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Photo: Trainload of Maytag Washers

Bob Chaparro
 

Photo: Trainload of Maytag Washers

This is link to a 1935 publicity photo from the collection of the University of Utah:

https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6tj0x2j

Bob Chaparro

Hemet, CA

Photos: Railroad Yard At Ogden, Utah

Bob Chaparro
 

Photo: PFE Reefer With Load Of Pecan Pieces

Bob Chaparro
 

PFE Reefer With Load Of Pecan Pieces

This is link to a 1927 photo from the collection of the University of Utah:

https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6jq397q

The stenciling on the barrels appears to say they contain pecan pieces. The captions says the load is pecans.

In any case, this is another example of a non-perishable load shipped in a refrigerator car.

Bob Chaparro

Hemet

Re: Photo: Tank Cars At Refinery

Thomas Evans
 

Notice that the lettering is completely invisible - no doubt obliterated by dirt & grime - Tom

Re: Plant identity

Perry Scheuerman
 

I am pretty sure the brown plant is curly dock. The plant itself is deep green, just the seed head turns dark brown. 

Perry Scheuerman

On Dec 1, 2019, at 6:56 PM, Jared Harper <harperandbrown@...> wrote:


I am trying to identify a plant that seems to grow widely in  the Flint Hills area of Kansas.  I have attached a photo that shows  this rusty brown colored plant.  The photo was taken in May.  Does anyong know the name of the plant?

Thanks!

Jared  Harper
Athens, GA
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Re: Photo: Tank Cars At Refinery

Bruce Smith
 

Bill,

That is a UTL car but not the frameless "Van Dyke" or, if you wish to be more accurate "Type V" car. Rather, close examination of the car will show that it has a frame, so this is the UTL "Type X" car that the Roundhouse olde time tank car is somewhat loosely based on.

You are, of course, completely correct about the brake wheel being a characteristic of this generation of UTL built cars.

Regards,
Bruce Smith
Auburn, AL


From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io <main@RealSTMFC.groups.io> on behalf of Bill Daniels via Groups.Io <billinsf@...>
Sent: Sunday, December 1, 2019 6:49 PM
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Subject: Re: [RealSTMFC] Photo: Tank Cars At Refinery
 
Steve, that was the typical arrangement on the Ban Dyke tankcars. Some still exist on the Cumbes & Toltec, albeit narrow gauged.

Bill Daniels
Santa Rosa California 


On Dec 1, 2019, at 4:39 PM, Steve Wolcott <swolcott@...> wrote:

Interesting brakewheel arrangement on that tank car.  Haven't seen that before.  
Steve Wolcott

Re: Plant identity

Thomas Birkett
 

Looks like what we call sumac on Oklahoma
Tom Birkett, Bartlesville



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Plant identity

Jared Harper
 

I am trying to identify a plant that seems to grow widely in  the Flint Hills area of Kansas.  I have attached a photo that shows  this rusty brown colored plant.  The photo was taken in May.  Does anyong know the name of the plant?

Thanks!

Jared  Harper
Athens, GA

Re: Photo: Tank Cars At Refinery

Bill Daniels <billinsf@...>
 

Steve, that was the typical arrangement on the Ban Dyke tankcars. Some still exist on the Cumbes & Toltec, albeit narrow gauged.

Bill Daniels
Santa Rosa California 


On Dec 1, 2019, at 4:39 PM, Steve Wolcott <swolcott@...> wrote:

Interesting brakewheel arrangement on that tank car.  Haven't seen that before.  
Steve Wolcott

Re: Photo: Salt Lake, Garfield & Western Railway Tank Car & Boxcar

mikefrommontanan
 

Not a SLG&W afficionado, but suspecting that car just came from a dealer and was merely receiving fresh lettering, notice the body paint was not renewed.  Then again there are exposure dark spots around the "Saltaire" emblem.  Was Scotchbrite (or equivalent adhesive system) lettering (not just stripes or emblems) in use by the end of our (STMFC) time?

Looks close to the Accurail car, but appearing to be 10' IH. so.........


Michael Seitz

Missoula MT

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Re: Photo: Tank Cars At Refinery

Steve Wolcott
 

Interesting brakewheel arrangement on that tank car.  Haven't seen that before.  
Steve Wolcott

Re: Photo: D&RGW Gondola With Load Of Mine Cars

Bill Daniels <billinsf@...>
 

You might notice that the “W” on the road name was added later. The D&RG absorbed the RGW shortly before and became the D&RGW. On the end reporting mark, the “W” is much whiter than the rest of the reporting mark.

Bill Daniels
Santa Rosa, California

Re: Photo: Salt Lake, Garfield & Western Railway Tank Car & Boxcar

Charles Peck
 

I would guess the simple explanation is that he was paid by the hour.
Chuck Peck

On Sun, Dec 1, 2019 at 5:24 PM mel perry <clipper841@...> wrote:
or had alot of free time
:-)
mel perry


On Sun, Dec 1, 2019, 2:17 PM mopacfirst <ron.merrick@...> wrote:
Either that sign painter made off like a bandit, or he owed the railroad a big favor.

Ron Merrick

Re: Photo: Salt Lake, Garfield & Western Railway Tank Car & Boxcar

mel perry
 

or had alot of free time
:-)
mel perry


On Sun, Dec 1, 2019, 2:17 PM mopacfirst <ron.merrick@...> wrote:
Either that sign painter made off like a bandit, or he owed the railroad a big favor.

Ron Merrick

Re: Photo: Salt Lake, Garfield & Western Railway Tank Car & Boxcar

mopacfirst
 

Either that sign painter made off like a bandit, or he owed the railroad a big favor.

Ron Merrick

Re: CN bcr

Clark Propst
 

Bill Welch
9:08am   
There are a few photos on Fallen Flags site


Thanks Bill! The F&C drawings do show the end board. Your attachments answered the door issue. 
CW Propst

Re: Photo: Salt Lake, Garfield & Western Railway Tank Car & Boxcar

Dennis Storzek
 

On Sat, Nov 30, 2019 at 09:06 PM, Bob Chaparro wrote:

https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6np2cvt

I think the lettering was added in the darkroom.

I don't think so. This is an example of stenciling lettering over ribs and posts, which was almost never done during the steam era, but is quite common today. Note the photo was taken in November of 1960, not quite steam era. If trying to replicate this with decals, note the lettering must be distorted by adding the portions that apply to the sides of the posts and braces; not the easiest artwork to create and have fit.

Dennis Storzek

Re: Photo: Chalk Marks On Boxcar

Dennis Storzek
 

On Sun, Dec 1, 2019 at 11:39 AM, Richard Townsend wrote:
As long as we're wondering, I wonder what the little hooks under the left-most two side panels are for.
For hanging a water bag to drip on an overheated journal (hotbox) to nurse it along until the car can be set out. The Q was a big proponent of this, even having them over tender trucks.

As to the prominent chalk marks, someone was using the car side as a chalk board, likely counting piles of something on a loading dock. They may not even have anything to do with a load that was ever in this car.

Dennis Storzek

Re: Photo: Chalk Marks On Boxcar

Richard Townsend
 

Thanks. One mystery solved.

Richard Townsend
Lincoln City, OR


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Subject: Re: [RealSTMFC] Photo: Chalk Marks On Boxcar

 Richard Townsend asked:

“As long as we're wondering, I wonder what the little hooks under the left-most two side panels are for.”

Those hooks were used to hold “Keely Cans” used to cool journal boxes.  They held water which dripped onto the boxes.

Guy Wilber
Reno, Nevada

Re: Photo: Chalk Marks On Boxcar

Guy Wilber
 

Richard Townsend asked:

“As long as we're wondering, I wonder what the little hooks under the left-most two side panels are for.”

Those hooks were used to hold “Keely Cans” used to cool journal boxes.  They held water which dripped onto the boxes.

Guy Wilber
Reno, Nevada