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Photo: Unloading Sisal Fiber (1948)

Bob Chaparro
 

Photo: Unloading Sisal Fiber (1948)

A photo from the Wisconsin Historical Society:

https://www.wisconsinhistory.org/Records/Image/IM59422

It appears this commodity was baled and was light enough to fill a boxcar to the ceiling.

Bob Chaparro

Hemet, CA


B&O O-27 gons

Gatwood, Elden J SAD
 

Group;

 

Do any of you know much about the B&O’s O-27 sub-classes of USRA gondolas?

 

I only saw them in their twilight years, when they were largely highly modified to keep them running, and were not in their prime.

 

Does anyone know when the brake systems were modified or replaced?

 

The ends?

 

What sub-classes got top chord reinforcements?

 

Was the O-27N sub-class the only one with replacement fixed ends?  Tie-downs?

 

I had done a good amount of research on these sub-classes back when I built a couple Westerfield kits, but have since lost that research. 

 

I’d like to know what to say when I am asked about those models I just got out of storage, since I was asked to show them.

 

TIA,

 

Elden Gatwood


Re: Looking for...

Ray Breyer
 

Caboose 1200, ca.1910 - no logo
Boxcar 25611, ca.1918 - no logo
Boxcar 25560, ca.1915 - no logo
Boxcar 25500 (PSCC builder's photo) ca.1909 - no logo
Boxcar 25933 (ACF builder's photo) 9/1912 - no logo
Boxcar 26307 ca.1925 - no logo
Ballast car 1473 (ACF builder's photo) 1/1906 - no logo
Gondola 33382, ca.1920 - no logo
Gondola 35300, ca.1918 - no logo
Gondola 40000 (SSCC builder's photo) 1/1913 - no logo
Hopper 5252, ca.1930 - no logo
Hopper 8000 (SSCC builder's photo), 9/1911 - no logo
Hopper 14965, 1/5/1919 - no logo
Hopper 19659, ca.1935 - no logo
Hopper 19563, ca.1939 - no logo
Hopper 66516, ca.1923 - no logo
Stock car 23140, ca.1920 - no logo

The earliest dateable photo I have for any WM freight car with a herald is 1939.

Ray Breyer
Elgin, IL


On Thursday, July 30, 2020, 08:28:41 PM CDT, Eric Hansmann <eric@...> wrote:


I’ve got a builders photo of a double-sheathed 36-ft WM boxcar with a fish belly center sill. It’s a Standard Steel Car Company product built in 1905. There isn’t an emblem on the car. 


Eric Hansmann
Murfreesboro, TN

On Jul 30, 2020, at 8:12 PM, San Antonio & San Francisco <sanantonio-sanfrancisco@...> wrote:

Hey Y'all,

I need some help. I'm in the hunt for 1900-1914 Western Maryland rolling stock photos, in particular, boxcars, that have the Western Maryland Button Logo, which is the MW inside a circle. if you have a picture of any rolling stock, would you please kindly share.

Thank you,

Levi Matthews


Re: Rio Grande Models

Schuyler Larrabee
 

That’s regrettable.  I have an assembled ERIE rotary snowplow, and a yet-to-be-enjoyed Marion Shovel.  Nice, somewhat challenging kits with great results/

 

Schuyler

 

 

From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io <main@RealSTMFC.groups.io> On Behalf Of Jack Burgess
Sent: Thursday, July 30, 2020 8:36 PM
To: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io
Subject: Re: [RealSTMFC] Rio Grande Models

 

Not that I’ve heard of.

 

Jack

 

From: ] On Behalf Of Roger Huber via groups.io
Sent: Thursday, July 30, 2020 4:16 PM
To: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io
Subject: Re: [RealSTMFC] Rio Grande Models

 

Has anyone bought the line?

 

Roger Huber

Deer Creek Locomotive Works

 

 

On Thursday, July 30, 2020, 06:12:18 PM CDT, Scott <repairman87@...> wrote:

 

 

Yes, closed and completely sold out.


Re: Photo: Unloading Logs On Flat Car (Undated)

Bob Chaparro
 

Harry Nicholls commented:

"Also, note the cant of the rails to assist in the unloading to the dump side."


Re: Photo: Loading Oats Into Boxcars (1926)

Claus Schlund \(HGM\)
 


Hi Bob,
 
Thanks for the cool image.
 
The boxcar closest to the camera seems like it might be .
 
Claus Schlund
 

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Sent: Thursday, July 30, 2020 1:08 PM
Subject: [RealSTMFC] Photo: Loading Oats Into Boxcars (1926)

Photo: Loading Oats Into Boxcars (1926)

A 1926 photo from the Wisconsin Historical Society:

https://www.wisconsinhistory.org/Records/Image/IM49124

Looks like the man in the wagon is shoveling oats into the conveyor.

The grain door is a bit different from many others I have seen.

Bob Chaparro

Hemet, CA


Re: [External] Re: [RealSTMFC] Looking for...

naptownprr
 

I suggest you contact the WM Historical society.


Jim Hunter


From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io <main@RealSTMFC.groups.io> on behalf of Eric Hansmann <eric@...>
Sent: Thursday, July 30, 2020 9:34 PM
To: main@realstmfc.groups.io
Subject: [External] Re: [RealSTMFC] Looking for...
 
This message was sent from a non-IU address. Please exercise caution when clicking links or opening attachments from external sources.

The WM boxcar book only has one image of a cat with the early WM emblem. It’s a fuzzy angled shot. 


Eric Hansmann
Murfreesboro, TN

On Jul 30, 2020, at 8:12 PM, San Antonio & San Francisco <sanantonio-sanfrancisco@...> wrote:

Hey Y'all,

I need some help. I'm in the hunt for 1900-1914 Western Maryland rolling stock photos, in particular, boxcars, that have the Western Maryland Button Logo, which is the MW inside a circle. if you have a picture of any rolling stock, would you please kindly share.

Thank you,

Levi Matthews


Re: Looking for...

Eric Hansmann
 

The WM boxcar book only has one image of a cat with the early WM emblem. It’s a fuzzy angled shot. 


Eric Hansmann
Murfreesboro, TN

On Jul 30, 2020, at 8:12 PM, San Antonio & San Francisco <sanantonio-sanfrancisco@...> wrote:

Hey Y'all,

I need some help. I'm in the hunt for 1900-1914 Western Maryland rolling stock photos, in particular, boxcars, that have the Western Maryland Button Logo, which is the MW inside a circle. if you have a picture of any rolling stock, would you please kindly share.

Thank you,

Levi Matthews


Re: Looking for...

Eric Hansmann
 

I’ve got a builders photo of a double-sheathed 36-ft WM boxcar with a fish belly center sill. It’s a Standard Steel Car Company product built in 1905. There isn’t an emblem on the car. 


Eric Hansmann
Murfreesboro, TN

On Jul 30, 2020, at 8:12 PM, San Antonio & San Francisco <sanantonio-sanfrancisco@...> wrote:

Hey Y'all,

I need some help. I'm in the hunt for 1900-1914 Western Maryland rolling stock photos, in particular, boxcars, that have the Western Maryland Button Logo, which is the MW inside a circle. if you have a picture of any rolling stock, would you please kindly share.

Thank you,

Levi Matthews


Looking for...

San Antonio & San Francisco <sanantonio-sanfrancisco@...>
 

Hey Y'all,

I need some help. I'm in the hunt for 1900-1914 Western Maryland rolling stock photos, in particular, boxcars, that have the Western Maryland Button Logo, which is the MW inside a circle. if you have a picture of any rolling stock, would you please kindly share.

Thank you,

Levi Matthews


Re: Rio Grande Models

Jack Burgess
 

Not that I’ve heard of.

 

Jack

 

From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io [mailto:main@RealSTMFC.groups.io] On Behalf Of Roger Huber via groups.io
Sent: Thursday, July 30, 2020 4:16 PM
To: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io
Subject: Re: [RealSTMFC] Rio Grande Models

 

Has anyone bought the line?

 

Roger Huber

Deer Creek Locomotive Works

 

 

On Thursday, July 30, 2020, 06:12:18 PM CDT, Scott <repairman87@...> wrote:

 

 

Yes, closed and completely sold out.


Re: Image of string of boxcars Chicago IL 1952

Steve SANDIFER
 

This was clearly before OSHA.

 

 

J. Stephen Sandifer

 

From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io <main@RealSTMFC.groups.io> On Behalf Of Brent Greer
Sent: Thursday, July 30, 2020 6:47 PM
To: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io
Subject: Re: [RealSTMFC] Image of string of boxcars Chicago IL 1952

 

Probably few if any will model it.  Would most likely have to be a stub end part of some diorama to do it right.  But I do love the American ingenuity to find workable solutions to the realities of the day.  I also love that in the photograph, the ice ramp is crossing over several non-refrigerated car roofs to get to the reefers that needed icing.  My kind of engineering - find a way to make it work !

 

Brent


Dr. J. Brent Greer


Re: Two new decal sets available from Missouri Pacific Historical Society 45’ gondolas and 45’ and 50’ flatcars

hubert mask
 

Try again to get them.   I plan on posting them on my web site but thought of letting the MOPAC group sell them first.

Hubert Mask 
Mask
 Island Decals.


On Jul 30, 2020, at 7:41 PM, Tony Thompson <tony@...> wrote:

Ed Sutorik wrote:

I tried ordering a couple of decals, and the website had me going around in circles.
I tried doing a contact, and it refused to accept input.
I'd still like to buy the decals.

   I had the same experience, Ed, and got totally frustrated. But I had a cup of coffee, settled my nerves, and tried again. It worked okay the second time. Don't ask me to explain.

Tony Thompson




Re: Image of string of boxcars Chicago IL 1952

Brent Greer
 

Probably few if any will model it.  Would most likely have to be a stub end part of some diorama to do it right.  But I do love the American ingenuity to find workable solutions to the realities of the day.  I also love that in the photograph, the ice ramp is crossing over several non-refrigerated car roofs to get to the reefers that needed icing.  My kind of engineering - find a way to make it work !

Brent

Dr. J. Brent Greer


Re: Two new decal sets available from Missouri Pacific Historical Society 45’ gondolas and 45’ and 50’ flatcars

Tony Thompson
 

Ed Sutorik wrote:

I tried ordering a couple of decals, and the website had me going around in circles.
I tried doing a contact, and it refused to accept input.
I'd still like to buy the decals.

   I had the same experience, Ed, and got totally frustrated. But I had a cup of coffee, settled my nerves, and tried again. It worked okay the second time. Don't ask me to explain.

Tony Thompson




Re: Rio Grande Models

Roger Huber <trainpainter@...>
 

Has anyone bought the line?

Roger Huber
Deer Creek Locomotive Works


On Thursday, July 30, 2020, 06:12:18 PM CDT, Scott <repairman87@...> wrote:


Yes, closed and completely sold out.


Re: Image of string of boxcars Chicago IL 1952

Tony Thompson
 

Jim Dick wrote:

And this other photo for our reefer fans: https://chicagopast.com/tagged/Millennium-Park    
An icing dock center and then ramps crossing from rooftop to rooftop of boxcars, to the reefers nearer. Even utilizing a running board along the way. 

     Okay, who's gonna model this arrangement?

Tony Thompson




Re: Rio Grande Models

Scott
 

Yes, closed and completely sold out.


Re: Image of string of boxcars Chicago IL 1952

np328
 

  Some other photos of this immediate area found on the Chicago Past site
The South Water Street freight terminal from a different angle: https://chicagopast.com/post/34106990652
Again blue flags are seen.      
A comment - under the photos are live links that not only reference the area but link other photos by subject.   

A look from the other direction, camera aimed south, and I would imagine the the photographer is atop the Tribune Tower:https://chicagopast.com/tagged/Grant+Park/page/4
A link under the photo to Trains.    (Is the Tribune Tower where the "MEISTER BRAU SHOWCASE was broadcast from?)

And this other photo for our reefer fans: https://chicagopast.com/tagged/Millennium-Park    
An icing dock center and then ramps crossing from rooftop to rooftop of boxcars, to the reefers nearer. Even utilizing a running board along the way. 
Center left, whose round top car is that?      And a link under the photo to Rail Yards.  And John Vachon.                          Jim Dick - Roseville, MN






Rio Grande Models

Richard Townsend
 

I went to the Rio Grande Models website and was greeted with a giant "CLOSED" banner. Is this permanent?

Richard Townsend
Lincoln City, OR


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