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Date photos from freight cars

Marty McGuirk
 

Both of these images show the Enosburg Falls, Vermont condensary at two different times - The image with the GTW reefer is the building after it had been modified with an updated water tank and chimney. I’m trying to narrow down the dates these images may have been taken. 

Any clues from the freight cars as to when these photos may have 

Thanks in advance, 

Marty McGuirk


Re: Photo: ACL Ventilated Boxcar 37853 With Live Bees Load (Undated)

Robert kirkham
 

The car has interesting roof fasteners.  The ends look familiar, but the number per “panel” surprises me.

Rob 

On Aug 18, 2022, at 10:14 AM, Benjamin Hom <b.hom@...> wrote:

Bob Chaparro asked:
"This is a new one on me. Bees?"

Why not?  We keep forgetting that the railroads were often the only decent means to ship any cargo over mid-to-long distances, whether via carload, less-than-carload, or Railway Express.  A ventilated boxcar would be a appropriate means to ship multiple colonies of bees.

Even today, small packages of bees can be mailed via USPS Ground, and queens and attendants can be shipped by air.


Ben Hom

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Re: Photo: ACL Ventilated Boxcar 37853 With Live Bees Load (Undated)

Benjamin Hom
 

Bob Chaparro asked:
"This is a new one on me. Bees?"

Why not?  We keep forgetting that the railroads were often the only decent means to ship any cargo over mid-to-long distances, whether via carload, less-than-carload, or Railway Express.  A ventilated boxcar would be a appropriate means to ship multiple colonies of bees.

Even today, small packages of bees can be mailed via USPS Ground, and queens and attendants can be shipped by air.


Ben Hom


Photo: ACL Ventilated Boxcar 37853 With Live Bees Load (Undated)

Bob Chaparro
 

Photo: ACL Ventilated Boxcar 37853 With Live Bees Load (Undated)

Photo from the Facebook Train Pictures With Chaotic Auras group.

The smaller placard also reads, “Live Bees”.

This is a new one on me. Bees?

Bob Chaparro

Moderator

Railway Bull Shippers Group

https://groups.io/g/RailwayBullShippersGroup


Re: Atomic Waste Shipments 1950s

james murrie
 

There were several cars, basically modified baggage cars, used by several railroads. They ran in regularly scheduled passenger trains.  For example MILW 1046 (if I remember correctly) was a 70ft heavyweight express car that ran weekly between Oak Ridge TN to Hanford WA with radioactive material. Normally ran in "The Columbian", Tr. 17/18 from Chicago and cut out to go down the branch line to Hanford reservation. 

In 1961 L&N had four surplus 10-3 sleeping cars modified to baggage dorms or use by Atomic Energy Commission which were renumbered 1650-1653. Only indication of use was "Return to Oak Ridge in small letters.

And there was also SCL 666 which ran Savannah to Rocky Flats CO.

Jim Murrie


Re: Atomic Waste Shipments 1950s

Tim O'Connor
 


If I recall there was Atlantic Coast Line baggage car involved in nuclear materials transport
that was seen on its way to Denver, presumably something to do with the Rocky Flats plant.
No idea if it was waste (doubtful imo). In general, I don't think much waste was moved around,
and states have vigorously fought being used as dumping grounds.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Morris_Operation



On 8/18/2022 10:58 AM, Robert G P wrote:

Hello all,

Id like to ask how Atomic Waste was shipped on the nation's RR's in the 1950s? 

I know the Atomic Energy Commission had their own cars and these were manifested into regular freights. 

Does anyone have pictures from the late 40's to the late '50s? 

This sounds like a neat operation. 

Thanks as always,
-Bob

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Sterling, Massachusetts


Atomic Waste Shipments 1950s

Robert G P
 

Hello all,

Id like to ask how Atomic Waste was shipped on the nation's RR's in the 1950s? 

I know the Atomic Energy Commission had their own cars and these were manifested into regular freights. 

Does anyone have pictures from the late 40's to the late '50s? 

This sounds like a neat operation. 

Thanks as always,
-Bob 


Re: Collinsville Photos

frograbbit602
 

Steve Thank You for sharing your photos.

Lester Breuer


Re: Collinsville Photos

frograbbit602
 

Dick Thank You for sharing your photos.

Lester Breuer


Re: Collinsville Photos

Bill J.
 

WOW!

Thanks, guys!

And to think, I’m still struggling with how to best weather my Brio freight cars!

billjolitz


Re: Goldsmith Pickle Company Car 2578 (1946)

Tim O'Connor
 


Perhaps not all ! For a while in the 1990's Heinz was loading many freight cars every day in Toledo
to be conveyed on Amtrak trains. They were loaded LCL style at the Toledo Union Station. :-)

And of course lots of stuff now moves in intermodal containers, so it's not all highway miles. The last
mile to the store was always by road.

On 8/17/2022 3:52 PM, Andy Carlson wrote:

Actually, I would jump at the opportunity to get a bottle of these pickles!
Something about ambiance. I am afraid that all of today's pickles ship by highway trucks.
-Andy Carlson


--
Tim O'Connor
Sterling, Massachusetts


Re: Collinsville Photos

Dick Harley
 


For those that did not see my post on the MFCL, I too finally got my photos uploaded and captioned. 
Pretty much complements what Steve has posted.
Had a great time this year seeing many folks for the first time in three years.
The photo gallery is found at:    https://harley-trains.smugmug.com/Model-RR-Shows


Enjoy,
Dick Harley
Laguna Beach,  CA


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Re: Photo: Goldsmith Pickle Company Car 2578 (1946)

Daniel A. Mitchell
 

That pickle car looks far, FAR better than most of the pickle plants that load them! It’s one of the grungiest operations imaginable.

Dan Mitchell
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On Aug 17, 2022, at 1:56 PM, Bob Chaparro via groups.io <chiefbobbb@...> wrote:

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Re: Goldsmith Pickle Company Car 2578 (1946)

 

Besides, the INSIDE of the vat is what’s important. 

Thanks!
Brian Ehni 
(Sent from my iPhone)

On Aug 17, 2022, at 12:52 PM, Andy Carlson <midcentury@...> wrote:


Actually, I would jump at the opportunity to get a bottle of these pickles!
Something about ambiance. I am afraid that all of today's pickles ship by highway trucks.
-Andy Carlson
Ojai CA

On Wednesday, August 17, 2022 at 12:46:32 PM PDT, maynard stowe <ctsper1947@...> wrote:


Considering what that pickle car looks like, I don’t think I’d want one of their pickles.
Maynard Stowe





Goldsmith Pickle Company Car 2578 (1946)

Andy Carlson
 

Actually, I would jump at the opportunity to get a bottle of these pickles!
Something about ambiance. I am afraid that all of today's pickles ship by highway trucks.
-Andy Carlson
Ojai CA

On Wednesday, August 17, 2022 at 12:46:32 PM PDT, maynard stowe <ctsper1947@...> wrote:


Considering what that pickle car looks like, I don’t think I’d want one of their pickles.
Maynard Stowe





Re: Photo: Goldsmith Pickle Company Car 2578 (1946)

maynard stowe
 

Considering what that pickle car looks like, I don’t think I’d want one of their pickles.
Maynard Stowe


Re: Photo: Goldsmith Pickle Company Car 2578 (1946)

O Fenton Wells
 

A cool car, thanks for sharing


On Wed, Aug 17, 2022 at 1:56 PM Bob Chaparro via groups.io <chiefbobbb=verizon.net@groups.io> wrote:

Photo: Goldsmith Pickle Company Car 2578 (1946)

Photo courtesy of the Facebook NOLA Rails group.

GATX 2578 as seen at New Orleans, LA.

M. Walsdorf collection.

Bob Chaparro

Hemet, CA



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Photo: Goldsmith Pickle Company Car 2578 (1946)

Bob Chaparro
 

Photo: Goldsmith Pickle Company Car 2578 (1946)

Photo courtesy of the Facebook NOLA Rails group.

GATX 2578 as seen at New Orleans, LA.

M. Walsdorf collection.

Bob Chaparro

Hemet, CA


Re: Collinsville Photos

ed_mines
 

Thanks Steve. 


Collinsville Photos

Steve and Barb Hile
 

Please excuse the multiple postings.

 

After a family vacation with the grandkids, I have had some time to choose and edit some photos from Collinsville RPM.  Clearly not everything that there was to see there, but these are some of the things that captured my attention there.  The crew put on a great meet and it was fun to see folks and a great collection of models again.

 

Here is the link to the Flickr site of the album

 

Collinsville 2022 | Flickr

 

Hope you enjoy.

 

Steve Hile

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