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SRLX 61172 meat reefer yellow paint scheme

Claus Schlund \(HGM\)
 

Hi List Members,
 
Derailment photo of SRLX 61172 meat reefer yellow paint scheme, along with a PRR friend
 
 
Enjoy!
 
Claus Schlund
 


SHPX 161, a two compartment tank car

Claus Schlund \(HGM\)
 

Hi List Members,
 
Nice image of SHPX 161, a two compartment tank car.
 
I suspect this car may have been built originally as a three compartment car, based simply on the location of the two domes. Can anyone confirm (or deny) this to be the case?
 
 
The car looks o have a 1930 build date on it, on the right hand side of the tank
 
Enjoy!
 
Claus Schund
 


Rock Islan flats

cmrp48
 

Thanks to all who responded to my request.  Questions have been  answered.
Thanks again.
Robert Leners


Re: IM Kits, Was New IM cars arrive

Fred Swanson
 

Ii guess it would help if I put the link in.  https://www.intermountain-railway.com/ho/hokit.htm
Fred Swanson


Re: IM Parts Sprues [was New IM Cars Arrive]

Bill Welch
 

In one of their monthly email announcements IM said they would no longer be selling parts.

Bill Welch


Re: Evangeline Railway

Paul Doggett
 

Hi Don 

I think you are thinking of Louisiana sand and gravel (I think it was called) own by Polson Spence he had 3 NKP Hudson’s among other engines unfortunately he dropped dead on Penn station and most of the collection went for scrap but a SP 4-4-0 and a couple of other small engines were saved.

Regards Paul Doggett.   England 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 


On 30 May 2020, at 13:29, Donald B. Valentine via groups.io <riverman_vt@...> wrote:



Hi Paul,

    Gravel pit operation you write in reference to the Evangeline Rwy. in Louisiana. That strikes a 
familoar chord and make me wonder if this operation might have had more than one name over 
the years if it is the operation I am thinking of in whch the owner bought a number of used steam
locomotives to use largely because he likes steam! Wonder if we are thinking of the same operation.
Perhaps sme of our y'all members might know and respond.

Cordialy, Don Valentine


Re: Evangeline Railway

Donald B. Valentine <riverman_vt@...>
 

Hi Paul,

    Gravel pit operation you write in reference to the Evangeline Rwy. in Louisiana. That strikes a 
familoar chord and make me wonder if this operation might have had more than one name over 
the years if it is the operation I am thinking of in whch the owner bought a number of used steam
locomotives to use largely because he likes steam! Wonder if we are thinking of the same operation.
Perhaps sme of our y'all members might know and respond.

Cordialy, Don Valentine


Re: Photo: UP "See Though" Boxcar 195220

Enzo Fortuna
 

hO bOB
This is the "IMPACT" car :
Originally built in the mid-1940s for Union Pacific, this 40’ box car was later converted in 1952 into an impact instruction car at the Omaha shops. Serving to illustrate the importance of safe car handling, this car had a transparent sidewall to show cargo movement, along with force and speed gauges displayed on the side

Southern Pacific® coverted this 50’ box car with plexi-glass on one side and standard solid steel on the other. It became known as the ‘Impact’ car used for freight protection instruction - switchmen and trainmen oberved the effect of coupling whne speeds exceed the safe limit of 4 miles per hour or more. To demonstrate the impact, loose skids, cartons, or barrels would be placed inside the car and a ‘handling thermometer’ measures the damage, an impact speed indicator (speedometer) measures the coupling speed.

MicroTrains have done" an N scalemodel... I miss !
https://www.micro-trains.com/index.php?_route_=union-pacific-impact-car-rd-195220-rel-8-18-02000157
Cheers and stay safe
Enzo Fortuna
Modeling Espee in Italy


Re: Evangeline Railway

Paul Doggett
 

Hi Don 

I also found the Evangeline Railway in Canada but it was the one in Louisiana which my friend was looking for apparently it was a gravel pit operation.

Regards Paul Doggett 


On 30 May 2020, at 12:49, Donald B. Valentine via groups.io <riverman_vt@...> wrote:


Hello Paul,

    Either I've learned something new, which is usually a good thing, out of this thread or 
some ar barking up the wrong tree. I had not hear of the Evangeline Rwy. before but in
Louisiana the origin of he name is quite obvious. However, the Canadian Pacific, long a
favorite of British investors, had a subsidiary in Nova Scotia with wich the parent CPR 
directly connected only by passenger ferry from St. John, NB to Digby, NS, all freight
car traffic connecting via the CNR. The Nova Scotia subsidiary was the now gone
Dominion Atlantic Rwy. for which several of my grandmother's family worked for years.
The DAR was commonly known as the Route of Evangeline and an artist's rendition of
Evangeline was incorporated into the hearld of the road. Thus is becomes appaent that 
we had at one time both an "Evangeline Rwy." and a "Route of Evangeline" several 
thousand miles apart. For our period of modeling the DAR did have a number of CPR
Dominion cars carrying their own DAR reporting marks which, if I'm not mstaken, are
covered by Andrew's Westerfield cars in HO scale.

Cordially, Don Valentine


Re: Evangeline Railway

Donald B. Valentine <riverman_vt@...>
 

Hello Paul,

    Either I've learned something new, which is usually a good thing, out of this thread or 
some ar barking up the wrong tree. I had not hear of the Evangeline Rwy. before but in
Louisiana the origin of he name is quite obvious. However, the Canadian Pacific, long a
favorite of British investors, had a subsidiary in Nova Scotia with wich the parent CPR 
directly connected only by passenger ferry from St. John, NB to Digby, NS, all freight
car traffic connecting via the CNR. The Nova Scotia subsidiary was the now gone
Dominion Atlantic Rwy. for which several of my grandmother's family worked for years.
The DAR was commonly known as the Route of Evangeline and an artist's rendition of
Evangeline was incorporated into the hearld of the road. Thus is becomes appaent that 
we had at one time both an "Evangeline Rwy." and a "Route of Evangeline" several 
thousand miles apart. For our period of modeling the DAR did have a number of CPR
Dominion cars carrying their own DAR reporting marks which, if I'm not mstaken, are
covered by Andrew's Westerfield cars in HO scale.

Cordially, Don Valentine


IM Parts Sprues [was New IM Cars Arrive]

Garth Groff and Sally Sanford <mallardlodge1000@...>
 

Friends,

Several times in the past I ordered parts sprues from IM. IIRC, you had to order a dozen or more at a time, but that actually worked out pretty well if you were ordering say PS-1 or AAR boxcar ladders.

With all their production now done in China, I presume that those sprues are no longer available at all.

Yours Aye,


Garth Groff  


Re: Seeking Photo Help:

Brad Andonian
 

Why is there a vent in the second picture....?

Thanks,


Re: Photo: Unloading Gasoline

Dave Parker
 

Well, Steve, obviously my copy of the book is not as well-thumbed as it should be.  But I am glad to now have the TIFF from the LOC, as it always gladdens my heart to see the Class X and V cars in service.  ;-)
--
Dave Parker
Swall Meadows, CA


Re: Photo: Unloading Gasoline

Steve and Barb Hile
 

We did use this photo, and one from Richard Hendrickson on the next page (81-82.)  Basically, the three course 6500 gallon tank was replaced by a four course 8000 gallon tank on the same underframe.  I am not sure how much of the original tank was reused in the process.

 

Thanks for the plug.

 

Steve Hile

 

From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io [mailto:main@RealSTMFC.groups.io] On Behalf Of Dave Parker via groups.io
Sent: Friday, May 29, 2020 1:28 PM
To: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io
Subject: Re: [RealSTMFC] Photo: Unloading Gasoline

 

Google is our friend.  It took a couple of steps, but that's an LOC FSA pic from WWII that you can find here:

https://www.loc.gov/pictures/collection/fsa/item/2017871450/

The 19 Mb TIFF version has a LOT more detail!

I defer to Steve Hile, but UTLX  19656 seems to be a bit of an oddball.  Steve's 1938 roster indicates these were early 6500-gal X-3 cars, that received new 8000-gal tanks ca. 1930.  Note the tank has four longitudinal  courses, which none of the "conventional" X-3s had.  This might explain the rather curious 1918 build date.

The two cars in front of 19656 both look like UTLX Class X (or XX) cars, 6500 gallons.

Great photo that I had not seen before; thanks for posting Bob.
--
Dave Parker
Swall Meadows, CA


Re: Rock Island flats

mel perry
 

hi:
if you are one of the keepers of the
flame, would you have a copy of both
the data and instruction sheet for kit
#17.6, 17.7 or 17.8
thanks
mel perry


On Fri, May 29, 2020, 6:39 PM Jim Hayes <jimhayes97225@...> wrote:
Tagging on to Brian's email.
If anyone has the PDS and/or instructions for the Sunshine #49 flatcars, would you share with me? There's a hole in my collection there.

Thanks,
    JimH


Re: IM Kits, Was New IM cars arrive

mel perry
 

the sad truth is, is the hobby is a
business  and that IM can make more
money selling RTR, if you want kits and
parts, support the manufacturers who
manufacture these items
mel perry


Re: IM Kits, Was New IM cars arrive

Fred Swanson
 

What about this page?  Does anyone know a shop that orders kits?
Fred Swanson


Re: Cable Reel Loads

Bob Chaparro
 

Photo: Cable Load

Photo from the Los Angeles Public Library website and in the collection of the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power:

https://dbase1.lapl.org/images/dwp/ws/1005232.jpg

Description: "First shipment of hollow copper conductor from new plant built in Los Angeles by General Cable Corp. was made May 1934. The ten reels shown loaded on flat car comprise a load of 50 tons. Each reel is wond with a mile of cable, 1620 miles being required for the completed transmission line."

Bob Chaparro

Hemet, CA


Re: Rock Island flats

Jim Hayes
 

Tagging on to Brian's email.
If anyone has the PDS and/or instructions for the Sunshine #49 flatcars, would you share with me? There's a hole in my collection there.

Thanks,
    JimH


Re: Rock Island flats

 

Ross Dando just released an O Scale resin kit of this car as well. 

Thanks!
Brian Ehni 
(Sent from my iPhone)

On May 29, 2020, at 8:29 PM, Jim Hayes <jimhayes97225@...> wrote:




Sunshine kit #45.9 is probably what your looking for.
Here's a Sunshine flyer for it.

     JimH

On Fri, May 29, 2020 at 6:16 PM cmrp48 via groups.io <rhleners=aol.com@groups.io> wrote:
Looking for photos of  the Rock Island 90800 series flats.  Cars had single-spliced side sills, unsure if the center sills were spliced.  Cars were built as War Emergency cars in 42-43.  Have a partial shot of the end sill but a full shot would be better.  Thanks in advance for any help you guys might be able to provide.
Robert Leners

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