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Re: ID please

Ed Hawkins
 

On Jul 24, 2011, at 8:18 AM, Clark and Eileen wrote:

Can anyone identify the two black cars in the following link?

http://www.iaisrailfans.org/gallery/RSMowBox?page=1

If you click on a car photo it will open more photos.
Clark,
They are very likely former NYC and/or P&LE Despatch-built 40'-6" box
cars in 1950-1953. There were 5 series, 1,000 cars each, of like cars
all having R+3/4 Improved Dreadnaught Ends (version used from
1948-1954), overhanging-style diagonal panel roofs similar to those
used on refrigerator cars (Tim has a more technical term for this type
of roof), 10-panel riveted sides, and Improved Youngstown doors over a
6' clear door opening. Photos of a couple of cars are shown on page 74
of the NYC color guide book.

NYC 172500-173499, 12-51, Lot 818-B
NYC 179000-179999, 1953, Lot 832-B
P&LE 20000-20999, 11-50, Lot 800-B
P&LE 21000-21999, 8-51, Lot 816-B
P&LE 22000-22999, 2-52, Lot 819-B

Hope this helps.
Regards,
Ed Hawkins


Re: Climax radial roof

David
 

--- In STMFC@yahoogroups.com, "Eric" <eric@...> wrote:
I think this C&O car has the Climax Radial roof.
http://www.atlasrr.com/Images/HOFreightCars/ho1932boxcar/0610/20000918_TQ.jpg
Cambre radial, not the Climax radial of the late 1920s.

They also offer a Norfolk Southern car with a slightly different roof. Is this the Chicago-Viking radial roof?
http://www.atlasrr.com/Images/HOFreightCars/ho1932boxcar/0610/20000922_TQ.jpg

An Erie car was produced on an earlier run with this same radial roof.
http://www.atlasrr.com/Images/HOFreightCars/ho1932boxcar/1108/20000324_TQ.jpg
Viking peaked roof of the 1930s for these two.

David Thompson


ID please

Clark Propst
 

Can anyone identify the two black cars in the following link?

http://www.iaisrailfans.org/gallery/RSMowBox?page=1

If you click on a car photo it will open more photos.
Clark Propst
Mason City Iowa


Re: Climax radial roof

Eric Hansmann
 

Atlas has produced the 1932 ARA steel box car in HO scale with a number of different roof hardware. I have not checked my models, but the roof may be a separate part. A couple of models were produced with a radial roof on the last batch imported late last year. I think this C&O car has the Climax Radial roof.
http://www.atlasrr.com/Images/HOFreightCars/ho1932boxcar/0610/20000918_TQ.jpg

They also offer a Norfolk Southern car with a slightly different roof. Is this the Chicago-Viking radial roof?
http://www.atlasrr.com/Images/HOFreightCars/ho1932boxcar/0610/20000922_TQ.jpg

An Erie car was produced on an earlier run with this same radial roof.
http://www.atlasrr.com/Images/HOFreightCars/ho1932boxcar/1108/20000324_TQ.jpg

I don't recall discussion on this list about the prototype fidelity regarding the roofs of these Atlas models.

Eric



Eric Hansmann
Chagrin Falls, Ohio
... for now ...

--- In STMFC@yahoogroups.com, richtownsend@... wrote:

Does anyone make a good representation of the Climax radial roof?


Richard Townsend
Lincoln City, Oregon









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Re: USRA gondola in 1950's

Larry Kline
 

Ray,

Thanks for the comprehensive list.

The list that I posted yesterday in message 102106 was originally compiled by John Hile and posted as message 85656 on Oct 15, 2009.

Larry Kline
Pittsburgh, PA

--- In STMFC@yahoogroups.com, Ray Breyer <rtbsvrr69@...> wrote:

John Hile wrote:
At one point I tried to find unmodified (or least modified)
40' USRA cars still listed in the 1/53 ORER with composite
sides. Below are my notes...
ACL 99300-99443, 141 cars
GM&O 12200-12374 most w/solid floors, 170 cars
L&N 73000-74999, 19 cars
SLSF 85000-85999 solid floors?, 358 cars

Hi Larry,

I did the same thing a couple of years ago, but included "close clones". My findings through the 1950s include:

1950 1955 1959

ACL 90000-90049 48 0 0
ACL 90250-90499 246 294 272
ACL 99300-99443 141 141 8
B&O 240400-240606 23 0 0 (clone)
C&IM 1200-1219 0 20 0 (clone)
C&IM 5000-5499 75 0 0 (clone)
C&NW 114501-115499 1 0 0
C&NW 129501-130615 277 18 0 (clone)
C&NW 24501-26499 6 0 0
C&NW 85001-85499 34 0 0 (clone)
C&NW 90601-92221 72 0 0 (clone)
CMO 41201-41599 1 0 0
GM&O 12000-12374 324 199 46
GM&O 44000-44249 250 248 246
GM&O 55200-55699 432 0 0
GM&O 59001-59699 5 0 0 (clone)
IC 82720-84997 1263 663 25 (orig and clones)
I-GN 15000-15099 99 98 0 (clone)
KCS 28300-28499 180 0 0
L&M 1301-1400 98 31 0 (clone)
L&M 1701-1847 144 74 0 (clone)
L&N 73000-73999 1000 9 0 (clone)
L&N 74000-74399 209 0 0
M&StL 27001-27499 2 0 0
MP 28900-29999 24 443 7
MP 70501-73500 68 0 0
MP 73501-74250 443 0 0 (clone)
SLSF 50000-50398 381 196 62 (clone)
SLSF 50399-51927 846 520 764 (clone)
SLSF 52000-52499 495 345 ^ (clone)
SLSF 52500-53099 533 340 ^ (clone)
SLSF 53100-53346 491 340 ^ (clone)
SLSF 53350-53647 491 340 ^ (clone)
SLSF 53650-54349 683 526 ^ (clone)
SLSF 85000-85999 416 404 129
SOU 286000-286999 998 0 0

ANNUAL TOTAL 10,789 6,149 1,559


Hope this helps!
Ray Breyer
Elgin, IL


Re: Climax radial roof

Greg Martin
 

Ooops I meant to say a UP S-40-10.

Greg Martin

Eventually all things merge into one and a river runs through it.
Norman Maclean

In a message dated 7/24/2011 9:19:25 A.M. Pacific Daylight Time,
tgregmrtn@aol.com writes:




I wonder if these roof are available separately as I could see a bash to
the UP -40-10 that would give us this roof.

Greg Martin

Eventually all things merge into one and a river runs through it.
Norman Maclean

In a message dated 7/24/2011 6:03:12 A.M. Pacific Daylight Time,
_eric@hansmanns.org_ (mailto:eric@hansmanns.org) writes:

Atlas has produced the 1932 ARA steel box car in HO scale with a number of

different roof hardware. I have not checked my models, but the roof may be
a separate part. A couple of models were produced with a radial roof on
the last batch imported late last year. I think this C&O car has the
Climax
Radial roof.
__http://www.atlasrr.com/Images/HOFreightCars/ho1932boxcar/0610/20000918_TQ.
j_
(http://www.atlasrr.com/Images/HOFreightCars/ho1932boxcar/0610/20000918_TQ.j)
pg_
(_http://www.atlasrr.com/Images/HOFreightCars/ho1932boxcar/0610/20000918_TQ.
jpg_
(http://www.atlasrr.com/Images/HOFreightCars/ho1932boxcar/0610/20000918_TQ.jpg) )

They also offer a Norfolk Southern car with a slightly different roof. Is
this the Chicago-Viking radial roof?
__http://www.atlasrr.com/Images/HOFreightCars/ho1932boxcar/0610/20000922_TQ.
j_
(http://www.atlasrr.com/Images/HOFreightCars/ho1932boxcar/0610/20000922_TQ.j)
pg_
(_http://www.atlasrr.com/Images/HOFreightCars/ho1932boxcar/0610/20000922_TQ.
jpg_
(http://www.atlasrr.com/Images/HOFreightCars/ho1932boxcar/0610/20000922_TQ.jpg) )

An Erie car was produced on an earlier run with this same radial roof.
__http://www.atlasrr.com/Images/HOFreightCars/ho1932boxcar/1108/20000324_TQ.
j_
(http://www.atlasrr.com/Images/HOFreightCars/ho1932boxcar/1108/20000324_TQ.j)
pg_ (ht
_tp://www.atlasrr.com/Images/HOFreightCars/ho1932boxcar/1108/20000324_TQ.jpg
_
(tp://www.atlasrr.com/Images/HOFreightCars/ho1932boxcar/1108/20000324_TQ.jpg) )

I don't recall discussion on this list about the prototype fidelity
regarding the roofs of these Atlas models.

Eric

Eric Hansmann
Chagrin Falls, Ohio
... for now ...

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Re: Climax radial roof

Greg Martin
 

I wonder if these roof are available separately as I could see a bash to
the UP -40-10 that would give us this roof.

Greg Martin

Eventually all things merge into one and a river runs through it.
Norman Maclean

In a message dated 7/24/2011 6:03:12 A.M. Pacific Daylight Time,
eric@hansmanns.org writes:

Atlas has produced the 1932 ARA steel box car in HO scale with a number of
different roof hardware. I have not checked my models, but the roof may be
a separate part. A couple of models were produced with a radial roof on
the last batch imported late last year. I think this C&O car has the Climax
Radial roof.
_http://www.atlasrr.com/Images/HOFreightCars/ho1932boxcar/0610/20000918_TQ.j
pg_
(http://www.atlasrr.com/Images/HOFreightCars/ho1932boxcar/0610/20000918_TQ.jpg)

They also offer a Norfolk Southern car with a slightly different roof. Is
this the Chicago-Viking radial roof?
_http://www.atlasrr.com/Images/HOFreightCars/ho1932boxcar/0610/20000922_TQ.j
pg_
(http://www.atlasrr.com/Images/HOFreightCars/ho1932boxcar/0610/20000922_TQ.jpg)

An Erie car was produced on an earlier run with this same radial roof.
_http://www.atlasrr.com/Images/HOFreightCars/ho1932boxcar/1108/20000324_TQ.j
pg_ (ht
tp://www.atlasrr.com/Images/HOFreightCars/ho1932boxcar/1108/20000324_TQ.jpg)

I don't recall discussion on this list about the prototype fidelity
regarding the roofs of these Atlas models.

Eric

Eric Hansmann
Chagrin Falls, Ohio
... for now ...


Re: USRA gondola in 1950's

Todd Horton
 

The C of G had USRA clones in the number series 16551-16625 that show in the 1954 freight equipment diagrams. These cars were originally numbered 17001-17200. They were rebuilt with steel siding between 1939 -1940 and the sides lowered between 1934 - 1936. Todd Horton


From: Ray Breyer <rtbsvrr69@yahoo.com>
To: STMFC@yahoogroups.com
Sent: Saturday, July 23, 2011 10:43 PM
Subject: Re: [STMFC] Re: USRA gondola in 1950's


 
Larry Kline wrote:
At one point I tried to find unmodified (or least modified)
40' USRA cars still listed in the 1/53 ORER with composite
sides. Below are my notes...
ACL 99300-99443, 141 cars
GM&O 12200-12374 most w/solid floors, 170 cars
L&N 73000-74999, 19 cars
SLSF 85000-85999 solid floors?, 358 cars
Hi Larry,

I did the same thing a couple of years ago, but included "close clones". My findings through the 1950s include:

1950 1955 1959

ACL 90000-90049 48 0 0
ACL 90250-90499 246 294 272
ACL 99300-99443 141 141 8
B&O 240400-240606 23 0 0 (clone)
C&IM 1200-1219 0 20 0 (clone)
C&IM 5000-5499 75 0 0 (clone)
C&NW 114501-115499 1 0 0
C&NW 129501-130615 277 18 0 (clone)
C&NW 24501-26499 6 0 0
C&NW 85001-85499 34 0 0 (clone)
C&NW 90601-92221 72 0 0 (clone)
CMO 41201-41599 1 0 0
GM&O 12000-12374 324 199 46
GM&O 44000-44249 250 248 246
GM&O 55200-55699 432 0 0
GM&O 59001-59699 5 0 0 (clone)
IC 82720-84997 1263 663 25 (orig and clones)
I-GN 15000-15099 99 98 0 (clone)
KCS 28300-28499 180 0 0
L&M 1301-1400 98 31 0 (clone)
L&M 1701-1847 144 74 0 (clone)
L&N 73000-73999 1000 9 0 (clone)
L&N 74000-74399 209 0 0
M&StL 27001-27499 2 0 0
MP 28900-29999 24 443 7
MP 70501-73500 68 0 0
MP 73501-74250 443 0 0 (clone)
SLSF 50000-50398 381 196 62 (clone)
SLSF 50399-51927 846 520 764 (clone)
SLSF 52000-52499 495 345 ^ (clone)
SLSF 52500-53099 533 340 ^ (clone)
SLSF 53100-53346 491 340 ^ (clone)
SLSF 53350-53647 491 340 ^ (clone)
SLSF 53650-54349 683 526 ^ (clone)
SLSF 85000-85999 416 404 129
SOU 286000-286999 998 0 0

ANNUAL TOTAL 10,789 6,149 1,559

Hope this helps!
Ray Breyer
Elgin, IL




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Re: CONX 19 question

benjamin
 

The CONX 19 was narrow gauge. It usually worked out of Denver on the C&S Clear Creek Line and through Morrison on the South Park Line. Stenciling on end reads CONX 19 then TM then KT TRIPLE VALVE then 5.5 COUPLER TYPE C then RIVETED YOKE then unreadable then METAL BRAKE BEAM On the side below the data it reads BUILT PRIOR TO 1905. At some point the C&S was dual gauged to Golden (COORS BEER primarily) but there were no idler flat cars used for mixed trains (Dual gauge) like the DRGW did between Durango and Antonito, Colorado so no mixing with standard gauge freights.

Ben Heinley


Re: USRA gondola in 1950's

rwitt_2000
 

Ray Breyer wrote:

Larry Kline wrote:
At one point I tried to find unmodified (or least modified)
40' USRA cars still listed in the 1/53 ORER with composite
sides. Below are my notes...
ACL 99300-99443, 141 cars
GM&O 12200-12374 most w/solid floors, 170 cars
L&N 73000-74999, 19 cars
SLSF 85000-85999 solid floors?, 358 cars

Hi Larry,

I did the same thing a couple of years ago, but included "close
clones". My findings through the 1950s include:

1950 1955 1959

ACL 90000-90049 48 0 0
ACL 90250-90499 246 294 272
ACL 99300-99443 141 141 8
B&O 240400-240606 23 0 0 (clone)
C&IM 1200-1219 0 20 0 (clone)
C&IM 5000-5499 75 0 0 (clone)
C&NW 114501-115499 1 0 0
C&NW 129501-130615 277 18 0 (clone)
C&NW 24501-26499 6 0 0
C&NW 85001-85499 34 0 0 (clone)
C&NW 90601-92221 72 0 0 (clone)
CMO 41201-41599 1 0 0
GM&O 12000-12374 324 199 46
GM&O 44000-44249 250 248 246
GM&O 55200-55699 432 0 0
GM&O 59001-59699 5 0 0 (clone)
IC 82720-84997 1263 663 25 (orig and clones)
I-GN 15000-15099 99 98 0 (clone)
KCS 28300-28499 180 0 0
L&M 1301-1400 98 31 0 (clone)
L&M 1701-1847 144 74 0 (clone)
L&N 73000-73999 1000 9 0 (clone)
L&N 74000-74399 209 0 0
M&StL 27001-27499 2 0 0
MP 28900-29999 24 443 7
MP 70501-73500 68 0 0
MP 73501-74250 443 0 0 (clone)
SLSF 50000-50398 381 196 62 (clone)
SLSF 50399-51927 846 520 764 (clone)
SLSF 52000-52499 495 345 ^ (clone)
SLSF 52500-53099 533 340 ^ (clone)
SLSF 53100-53346 491 340 ^ (clone)
SLSF 53350-53647 491 340 ^ (clone)
SLSF 53650-54349 683 526 ^ (clone)
SLSF 85000-85999 416 404 129
SOU 286000-286999 998 0 0

ANNUAL TOTAL 10,789 6,149 1,559
"B&O 240400-240606 23 0 0 (USRA clone)"

The B&O cars came with the acquisition of the Cincinnati Indianapolis &
Western. The CI&W fleet totaled 207 cars, #1501-#1707, built by AC&F in
1923 and assigned B&O class O-34. These cars had plate ends with two
horizontal ribs. From Ray's summary we can see that the B&O fleet for
interchange was very small. It almost appears that the B&O didn't like
40-ft gondolas as there very few in their fleet after the mid-1920s. Of
note for B&O modelers, many of these gondolas continue in use in
non-revenue service as tie gondolas into the early 1960s.

Bob Witt


Re: USRA gondola in 1950's

Ray Breyer
 

Larry Kline wrote:
At one point I tried to find unmodified (or least modified)
40' USRA cars still listed in the 1/53 ORER with composite
sides. Below are my notes...
ACL 99300-99443, 141 cars
GM&O 12200-12374 most w/solid floors, 170 cars
L&N 73000-74999, 19 cars
SLSF 85000-85999 solid floors?, 358 cars

Hi Larry,

I did the same thing a couple of years ago, but included "close clones". My findings through the 1950s include:

1950 1955 1959

ACL 90000-90049 48 0 0
ACL 90250-90499 246 294 272
ACL 99300-99443 141 141 8
B&O 240400-240606 23 0 0 (clone)
C&IM 1200-1219 0 20 0 (clone)
C&IM 5000-5499 75 0 0 (clone)
C&NW 114501-115499 1 0 0
C&NW 129501-130615 277 18 0 (clone)
C&NW 24501-26499 6 0 0
C&NW 85001-85499 34 0 0 (clone)
C&NW 90601-92221 72 0 0 (clone)
CMO 41201-41599 1 0 0
GM&O 12000-12374 324 199 46
GM&O 44000-44249 250 248 246
GM&O 55200-55699 432 0 0
GM&O 59001-59699 5 0 0 (clone)
IC 82720-84997 1263 663 25 (orig and clones)
I-GN 15000-15099 99 98 0 (clone)
KCS 28300-28499 180 0 0
L&M 1301-1400 98 31 0 (clone)
L&M 1701-1847 144 74 0 (clone)
L&N 73000-73999 1000 9 0 (clone)
L&N 74000-74399 209 0 0
M&StL 27001-27499 2 0 0
MP 28900-29999 24 443 7
MP 70501-73500 68 0 0
MP 73501-74250 443 0 0 (clone)
SLSF 50000-50398 381 196 62 (clone)
SLSF 50399-51927 846 520 764 (clone)
SLSF 52000-52499 495 345 ^ (clone)
SLSF 52500-53099 533 340 ^ (clone)
SLSF 53100-53346 491 340 ^ (clone)
SLSF 53350-53647 491 340 ^ (clone)
SLSF 53650-54349 683 526 ^ (clone)
SLSF 85000-85999 416 404 129
SOU 286000-286999 998 0 0

ANNUAL TOTAL 10,789 6,149 1,559


Hope this helps!
Ray Breyer
Elgin, IL


Re: USRA gondola in 1950's

Schuyler Larrabee
 

That's another one just to the left?

SGL

Richard Hendrickson wrote:
Larry Kline wrote:
-----------------------------
At one point I tried to find unmodified (or least modified) 40'
USRA cars still
listed in the 1/53 ORER with composite sides. Below are my notes...

ACL 99300-99443, 141 cars
GM&O 12200-12374 most w/solid floors, 170 cars
L&N 73000-74999, 19 cars
SLSF 85000-85999 solid floors?, 358 cars
Yes, these cars had solid floors, as did SL-SF 50000-54399, a total
of 3302 cars in 1-53.
A long time ago I posted a photo ripped from the Internet of a SL-SF
gondola with a pipe load. It is still in the Photos Section in a folder
labeled "USRA". The re-weigh date appears to be 4-1955.

Regards,

Bob Witt





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Re: Climax radial roof

David
 

--- In STMFC@yahoogroups.com, richtownsend@... wrote:

Does anyone make a good representation of the Climax radial roof?
There have been various renditions of it in resin kits over the years: the Yankee Clipper/F&C ARA steel boxes, Westerfield N&W and C&O USRA ss boxes, some Sunshine cars, etc. Don't think it's ever been done as a separate piece.

David Thompson


Re: USRA gondola in 1950's

rwitt_2000
 

Richard Hendrickson wrote:
Larry Kline wrote:
-----------------------------
At one point I tried to find unmodified (or least modified) 40'
USRA cars still
listed in the 1/53 ORER with composite sides. Below are my notes...

ACL 99300-99443, 141 cars
GM&O 12200-12374 most w/solid floors, 170 cars
L&N 73000-74999, 19 cars
SLSF 85000-85999 solid floors?, 358 cars
Yes, these cars had solid floors, as did SL-SF 50000-54399, a total
of 3302 cars in 1-53.
A long time ago I posted a photo ripped from the Internet of a SL-SF
gondola with a pipe load. It is still in the Photos Section in a folder
labeled "USRA". The re-weigh date appears to be 4-1955.

Regards,

Bob Witt


Re: CONX 19 question

Richard Townsend
 

Well, Tom, you're half right. They were empty on the way back to Denver. On the Clear Creek line they served industry in Idaho Springs, and possibly elsewhere. And to keep within the parameters of this list, on the way to Idaho Springs between Denver and Golden they ran over the 3-rail C&S line, where standard gauge steam era freight cars also ran.


Richard Townsend
Lincoln City, Oregon

-----Original Message-----
From: pullmanboss <tcmadden@q.com>
To: STMFC <STMFC@yahoogroups.com>
Sent: Sat, Jul 23, 2011 8:21 am
Subject: [STMFC] Re: CONX 19 question





Looks like narrow gauge. The C&S typically carried a Conoco tank on its Clear Creek (Georgetown Loop) line, so it wouldn't be surprising to see one on its South Platte (Kenosha Pass) line. I think they were empty and served as "rolling billboard" advertisements for Conoco.

Tom Madden

--- In STMFC@yahoogroups.com, "tnbirke@..." <tnbirke@...> wrote:

I found this photo of CONX 19 (incorrectly labeled as a Texaco car) in the Denvr Public Library collection:

http://digital.denverlibrary.org/cdm4/item_viewer.php?CISOROOT=/p15330coll22&;CISOPTR=19898&CISOBOX=1&REC=6

Since it has a wooden underframe, it was an ARA Class I car, if I read the specifications correctly. Has anyone else found this image and is perhaps able to read the stencilling on the right side?

Tom Birkett
Bartlesville, OK


Re: Photographer Col. Chet McCoid

O Fenton Wells
 

I believe tha Bob's photos has the McCoid collection.
Fenton Wells
On Sat, Jul 23, 2011 at 6:15 PM, Craig Zeni <clzeni@gmail.com> wrote:

**


Questions about Jim Sands came up on the Modern Freight Car List, and
it reminded me of Col. Chet McCoid. I see his photo credit on many
freight car photos, especially from the Fayetteville NC
area...presuming he was in the Army at Fort Bragg. Do we know
anything about him?

--
Craig Zeni -

"Bother", said Pooh, as he chambered another round...




--
Fenton Wells
3047 Creek Run
Sanford NC 27332
919-499-5545
srrfan1401@gmail.com


Photographer Col. Chet McCoid

Craig Zeni
 

Questions about Jim Sands came up on the Modern Freight Car List, and it reminded me of Col. Chet McCoid. I see his photo credit on many freight car photos, especially from the Fayetteville NC area...presuming he was in the Army at Fort Bragg. Do we know anything about him?





--
Craig Zeni -

"Bother", said Pooh, as he chambered another round...


Re: USRA gondola in 1950's

Richard Hendrickson
 

On Jul 23, 2011, at 2:35 PM, LarryK wrote:

From message 85656 Oct 15, 2009:

Larry Kline
Pittsburgh, PA
-----------------------------
At one point I tried to find unmodified (or least modified) 40'
USRA cars still
listed in the 1/53 ORER with composite sides. Below are my notes...

ACL 99300-99443, 141 cars
GM&O 12200-12374 most w/solid floors, 170 cars
L&N 73000-74999, 19 cars
SLSF 85000-85999 solid floors?, 358 cars
Yes, these cars had solid floors, as did SL-SF 50000-54399, a total
of 3302 cars in 1-53.


Richard Hendrickson


Re: Website

jerryglow2
 

I don't but it's a good project assuming good photos and documentation but hasn't Intermountain covered them all (making decals less than commercially viable).

Jerry Glow
The Villages FL
http://home.comcast.net/~jerryglow/decals/

--- In STMFC@yahoogroups.com, WILLIAM PARDIE <PARDIEW001@...> wrote:


Thanks Gerald:

I was finally able to access your website. Actually I was looking for
some decals for a USRA gondola
that I picked up At the NMRA for a friend. He does not have a
particular railroad in mind. He just wants
an accurate set for the 1950's time frame. I did not find any on your
list. Do you have any ideas?

Thanks:

Bill


Re: USRA gondola in 1950's

Richard Hendrickson
 

On Jul 23, 2011, at 1:34 PM, lnbill wrote:

The L&N still was operating their composite USRA gons and the
clones they also had into the 1950's.

Bill Welch
As was the Frisco. Though many SL-SF USRA composite gons were
rebuilt in various configurations with steel side sheathing, a lot of
them (well over 2,000 in 1-53) remained as built except that the drop
bottom doors were removed and solid wood floors applied.

Richard Hendrickson

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