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Re: InterMountain HO Scale 1937 AAR Boxcars with Square Corners

Brian Carlson
 

Bob. You really need to be more specific. Short answer is yes. Maybe. It depends. 

What era do you model? What railroad do you model.  High density, low density, branchline? 

Some cars represent a high percentage of home road owner fleets, some a small number. 

The cars had a 40 year lifespan so like Union Pacific. Be specific. 

Brian J. Carlson 

On Jun 24, 2019, at 4:13 PM, Bob Chaparro via Groups.Io <chiefbobbb@...> wrote:

InterMountain HO Scale 1937 AAR Boxcars with Square Corners

The company is taking reservations. Are these worth having?

https://intermountain-railway.com/modelersclub/?page_id=2677

Bob Chaparro

Hemet, CA


Re: New Kadee Boxcar

Tim O'Connor
 


A minor note - Alan Wood made both perforated AND solid running boards. The article only
mentions perforated boards. The 1937 date for Alan Wood may be correct for the perforated
boards, but there were earlier applications for solid Alan Wood diamond tread running boards.

Tim O'Connor


On 6/16/2019 1:13 PM, Richard Bale via Groups.Io wrote:
Garth...
To compare metal running boards go to http://mrhpub.com/2016-12-dec/online/ . Then scroll  to the Table of Contents, then click on Freight Car Roofs, than scroll to page 16.
Richard Bale


--
Tim O'Connor
Sterling, Massachusetts


Re: InterMountain HO Scale 1937 AAR Boxcars with Square Corners

Benjamin Hom
 

Bob Chaparro asked:
"InterMountain HO Scale 1937 AAR Boxcars with Square Corners
The company is taking reservations. Are these worth having?
https://intermountain-railway.com/modelersclub/?page_id=2677

As a classic NFL commercial series once said, "You be the judge."
http://www.steamerafreightcars.com/prototype/frtcars/1937aarmain.html 


Ben Hom


InterMountain HO Scale 1937 AAR Boxcars with Square Corners

Bob Chaparro
 

InterMountain HO Scale 1937 AAR Boxcars with Square Corners

The company is taking reservations. Are these worth having?

https://intermountain-railway.com/modelersclub/?page_id=2677

Bob Chaparro

Hemet, CA


Photos: Wabash (Mostly) Freight Cars

Bob Chaparro
 

Photos: Wabash (Mostly) Freight Cars

A selection of photos from the Decatur Herald & Review website:

https://tinyurl.com/y2xnxe4e

And more photos under " A Look Back At Decatur & Trains":

https://tinyurl.com/y48p9ltp

Bob Chaparro

Hemet, CA


New Kadee Boxcar

Richard Bale <Rhbale@...>
 

Garth...
To compare metal running boards go to http://mrhpub.com/2016-12-dec/online/ . Then scroll  to the Table of Contents, then click on Freight Car Roofs, than scroll to page 16.
Richard Bale


Re: Interior Photo: Southern Ry Boxcar 39864 With Graphite Load

mopacfirst
 

Based on the last time I visited, ten years ago.  Don't know if I will ever return to far west Texas to check again.  Unfortunately I am no longer sure of car number, which is only visible on the inside since outside of car(s) are painted aluminum and well-weathered.

Ron Merrick


Re: Poultry Car

Douglas Harding
 

Here is what I have for Poultry car names, as taken from photos. Not all photos have readable text, and not all cars had names.

Poultry Car Names

 

LPTC      121         San Francisco

LPTC      257         Hamburg

LPTC      426         Columbus

LPTC      467

LPTC      475         Crow

LPTC      500         Magpie

LPTC      507         Chanticleer

LPTC      518         Parks

LPTC      666         Mudd

LPTC      677         Springfield

LPTC      682         Leghorns

LPTC      683         Goyert & Vogel

LPTC      691         Harrison

LPTC      732         Plover

LPTC      779         sign over name Barred Rocks

LPTC      883         no name

LPTC      922         Polly

LPTC      1023       Geeser

LPTC      1176       ?

LPTC      1181       Woodrow

LPTC      1241       Harris

LPTC      1260       Blue Bird

LPTC      1445       Prospect

LPTC      1509       Hollis

LPTC      1550       Traveler

LPTC      1566       Long

LPTC      1591       no name

LPTC      1845       Palmer

LPTC      2229       Kernan

LPTC      2501       Livesay

LPTC      4001       Sample

LPTC      4002       Speedy

LPTC      ?238       Legion

LPTC                      Tango

LPTC                      Clay

LPTC                      EGG

 

 

PPKX     683         Berkner Bros

PPKX     2184       Governor

PPKX     5065       Meierfeld

PPKX     5131       Stentz

PPKX     5195       Parks

PPKX     5299       Lloyd

PPKX     5366

PPKX     5500       Keller

PPKX     5559       Ramsey

PPKX     5568                       car at St Louis

PPKX     6834       Cluck

 

 

NHX       6000       BARR

 

PWPX    100                         Pacific Wholesale Poultry

PWPX    200                         Pacific Wholesale Poultry

 

PTCX created by North American in 1944

PTCX      329         Tull

PTCX      333         Stanislau

PTCX      366         Jaques

PTCX      395         name not readable

PTCX      401         no name

 

?              203                         Trye and Co

 

Doug  Harding

www.iowacentralrr.org

 

From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io [mailto:main@RealSTMFC.groups.io] On Behalf Of Douglas Harding
Sent: Monday, June 24, 2019 8:38 AM
To: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io
Subject: Re: [RealSTMFC] Poultry Car

 

No this is not a one of a kind car. Some of the following comments come from Kristen Drummler’s presentation last fall at Chicagoland.

 

There were 2800 poultry cars in the late 20s. Combination cars were created in 1928 according to a US patent issued to Johnson. They were an attempt to compete with the ever-increasing truck traffic. The live poultry end could carry 2,500 birds, while the refrigerator end offered up to 730 cubic feet of space for dressed poultry, eggs, butter, and other perishable goods.

 

The 1939 ORER shows the North American Car had the following poultry cars. These were Live Poultry Transit Cars and Palace Poultry Cars which had been acquired by North American Car in 1926 for Palace Poultry Car and 1930 for Live Poultry Transit.

 

LPTX 399-3599 Poultry

LPTX 4001-4016 Combination Live Poultry Refrigerator

LPTX 4050-4078 Combination Live Poultry Refrigerator

LPTX 4117-4131 Combination Live Poultry Refrigerator

PPKX 3000-3999 Poultry

PPKX 5003-5609 Poultry

 

Sample would be the name of the car. Kristen states cars were given individual names. Some were named for places, some for fowl, and others named for individuals who had made an impact on the company.

 

Doug  Harding

www.iowacentralrr.org

 

From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io [mailto:main@RealSTMFC.groups.io] On Behalf Of Edward
Sent: Monday, June 24, 2019 7:43 AM
To: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io
Subject: Re: [RealSTMFC] Poultry Car

 

I see the car is also stenciled "SAMPLE" above the door.
Could it be a one-off experimental unit, to test the idea of shipping eggs along with live poultry?
It may have stemmed from a myriad of small, rural farms producing both in some areas.
Ed Bommer


Re: Poultry Car

Lester Breuer
 

Ed Bommer wrote, “I see the car is also stenciled “SAMPLE” above the door.”  Kristin Drummler in her presentation at Chicagoland “Shipping Live Poultry and the Live Poultry Car” stated, “Cars were given individual names. Some were named for places, some for fowl, and others named for individuals who had made an impact on the company. (i.e.: San Francisco, Magpie, and Mudd)”.  
‘My research on the car name has produced names of birds as Magpie, places as parks, and individuals.  The names on the cars were not those of attendants riding in the cars caring for the poultry heading for markets.
Lester Breuer


Re: Cars on Vulcan L-section trucks

Bob Webber
 

Also 700 UP Reefers, 1920

At 08:54 AM 6/24/2019, Tim O'Connor wrote:
I have come into possession of a pair of Ulrich Vulcan L-section trucks. Now I need a car to place them under. Can anyone suggest cars known to have been equipped with such trucks, preferably house cars?

Bob Webber


Re: Poultry Car

Lester Breuer
 

Ken wrote, “That would make an interesting model in any scale.”

Models have been available including the Ambroid wood model, kit 10.  I do not know the year it was introduced.  I have attached a photo of the kit  I built with decals I made that is currently running in a couple of ops session on my railroad.  I did not include the interior cages as not in the kit.    A search of the internet will find models that have scratch built interior cages.

Lester Breuer



Re: Cars on Vulcan L-section trucks

Tim O'Connor
 


Also, evidently, on some flat cars.



On 6/23/2019 10:23 PM, Tony Thompson wrote:
Richard Townsend wrote:

I have come into possession of a pair of Ulrich Vulcan L-section trucks. Now I need a car to place them under. Can anyone suggest cars known to have been equipped with such trucks, preferably house cars?

    This is an early Vulcan truck. SP used them under several classes of stock cars, and some other cars. I can be more specific if you are interested in that prototype.

Tony Thompson


--
Tim O'Connor
Sterling, Massachusetts


Re: Poultry Car

Douglas Harding
 

No this is not a one of a kind car. Some of the following comments come from Kristen Drummler’s presentation last fall at Chicagoland.

 

There were 2800 poultry cars in the late 20s. Combination cars were created in 1928 according to a US patent issued to Johnson. They were an attempt to compete with the ever-increasing truck traffic. The live poultry end could carry 2,500 birds, while the refrigerator end offered up to 730 cubic feet of space for dressed poultry, eggs, butter, and other perishable goods.

 

The 1939 ORER shows the North American Car had the following poultry cars. These were Live Poultry Transit Cars and Palace Poultry Cars which had been acquired by North American Car in 1926 for Palace Poultry Car and 1930 for Live Poultry Transit.

 

LPTX 399-3599 Poultry

LPTX 4001-4016 Combination Live Poultry Refrigerator

LPTX 4050-4078 Combination Live Poultry Refrigerator

LPTX 4117-4131 Combination Live Poultry Refrigerator

PPKX 3000-3999 Poultry

PPKX 5003-5609 Poultry

 

Sample would be the name of the car. Kristen states cars were given individual names. Some were named for places, some for fowl, and others named for individuals who had made an impact on the company.

 

Doug  Harding

www.iowacentralrr.org

 

From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io [mailto:main@RealSTMFC.groups.io] On Behalf Of Edward
Sent: Monday, June 24, 2019 7:43 AM
To: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io
Subject: Re: [RealSTMFC] Poultry Car

 

I see the car is also stenciled "SAMPLE" above the door.
Could it be a one-off experimental unit, to test the idea of shipping eggs along with live poultry?
It may have stemmed from a myriad of small, rural farms producing both in some areas.
Ed Bommer


Re: Poultry Car

 

Normally, the attendant’s name was put in that location. I assumed the attendant’s last names was “Sample”.

 

 

Thanks!
--

Brian Ehni

 

 

From: <main@RealSTMFC.groups.io> on behalf of Edward <edb8391@...>
Reply-To: <main@RealSTMFC.groups.io>
Date: Monday, June 24, 2019 at 7:43 AM
To: <main@RealSTMFC.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [RealSTMFC] Poultry Car

 

I see the car is also stenciled "SAMPLE" above the door.
Could it be a one-off experimental unit, to test the idea of shipping eggs along with live poultry?
It may have stemmed from a myriad of small, rural farms producing both in some areas.
Ed Bommer


Re: Does Anyone Recognize the Troop Sleepers in this picture?

Bruce Smith
 

Mike,

Well, sort of what I was talking about, except that the link you posted is not to a troop sleeper, but is rather to a P78 coach conversion. These would not have traveled off of the PRR at all. Key spotting features for the P30A are the lack of a window on the last panel on the right of the side, and Alled Full Cushion trucks.

After further consideration, the photo in question appears to show the Pullman built sleepers because it shows extensive sill tabs that were not present on the P30A sleepers. The odd appearance is still most likely due to shadows and upper ventilators.

Regards

Bruce


Bruce F. Smith            

Auburn, AL

"Some days you are the bug, some days you are the windshield."




On Jun 23, 2019, at 1:16 PM, Michael Aufderheide <MononInMonon@...> wrote:



Re: Poultry Car

Edward
 

I see the car is also stenciled "SAMPLE" above the door.
Could it be a one-off experimental unit, to test the idea of shipping eggs along with live poultry?
It may have stemmed from a myriad of small, rural farms producing both in some areas.
Ed Bommer


Re: Poultry Car

Ken Vandevoort <apo09324@...>
 

That would make an interesting model in any scale.

Ken Vandevoort


Re: Interior Photo: Southern Ry Boxcar 39864 With Graphite Load

Jim Gates
 


Bx-16 were reclassified from Bx-X.
Ex Orient cars were Bx-23 and Bx-24.

Jim Gates



On Sunday, June 23, 2019, 5:19:23 PM CDT, mopacfirst <ron.merrick@...> wrote:


MP and, I think, Santa Fe stenciled theirs on the inside wall, about head height, usually left of the door opening on each side. This might have been in addition to the door.

That's how I identified a Bx-16, ex-Orient, on the farm of a relative of my wife.


Ron Merrick


Re: Cars on Vulcan L-section trucks

Tony Thompson
 

Richard Townsend wrote:

I have come into possession of a pair of Ulrich Vulcan L-section trucks. Now I need a car to place them under. Can anyone suggest cars known to have been equipped with such trucks, preferably house cars?

    This is an early Vulcan truck. SP used them under several classes of stock cars, and some other cars. I can be more specific if you are interested in that prototype.

Tony Thompson




Re: Cars on Vulcan L-section trucks

Dave Parker
 

Some (maybe all?) of the Southern ventilateds in 120000-123249.

Dave Parker
Riverside, CA

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