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APPRECIATION

Schuyler Larrabee
 

First chance I have to email the STMFC and express my appreciation of the work and time and talent
employed by a substantial number of people who put on the Prototype Rails 2010 this last weekend,
Many wonderful models on display, and many many excellent presentations talking about an extensive
number of interesting topics, every one well done. Our Mike Brock did a yeoman's job with the
organization, Marty Megregian did the registrations, Jeff Aley made sure the %@()()(&*@% electronic
gear actually WORKED, and a number of others, not all of whose names I know performed functionary
tasks, and every one of them is appreciated.

Thanks to one and all.

OK, now for the complaints:

No. 1: When we arrived back in Boston it was 28 degrees. When we left Cocoa it was 28 degrees.
What is wrong with this picture????? Hey, Brock, work on that, willya?

No. 2: Where the hell was Clark Propst?????

8^)



SGL
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Re: ATSF raised--roof BX-11

railwayman <stevelucas3@...>
 

I have this very useful February 2010 MR article in front of me. Now a few more questions arise--

Did any of these cars receive the Morton steel running boards, as modelled by the Westerfield Bx-12 kit? (I was a bad boy and already CA'ed these on, but can remove them for easier painting. Or replace them with wood running boards if appropriate for the Bx-11.)

In September, 1956, would any of the Bx-11 cars have had their roof painted the same colour as the sides--i.e. ATSF Mineral Brown? While on the subject of correct car colour, is Floquil ATSF Mineral Brown correct for these cars?

I love the work on the stirrup steps that come with the kit, but fear that they would quickly become a casualty on a layout. I'm thinking of jigging up and soldering replacements using Detail Associates .010" x .018" brass flat wire for durability. Has anyone done this, and would care to share their experiences?

Thanks in advance,

Steve Lucas.

--- In STMFC@yahoogroups.com, Raymond Virgil Young <rayvirg@...> wrote:

Jerry,

Love that car!  See attached picture.

Virgil TE

--- On Mon, 1/4/10, asychis@... <asychis@...> wrote:

From: asychis@... <asychis@...>
Subject: [STMFC] Re: ATSF raised--roof BX-12
To: STMFC@yahoogroups.com
Date: Monday, January 4, 2010, 8:28 AM







 









Curious, I take it a lot of us have seen Andy Sperandeo's nice article in

the latest MR on building a resin kit, with the model being an AT&SF

BX11/BX12?



Jerry Michels




























For Sale: S scale steam era freight cars

Rob Sarberenyi <espeef5@...>
 

I have more S scale steam era freight cars listed for sale this week
http://stores.ebay.com/Espee-F-5

Thanks for looking!


Rob Sarberenyi


Re: Car in Duluth photo

Malcolm H. Houck
 

Also, why do the cars in the rearmost track seem so much
bigger than the ones in front? (Example, GFX 10236 vs.
NP 8885 or NP 14368 vs. NP 35200) Were the reefers
really bigger or is this an optical illusion from the
photography technique?



It's likely a result of the use of a cut film camera with a
slightly wide angle lens. With "Wide angle" [a focal
length less than the film negative diagonal - very gross
rule of thumb] lens the so-called "wide angle" effect is that
objects in the foreground seem closer than they are,
and larger than they are relative to other objects.

The counterpart is the "Telescopic effect" which has
an opposite image effect, plus the more easily noticed
"compression" effect for distant portions of the image.

For a most pleasing effect, many "standard" and
non-interchangeable lenses are of a focal length to
be "slightly" wide angle. This can be noticed in many of
the freight car images (Mandatory STMFC content) that
are so often referenced on this list.

Mal Houck


Re: Car in Duluth photo

Staffan Ehnbom <staffan.ehnbom@...>
 

I don't really know. Seemingly from box cars. But rebuilding less than two year old box cars into stock cars seems odd. They were labelled "Comb. box and stock" already in the 7-00 ORER. So the "rebuilt to stock in 1906" info sounds strange.

Staffan Ehnbom

----- Original Message -----
From: Cyril and Lynn Durrenberger
To: STMFC@yahoogroups.com
Sent: Saturday, January 09, 2010 9:08 PM
Subject: Re: [STMFC] Car in Duluth photo



When they were changed into stock cars do we know what the modified?

Cyril Durrenberger

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From: Staffan Ehnbom <staffan.ehnbom@telia.com>
Subject: Re: [STMFC] Car in Duluth photo
To: STMFC@yahoogroups.com
Date: Saturday, January 9, 2010, 11:56 AM



Steve,

You wrote:

The EMRy (GN) car number 77442 is a combination box and stock car. It part

of series 77000 to 79498 and is a 44' long car. In 1900 there are 750 cars,

745 cars in 1904, and 730 cars in 1905. I'm not sure when these cars were

built or how much longer these cars lasted but I do like the looks of the

car.

They were built by Haskell & Barker in 1898, changed to stock at St. Cloud

in 1906 and still in the 1-26 ORER renumbered as;

55000-55651 106 cars and

55900-55963 64 cars

but not in the 1927 diagram book nor the 11-28 ORER.

Staffan Ehnbom

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Re: Car in Duluth photo

Cyril Durrenberger
 

When they were changed into stock cars do we know what the modified?

Cyril Durrenberger

--- On Sat, 1/9/10, Staffan Ehnbom <staffan.ehnbom@telia.com> wrote:

From: Staffan Ehnbom <staffan.ehnbom@telia.com>
Subject: Re: [STMFC] Car in Duluth photo
To: STMFC@yahoogroups.com
Date: Saturday, January 9, 2010, 11:56 AM







 









Steve,



You wrote:



The EMRy (GN) car number 77442 is a combination box and stock car. It part

of series 77000 to 79498 and is a 44' long car. In 1900 there are 750 cars,

745 cars in 1904, and 730 cars in 1905. I'm not sure when these cars were

built or how much longer these cars lasted but I do like the looks of the

car.



They were built by Haskell & Barker in 1898, changed to stock at St. Cloud

in 1906 and still in the 1-26 ORER renumbered as;



55000-55651 106 cars and

55900-55963 64 cars



but not in the 1927 diagram book nor the 11-28 ORER.



Staffan Ehnbom


Re: Car in Duluth photo

Staffan Ehnbom <staffan.ehnbom@...>
 

Steve,

You wrote:

The EMRy (GN) car number 77442 is a combination box and stock car. It part of series 77000 to 79498 and is a 44' long car. In 1900 there are 750 cars, 745 cars in 1904, and 730 cars in 1905. I'm not sure when these cars were built or how much longer these cars lasted but I do like the looks of the car.

They were built by Haskell & Barker in 1898, changed to stock at St. Cloud in 1906 and still in the 1-26 ORER renumbered as;

55000-55651 106 cars and
55900-55963 64 cars

but not in the 1927 diagram book nor the 11-28 ORER.

Staffan Ehnbom


Re: Car in Duluth photo

S hed <shed999@...>
 

I thought it was lettered "C.M.Ry." at first but upon closer examination it really is "E.M.Ry" which fits in better as a GN subsidiary.



EMRy is the initials for "Eastern Railway of Minnesota" which is listed in my 1900 ORER but doesn't have its own listing in my 1904 and 1905 ORERs. But it is included as part of the Great Northern listings.



The EMRy (GN) car number 77442 is a combination box and stock car. It part of series 77000 to 79498 and is a 44' long car. In 1900 there are 750 cars, 745 cars in 1904, and 730 cars in 1905. I'm not sure when these cars were built or how much longer these cars lasted but I do like the looks of the car.



- Steve Hedlund, Silver Lake



To: STMFC@yahoogroups.com
From: fleeta@verizon.net
Date: Thu, 7 Jan 2010 21:07:38 -0500
Subject: [STMFC] Car in Duluth photo





http://www.shorpy.com/node/6958?size=_original

What is the CMRwy (?) car on the left edge, about half way down, in front of the Knudson Ferguson Fruit Co? Some kid of ventilator car?

Also, why do the cars in the rearmost track seem so much bigger than the ones in front? (Example, GFX 10236 vs. NP 8885 or NP 14368 vs. NP 35200) Were the reefers really bigger or is this an optical illusion from the photograhy technique?

KL

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Re: C.I.&W RR{Cincinnati.Indianpolis &Western RR)

Mark
 

Hello, Joel

The B&O group on yahoo would be a great start. I recall a few years ago the B&O Historical Society had a shot in a calender of this road, steam loco with train!

Sincerely, Mark Morgan (Newark Division)

PS fifties

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From: brooklynbus <mec-bml@sbcglobal.net>
Subject: [STMFC] C.I.&W RR{Cincinnati.Indianpolis &Western RR)
To: STMFC@yahoogroups.com
Date: Saturday, January 9, 2010, 1:32 PM







 









GENTLEMEN:Anyone in the group having either modeling or railfan data on the CI&W(think it was taken over by the B&O in 1926)looking for railfan data as well as any modeling data..

Joel Norman--Missouri


C.I.&W RR{Cincinnati.Indianpolis &Western RR)

brooklynbus <mec-bml@...>
 

GENTLEMEN:Anyone in the group having either modeling or railfan data on the CI&W(think it was taken over by the B&O in 1926)looking for railfan data as well as any modeling data..
Joel Norman--Missouri


Re: Caboose (Box Car)

SUVCWORR@...
 

As did the PRR (NX23 -- X23 boxcar converted to a "bay window" caboose) for which Al Westerfield makes a beautiful kt.

Rich Orr

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From: Thomas Warne <warne@sbcglobal.net>
To: STMFC@yahoogroups.com
Sent: Fri, Jan 8, 2010 2:36 pm
Subject: Re: [STMFC] Caboose (Box Car)


Durling WWII, the Southern Railway converted several wooden box carsto cabooses.
Al Westerfield has kits.
Tom Warne

--- On Fri, 1/8/10, Jon Miller <atsf@izap.com> wrote:

From: Jon Miller <atsf@izap.com>
Subject: Re: [STMFC] Caboose (Box Car)
To: STMFC@yahoogroups.com
Date: Friday, January 8, 2010, 9:30 AM


























>Did that term have a somewhat well-defined meaning in those early ORERs?

Was it a former box car converted to a caboose,<


I have seen various photos of converted box cars. As I had no use for

the information I don't remember much except having seen the photos. I

believe Silver Streak once made a kit for a Caboose/boxcar and it may have

been duplicated in plastic in later years.



Jon Miller

AT&SF

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Re: Car in Duluth photo

Steve Stull
 

Found the link on Shorpy
http://www.shorpy.com/node/6924?size=_original

Steve Stull 
 



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Re: Car in Duluth photo

Steve Stull
 

Another photo on the site shows the whole car, with  Great Northern  on the left end.
Steve Stull

--- On Sat, 1/9/10, anthony wagner <anycw1@sbcglobal.net> wrote:

From: anthony wagner <anycw1@sbcglobal.net>
Subject: Re: [STMFC] Car in Duluth photo
To: STMFC@yahoogroups.com
Date: Saturday, January 9, 2010, 4:01 AM
















 









Was it a Colorado Midland car? That road was still active then and Colorado was very much an origin point for livestock. Tony Wagner



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From: cvlk <cvlk@comcast. net>

To: STMFC@yahoogroups. com

Sent: Fri, January 8, 2010 9:01:26 PM

Subject: Re: [STMFC] Car in Duluth photo



 

I looked for the car under various reporting marks (it looks like CM RY but may not be) and couldn't find a match for the car number in the 1905 or 1919 OER.

It may be a horse stockcar.... horses are more delicate animals than cattle and have to be protected from the weather more.

Charlie Vlk



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Re: Car in Duluth photo

anthony wagner
 

Was it a Colorado Midland car? That road was still active then and Colorado was very much an origin point for livestock. Tony Wagner


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From: cvlk <cvlk@comcast.net>
To: STMFC@yahoogroups.com
Sent: Fri, January 8, 2010 9:01:26 PM
Subject: Re: [STMFC] Car in Duluth photo

 
I looked for the car under various reporting marks (it looks like CM RY but may not be) and couldn't find a match for the car number in the 1905 or 1919 OER.
It may be a horse stockcar.... horses are more delicate animals than cattle and have to be protected from the weather more.
Charlie Vlk






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Re: Car in Duluth photo

Cyril Durrenberger
 

For you folks more interested in the 1950's this goes back to the earliest days of this list.

The car being discussed is an Eastern Minnesota car.  EM was part of the GN.

I have looked at my ORER's for 1904, 1908, 1913 and 1919 and found the following under

GN stock cars:
 
In 1904 77000-77998 were listed with an inside length of 44'.  In 1904 these were listed as box-stock cars .
 
Also with the same listing were 79000-79498 with a total of 730 of these 44' cars.
 
In 1908 they were listed as stock cars with 699 in service
In 1913 they were listed as stock cars with 656 in service.
In 1919 they appear to have been renumbered to 55000-55651 with 623 in service.
 
In 1904 there were a total of 1633 GN stock cars so these were 44.6% of their stock cars
In 1913 there were a total of 1903 GN stock cars so these were 34.5% of their stock cars.
 In any case they were a significant number of their stock cars for
many years.  I did not check to see when they were last listed.  Does
anyone have a diagram of these cars?
 
The photo shows them lettered for EM, Eastern Minnesota, but the
1904 and later ORER's do not indicate which GN cars that were lettered
for EM.
 
These are very interesting cars.  The D&IR and DM&N also
has some stock cars that had similar sides, but without the roof
hatches, that were rebuilt from box cars.  Some of these lasted into
the 1950's.  The lower sides were likely there to protect the live stock and to minimize exposure to the harsh cold weather that is often experienced in Minnesota (like what is happening now) and other states served by the GN.  It is also interesting that they were 44' long at a time when most stock cars were 34' or 36' long.

 
My guess is that the GN cars had the roof hatches removed at some
time.  Also with this sort of car they likely had feeding troughs
inside of the car that were loaded from the roof hatches.  On most
railroads this type of stock car with roof hatches and troughs was out of favor by about 1910 or the teens
and most were rebuilt without the hatches and the troughs. During the
early 1900's a number of railroads had palace stock cars that had
feeding troughs and watering troughs for the animals. 

 
Cyril Durrenberger

--- On Fri, 1/8/10, cvlk <cvlk@comcast.net> wrote:

From: cvlk <cvlk@comcast.net>
Subject: Re: [STMFC] Car in Duluth photo
To: STMFC@yahoogroups.com
Date: Friday, January 8, 2010, 7:01 PM







 









I looked for the car under various reporting marks (it looks like CM RY but may not be) and couldn't find a match for the car number in the 1905 or 1919 OER.

It may be a horse stockcar.... horses are more delicate animals than cattle and have to be protected from the weather more.

Charlie Vlk


























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Re: Caboose (Box Car)

Rupert & Maureen <gamlenz@...>
 

Mark

None of the group of CB&Q conversions were separately listed in the ORERs - just part of a number block shown as "waycars" until 1907 when the designation was changed to "cabooses" - although cabooses were to retain the waycar designation within the company.

CB&Q subsidiaries - Hannibal & St Joseph, Kansas City St Joseph and Council Bluffs, and St Louis Keokuk and Northwestern had boxcar waycars (some shown as "bouncer waycars") until their assimilation into the CB&Q in 1905-1907. However, they were only shown in the notes following the main equipment listing as opposed to being listed with the company's waycars, and their numbers came from the respective freight car number series. When they were renumbered into the CB&Q numbering system, they became 14850 to 14873.

I don't know of any diagrams or photos specifically for these cars but the fact that they received CB&Q waycar numbers as opposed to combination car numbers and classification (i.e. as a CW car) suggests that these were solely waycars and not multifunctional. .

The second group of conversions took place about the same time when 57 boxcars were rebuilt as regular style waycars with cupolas, and were given spare numbers within the 14800-14889 number block. The equipment listing in about 1912 didn't differentiate between the first and second group of conversions, suggesting that they were of similar appearance and function.

The third group of conversions took place in 1943 when 90 boxcars were converted to waycars. They did not have cupolas or end platforms - merely side access doors and were colloquially known as "widow makers".


Rupert Gamlen
Auckland NZ

----- Original Message -----
From: "mark_mathu" <mark@mathu.com>
To: <STMFC@yahoogroups.com>
Sent: Saturday, January 09, 2010 4:01 PM
Subject: [STMFC] Re: Caboose (Box Car)





Charlie Vlk wrote:

Not that some of these conversions did not retain baggage / lcl
facilities; but many roads' cars were simply "war emergency"
conversions to get enough cars on the road to meet the upsurge in
traffic due to both WWI and WWII. The road I'm most familiar
with, the CB&Q, converted boxcars during both conflicts and
assigned class NE-5 to both.
Can anyone familiar with those CB&Q war emergency conversions confirm if they were listed as "Caboose (Box Car)" or something similar in ORERs of the era? That might go a long way to clearing up what the ORER's meant using those terms for those cars.
____
Mark Mathu


Re: Caboose (Box Car)

Charlie Vlk
 

Mark-
The OER carries the entire waycar series which includes the War Emergency Waycars WWII 14800-14890. These cars, while rebuilt from 40 FT boxcars of various builders, were all equipped with regular people doors on sides and none had doors intended for lcl or loading passengers.
I didn't check on the WWI cars but they didn't have side doors either IIRC as they had platforms.
Charlie Vlk


Re: Caboose (Box Car)

Mark Mathu
 

Tom Warne wrote:
Durling WWII, the Southern Railway converted several wooden box
carsto cabooses. Al Westerfield has kits.
Likewise, if anyone familiar with those prototypes can confirm how they were listed in ORERs of that era, that may help clear up if that was the meaning of the "Caboose (Box Car)" listing in early 20th century ORERs.
____
Mark Mathu


Re: Caboose (Box Car)

Mark Mathu
 

Charlie Vlk wrote:

Not that some of these conversions did not retain baggage / lcl
facilities; but many roads' cars were simply "war emergency"
conversions to get enough cars on the road to meet the upsurge in
traffic due to both WWI and WWII. The road I'm most familiar
with, the CB&Q, converted boxcars during both conflicts and
assigned class NE-5 to both.
Can anyone familiar with those CB&Q war emergency conversions confirm if they were listed as "Caboose (Box Car)" or something similar in ORERs of the era? That might go a long way to clearing up what the ORER's meant using those terms for those cars.
____
Mark Mathu


Re: Car in Duluth photo

Charlie Vlk
 

I looked for the car under various reporting marks (it looks like CM RY but may not be) and couldn't find a match for the car number in the 1905 or 1919 OER.
It may be a horse stockcar.... horses are more delicate animals than cattle and have to be protected from the weather more.
Charlie Vlk

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