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Re: autoracks, ca. 1915

Schuyler Larrabee
 

Schuyler Larrabee wrote:
Anybody hazard a guess at what kind of cars those are?
They sure look like flat cars to me. Or isn't that the question?

Tony Thompson Editor
Ba-dump-bump!

OK wise guy, I meant the AUTOMOBILES!!

SGL


Air Dump Car Question...

Jack Burgess
 

I'm in the process of painting a model of a Western air operated side dump
car. These cars had an air cylinder on each side of the frame to raise the
body for dumping. My question...should the piston rod coming out of these
air cylinders be a "shiny" steel color similar to the steel piston rods you
see on hydraulic construction equipment such as backhoes or some other
color?

Jack Burgess
www.yosemitevalleyrr.com


Re: autoracks, ca. 1915

Anthony Thompson <thompson@...>
 

Schuyler Larrabee wrote:
Anybody hazard a guess at what kind of cars those are?
They sure look like flat cars to me. Or isn't that the question?

Tony Thompson Editor, Signature Press, Berkeley, CA
2906 Forest Ave., Berkeley, CA 94705 www.signaturepress.com
(510) 540-6538; fax, (510) 540-1937; e-mail, thompson@signaturepress.com
Publishers of books on railroad history


Re: autoracks, ca. 1915

Schuyler Larrabee
 

Anybody hazard a guess at what kind of cars those are?

SGL

-----Original Message-----
From: STMFC@yahoogroups.com [mailto:STMFC@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of Paul Krueger
Sent: Friday, October 24, 2008 5:30 PM
To: STMFC@yahoogroups.com
Subject: [STMFC] autoracks, ca. 1915

Here is another interesting photo.

http://tinyurl.com/6jx22g <http://tinyurl.com/6jx22g>

http://content.lib.washington.edu/cdm-
desmo/item_viewer.php?CISOROOT=/imlsmohai&CISOPTR=2284&CISOBOX=1&REC=5
<http://content.lib.washington.edu/cdm-
desmo/item_viewer.php?CISOROOT=/imlsmohai&CISOPTR=2284&CISOBOX=1&REC=5>

Paul
Seattle, WA




Re: autoracks, ca. 1915

sswcharlie <railroads@...>
 

Any more photos of this subject. Very intereting. How were the top
rwo of cars secured ?

thks

Charlie Harris

Here is another interesting photo.

http://tinyurl.com/6jx22g


autoracks, ca. 1915

Paul Krueger <kruegerp@...>
 


Re: giraffe loading, 1955

Frederick Freitas <prrinvt@...>
 

Guyz,
 
          Have to agree that the animal was sedated for the trip. Considering how much one of these critters costs, they could not afford to have it pop up it's head through an underpass, or tunnel. Let sleeping giraffes lie.
 
Fred Freitas

--- On Fri, 10/24/08, Charlie Vlk <cvlk@comcast.net> wrote:

From: Charlie Vlk <cvlk@comcast.net>
Subject: Re: [STMFC] giraffe loading, 1955
To: STMFC@yahoogroups.com
Date: Friday, October 24, 2008, 4:58 PM






Circus Stock Cars were taller than normal Automobile Box Cars, but not so much so that giraffes could stand up with their necks stretched at normal posture.
I guess they just got a pain in the neck or laid down.
Charlie Vlk

Hello Everyone,

Did they sedate the giraffe ? How did the circus do it?

John Riba
.

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Re: open load photos

Frederick Freitas <prrinvt@...>
 

Gary,
 
        Most gonds of this type had folding ends. they folded into the car body for oversize loading. when done, it was placed upright again.

Fred Freitas

--- On Fri, 10/24/08, gary laakso <vasa0vasa@earthlink.net> wrote:

From: gary laakso <vasa0vasa@earthlink.net>
Subject: RE: [STMFC] open load photos
To: STMFC@yahoogroups.com, STMFC@yahoogroups.com
Date: Friday, October 24, 2008, 4:57 PM






The lumber 1935 picture shows a Northern Pacific gondola with the end removed to facilitate the extra length wood beams. How would the empty car be routed to regain its end?

gary laakso
south of Mike Brock
vasa0vasa@earthlink .net

----- Original Message -----
From: Paul Krueger
To: STMFC@yahoogroups. com
Sent: 10/24/2008 4:00:56 PM
Subject: [STMFC] open load photos

water pipe, 1935
http://tinyurl. com/5hlemu

full url:
http://content. lib.washington. edu/cdm-desmo/ item_viewer. php?CISOROOT= /imlsrailway& CISOPTR=84& CISOBOX=1& REC=26

lumber, 1935
http://tinyurl. com/57jhuv

full url:
http://content. lib.washington. edu/cdm-desmo/ item_viewer. php?CISOROOT= /imlsmohai& CISOPTR=3613& CISOBOX=1& REC=25

Paul
Seattle, WA

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Re: giraffe loading, 1955

Charlie Vlk
 

Circus Stock Cars were taller than normal Automobile Box Cars, but not so much so that giraffes could stand up with their necks stretched at normal posture.
I guess they just got a pain in the neck or laid down.
Charlie Vlk

Hello Everyone,

Did they sedate the giraffe ? How did the circus do it?

John Riba
.


Re: open load photos

gary laakso
 

The lumber 1935 picture shows a Northern Pacific gondola with the end removed to facilitate the extra length wood beams. How would the empty car be routed to regain its end?

gary laakso
south of Mike Brock
vasa0vasa@earthlink.net

----- Original Message -----
From: Paul Krueger
To: STMFC@yahoogroups.com
Sent: 10/24/2008 4:00:56 PM
Subject: [STMFC] open load photos


water pipe, 1935
http://tinyurl.com/5hlemu

full url:
http://content.lib.washington.edu/cdm-desmo/item_viewer.php?CISOROOT=/imlsrailway&CISOPTR=84&CISOBOX=1&REC=26

lumber, 1935
http://tinyurl.com/57jhuv

full url:
http://content.lib.washington.edu/cdm-desmo/item_viewer.php?CISOROOT=/imlsmohai&CISOPTR=3613&CISOBOX=1&REC=25

Paul
Seattle, WA


Re: giraffe loading, 1955

John Riba
 

Hello Everyone,
 
  Did they sedate the giraffe ? How did the circus do it?
 
     John Riba

--- On Fri, 10/24/08, Charlie Vlk <cvlk@comcast.net> wrote:

From: Charlie Vlk <cvlk@comcast.net>
Subject: Re: [STMFC] giraffe loading, 1955
To: STMFC@yahoogroups.com
Date: Friday, October 24, 2008, 4:16 PM






Apparently so.... once in the NP "Round Roof" Automobile Box Car and once in a ACL Automobile Box Car. (two different giraffes and two different crates)
....and it doesn't look like they cut a hatch in the roof of either car.....at least Lionel did that!!! Wonder where the poor beasts came from.... and how long they
had to crouch down.....

Charlie Vlk

Would they have really loaded a giraffe in a box car?

.


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Re: giraffe loading, 1955

Charlie Vlk
 

Apparently so.... once in the NP "Round Roof" Automobile Box Car and once in a ACL Automobile Box Car. (two different giraffes and two different crates)
....and it doesn't look like they cut a hatch in the roof of either car.....at least Lionel did that!!! Wonder where the poor beasts came from.... and how long they
had to crouch down.....

Charlie Vlk

Would they have really loaded a giraffe in a box car?

.


open load photos

Paul Krueger <kruegerp@...>
 


giraffe loading, 1955

Paul Krueger <kruegerp@...>
 


autoracks, ca. 1915

Paul Krueger <kruegerp@...>
 


Re: floor drains

Bruce Smith
 

On Oct 24, 2008, at 5:51 AM, bill davis wrote:

Hi Guys,
I have a friend looking for information about floor drains were on a wooded reefer...circa 30's-40's...before Steel side?? He need to know where the
floor drains are located...and which way the "chute" part faces....I'm
guessing outward, near the 4 corners towards the
ditch next to the track.
BILL
Bill,

Yes - the drains were under the ice bunkers, usually not too close the ends of the car and they pointed straight out to the side. When closed the outboard end folded up. Many railroads, including the PRR had special cars to oil the rails on account of the corrosive effects of the salt water dripping from these drains. For underbody shots of drains I mounted on a kitbashed 37' National Car Co reefer, check out The Keystone Modeler, April 2008, #57 which is still available for free from the PRRT&HS web site (but don't wait too long!)
http://www.prrths.com/Keystone%20Modeler/Keystone_Modeler.htm
These parts were from the Intermountain FGE wood reefer.

Regards
Bruce

Bruce F. Smith
Auburn, AL
http://www.vetmed.auburn.edu/index.pl/bruce_f._smith2

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floor drains

bill davis <billcheri72@...>
 

Hi Guys,
I have a friend looking for information about floor drains were on a wooded reefer...circa 30's-40's...before Steel side?? He need to know where the
floor drains are located...and which way the "chute" part faces....I'm
guessing outward, near the 4 corners towards the
ditch next to the track.
BILL


Re: New HO scale 70-ton flatcar

Randy Hammill
 

If the NH road number 17352 below is correct, it was not fitted for
piggyback service in the May 1, 1950 ORER listing, but was by Nov 1,
1950.

Randy Hammill
http://newbritainstation.com


Thank you, Richard, I thought there was a difference in the stake
pockets but couldn't remember what it was. Santa Fe is among the
initial road names offered by IM; the others are New Haven 17352, Erie
8000, and B&O. (I can't read the Santa Fe and B&O road numbers on the
artwork.)

Walt Lankenau


Re: First offset-sides steel coal car

aslt28 <karig@...>
 

I'm afraid that Al is correct, VGN 50000 was indeed an offset side
car. It was built in 1917 as one of four prototypes for the railroad.
Al and I have been comparing notes, and we have as yet been unable to
determine the source of this design, though as Al mentions, it is
similar to some later Enterprise patents.

Any thoughts?

Bob Karig


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


The VGN 50000 was not an offset side car. It was an outside rib
battleship
gon.

According to Martin Karig in "Coal Cars the First Three Hundred
Years" The
first offset cars were built for the C&O in 1921 (pg 261) #100000 -
100999.
The first patent for the design was issued to John A. Pilcher (#
1,433,096)
on Oct 24, 1922. The next patent was issued to Enterprise
(#1,537,051) May
1925. Wine received a patent for a different offset design in 1929
(#1,698,866). A fourth patent was issued to William F. Kiesel, Jr.
Mechanical Engineer
for the PRR in 1931 (#1,834,952) and was used in the PRR class H27.
(See pg
74 of Karig) See also Karig pg 298-329 for photos. The Wine
design was
licensed to the ARA and was adopted as the 1928 standard practice
design.

Rich Or


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Paul Lyons
 

List,

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