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Re: Early Orange Shipments

roy wojahn
 

I agree about the inspector.  Why were bad oranges in Chicago good enough to ship on to New York and Detroit?

Roy Wojahn


On Friday, June 10, 2016 12:55 PM, "Brad Andonian cereshill@... [STMFC]" wrote:


 
The issue in Chicago makes me wonder how much the inspector was paid to clear shipments.....

Brad Andonian


On Friday, June 10, 2016 8:04 AM, "thecitrusbelt@... [STMFC]" wrote:


 
Here are three newspaper articles on early orange shipments. Shipping fruit long distances still was a bit of a novelty and a challenge in those early days, which is why something considered so mundane and routine in later times was the subject of newspaper articles.
 
Bob Chaparro
Hemet, CA
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Text from an article in the Daily Alta California, March 30, 1891. Note that the eight day transit time seems very optimistic for the time period, although the description of the car seems to indicate a high speed train.
 
Oranges Going East
 
Sacramento, March 29th.— Today and tonight ten special orange trains passed eastward from the southern part of the State, comprising sixty carloads.
 
P. E. Platt, who returned to-day from Los Angeles, says: ''California oranges are now taking possession of the markets of the United States to a greater extent than was deemed possible earlier in the season. Large shipments are made daily to all parts of the Union, even as far east as New York and Boston. The Florida crop being virtually out of market, the field is open tor California." The W. R. Strong Company of Sacramento today forwarded East to be first full special train shipped by one firm. It was from Los Angeles, and consisted of seventeen cars. Railroad men pronounce it a model train. It is composed of new cars of uniform pattern, with passenger train trucks and air-brakes. It is expected to reach New York in eight days.
 
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Text from an article in the Sacramento Union, March 15, 1909.
 
Oranges Going East On Passenger Schedule
 
KANSAS CITY, March 14.— From the tree to the consumer in a week, including a 1600-mile journey, is the record now made by orange growers in Southern California. Wednesday at 5:30 o’clocfk a special train on the Atchison. Topeka, and Santa Fe railroad left San Bernardino, Cal. It contained twenty-five refrigerator cars, each loaded with 384 boxes of oranges. Each box had 150 oranges, making a total of 1,470,000 oranges. The train is scheduled through on passenger time, and is due to arrive in Kansas City tomorrow. This is the first special train of this kind to be run through from California to Kansas City.
+++++
 
Text from an article in the Sacramento Union, January 28, 1913. I hope the folks in New York and Detroit were pleased with their oranges.
 
Twenty-Two Cars Of Oranges Held In Chicago
 
CHICAGO, Jan. 27. —Twenty-two carloads of California oranges were .stopped in a railroad yard today by Dr. B. E. Sherman of the city food inspection bureau. Samplers of the fruit will be examined to ascertain if they are fit to be sold in Chicago. Five cars were rejected last week. Bills of lading furnished Dr. Sherman showed that the rejected cars were reshipped, four to New York and one to Detroit.
 





Re: Intermountain ATSF BX-37s

Fred Jansz
 

Here's a link for all of you wanting to know more about the Intermountain ATSF BX-37 boxcar: http://www.atsfrr.com/Reviews/HO/Freight/IRM%20BX-37%2043/Index.htm

Fred Jansz



Re: Early Orange Shipments

Brad Andonian
 

The issue in Chicago makes me wonder how much the inspector was paid to clear shipments.....

Brad Andonian


On Friday, June 10, 2016 8:04 AM, "thecitrusbelt@... [STMFC]" wrote:


 
Here are three newspaper articles on early orange shipments. Shipping fruit long distances still was a bit of a novelty and a challenge in those early days, which is why something considered so mundane and routine in later times was the subject of newspaper articles.
 
Bob Chaparro
Hemet, CA
+++++
Text from an article in the Daily Alta California, March 30, 1891. Note that the eight day transit time seems very optimistic for the time period, although the description of the car seems to indicate a high speed train.
 
Oranges Going East
 
Sacramento, March 29th.— Today and tonight ten special orange trains passed eastward from the southern part of the State, comprising sixty carloads.
 
P. E. Platt, who returned to-day from Los Angeles, says: ''California oranges are now taking possession of the markets of the United States to a greater extent than was deemed possible earlier in the season. Large shipments are made daily to all parts of the Union, even as far east as New York and Boston. The Florida crop being virtually out of market, the field is open tor California." The W. R. Strong Company of Sacramento today forwarded East to be first full special train shipped by one firm. It was from Los Angeles, and consisted of seventeen cars. Railroad men pronounce it a model train. It is composed of new cars of uniform pattern, with passenger train trucks and air-brakes. It is expected to reach New York in eight days.
 
+++++
Text from an article in the Sacramento Union, March 15, 1909.
 
Oranges Going East On Passenger Schedule
 
KANSAS CITY, March 14.— From the tree to the consumer in a week, including a 1600-mile journey, is the record now made by orange growers in Southern California. Wednesday at 5:30 o’clocfk a special train on the Atchison. Topeka, and Santa Fe railroad left San Bernardino, Cal. It contained twenty-five refrigerator cars, each loaded with 384 boxes of oranges. Each box had 150 oranges, making a total of 1,470,000 oranges. The train is scheduled through on passenger time, and is due to arrive in Kansas City tomorrow. This is the first special train of this kind to be run through from California to Kansas City.
+++++
 
Text from an article in the Sacramento Union, January 28, 1913. I hope the folks in New York and Detroit were pleased with their oranges.
 
Twenty-Two Cars Of Oranges Held In Chicago
 
CHICAGO, Jan. 27. —Twenty-two carloads of California oranges were .stopped in a railroad yard today by Dr. B. E. Sherman of the city food inspection bureau. Samplers of the fruit will be examined to ascertain if they are fit to be sold in Chicago. Five cars were rejected last week. Bills of lading furnished Dr. Sherman showed that the rejected cars were reshipped, four to New York and one to Detroit.
 



Re: Completely New Resin

Pierre Oliver
 

:-)
Pierre Oliver
www.elgincarshops.com
www.yarmouthmodelworks.com
On 2016-06-10 3:31 PM, ajfergus@... [STMFC] wrote:

 

Very nice. Much better than an earlier model of the same prototype.  It's gonna have to be weathered though....



Re: Completely New Resin

Allen Ferguson
 

Very nice. Much better than an earlier model of the same prototype.  It's gonna have to be weathered though....


Re: Sale of Hendrickson frieght cars - correction

Charlie Vlk
 

Tony-

If Richard ever dabbled in N Scale I would be interested in obtaining a car for my collection….

Charlie Vlk


Re: Intermountain ATSF BX-37s

Fred Jansz
 

Thanks Barry Bennet for your email answer and explanation on the BX-37! Appreciate that.
Fred Jansz


Re: Completely New Resin

Bill Welch
 

Wow, not even close as to which RR, let alone country.

Bill Welch


Sale of Hendrickson frieght cars - correction

Tony Thompson
 

 

           My face is red about the dates, Please substitute June for January. Need more coffee . . .


The deadline for bids will be noon, Pacific time, on Monday, June 20. I will notify winning bidders promptly with payment instructions. If you do not hear from me by 4 PM Pacific time on June 20, 2016, you were not the successful bidder. I greatly prefer PayPal and will notify winners how to proceed on that; if PayPal is impossible for you, a check or money order is possible (include that information in your bid), and again, I will notify you how to submit it.

Minimum bid on each kit is $30, plus a nominal $9 for shipping for the first car, $3 for each additional car. These are only estimates, and your PayPal invoice will include ACTUAL shipping and insurance. All net revenue goes to Richard's widow Sandra. Any models remaining unsold on June 20 will go on eBay later.

Tony Thompson
2906 Forest Ave., Berkeley, CA 94705
(510) 540-6538; e-mail: tony@...


Re: Sale of Richard Hendrickson's completed frieght cars

Brian Carlson
 

Tony. Can you check the date the bids are due.  

Brian J. Carlson

On Jun 10, 2016, at 11:42 AM, Tony Thompson tony@... [STMFC] <STMFC@...> wrote:

 

I am announcing today a sale of a first batch of Richard Hendrickson's HO scale freight cars that were completed models. Most are weathered (a few he probably had not gotten to yet), all have Kadee #5 or #58 couplers, all have correct or close to correct trucks with replacement wheel sets. Because it is essential that you be able to see the models, for this group I have taken photographs and placed them as a PDF on Google Drive. Here is the link:

https://drive.google.com/open?id=0Bz_ctrHrDz4wdVlRVkxlWXQ3RUE

Some of you may want to know what kits or R-T-R cars these are, or from what they are kitbashed. I do know in some cases, but in other cases I really cannot tell. I would prefer to simply show them as-is, and let you make the judgement for yourself.

One word of caution. Richard did make a few cars with different lettering on each side. This is clearly identified for each model of that kind.

Let me clarify what these sales are about. I know it was Richard's wish that these models find good homes, and that is why they are first being offered here. They can of course be readily sold on eBay, but before that, are offered here for those who might want them and can appreciate them. For anyone who didn't know Richard, or who might like to revisit who he was, I wrote a memorial for him two years ago, and it is at this link:

http://modelingthesp.blogspot.com/2014/07/in-memoriam-richard-hendrickson.html

I will conduct the sale in the following way. Anyone wishing to buy a model should submit a bid directly to me, one and only one bid per car, though of course you might wish to bid on more than one model. [PLEASE remember to submit bids OFF the list, directly to me.] The highest bid for each model will win, or, in case of a tie, the earliest bid will win.

The deadline for bids will be noon, Pacific time, on Monday, January 20. I will notify winning bidders promptly with payment instructions. If you do not hear from me by 4 PM Pacific time on January 20, 2016, you were not the successful bidder. I greatly prefer PayPal and will notify winners how to proceed on that; if PayPal is impossible for you, a check or money order is possible (include that information in your bid), and again, I will notify you how to submit it.

Minimum bid on each kit is $30, plus a nominal $9 for shipping for the first car, $3 for each additional car. These are only estimates, and your PayPal invoice will include ACTUAL shipping and insurance. All net revenue goes to Richard's widow Sandra. Any models remaining unsold on January 20 will go on eBay later.

Tony Thompson
2906 Forest Ave., Berkeley, CA 94705
(510) 540-6538; e-mail: tony@...


Re: Completely New Resin

Greg Martin
 

Dennis writes,
It looks a lot like that NKP car in the Shorpy photo someone posted here last year... but with that heavy fishbelly side sill, I'd guess it's an N&W car.

Dennis Storzek


Dennis,

I would agree with the NKP car when I first saw the photo.  If so this was a group of cars that were rebuilt post war.  That rebuild is on the bucket list. 


Greg 


Sale of Richard Hendrickson's completed frieght cars

Tony Thompson
 

I am announcing today a sale of a first batch of Richard Hendrickson's HO scale freight cars that were completed models. Most are weathered (a few he probably had not gotten to yet), all have Kadee #5 or #58 couplers, all have correct or close to correct trucks with replacement wheel sets. Because it is essential that you be able to see the models, for this group I have taken photographs and placed them as a PDF on Google Drive. Here is the link:

https://drive.google.com/open?id=0Bz_ctrHrDz4wdVlRVkxlWXQ3RUE

Some of you may want to know what kits or R-T-R cars these are, or from what they are kitbashed. I do know in some cases, but in other cases I really cannot tell. I would prefer to simply show them as-is, and let you make the judgement for yourself.

One word of caution. Richard did make a few cars with different lettering on each side. This is clearly identified for each model of that kind.

Let me clarify what these sales are about. I know it was Richard's wish that these models find good homes, and that is why they are first being offered here. They can of course be readily sold on eBay, but before that, are offered here for those who might want them and can appreciate them. For anyone who didn't know Richard, or who might like to revisit who he was, I wrote a memorial for him two years ago, and it is at this link:

http://modelingthesp.blogspot.com/2014/07/in-memoriam-richard-hendrickson.html

I will conduct the sale in the following way. Anyone wishing to buy a model should submit a bid directly to me, one and only one bid per car, though of course you might wish to bid on more than one model. [PLEASE remember to submit bids OFF the list, directly to me.] The highest bid for each model will win, or, in case of a tie, the earliest bid will win.

The deadline for bids will be noon, Pacific time, on Monday, January 20. I will notify winning bidders promptly with payment instructions. If you do not hear from me by 4 PM Pacific time on January 20, 2016, you were not the successful bidder. I greatly prefer PayPal and will notify winners how to proceed on that; if PayPal is impossible for you, a check or money order is possible (include that information in your bid), and again, I will notify you how to submit it.

Minimum bid on each kit is $30, plus a nominal $9 for shipping for the first car, $3 for each additional car. These are only estimates, and your PayPal invoice will include ACTUAL shipping and insurance. All net revenue goes to Richard's widow Sandra. Any models remaining unsold on January 20 will go on eBay later.

Tony Thompson
2906 Forest Ave., Berkeley, CA 94705
(510) 540-6538; e-mail: tony@signaturepress.com


Re: Completely New Resin

A&Y Dave in MD
 

From: STMFC@... [mailto:STMFC@...]
Sent: Friday, June 10, 2016 11:34 AM

It looks a lot like that NKP car in the Shorpy photo someone posted here last year... but with that heavy fishbelly side sill, I'd guess it's an N&W car.

Dennis Storzek

 

 

That would be great.  I’m finding a lot of N&W boxcars on my stretch of track and time (Southern’s W-S division in ’34):

 

'23 ARA 1-1/2D stl bx: BP

'23 ARA stl bx 9'3" IH: BPa

36' DS bx: BH

36' DS bx: BI

36' DS vent bx: BJ

36' DS vent bx: BJa

40' DD stl bx: BS

40' SS 1½D bx: BL

40' stl bx: BSa

USRA SS bx

USRA SS bx: BK

"X-29" bx

40' DD stl bx: BS

36' vent bx

 

Dave Bott


Re: Completely New Resin

Dennis Storzek
 




---In STMFC@..., <pierre.oliver@...> wrote :

I haven't had this much fun in I don't know how long. The prognostications about what this car might be are most amusing.
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It looks a lot like that NKP car in the Shorpy photo someone posted here last year... but with that heavy fishbelly side sill, I'd guess it's an N&W car.

Dennis Storzek


Re: Decals

paul.doggett2472 <paul.doggett2472@...>
 

Eric 
Thanks 
Paul 




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"Eric Hansmann eric@... [STMFC]" <STMFC@...> wrote:
 

I'm not familiar with the Microscale decals but Westerfield offers quite a few for USRA single sheathed box cars. 

Eric Hansmann
El Paso, TX

On Jun 10, 2016, at 9:08 AM, 'paul.doggett2472' paul.doggett2472@... [STMFC] <STMFC@...> wrote:

Hi
Are micro scale decals 87-735 suitable for the Tichy single sheathed boxcar. If not any suggestions please.
Thanks Paul Doggett UK




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Re: Decals

paul.doggett2472 <paul.doggett2472@...>
 

Ben 
Thank you
Paul Doggett UK




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"Benjamin Hom b.hom@... [STMFC]" <STMFC@...> wrote:
 


Paul Doggett asked:
"Are Microscale Decals 87-735 suitable for the Tichy single sheathed boxcar?"


Going by the title of the set in the artwork (Chicago & Northwestern Fowler Box Cars), probably not, though the image on the website isn't high enough resolution to see if the weight and dimensional data is included for the USRA SS boxcars.  You can probably use pieces of it in a pinch.

"If not any suggestions please."

Westerfield D3304 is for their C&NW USRA SS boxcar kit and is available separately for $5.


Ben Hom


Re: Decals

Benjamin Hom
 


Paul Doggett asked:
"Are Microscale Decals 87-735 suitable for the Tichy single sheathed boxcar?"


Going by the title of the set in the artwork (Chicago & Northwestern Fowler Box Cars), probably not, though the image on the website isn't high enough resolution to see if the weight and dimensional data is included for the USRA SS boxcars.  You can probably use pieces of it in a pinch.

"If not any suggestions please."

Westerfield D3304 is for their C&NW USRA SS boxcar kit and is available separately for $5.


Ben Hom


Re: Decals

Eric Hansmann
 

I'm not familiar with the Microscale decals but Westerfield offers quite a few for USRA single sheathed box cars. 

Eric Hansmann
El Paso, TX

On Jun 10, 2016, at 9:08 AM, 'paul.doggett2472' paul.doggett2472@... [STMFC] <STMFC@...> wrote:

Hi
Are micro scale decals 87-735 suitable for the Tichy single sheathed boxcar. If not any suggestions please.
Thanks Paul Doggett UK




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Decals

paul.doggett2472 <paul.doggett2472@...>
 

Hi
Are micro scale decals 87-735 suitable for the Tichy single sheathed boxcar. If not any suggestions please.
Thanks Paul Doggett UK




Sent from Samsung mobile


Early Orange Shipments

thecitrusbelt@...
 

Here are three newspaper articles on early orange shipments. Shipping fruit long distances still was a bit of a novelty and a challenge in those early days, which is why something considered so mundane and routine in later times was the subject of newspaper articles.

 

Bob Chaparro

Hemet, CA

+++++

Text from an article in the Daily Alta California, March 30, 1891. Note that the eight day transit time seems very optimistic for the time period, although the description of the car seems to indicate a high speed train.

 

Oranges Going East

 

Sacramento, March 29th.— Today and tonight ten special orange trains passed eastward from the southern part of the State, comprising sixty carloads.

 

P. E. Platt, who returned to-day from Los Angeles, says: ''California oranges are now taking possession of the markets of the United States to a greater extent than was deemed possible earlier in the season. Large shipments are made daily to all parts of the Union, even as far east as New York and Boston. The Florida crop being virtually out of market, the field is open tor California." The W. R. Strong Company of Sacramento today forwarded East to be first full special train shipped by one firm. It was from Los Angeles, and consisted of seventeen cars. Railroad men pronounce it a model train. It is composed of new cars of uniform pattern, with passenger train trucks and air-brakes. It is expected to reach New York in eight days.

 

+++++

Text from an article in the Sacramento Union, March 15, 1909.

 

Oranges Going East On Passenger Schedule

 

KANSAS CITY, March 14.— From the tree to the consumer in a week, including a 1600-mile journey, is the record now made by orange growers in Southern California. Wednesday at 5:30 o’clocfk a special train on the Atchison. Topeka, and Santa Fe railroad left San Bernardino, Cal. It contained twenty-five refrigerator cars, each loaded with 384 boxes of oranges. Each box had 150 oranges, making a total of 1,470,000 oranges. The train is scheduled through on passenger time, and is due to arrive in Kansas City tomorrow. This is the first special train of this kind to be run through from California to Kansas City.

+++++

 

Text from an article in the Sacramento Union, January 28, 1913. I hope the folks in New York and Detroit were pleased with their oranges.

 

Twenty-Two Cars Of Oranges Held In Chicago

 

CHICAGO, Jan. 27. —Twenty-two carloads of California oranges were .stopped in a railroad yard today by Dr. B. E. Sherman of the city food inspection bureau. Samplers of the fruit will be examined to ascertain if they are fit to be sold in Chicago. Five cars were rejected last week. Bills of lading furnished Dr. Sherman showed that the rejected cars were reshipped, four to New York and one to Detroit.

 

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