amour officer in the late1960's.

Cyril

Bruce Smith <smithbf@...> wrote:

On Apr 15, 2008, at 12:54 PM, CYRIL DURRENBERGER wrote:
Are there any photos of only one tank to a flat car?

Cyril Durrenberger
Cyril,

Absolutely! Look at the photo link posted by Kurt Laughlin
http://lvaimage.lib.va.us/VTLS/SC/07/049.jpg

The 1st-4th cars all appear to have single Sherman loads. The 5th
and perhaps 6th appear to have 2 Shermans each. The first car is a
40 tonner (80,000 lbs CAPY) but the second appears to be a 50 tonner.

Regards
Bruce

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Re: RPCyc volume 17

Frank Greene
 

spsalso wrote:
--- In STMFC@..., "Dave Nelson" <Lake_Muskoka@...> wrote:

Was there an announcement for RPC-17?
Yes. I got a mailing recently. The articles are:

U.S.R.A. Single-Sheathed 50-ton Box Cars (51 pages)
General American Trans-Flo Hopper Cars (13 pages)
Railroad-Owned GATC Airslide Covered Hopper Cars (49 pages)

Looks interesting, Ed
Or, see message 71426, about 3 weeks ago with a link to <http://www.geocities.com/rpcyc/v17flyer.pdf>.

--

Frank Greene
Memphis, TN


Re: NMRA photo collection

gn3397 <heninger@...>
 

--- In STMFC@..., timboconnor@... wrote:

Robert, how did you know what was in the collection in the
first place? Is there a catalog?

Tim O'Connor
Tim,
You have to email the staff at the Kalmbach Library. The email
and a list of charges are listed on the NMRA website. I asked them to
send me a list of all Great Northern photos, and a list of all
boxcar, reefer, flatcar, stockcar, and tankcar photos. This service
is free for NMRA members and a nominal charge assessed for non-
members. I suppose you could ask for the complete list of Robert
Charles photos, but I didn't. I didn't know about the "20%" rule
until the second order. FWIW, I thought the Charles collection was
about 500-600 photos, so I actually have about 35-40% of the
collection. Hopefully I don't have to return them!

Sincerely,
Robert D. Heninger
Stanley, ND


Re: CCB photo

Brian J Carlson <brian@...>
 

Um I have found this thread interesting. Wasn't the photo of Bruce's model
from the CoCoa Beach RPM Meet, hence CCB?

Brian Carlson


Re: Re. RPCyc volume 17

spsalso
 

--- In STMFC@..., "Dave Nelson" <Lake_Muskoka@...> wrote:

Was there an announcement for RPC-17?

Dave Nelson
Yes. I got a mailing recently. The articles are:

U.S.R.A. Single-Sheathed 50-ton Box Cars (51 pages)
General American Trans-Flo Hopper Cars (13 pages)
Railroad-Owned GATC Airslide Covered Hopper Cars (49 pages)

Looks interesting, Ed


Re: NMRA photo collection

Tim O'Connor
 

Robert, how did you know what was in the collection in the
first place? Is there a catalog?

Tim O'Connor

-------------- Original message ----------------------
From: "gn3397" <heninger@...>
Group,
Just thought I would post a follow up to my discussion about a
month ago regarding the NMRA Kalmbach library and their photo
collection. I ordered 216 scans (600 dpi TIFF) of various freight car
photos in their collection, and the final tab was $1.75 per scan. I
was charged a $5.00 CD burning fee for each order (2 orders), and
then a $15.00/hr fee for the research time involved. The scans are
great! If you have Culotta and Kline's "The Postwar Freight Car
Fleet" you have a lot of the photos (with great captions), but I am
now able to zoom in and read most of the reweigh dates, repacking
locations, etc. I also can zoom in and see underbody details, etc.
Anyway, I saved over $300 by joining NMRA and then ordering the
scans, so whatever your other feelings about the NMRA, the membership
is at least worth it for that reason. A couple of gripes: not all the
photos I ordered were scanned, and the reason given was that the
archivist was unable to find them. I hope they aren't lost
permanently. Also, I was told after my second order that I couldn't
order anymore photos from the Robert Charles collection, as I have
exceeded their "20% rule", apparently you can only order twenty
percent of a collection as scans, prints, etc. before the NMRA cuts
you off.
Hope this information is of some use to other list members who
are still in the process of building their photo collection.

Sincerely,
Robert D. Heninger
Stanley, ND


Re: CCB photo

Andy Sperandeo <asperandeo@...>
 

Hi Al,

Sorry, "BLOT" means nothing to me. I took the Armor Officers Basic Course at Fort Knox in April and May of 1970, and by sheer dumb luck was never ordered to Vietnam.

so long,

Andy

Andy Sperandeo
Executive Editor
Model Railroader magazine
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FAX 262-796-1142


Re: CCB photo

Bruce Smith
 

On Apr 15, 2008, at 1:37 PM, water.kresse@... wrote:
Folks,

Where is this CCB photo of a flat car with two Sherman tanks on it posted? Also, what is CCB? I've heard of CBC's (Car Builders Cyclopedias).

Al Kresse
Al,

I have no idea what "CCB" is, but since the original question from Clark was talking about my model, I can just give you a link to my photos <G>.

Two Heiser M4A3s on a Bowser F30A
http://www.vetmed.auburn.edu/~smithbf/BFSpages/Models/ F30ABowserSherman.jpg

In addition, the M4 18 ton artillery tractors can be seen on the NorthernSpecific resin NP flat at:
http://www.vetmed.auburn.edu/~smithbf/BFSpages/Models/M4-tractors1.jpg
http://www.vetmed.auburn.edu/~smithbf/BFSpages/Models/M4-tractors2.jpg
And of course, 2 of them are fine on a 50 ton flat <G>.

Regards
Bruce

Bruce F. Smith
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Re: CCB photo

Bruce Smith
 

On Apr 15, 2008, at 12:54 PM, CYRIL DURRENBERGER wrote:
Are there any photos of only one tank to a flat car?

Cyril Durrenberger
Cyril,

Absolutely! Look at the photo link posted by Kurt Laughlin
http://lvaimage.lib.va.us/VTLS/SC/07/049.jpg

The 1st-4th cars all appear to have single Sherman loads. The 5th and perhaps 6th appear to have 2 Shermans each. The first car is a 40 tonner (80,000 lbs CAPY) but the second appears to be a 50 tonner.

Regards
Bruce

Bruce F. Smith
Auburn, AL
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Re: CCB photo

water.kresse@...
 

Andy,

I was an Armored Cavalry officer in the late-60s. Ended up with a Pathfinder Detachment in VN. I was familar with Regiments, Brigades and Divisions . . . and Corps. February 1943 Signal Corps images of M4 tanks being unloaded at Newport News refer to BLOT operations. Any idea what BLOT meant? Vague references were made to "civilian direct supplied war materials" to the Hampton Roads Ports.

Al Kresse

-------------- Original message --------------
From: Andy Sperandeo <asperandeo@...>
As a one-time tanker (but from a much later era), I can tell you that "CCB" in World War II army lingo means "Combat Command B." Most U.S. armored divisions of that time were divided into three maneuver units roughly equivalent to modern brigades, with a CCA, CCB, and a CCR ("R" for "Reserve.") I haven't seen the photo either.

So long,

Andy

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Executive Editor
Model Railroader magazine
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FAX 262-796-1142


Ed Hawkins

Des Norman
 

Ed,
Emails still bouncing. Need to contact urgently. Can you send me a phone number please.
Many thanks and apologies to everyone else on the list.
Des Norman


Re: Santa Fe Accurail kits

Frederick Freitas <prrinvt@...>
 

Dave,

A quick look makes me think the spacing of the top rib placement is different on each car. A standard vs non-standard design ????

Fred Freitas

David North <davenorth@...> wrote:
Richard,

ATSF rostered 70 ton 3 bays from at least 3 makers. Some of the classes were

GA-43, GA-73 & GA-86 from ACF

GA-77 & GA-81 from PSCM

GA-100 & GA-109 & GA-121 from GAT

Is the Accurail 3 bay hopper a match for any of these?

I haven't seen one of these in the flesh. Only the pic on their website

http://www.accurail.com/accurail/art/7500/7501.jpg

I actually thought the Stewart 70ton 3 bay was good for one/some of these.

http://bowser-trains.com/hocars/Stew_offset/Stew_offset_hopper.htm

Now I'm wondering if these two models represent the same car.

Or perhaps more correctly if the ACF, PSCM and GAT cars are of identical or
similar design?

Cheers

Dave

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