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Station Agent's Blue Book

Bob Chaparro
 

There is a lot of information in this book by Otto Bernard Kirkpatrick, Kirkpatrick Publishing Company, 1928.

Link: https://tinyurl.com/yyr4xhpv

Below is the Table of Contents and List of Forms & Illustrations

Individual pages from this book may be download as text.

Bob Chaparro

Hemet, CA

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Contents

Page 1. The Railroad Station 1 2. The Station Agent 3 3. Station Forces 5 4. Station Business Transactions 7 5. Bills of Lading—Issuing of 10 6. Rules of the Consolidated Freight Classification 26 7. Exceptions to Classification Rules 41 8. Ordering, Furnishing and Inspecting Cars 42 9. Accepting Freight 43 10. Weights and Weighing. 47 11. Loading Freight 56 12. Unloading Freight 61 13. Sealing Cars 64 14. Car Service 66 15. Per Diem 70 16. Over, Short and Damaged Freight 79 17. Unclaimed and Refused Freight 85 18. Freight Claims 89 19. Perishable Freight 102 20. Live Stock 108 21. Bonded Freight 112 22. Explosives 113 23. Diversion and Reconsignment 115 24. Transit Privileges 123 25. Demurrage 133 26. Freight Storage 150 27. Switching 156 28. Delivery of Freight - 168 29. Payment of Transportation Charges and Extension of Credit 178 30. Station Accounting - 184 31. The Freight Waybill 190 32. The Freight Bill 206 33. Transportation Tariffs 214 34. Correction of Errors in Station Reports 230 35. Passenger Business 235 36. Station Records and Station Reports _ 262 37. Station Business Transactions—August 1 269 38. Station Business Transactions—August 15 333 39. Station Business Transactions—August 30 373 40. Monthly Reports - _ 436 41. Other Forms of Monthly Reports 461 42. Miscellaneous _ 483 43. Answers to Test Questions - 494 44. General Index 511 VII

List of Forms and Illustrations

Fig. 1. Map A. B. & C. RY. FORMS of the United States, Showing 13 Page Railway Systems . Fig. Fig. Fig. Fig. Fig. Fig. Fig. Fig. Fig. Fig. Fig. Fig. Fig. Fig. Fig. Fig. Fig. Fig. Fig. Fig. Fig. Fig. Fig. Fig. Fig. Fig. Fig. Fig. Fig. Fig. XII Chart of Freight Station Organization— 6 Chart of Passenger Station Organization 6 Chart of Transportation Revenue - 8 Uniform Straight Bill of Lading 14 Uniform Straight Bill of Lading (Back) IS Uniform Order Bill of Lading 18 Uniform Order Bill of Lading (Back).... 19 Uniform Live Stock Contract 22 Uniform Live Stock Contract (Back).... 23 Industry Track Scale Weighing Agreement •. SO 12. Weight Agreement 13. 14. Interchange Car Report (Original) Interchange Car Report (First Carbon 52 72 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21. 22. 23. 24. 25. 26. 27. 28. 29. 30. 31. Copy) 73 Interchange Car Report (Second Car bon Copy) 73 Monthly Report of Cars Switched—Au- gust (Per Diem) 74 Interchange Car Report Correction.. 75 Notice to Connecting Line of Cars Not Accepted _ 77 Combination Astray Waybill, Over and Astray Report 80 Freight Waybill—Shipment to Storage Warehouse 87 Standard Form for Presentation of Loss and Damage Claims 92 Standard Form for Presentation of Over- charge Claims - _ 94 Railroad's Inspection Report of Concealed Loss or Damage 96 Standard Form, Concealed Loss and Damage Claims (Shipper's Form) 98 Standard Form, Concealed Loss and Damage Claims (Consignee's Form) 100 Freight Waybill — Shipment of Live Stock 110 Freight Waybill—Diverted Shipment 116 Freight Waybill — Advances Only — Demurrage and Diversion Charge 118 Freight Waybill — Diverted Shipment— All Charges Advanced 120 Records of Transit Freight Bills and Tonnage (Sheet 1) 124 Records of Transit Freight Bills and Tonnage (Sheet 2) 126 Fig. 32. Fig. 33. Fig. 34. Fig. 35. Fig. 36. Fig. 37. Fig. 38. Fig. 39. Fig. 40. Fig. 41. Fig. 42. Fig. 43. Fig. 44. Fig. 45. Page Freight Waybill — Transit Shipment (Charges Prepaid) - 128 Freight Waybill—Transit Shipment (In- bound Charges Advanced) 130 Freight Waybill — Transit Shipment (Charges Collect) 131 Station Demurrage Record Book( Sheet 1) „ 140 Station Demurrage Record Book (Sheet 2) 141 Monthly Abstract of Demurrage and Track Storage 142 Notice of Constructive Placement—. 144 Report of Cars Handled Under Average Agreement - 146 Monthly Statement of Freight Storage Charges Assessed 154 Monthly Local Report of Cars Switched (Sheets 1 and 2) - 160 Monthly Local Report of Cars Switched (Sheets 3 and 4) 161 Local Switching Order _ 162 Interline Switching Waybill 164 Monthly Abstract of Interline Switching Waybills Forwarded . 165 Fig. 46. Monthly Abstract of Interline Switching Waybills Received 166 Fig. 47. Fig. 48. Fig. 49. Fig. 50. Fig. 51. Fig. 52. Fig. 53. Fig. 54. Fig. 55. Fig. 56. Fig. 57. Fig. 58. Fig. 59. Fig. 60. Freight Waybill—Overloaded Car 192 Freight Waybill—Part Lot, Overloaded Car 193 Freight Waybill—Advances Only, Transfer Charges 196 Freight Waybill—Advances Only, Feed and Sanding Charge 198 Freight Waybill—Interline Shipment 200 Freight Waybill—Prepaid Only 202 Standard Form of Freight Bill—Order Shipment 207 Standard Form of Freight Bill—Government Shipment _ 208 Standard Form of Freight Bill—Freight Received Undercharge 208 Standard Form of Freight Bill—Prepaid Shipment (Waybill Size) 210 Standard Form of Freight Bill—Prepaid Shipment (Freight Bill Size) 211 Standard Form of Freight Bill—Under- charge Prepaid Shipment 211 Standard Form of Freight Bill—Freight Storage Charge 212 Special Form of Freight Bill—Demurrage Charge 212


Re: Perishable Waybills: Always Pink? (Preferred Movement Waybill)

Bob Chaparro
 

Preferred Movement Waybill

This text below is from the Station Agent's Blue Book: A Practical Reference Book for those Actively Engaged in Station Work by Otto Bernard.Kirkpatrick, Kirkpatrick Publishing Company, 1928.

Link: https://tinyurl.com/yyr4xhpv

Individual pages from this book may be download as text.

Bob Chaparro

Hemet, CA

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Preferred Movement Waybill. The "Freight Waybill—Preferred Movement" is the form of waybill recommended by the Railway Accounting Officers Association, and it is used by most carriers in waybilling perishable shipments. It is printed on pink paper, and while as to form it is exactly like the ordinary freight waybill, its distinctive color, and the preferred-movement notation, indicates that the shipment should receive prompt and special attention. 601. Some carriers whose requirements are not large do not provide a special form of preferred-movement waybill, but use the ordinary freight waybill for perishable shipments and indorse it "Perishable" or some equally appropriate symbol to call special attention to the  importance of the shipment covered.


Re: MILW & NP log trains

brianleppert@att.net
 

In addition to Gene Deimling's post on skeleton log cars, here are two more images.  Photographed in Olympia. WA circa early 1950s.

Brian Leppert
Carson City, NV


NERPM Clinic schedule posted

Dave Owens
 

The New England Prototype Meet is less than two weeks away. It is
Friday, May 31 and Saturday, June 1. There is a program Thursday night
for early arrivers and about a dozen layout open houses on Sunday.
Barry Cone will again open his train wonderland to meet attendees.

Today we posted on our website, www.nerpm.org, a tentative schedule
with full clinic descriptions. Please note the hands-on clinics.

Here is a direct link to the schedule:
http://nerpm.org/uploads/7/0/2/0/70207725/2019_nerpm_tentative_clinic_list.pdf

You can register online until 5 p.m. Tuesday, or at the door.

The meet is at the Farmington Marriott, 15 Farm Springs Road, Farmington, Conn.

If you need additional information, please contact me at neprotomeet@gmail.com.

Thank you again,
Dave Owens


Re: Mystery Load

Richard Brennan
 

...not the load, but the car is:
SP 143093, Class F-70-10, SP Sacramento-built 1954, all-welded
(Ref: Southern Pacific Freight Cars Vol 3, Tony Thompson)

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Richard Brennan - San Leandro CA
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At 03:23 PM 5/19/2019, Bob Chaparro via Groups.Io wrote:
I have only a vague idea about what is this load on SP flat car 143093:
<https://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth37272/m1/1/?q=southern%20pacific>https://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth37272/m1/1/?q=southern%20pacific
Does anyone know with certainty what the load is?

Thanks.
Bob Chaparro
Hemet, CA


Re: Unloading Airplane Engines

Richard Brennan
 

The car being loaded:
SP 63084, Class A-50-4, SSC-built 1921;
rebuilt with wider doors and steel ends circa-1938, type XAR.
(Ref: Southern Pacific Freight Cars Vol 3, Tony Thompson)

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Richard Brennan - San Leandro CA
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On May 20, 2019, at 12:58 PM, Bob Chaparro wrote:
An undated photo. Note the packaging of the propellers.
https://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth41072/?q=railroad
Perhaps one of our airplane experts can tell us what kind of engines these are.
Bob Chaparro
Hemet, CA


Re: Early Southern Pacific Fruit Cars

Tony Thompson
 

Bob Chaparro wrote:

These photos are from the Jeff Stein Collection. He wrote, "These four SP “reefers” we’re built by the Ensign Manufacturing Co. of Huntington, West Virginia, in the late 1800s.
The Ensign Manufacturing Co. eventually became the American Car and Foundry Co. (ACF), which is still building railcars today."
https://tinyurl.com/yyq69r22 (Morgan's Louisiana & Texas R.R.)

   Only two of them are refrigerators. The other two are ventilated fruit cars, of which the SP system had hundreds. These are good photos, different from the views of these car types in my Volume 4 on Southern Pacific Box Cars.

Tony Thompson             Editor, Signature Press, Berkeley, CA
2906 Forest Ave., Berkeley, CA 94705         www.signaturepress.com
(510) 540-6538; e-mail, tony@...
Publishers of books on railroad history






Early Southern Pacific Fruit Cars

Bob Chaparro
 

These photos are from the Jeff Stein Collection. He wrote, "These four SP “reefers” we’re built by the Ensign Manufacturing Co. of Huntington, West Virginia, in the late 1800s.

The Ensign Manufacturing Co. eventually became the American Car and Foundry Co. (ACF), which is still building railcars today."

https://tinyurl.com/y4o8yf2j

https://tinyurl.com/y6x2y9j4

https://tinyurl.com/y5xl5n4f

https://tinyurl.com/yyq69r22 (Morgan's Louisiana & Texas R.R.)

Bob Chaparro

Hemet, CA


Re: Unloading Airplane Engines

Jim Ogden
 


Re: UP series 10300 to 12499

Richard Townsend
 

I just sent a response to Tony's comment, which I sent before I saw Jeff's response. I apologize if I appear to have been piling on.

Richard Townsend
Lincoln City, OR


-----Original Message-----
From: Tony Thompson <tony@...>
To: main <main@RealSTMFC.groups.io>
Sent: Wed, May 22, 2019 11:39 am
Subject: Re: [RealSTMFC] UP series 10300 to 12499

Jeff Aley wrote:

               It’s not odd when taken in context.
               The models shown are in a post-1960 paint scheme.
               The models do not show OWR&N lettering.  The original poster asked if this was an error for this particular paint scheme.
               Rich’s comment is that he doesn’t believe the OWR&N reporting mark would have been on the car in the post-1960 scheme.  He also was careful to point out that 1960 is “in the future” from the perspective of STMFC.

  Thank you for the clarification. I clearly mis-read what he wrote.       

Tony Thompson




Re: UP series 10300 to 12499

Richard Townsend
 

Not that odd since I was talking about the mid 1960s, not 1940. That's 25 years later. My ORERs only go up to 1959, at which time the OWR&N marks were still in use, but they were diminishing. I was speculating that by 1965 the usage might have ended. I assume a UP expert, which I am not, might know. I understand that the OWR&N was absorbed by the UP around 1936.

Richard Townsend
Lincoln City, OR


-----Original Message-----
From: Tony Thompson <tony@...>
To: main <main@RealSTMFC.groups.io>
Sent: Wed, May 22, 2019 11:08 am
Subject: Re: [RealSTMFC] UP series 10300 to 12499

Richard Townsend  wrote:

It’s hard to predict the future but I don’t think the OWR&N lettering will be used in the mid 1960s.

     Odd comment. My 1940 ORER, for example, shows OWR&N.

Tony Thompson             Editor, Signature Press, Berkeley, CA
2906 Forest Ave., Berkeley, CA 94705         www.signaturepress.com
(510) 540-6538; e-mail, tony@...
Publishers of books on railroad history






Re: UP series 10300 to 12499

Tim O'Connor
 


The UP B-50-24 and B-50-27 classes (including OWR&N and OSL) are noted as actively being
relettered in the 1963 ORER i.e. it was not yet completed by that time.

A good chance to reletter them came in 1962-1963 when the GRL (LD LMT + LT WT) numbers
for ALL freight cars had to be updated.

Tim O'Connor



On 5/22/2019 10:08 AM, Richard Townsend via Groups.Io wrote:
It’s hard to predict the future but I don’t think the OWR&N lettering will be used in the mid 1960s.


On May 22, 2019, at 12:09 AM, Aley, Jeff A <Jeff.A.Aley@...> wrote:

The cars are lettered as class B-50-41.  The prototype B-50-41 was a 1944 AAR box car with R/3/4 Early Improved Dreadnaught ends, and a diagonal panel roof.  These cars also had Alternating Center Rivets, which the model certainly does not have (few models do).  One could add them using Archer rivets, or one could do as I do and INTEND to add the Archer rivets someday… J

 

The number series for the B-50-41 in 1951 was 101600 – 105099, so these models fit that number series.

 

Regards,

 

-Jeff



--
Tim O'Connor
Sterling, Massachusetts


Re: UP series 10300 to 12499

Tony Thompson
 

Jeff Aley wrote:

               It’s not odd when taken in context.
               The models shown are in a post-1960 paint scheme.
               The models do not show OWR&N lettering.  The original poster asked if this was an error for this particular paint scheme.
               Rich’s comment is that he doesn’t believe the OWR&N reporting mark would have been on the car in the post-1960 scheme.  He also was careful to point out that 1960 is “in the future” from the perspective of STMFC.

  Thank you for the clarification. I clearly mis-read what he wrote.       

Tony Thompson




Re: UP series 10300 to 12499

Aley, Jeff A
 

Tony,

 

               It’s not odd when taken in context.

               The models shown are in a post-1960 paint scheme.

               The models do not show OWR&N lettering.  The original poster asked if this was an error for this particular paint scheme.

               Rich’s comment is that he doesn’t believe the OWR&N reporting mark would have been on the car in the post-1960 scheme.  He also was careful to point out that 1960 is “in the future” from the perspective of STMFC.

 

Regards,

 

-Jeff

 

 

From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io [mailto:main@RealSTMFC.groups.io] On Behalf Of Tony Thompson
Sent: Wednesday, May 22, 2019 11:08 AM
To: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io
Subject: Re: [RealSTMFC] UP series 10300 to 12499

 

Richard Townsend  wrote:



It’s hard to predict the future but I don’t think the OWR&N lettering will be used in the mid 1960s.

 

     Odd comment. My 1940 ORER, for example, shows OWR&N.

 

Tony Thompson             Editor, Signature Press, Berkeley, CA

2906 Forest Ave., Berkeley, CA 94705         www.signaturepress.com

(510) 540-6538; e-mail, tony@...

Publishers of books on railroad history

 

 



 


Re: hi tech HO air hoses

Tony Thompson
 

Jon Miller wrote:

    Like I said, more than several, like lots and lots.  Sticky glue belongs in this same family.  They all appear to be variations on PVA glues!

    Polyvinyl acetate is in lots of glues, as Jon says, but they range very widely, including regular "white glue" and many other products of quite different behaviors, so I am not sure that saying "PVA" tells us much of value about a glue.

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2906 Forest Ave., Berkeley, CA 94705         www.signaturepress.com
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Re: hi tech HO air hoses

Tony Thompson
 

Dan Mitchell wrote:

I have tried “canopy glue” with poor results … unfortunately the term “canopy glue” covers several products from various manufacturers, and they are NOT all the same product. What I have found is very similar to Microscale’s “Crystal clear”, which is just white glue formulated to be clear when dry … it does not stick very well to much of anything (that’s not its purpose).

   I strongly disagree. I too have experimented with various products of the "white glue" family, and canopy glue is NOT, repeat NOT, just like any others, including Crystal Clear. Canopy glue is in fact a tenacious adhesive, and is excellent for bonding dissimilar materials, such as wood to plastic, or plastic to metal, etc. And it has the great advantage in some situations that it remains flexible.
     Let me mention one more time my blog post on the topic, which contains some additional detail:

https://modelingthesp.blogspot.com/2013/05/a-few-words-in-praise-of-canopy-glue.html

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2906 Forest Ave., Berkeley, CA 94705         www.signaturepress.com
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Re: MILW & NP log trains

Gene Deimling
 

I might be able to help with some information on NP log cars that were used on branches on the set side of Washington.  I am posting a plan for skeleton cars rebuilt from from steel underframe trussrod boxcars.  The railroad recycled lots of cars to haul logs.  

--
Gene Deimling
El Dorado Hills, CA


Re: UP series 10300 to 12499

Tony Thompson
 

Richard Townsend  wrote:

It’s hard to predict the future but I don’t think the OWR&N lettering will be used in the mid 1960s.

     Odd comment. My 1940 ORER, for example, shows OWR&N.

Tony Thompson             Editor, Signature Press, Berkeley, CA
2906 Forest Ave., Berkeley, CA 94705         www.signaturepress.com
(510) 540-6538; e-mail, tony@...
Publishers of books on railroad history






Re: hi tech HO air hoses

Jon Miller <atsfus@...>
 

On 5/22/2019 8:57 AM, Nelson Moyer wrote:
unfortunately the term “canopy glue” covers several products from various manufacturers, and they are NOT all the same product

    Like I said, more than several, like lots and lots.  Sticky glue belongs in this same family.  They all appear to be variations on PVA glues!

-- 
Jon Miller
For me time stopped in 1941
Digitrax  Chief/Zephyr systems, 
SPROG, JMRI User
NMRA Life member #2623
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Re: SFRD Rr-46 B end photo.

Bob Chaparro
 

Two Paul Brown photos.
Bob Chaparro
Hemet, CA

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