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Re: When the X's were added

Richard Hendrickson
 

Richard,
FGEX was a subsidiary of the L&N, ACL, and some other
southeastern roads I believe.
Actually, a separate corporation in which many railroads owned stock: PRR,
B&O, ACL, L&N, and Southern were among the major RRs that participated.

Unlike PFE, SFRD, ART, and MDT, all of which (as Tony T. has pointed out)
existed prior to 1910, Fruit Growers wasn't founded until 1922, so the "X"
ruling applied to it.

Richard H. Hendrickson
Ashland, Oregon 97520


Re: When the X's were added

byronrose@...
 

OTOH, Union Refrigerator Transit Line used URTC into the 30s and then
changed to URTX. Could have had something to do with it's purchase by
General American in 1930, but I believe URTC was in use well into the
30s.

BSR

On Tue, 27 Feb 2001 17:47:59 -0800 Richard Hendrickson
<rhendrickson@opendoor.com> writes:
Were PFE and MDT considered railroad-owned? Or was it just this
wasn't
enforced? (PFE, MDT, and probably a few others that I can't recall
off-hand, were listed in the back of the ORER's in the private
owner
section.)
SFRD, IC, NP, BAR, CN & CP reefers were obviously RR owned. ART,
PFE,
MDT(& NRC) were apparently considered to be RR owned, as the
companies were
direct subsidiaries of WAB/MP, SP/UP and NYC. But some MDT-owned
cars used
"X" reporting marks: MERX (Merchants Rfr. Line) and ERDX (Eastern
Refrigerator Despatch). On the other hand, New York Despatch Line,
though
wholly owned by Grand Trunk Western, used NYDX reporting marks until
WW II,
when the cars were finally re-lettered GTW. It may be that only a
railroad
lawyer could explain ARA/AAR policy about this - and then you
wouldn't know
whether to believe what he/she told you.

Richard H. Hendrickson
Ashland, Oregon 97520



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Re: When the X's were added

ibs4421@...
 

Richard,
FGEX was a subsidiary of the L&N, ACL, and some other southeastern roads I believe.

Warren

SFRD, IC, NP, BAR, CN & CP reefers were obviously RR owned. ART, PFE,
MDT(& NRC) were apparently considered to be RR owned, as the companies were
direct subsidiaries of WAB/MP, SP/UP and NYC. But some MDT-owned cars used
"X" reporting marks: MERX (Merchants Rfr. Line) and ERDX (Eastern
Refrigerator Despatch). On the other hand, New York Despatch Line, though
wholly owned by Grand Trunk Western, used NYDX reporting marks until WW II,
when the cars were finally re-lettered GTW. It may be that only a railroad
lawyer could explain ARA/AAR policy about this - and then you wouldn't know
whether to believe what he/she told you.

Richard H. Hendrickson
Ashland, Oregon 97520



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Re: When the X's were added

Richard Hendrickson
 

Were PFE and MDT considered railroad-owned? Or was it just this wasn't
enforced? (PFE, MDT, and probably a few others that I can't recall
off-hand, were listed in the back of the ORER's in the private owner
section.)
SFRD, IC, NP, BAR, CN & CP reefers were obviously RR owned. ART, PFE,
MDT(& NRC) were apparently considered to be RR owned, as the companies were
direct subsidiaries of WAB/MP, SP/UP and NYC. But some MDT-owned cars used
"X" reporting marks: MERX (Merchants Rfr. Line) and ERDX (Eastern
Refrigerator Despatch). On the other hand, New York Despatch Line, though
wholly owned by Grand Trunk Western, used NYDX reporting marks until WW II,
when the cars were finally re-lettered GTW. It may be that only a railroad
lawyer could explain ARA/AAR policy about this - and then you wouldn't know
whether to believe what he/she told you.

Richard H. Hendrickson
Ashland, Oregon 97520


Re: When the X's were added

thompson@...
 

John Nehrich asks:
Were PFE and MDT considered railroad-owned? Or was it just this wasn't
enforced? (PFE, MDT, and probably a few others that I can't recall
off-hand, were listed in the back of the ORER's in the private owner
section.)
John, read the message again. PFE and MDT (along with SFRD) already
existed, with non-"X" marks, when this rule went into effect.
PFE at least was definitely considered privately owned; as such, they
were not subject to USRA jurisdiction during that period. I believe that is
true of SFRD also.

Tony Thompson Editor, Signature Press, Berkeley, CA
2942 Linden Ave., Berkeley, CA 94705 http://www.signaturepress.com
(510) 540-6538; fax, (510) 540-1937; e-mail, thompson@signaturepress.com
Publishers of books on railroads and on Western history


Re: When the X's were added

John Nehrich <nehrij@...>
 

Were PFE and MDT considered railroad-owned? Or was it just this wasn't
enforced? (PFE, MDT, and probably a few others that I can't recall
off-hand, were listed in the back of the ORER's in the private owner
section.) - John

----- Original Message -----
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Sent: Tuesday, February 27, 2001 5:17 PM
Subject: Re: [STMFC] When the X's were added


In a message dated 2/27/01 7:46:05 AM Pacific Standard Time,
tomgloger@yahoo.com writes:

<< At what point in time did privately owned cars have an
X added to their reporting marks, and when did it become
mandatory? >>

Tom,

The ARA adopted the use of the "X" to indicate private ownership on May
18,
1910. A combination of letters assigned to each company was to consist
of:
"not less than two, nor more than four letters, in each case ending with
the
letter X, indicating private ownership."

Regards,

Guy Wilber
Sparks, Nevada

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Re: Hills Bros photo

Guy Wilber
 

In a message dated 2/26/01 7:06:46 PM Pacific Standard Time,
rhendrickson@opendoor.com writes:

<< Plus, of course, a whole bunch of SP B-50-15s. >>

Richard,

It appears as if the two SP box cars to the extreme right (above the USRA
gon) have smaller medallions. This would indicate that they are B-50-16s.

Regards,

Guy Wilber
Sparks, Nevada


Re: When the X's were added

Guy Wilber
 

In a message dated 2/27/01 7:46:05 AM Pacific Standard Time,
tomgloger@yahoo.com writes:

<< At what point in time did privately owned cars have an
X added to their reporting marks, and when did it become
mandatory? >>

Tom,

The ARA adopted the use of the "X" to indicate private ownership on May 18,
1910. A combination of letters assigned to each company was to consist of:
"not less than two, nor more than four letters, in each case ending with the
letter X, indicating private ownership."

Regards,

Guy Wilber
Sparks, Nevada


Double sheathed Cotton Belt Boxcars

Bill Welch <bwelch@...>
 

Someone mentioned these cars recently. I wanted to let people know, especially those in California who are planning to attend the Prototype Modelers Seminars being done by Sunshine Models that ML will be introducing kits for both the original height cars and those that were rebuilt to 10 ft 2 in interior height. The tall rebuilds come in two versions depending on the end patch panels the modeler prefers. I built one of models Martin will have on display with the roof parts used on the ends. The kits come with lots of stenciling options and build up into very nice models that when placed next to a shorter car really stand out. These were of course the SSW signature boxcar.

Enjoy!


Bill 'Welch <bwelch@uucf.org>
Associate Minister, Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Fairfax
P.O. Box 130 Oakton VA 22124 www.uucf.org
Telephone 703 281-4230 Fax 703 281-5399


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When the X's were added

Tom Gloger
 

At what point in time did privately owned cars have an
X added to their reporting marks, and when did it become
mandatory?


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Re: (many things to save "cyber-postage")

John Nehrich <nehrij@...>
 

Richard - Check the glossary section for some freight car terms at:
http://www.union.rpi.edu/railroad/images/Glossary/Glossary-A.html
and what you don't see there, let me know and I will try and post it, or
look it up.

Sunshine does not have a web site. I've talked to Martin and have his
permission to post the information in his flyers at:
http://www.union.rpi.edu/railroad/images/rolling-stock/Kits/Sunshine-kits.ht
ml
although this is going slow and I have a lot to do. (The flyers I have are
often for kits that have since come out in plastic, such as X29's and the
AAR 53 ft. 6 in. gon, so the interest in them isn't as strong. Martin is
supposed to send me the more recent ones, but he is busy and hasn't done so
yet.)

Storey - I've love that information on the T-M cars. I just posted a
sketchy bit of information at:
http://www.union.rpi.edu/railroad/images/rolling-stock/Kits/T-M-kits.html
Let me get together what I have at this end and meanwhile maybe you can
check some confusion, such as on some kits, what type of end they had.
(With Outlook Express, I can't figure out how to write to someone off-list.)

And speaking of T-M, I realize they generally used accurate schemes but in
their quest to make a three car reefer set of one all wood car, one wood car
with steel ends and one all steel, they put many schemes on too modern cars.

Did URTX ever get Dreadnaught ended wood cars? Did they rebuild older all
wood cars? When was their first all steel cars. (I think 1937, but that is
just prior to the billboard ban, certainly after the switch from URTCo.
marks to URTX, which makes a blanket statement easy.) (I know the T-M steel
car is not that close to the 1937 URTX steel car, but if a scheme should
have been on a wood car, that makes the error a greater magnitude.)

And is there any prototype for the T-M steel reefer? In their use of a
common mold base, they produced a late '30's steel reefer basically with
1920's height. - John

----- Original Message -----
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Sent: Tuesday, February 27, 2001 12:09 AM
Subject: [STMFC] (unknown)


Thanks to Richard,Bill and Garth! This is great! For many,many
months I've been thinking the Bowser cars were the end all SAL
roundroof cars. I'm not trashing Bowser. I'm just glad that somebody
could provide me with the additional info so I could make an informed
choice.
1)Does Sunshine have a website? Do they produce a catalog? I hear
they also make a model of the 1932 ARA boxcar in SAL markings. SAL
loved their B6 class so I gotta have a few!
2)Can anyone recommend and article or book that would describe the
various types of boxcar ends and doors. Until to day I didn't know
the difference between a P-S end and a Dreadnaught end.
3)On the FC list there has been lots of talk about sulpher loads. I
was wondering if any of these loads would have moved overland during
WW2 because of the German Uboats. I know oil shipments went overland
to avoid the Uboats.
Thanks again. BTW...my REAL name is Richard Stallworth of Gainesville
Florida. Gainesville is in North Florida...but it was on Seaboards
South Florida Division.


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Sunshine models

Tim O'Connor <timoconnor@...>
 

I do have a Sunshine "catalog" of sorts -- I have a text
file that I have kept up to date with all of the Sunshine
kits, current as well as discontinued kits.

I guess I could post it to the shared files area, or to
any one who wants a copy....


Timothy O'Connor <timoconnor@mediaone.net>
Marlborough, Massachusetts


Re: (unknown)

Benjamin Hom <bhom3@...>
 

Richard Stallworth asked:

"Does Sunshine have a website? Do they produce a catalog?"


Tony Thompson added:

"No, and yes. Write to them at their address shown in many magazine ads (I
don't have it handy, sorry)."


Allow me to assist:

Sunshine Models
Box 4997
Springfield MO 65805-4997


Ben


Re: (unknown)

thompson@...
 

Richard Stallworth asked:
1)Does Sunshine have a website? Do they produce a catalog?
No, and yes. Write to them at their address shown in many magazine ads (I
don't have it handy, sorry).

2)Can anyone recommend and article or book that would describe the
various types of boxcar ends and doors. Until to day I didn't know
the difference between a P-S end and a Dreadnaught end.
We tend to blame Frank Peacock for sorting all this out. His seminal
article was back in the UPHS "Streamliner" magazine. Since then there have
been a number of other articles building on Frank's ideas. Not sure how
much you want to know about this history, though.

Tony Thompson Editor, Signature Press, Berkeley, CA
2942 Linden Ave., Berkeley, CA 94705 http://www.signaturepress.com
(510) 540-6538; fax, (510) 540-1937; e-mail, thompson@signaturepress.com
Publishers of books on railroads and on Western history


(No subject)

ThisIsR@...
 

Thanks to Richard,Bill and Garth! This is great! For many,many
months I've been thinking the Bowser cars were the end all SAL
roundroof cars. I'm not trashing Bowser. I'm just glad that somebody
could provide me with the additional info so I could make an informed
choice.
1)Does Sunshine have a website? Do they produce a catalog? I hear
they also make a model of the 1932 ARA boxcar in SAL markings. SAL
loved their B6 class so I gotta have a few!
2)Can anyone recommend and article or book that would describe the
various types of boxcar ends and doors. Until to day I didn't know
the difference between a P-S end and a Dreadnaught end.
3)On the FC list there has been lots of talk about sulpher loads. I
was wondering if any of these loads would have moved overland during
WW2 because of the German Uboats. I know oil shipments went overland
to avoid the Uboats.
Thanks again. BTW...my REAL name is Richard Stallworth of Gainesville
Florida. Gainesville is in North Florida...but it was on Seaboards
South Florida Division.


Re: Hills Bros photo

Richard Hendrickson
 

I finally got there. Nice ATSF auto box (Fe-Q maybe) in the background
also.
Note also the Utah Coal Route GS gondola directly behind the SP (ex-EP&SW)
gondola and, directly above the lamp post, a 36' Delaware & Hudson wood box
car. Plus, of course, a whole bunch of SP B-50-15s. A photo that's full
of good stuff!

Richard H. Hendrickson
Ashland, Oregon 97520


Re: Hills Bros photo

thompson@...
 

Jon Miller said:
I finally got there. Nice ATSF auto box (Fe-Q maybe) in the background
also. Picture has note of #67 and that is the picture number. Would sure
like to have these pictures in 8x10 glossy. So much information there
especially for my time period. I don't think a lot changed between then and
'41.
Jon, these photos are in the UC Berkeley library. You could contact them
about prints; and there are MANY more from that period. Just the ones from
the 1934 strike contain many RR items. Browse the Web site from which that
one shot comes and you will find a lot more fine material.

Tony Thompson Editor, Signature Press, Berkeley, CA
2942 Linden Ave., Berkeley, CA 94705 http://www.signaturepress.com
(510) 540-6538; fax, (510) 540-1937; e-mail, thompson@signaturepress.com
Publishers of books on railroads and on Western history


Re: Hills Bros photo

Jon Miller <atsf@...>
 

Thanks Tony,
I finally got there. Nice ATSF auto box (Fe-Q maybe) in the background
also. Picture has note of #67 and that is the picture number. Would sure
like to have these pictures in 8x10 glossy. So much information there
especially for my time period. I don't think a lot changed between then and
'41.

Jon Miller
AT&SF
For me time has stopped in 1941
Digitrax DCC owner, Chief system
NMRA Life member #2623
Member SFRH&MS


Re: Hills Bros photo

Garth G. Groff <ggg9y@...>
 

Jon,

Try this URL: http://www.oac.cdlib.org:80/dynaweb/ead/calher/strike/ .
Then click on container list on the menu at left. When the new window
opens at right, scroll down to #67. Finally, click on medium or high
resolution, your choice.

While you are at it, take a look at the other pictures here. Lots of
great detail--clothing, vehicles, signs, architecture, etc., and many
have freight cars or locomotives.

Kind regards,


Garth G. Groff


Jon Miller wrote:

I can't seem to get to that picture (jpg number). I did get to the
strike and have a listing of 247 pictures. Could someone tell me the
picture number?

Jon Miller



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