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Re: Fallen flags web-site...What happened?

A&Y Dave in MD
 

I have moved and hosted two "fallen" rail sites in static form. I used to worry about what will happen to A&Y info. I have now shared CDs and or DVDs with data and photos with most anyone who shows an interest.

I also try to be clear to my family that hard copy originals to the right historical society or archive.

I too have been waiting trainlife approval, but I thought it might be I lost something in spam filter.

Sent from Dave Bott's iPhone

On Jul 8, 2014, at 5:03 PM, "benjaminscanlon@... [STMFC]" <STMFC@...> wrote:

 

i am slightly worried with trainlife ... i wonder whether the site may have been abandoned.  I've been trying to create an account there for a year and it still says 'awaiting admin approval'. 

 

it does illustrate how much of this particular interest is dependant on a few sites, and one forgets how vulnerable those information sources, and the modality they rely on, actually is.

 

regards,

 

ben scanlon

tottenham hale, 

england 


Re: NYC car type?

Clark Propst
 

Right now I have 2 NYC cars and 4 PRR cars. Recently sold an NYC car.
 
You’re right Ben, the NYC is one of many roads always in the shadows.
Clark Propst
Mason City Iowa


Re: Helium car loading sites

riverman_vt@...
 


   Why have I been thinking that somewhere near Carlsbad, NM was a large Helium loading

site when the government controlled it completely? I know that one palce it was unloaded

was the South Weymouth Naval Air Station in Mass. which at lest up until the time I was

in college had a large dirigible hanger. Whether or not it is still there I have no idea.

 

   What is Goodyear planning to transport helium in for it's new Zeppelin dirigibles. the first of which I understand was delivered in mid-March?

 

Cordially, Don Valentine


TrainLife...

Jack Burgess <jack@...>
 

I was approached by Tasha Oates, employee of TrainLife, at Naperville or Cocoa Beach a couple of years ago asking for articles. You might try her at

 

toates@...

 

Jack Burgess

 



Like Ben Scanlon, I too have been waiting for administrative approval at Train Life.  Does anyone else have that problem?  Emails to the site administrator go unanswered.  Does anyone know who runs Train Life?

Ed Shoben



Re: Fallen flags web-site...What happened?

eshoben@...
 

Like Ben Scanlon, I too have been waiting for administrative approval at Train Life.  Does anyone else have that problem?  Emails to the site administrator go unanswered.  Does anyone know who runs Train Life?

Ed Shoben


Re: Fallen flags web-site...What happened?

Benjamin Scanlon
 

i am slightly worried with trainlife ... i wonder whether the site may have been abandoned.  I've been trying to create an account there for a year and it still says 'awaiting admin approval'. 

 

it does illustrate how much of this particular interest is dependant on a few sites, and one forgets how vulnerable those information sources, and the modality they rely on, actually is.

 

regards,

 

ben scanlon

tottenham hale, 

england 


Re: Tank Car Photos

rwitt_2000
 


Re: Fallen flags web-site...What happened?

Steve Haas
 


<<just a bit more doom n gloom.>>

<<the 'railmodel journal' magazines scanned in on trainlife are now not visible, except as text.  tried it on numerous search engines, but they don't exhibit.>>

 

 

Looks more like a temporary technical issue than a permanent loss of pics.

 

(But I’ve been wrong before, just ask my wife!)

 

Best regards,

 

Steve

 

 

Steve Haas

Snoqualmie, WA

 

 

 

IMHO, a great loss to anyone wanting to do freight car research. 

regards

ben scanlon
tottenham hale,
england


some links to shots of C&NW equipment

Claus Schlund &#92;(HGM&#92;)
 


Re: Fallen flags web-site...What happened?

Benjamin Scanlon
 

just a bit more doom n gloom.

the 'railmodel journal' magazines scanned in on trainlife are now not visible, except as text.  tried it on numerous search engines, but they don't exhibit.

IMHO, a great loss to anyone wanting to do freight car research. 

regards

ben scanlon
tottenham hale,
england


Re: Richard...on the "lighter" side

Scott Pitzer
 

I can't think of any freight car information I was able to provide to Richard "in return."  But I once went up to Sandra at their WestRail table at a meet, to point out a spelling error on their label for a Nickel Plate Road car.

She said something like, "I can't wait to show this to him-- you know, he's a college professor!"

Scott Pitzer


Re: Tank Car Photos

Cyril Durrenberger
 

Note the interesting loading racks shown is some of these photos.

Cyril Durrenberger
--------------------------------------------

On Tue, 7/8/14, thecitrusbelt@... [STMFC] <STMFC@...> wrote:

Subject: [STMFC] Tank Car Photos
To: STMFC@...
Date: Tuesday, July 8, 2014, 7:41 AM


 











Courtesy of the Tulsa City-County Library’s
Digital Collections

( http://cdm15020.contentdm.oclc.org/cdm/
) here are some steam era images of tank cars and tank car
scenes.

 

Regrettably, the documentation
for the images is rather
scant.  If you have information about
these images to contribute the Library may be contacted
at:

 

http://www.tulsalibrary.org/what-do-you-think

 

Bob Chaparro

Hemet,
CA

++++

http://cdm15020.contentdm.oclc.org/cdm/singleitem/collection/p15020coll1/id/12340/rec/1

 

http://cdm15020.contentdm.oclc.org/cdm/singleitem/collection/p15020coll1/id/12154/rec/96

 

http://cdm15020.contentdm.oclc.org/cdm/singleitem/collection/p15020coll5/id/120/rec/119

 

http://cdm15020.contentdm.oclc.org/cdm/singleitem/collection/p15020coll8/id/266/rec/124

 

http://cdm15020.contentdm.oclc.org/cdm/singleitem/collection/p15020coll1/id/12337/rec/7

 

 











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Re: Tank Car Photos - and more

Claus Schlund &#92;(HGM&#92;)
 

----- Original Message -----
Sent: Tuesday, July 08, 2014 7:41 AM
Subject: [STMFC] Tank Car Photos

Courtesy of the Tulsa City-County Library’s Digital Collections

( http://cdm15020.contentdm.oclc.org/cdm/ ) here are some steam era images of tank cars and tank car scenes.

 

Regrettably, the documentation for the images is rather scant.  If you have information about these images to contribute the Library may be contacted at:

 

http://www.tulsalibrary.org/what-do-you-think

 

Bob Chaparro

Hemet, CA

++++

http://cdm15020.contentdm.oclc.org/cdm/singleitem/collection/p15020coll1/id/12340/rec/1

 

http://cdm15020.contentdm.oclc.org/cdm/singleitem/collection/p15020coll1/id/12154/rec/96

 

http://cdm15020.contentdm.oclc.org/cdm/singleitem/collection/p15020coll5/id/120/rec/119

 

http://cdm15020.contentdm.oclc.org/cdm/singleitem/collection/p15020coll8/id/266/rec/124

 

http://cdm15020.contentdm.oclc.org/cdm/singleitem/collection/p15020coll1/id/12337/rec/7

 

 


Re: Helium car loading sites

John Barry
 

It also depends on the era, as new plants came on line in the 60's and later as the Govt privatized the He supply.
 
John Barry


ATSF North Bay Lines
Golden Gates & Fast Freights


707-490-9696


3450 Palmer Drive, Suite 4224
Cameron Park, CA 95682


From: "asychis@... [STMFC]"
To: STMFC@...
Sent: Tuesday, July 8, 2014 7:15 AM
Subject: [STMFC] Helium car loading sites

 
Gentlemen:
Helium cars were loaded at, I believe, Hugoton, Kansas, on the Cimarron
Valley District. I do remember seeing empty cars at Boise City waiting to go
back for loading in 1977-78 when I was working on the Colorado Division.

Cordially,

John Hodson
 
John, they were also loaded at Amarillo (Rock Island) and Excel (AT&SF), TX.  Probably a number of other places where helium was abundant.  Jerry Michels



Tank Car Photos

thecitrusbelt@...
 

Courtesy of the Tulsa City-County Library’s Digital Collections

( http://cdm15020.contentdm.oclc.org/cdm/ ) here are some steam era images of tank cars and tank car scenes.

 

Regrettably, the documentation for the images is rather scant.  If you have information about these images to contribute the Library may be contacted at:

 

http://www.tulsalibrary.org/what-do-you-think

 

Bob Chaparro

Hemet, CA

++++

http://cdm15020.contentdm.oclc.org/cdm/singleitem/collection/p15020coll1/id/12340/rec/1

 

http://cdm15020.contentdm.oclc.org/cdm/singleitem/collection/p15020coll1/id/12154/rec/96

 

http://cdm15020.contentdm.oclc.org/cdm/singleitem/collection/p15020coll5/id/120/rec/119

 

http://cdm15020.contentdm.oclc.org/cdm/singleitem/collection/p15020coll8/id/266/rec/124

 

http://cdm15020.contentdm.oclc.org/cdm/singleitem/collection/p15020coll1/id/12337/rec/7

 

 


Helium car loading sites

asychis@...
 

Gentlemen:
Helium cars were loaded at, I believe, Hugoton, Kansas, on the Cimarron
Valley District. I do remember seeing empty cars at Boise City waiting to go
back for loading in 1977-78 when I was working on the Colorado Division.

Cordially,

John Hodson
 
John, they were also loaded at Amarillo (Rock Island) and Excel (AT&SF), TX.  Probably a number of other places where helium was abundant.  Jerry Michels


NYC Car Type

rwitt_2000
 

Some were converted to stock cars.

757-S NYC 28000-28499 CARS CONVERTED FROM BOXCARS FROM LOTS 376-B, 380-B, 405-B AND 406-B. 40 CARS CONVERTED TO SINGLE DECK CARS 1959/1960 AND RENUMBERED NYC 22500-22547. 7 CARS CONVERTED TO DOUBLE DECK CARS 1958/1961 AND RENUMBERED 26000-26007


 
 
image
 
 
 
 
 
Preview by Yahoo
 


766-S NYC 27200-27399    CARS CONVERTED FROM BOXCARS FROM LOTS 376-B, 380-B, 405-B AND 406-B

 
 
image
 
 
 
 
 
Preview by Yahoo
 

Bob Witt


Re: NYC car type?

Benjamin Hom
 

Don Valentine asked:



"Speaking of the NYC boxcar fleet, does anyone know if any of the NYC USRA single or double sheathed boxcars make it into the post war era in their original construction or were all either rebuilt with steel sides or destroyed in service beforehand?"

Yes for both, though the numbers take a big hit as NYC took delivery of large numbers of postwar AAR boxcars after WWII.  Cars of both types remained in service into the mid-1950s.  With the exception of PMcK&Y's USRA SS boxcars (lot 384-B) and a single lot 394-B USRA DS boxcar, the NYCS did not rebuild these cars into all-steel boxcars. 

USRA SS boxcar lots:
376-B
380-B
382-B
384-B (rebuilt to lots 630-B and 638-B, prototype for Tichy rebuilt USRA boxcar)
405-B
406-B

USRA DS boxcar lots:
386-B
394-B
395-B
402-B
404-B

For specific information, go to http://www.canadasouthern.com/caso/NYC-MODELS-FREIGHT2.htm and use CTRL-F to search using the lot number.


Ben Hom


Re: NYC car type?

Benjamin Hom
 

Clark Propst wrote:
"As a causal NYC modeler, meaning I may have three cars. I could give a rats
rear about lots."

Three cars?  You should have as many NYC boxcars as PRR boxcars!  NYC boxcars are one of the most under-represented models on any steam-era layout - as Jeff English pointed out, they had over 50,000 boxcars.

"I wish someone would take all that great info on that Canadian website and transfer it to excel so one could filter to find what one’s looking for in a few clicks."

A previous poster noted that you could use the Ctrl-F function of your browser to search for text, which is how I've been pulling information.


Ben Hom


Re: NYC car type?

Benjamin Hom
 

Earl Tuson wrote:
"Hmm, I have a very distinct impression of having a just such a handout from Jeff English that offered that precise information.  I think the appropriate model list was limited to S scale models though…"
You mean this handout?
http://www.steamerafreightcars.com/prototype/frtcars/nycsboxmain.html

Any work on this subject should use Jeff's research as a starting point - it does contain overall numbers, but is missing an important component - the population of cars over time.


Ben Hom

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