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Re: NP 28417 Restoration at the Northwest Railway Museum

water.kresse@...
 

Phil,



Actually, these letters imply the Box Express effort was larger than we thought and the post usage for glass material shipping was larger also.  Goog find!



Wonder if the 10 experimental P-S cushioned underframed box cars (C&O 2990-2999) go special shipping chores also?



Al

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Sent: Wednesday, February 3, 2010 2:24:31 PM GMT -05:00 US/Canada Eastern
Subject: [STMFC] NP 28417 Restoration at the Northwest Railway Museum

 




The Northwest Railway Museum is proud to present our latest restoration, Northern Pacific single sheathed war emergency boxcar NP 28417. The restoration consisted of repair and replacement of wood siding, moving of the end tackboards back to their original location, new tackboards on the doors, replacement of wood running boards, and overall surface prep and painting. Lettering was done by the creation of paint masks. The attached photos show the car and the one view shows it with our previous restortaion of NP 14794. Photos by Dale Campbell.

http://i158.photobucket.com/albums/t116/railsnw/NP28417angleview.jpg

http://i158.photobucket.com/albums/t116/railsnw/NP28417SideView.jpg

http://i158.photobucket.com/albums/t116/railsnw/NPbothcars.jpg

Richard Wilkens
Volunteer
Northwest Railway Museum




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NP 28417 Restoration at the Northwest Railway Museum

railsnw1 <railsnw@...>
 

The Northwest Railway Museum is proud to present our latest restoration, Northern Pacific single sheathed war emergency boxcar NP 28417. The restoration consisted of repair and replacement of wood siding, moving of the end tackboards back to their original location, new tackboards on the doors, replacement of wood running boards, and overall surface prep and painting. Lettering was done by the creation of paint masks. The attached photos show the car and the one view shows it with our previous restortaion of NP 14794. Photos by Dale Campbell.

http://i158.photobucket.com/albums/t116/railsnw/NP28417angleview.jpg

http://i158.photobucket.com/albums/t116/railsnw/NP28417SideView.jpg

http://i158.photobucket.com/albums/t116/railsnw/NPbothcars.jpg

Richard Wilkens
Volunteer
Northwest Railway Museum


Re: Western Union Telegraph Company work cars - roster?

Richard Hendrickson
 

On Feb 3, 2010, at 9:42 AM, jcashook wrote:

I'm looking for roster info on WUTC work and inspection cars. I
searched 2 ORER's (1943 & 1953) but there was no roster
information. Could someone kindly point me to where I may find
info regarding a roster of cars WUTC once owned?
Jay, I checked in my sizable collection of ORERS and Western Union is
not listed in any 1930s or 1920s issue, back as far as 1919. Such
cars did exist in the 1920s, as a couple were shown in the old Model
Railroader Cyclopedia (now long out of print), so apparently they
weren't listed in the ORERs because they were never used in any kind
of revenue service (note that the same was generally true of railroad-
owned maintenance-of-way equipment). The absence of any in-service
photos of WUTC equipment, AFAIK, suggests that the WUTC fleet
disappeared before the 1930s, when railfan/photographers began to be
active, as WUTC cars were distinctive enough that people like Otto
Perry and Will Whittaker would probably have photographed them if
they'd seen them. You might try researching Western Union itself, as
there may be some information about its rail cars in the
documentation (which is, no doubt, extensive) on the company and its
operations.

Richard Hendrickson


Western Union Telegraph Company work cars - roster?

Jay Cashook
 

Hi,

I'm looking for roster info on WUTC work and inspection cars. I searched 2 ORER's (1943 & 1953) but there was no roster information. Could someone kindly point me to where I may find info regarding a roster of cars WUTC once owned?

Thank you,
Jay Cashook
Westwood, MA


Re: Western Union Telegraph Company work cars - roster?

rgmodels@...
 

The D&RGW NG had some as well. You might check the Denver Public Library
for photos.

eric


Marion, Ohio prototype modelers meet

seaboard_1966
 

Guys

I have thrown together a quick webpage about the upcoming meet this April 22-24 at Marion Union Station at Marion, OH.

http://home.rr.com/salguy

There will be updates and changes as we move forward with this.

Denis Blake


ADMIN: Spam Message: Re: (unknown)

Mike Brock <brockm@...>
 

Well...we just had a spam message delivered to the STMFC. The message from Allen Stanley contained an address to a site rather far removed from steam era frt cars...or any other frt cars. My guess is that Allen has suffered from a virus or his address has otherwise been corrupted.

The only real problem with the message is that I had to, after all, go back down to the jail. Cold down there.

Mike Brock
STMFC Jailer


Re: L&N SS boxcar

Richard Hendrickson
 

On Jan 28, 2010, at 9:07 AM, jerryglow@comcast.net wrote:

Does any have or can point me to a photo of an L&N 12000-13499
series SS boxcar? I have TS#3 with an apparant builder photo with
early style lettering but am looking for one appropriate for 50s
era to do an F&C kit recently purchased.
Jerry, I'm slow in responding because I just got back from a trip to
San Diego (partly to visit my wife's family but mostly for the 1952
operating session on the Tehachapi Pass layout, which is like a time
machine for me because I was at Tehachapi in 1952. I have a couple
of good photos which I'll scan and send off-list.

Richard Hendrickson


Re: NYC auto car,1952 era

Rich C
 

Carl,
 
There are several NYC auto box cars available for this era. Without a road number, photo or dimensional info, would be hard to match it up. If you can find out any more info, I can try to go from there.
 
Rich Christie

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From: mecfan1953 <eagleu18b@sbcglobal.net>
Subject: [STMFC] NYC auto car,1952 era
To: STMFC@yahoogroups.com
Date: Sunday, January 31, 2010, 7:42 PM


 



Hi All, My first post, hope all goes well. In a recent B&MRRHS news letter article,Dwight Smith mentions that new autos were shipped from Tarrytown, NY to No. New England in NYC automobile cars. Any one know if an HO model is correct or close for this? Thanks in advance, Carl Roberts











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Re: Crandic Gons

Vic <vic.caddy@...>
 

Hi all,

This is my first contact with this list.

I have an April 1969 ORER that lists the Crandic series 320- 324 gons, but no builders date information.

I hope this is of some use for your friend

Vic Caddy
ELHS 895

--- In STMFC@yahoogroups.com, Tim O'Connor <timboconnor@...> wrote:

Doug

You can join the BBFCL list if you want to ask about post-1960 to 1980's
freight cars...


Warning, this may be off topic, ie too modern for this list. A friend is seeking information about a series of Gons, ie when were
they built, owned by the Crandic, the Cedar Rapids and Iowa City Railway, reporting marks CIC. The series is 320-324. They are not
listed in my April 1960 ORER (newest I have naturally), nor in any earlier editions I have. It is reported they do show in a 1971
ORER. It is possible they were acquired used, ie built before 1960.

Thanks.

Doug Harding
www.iowacentralrr.org


Re: SAL "Route of the Silver Meteor"...

golden1014
 

Matt,

Ed is being polite, but he's dead right. The first use of the Silver Meteor slogan was on the B-7 single door "turtleback" cars, delivered in May 1941. All previous used Route of the Orange Blossom Special almost excluseively, except for a few double-door cars which wre delivered with Route of the Robert E. Lee.

John Golden
Bloomington, IN

--- In STMFC@yahoogroups.com, Ed Hawkins <hawk0621@...> wrote:


On Jan 30, 2010, at 8:56 AM, Matthew wrote:

Might have already been covered sometime before I was a member of
this group, but am looking for a date if anyone can lend a hand. What
year did the SAL start applying the "Route of the Silver Meteor"
slogan to the sides of their box cars?

Much appreciated,
Matt Forsyth
Matt,
I don't have the exact date when the slogan was first applied, but a
Pullman-Standard builder's photo from Seaboard 19000-19499 B7 box cars
built 5-41 used the Silver Meteor slogan (see RP CYC Volume 13).
Regards,
Ed Hawkins


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Re: PM 17250-17649 gons - ends

water.kresse@...
 

Check for C&O 217250-217649 images in C&O HS Archives.  The diagram sht for that series shows up on page 199 of my C&O hops and gons book.  I purposely stayed away from PM series to not conflict/compete with the PM FC book authors.



Al Kresse

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From: "Frank Valoczy" <destron@vcn.bc.ca>
To: stmfc@yahoogroups.com
Sent: Sunday, January 31, 2010 11:03:14 PM GMT -05:00 US/Canada Eastern
Subject: [STMFC] PM 17250-17649 gons - ends


I have the PM revenue freight cars book, however, I would like to find
better views of the ends, in which the shape of the inverse 'ribs' tapers
is visible more clearly.

Frank Valoczy
Vancouver, BC


Re: news from Springfield

Jon Miller <atsf@...>
 

Of course Kadee still uses plastic axles so the new trucks are
not going to roll as well as yours do.<

Or come with .088 wheelsets!
Does anyone know what material Kadee uses for those wheelsets. I have come to believe it's (powered) aluminum.

Jon Miller
AT&SF
For me time has stopped in 1941
Digitrax, Chief/Zephyr systems, JMRI user
NMRA Life member #2623
Member SFRH&MS


Re: WP HO freight car list discontinued

Tim O'Connor
 

Thank you for the heads up Garth. Everyone who has a PC is
able to save the web page on their hard drives.

With Firefox, you just click on FILE, then SAVE AS which defaults
to format "Web Page, Complete"... This saves the page as an HTML
file anywhere on your hard drive that you desire. You can point your
browser at this page and view it as you would a page on the web,
only using the FILE:// prefix instead of the HTTP:// prefix.

Tim O'Connor

At 2/1/2010 07:54 AM Monday, you wrote:
Friends,

I no longer have the time or interest in updating my web page
"Reasonably Accurate HO Scale Western Pacific Freight Cars" at
http://people.virginia.edu/~ggg9y/wp.html . There is still some good
information here, though many of the decals, and some of the models, are
no longer produced. If any of you find the information worth saving, I
recommend that you make a paper copy soon. The page will be deleted from
the server at the end of February.

Likewise, my Sherlock Holmes pages which include "Sherlock Holmes and
Victorian Railways" at http://people.virginia.edu/~ggg9y/holmeshome.html
will also be removed at the end of February.

Sacramento Northern On-line is no longer being updated on a regular
basis, though is still open to reader-submitted stories. These pages
will remain available until June 2013 when I expect to retire from the
university and must surrender my server space.

Kind regards,
Garth Groff


Sunshine-Timonium

jimbojk2003
 

I received a flyer from Sunshine Models stating that they will be at the GSMRR show in Timonium Feb.6th and 7th. I know Martin Loftin was quite ill and hope he has fully recovered. Will he be at the show ?
Jim Cummings


WP HO freight car list discontinued

Garth G. Groff <ggg9y@...>
 

Friends,

I no longer have the time or interest in updating my web page "Reasonably Accurate HO Scale Western Pacific Freight Cars" at http://people.virginia.edu/~ggg9y/wp.html . There is still some good information here, though many of the decals, and some of the models, are no longer produced. If any of you find the information worth saving, I recommend that you make a paper copy soon. The page will be deleted from the server at the end of February.

Likewise, my Sherlock Holmes pages which include "Sherlock Holmes and Victorian Railways" at http://people.virginia.edu/~ggg9y/holmeshome.html will also be removed at the end of February.

Sacramento Northern On-line is no longer being updated on a regular basis, though is still open to reader-submitted stories. These pages will remain available until June 2013 when I expect to retire from the university and must surrender my server space.

Kind regards,


Garth Groff


Re: Trucks

Schuyler Larrabee
 

I know that but these are molds from the 50s and it's really hard to
change to .088 wheelsets. The level of detail, while great for their time,
is a little downlevel compared to modern products.

Jon Miller
AT&SF
For me time has stopped in 1941
Digitrax, Chief/Zephyr systems, JMRI user
NMRA Life member #2623
Member SFRH&MS
Mike Schleigh, an ERIE modeler at Springfield today, showed me how he has made a new brass bolster
for a pair of Bethlehem Red Ball caboose trucks, which replaces the white metal bolster, and is
depressed in the center to make the Cabooses run level and at the right height. It is some .020 (I
think) brass sheet which is formed with a dip between the sideframes, using the screw in a the
existing truck through the new truck.

SGL






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Re: SAL "Route of the Silver Meteor"...more

mforsyth127
 

Group,

Just want to say thanks SO VERY MUCH to those that took the time and effort to respond to my question about the SAL slogan.

Much appreciated!!

Matt Forsyth

Modeling the D&H Penn Division/
Erie Jefferson Division
in "O" Scale, Fall 1952


Re: Crandic Gons

Tim O'Connor
 

Doug

You can join the BBFCL list if you want to ask about post-1960 to 1980's
freight cars...

Warning, this may be off topic, ie too modern for this list. A friend is seeking information about a series of Gons, ie when were
they built, owned by the Crandic, the Cedar Rapids and Iowa City Railway, reporting marks CIC. The series is 320-324. They are not
listed in my April 1960 ORER (newest I have naturally), nor in any earlier editions I have. It is reported they do show in a 1971
ORER. It is possible they were acquired used, ie built before 1960.

Thanks.

Doug Harding
www.iowacentralrr.org


Re: news from Springfield

Tim O'Connor
 

Brian

Oh sorry I forgot to mention, solid bearing. I would not have
been nearly as excited over a roller bearing truck.

No I can't recall exactly what the spring package looked like.

Of course Kadee still uses plastic axles so the new trucks are
not going to roll as well as yours do.

Tim O'Connor

At 1/31/2010 09:49 PM Sunday, you wrote:


--- In STMFC@yahoogroups.com, Tim O'Connor <timboconnor@...> wrote:

The most exciting STMFC item I saw at Springfield was a new
Kadee truck, in their new engineering plastic:

A 70 ton, Barber S-2A truck. Yowsuh! I can think of a few dozen
cars of mine that can use this truck.
Tim O'Connor
Tim,

Roller bearing or solid bearing? And do you remember the spring arrangement?

Brian Leppert
Tahoe Model Works
Carson City, NV

97981 - 98000 of 186156