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Re: Fruit Growers Express service to Campbell's Soup Company in Camden, NJ

Richard Hendrickson
 

On Jan 23, 2007, at 7:00 AM, lnbill wrote:

PRSL does not appear in any of the ORER's I have for the period 1948-
1953 and I am hoping someone on this list may know what they refer to.
Pennsylvania-Reading Seashore Lines, the joint PRR-RDG line across New Jersey. PRSL never had rolling stock that was interchanged; freight cars used on its rails came from either of the two railroads that owned it (or, of course, from other RRs via interchange).

Richard Hendrickson


Fruit Growers Express service to Campbell's Soup Company in Camden, NJ

lnbill <bwelch@...>
 

In May 1948 Fruit Growers Express brought into service two cars rebuilt
as insulted cars numbered 4200 & 4800 under the new reporting marks
FCEX. The cars were rebuilt by FGE's Alexandria, VA shops using one ex-
PRR R7 type reefer (#4200)and one truss rod car of unknown origins
(#4800). These two cars had stenciled in white within a black rectangle
the message "When Empty Return to PRSL Camden NJ." Camden was (is) home
to Campbell's Soup and I am positive that these cars were rebuilt to
serve them. These reporting marks disappear from the ORER in 1953

PRSL does not appear in any of the ORER's I have for the period 1948-
1953 and I am hoping someone on this list may know what they refer to.
Also is there anyone on the list familiar with the rail operations
serving Campbell's in Camden?

Thanks!

Bill Welch


NC & St L BOX CARS in 1950

matt
 

Hi Guys,

Can anyone tell me the break down of Box cars for the N C & St L in
1950?

Vents
DS
SS Fowler
SS
50' SS
40 ' Steel
50' steel
other

total ?

Thanks for your help

Matt Strickland


Re: Fruit Growers Express service to Campbell's Soup Company in Camde...

MOFWCABOOSE@...
 

The Atlantic City Railroad was the Reading's portion. The PRR's part was the
West Jersey & Seashore Railroad. Competition was keen before the merger; at
one time both railroads assigned their fastest engines to these subsidiaries.

Regarding Camden, New Jersey, as a child I remember seeing many wooden FGE
reefers running on the PRSL, sometimes even in solid extra trains during the
harvest season.

In Camden, some of the side tracks to Campbell Soup (the odor from which
could be smelled for many blocks downwind from the plant) ran right across RCA's
parking lot and it was not unusual to find FGE reefers competing for space with
RCA employees' cars, or to find traffic held up while the plant was being
switched.

John C. La Rue, Jr.
Bonita Springs, FL


SINCLAIR Tank Car

Greg Udolph <gregudolph@...>
 

Hello,
I am looking for any information on Sinclair's 10,000 gallon tank car. I
would really like either a decal sheet or a paint diagram for the tank cars
from the steam era. I am planning on painting a 1:1 scale tank car and would
very much like to do it Sinclair but I am having trouble finding
information. Please help!

Keep Steaming,
Greg Udolph
Heber City, UT
gregudolph@gmail.com
gu292901@ohio.edu

I am the thoroughbred of steam, born to run, born to be free.
Forgive them Lord, for they know not what they do. - 12/07/94

-----Original Message-----
From: STMFC@yahoogroups.com [mailto:STMFC@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of John
Thompson
Sent: Monday, January 22, 2007 6:36 PM
To: STMFC@yahoogroups.com
Subject: [STMFC] Pentrex Heritage Collection Vol. 1

I don't know if it's been mentioned, but the Pentrex "stocking
stuffer" DVD called "Heritage Collection Vol. 1" has some pretty good
color footage of steam era freight cars in it, plus lots of colorful
early diesels. And the 1940's-1950's corny narration is a joy to
listen to!

It's on sale for $9.95 plus shipping until 2-28-07. Read about it at:

http://www.pentrex. <http://www.pentrex.com/hc1dvd.html> com/hc1dvd.html

I think you'll like it.

John Thompson
Bellevue (Seattle) WA


Pentrex Heritage Collection Vol. 1

John Thompson
 

I don't know if it's been mentioned, but the Pentrex "stocking
stuffer" DVD called "Heritage Collection Vol. 1" has some pretty good
color footage of steam era freight cars in it, plus lots of colorful
early diesels. And the 1940's-1950's corny narration is a joy to
listen to!

It's on sale for $9.95 plus shipping until 2-28-07. Read about it at:

http://www.pentrex.com/hc1dvd.html

I think you'll like it.

John Thompson
Bellevue (Seattle) WA


Another, more detailed list of AAR designations

leedennegar
 

Here's a long and detailed complilation or ARA/AAR freight car type
codes and how they changed over time.

http://www.nakina.net/aartype.html

After April, 1938 "TW" meant one or more wooden tanks. Before that
date, it doesn't say how many tanks there may be, but it/they are
definitely wooden and intended for pickles.


Lee Dennegar
CNJ on one side, LV and RDG on the other.


Danger Lights

George
 

The 1930 motion picture, "Danger Lights," is scheduled to be shown on
Turner Classic Movies, Tuesday, January 23, at 7:00 pm (CT). It stars
Robert Armstrong and Jean Arthur. Of course, the REAL stars are those
beautiful Steam Engines pulling those beautiful Steam Era Freight Cars!

George York


Re: box auto car records from the July 1950 ORER

laramielarry <ostresh@...>
 

--- In STMFC@yahoogroups.com, Larry Kline <lndkline@...> wrote:

Larry,
I just downloaded the file. Thanks very much for transcribing this
data.
Larry Kline
Pittsburgh, PA

Larry Ostresh wrote:
I just finished transcribing all of the box/auto car records from the
July, 1950, ORER into an MS Excel file, and think the file may be of
interest to some of the folks on this list.


[Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
You are very welcome, Larry. Your STMFC file re USRA SS cars was very
useful in adding info about the DS/SS split. I'm searching for rosters
now so as to better pin down this ratio.

Best wishes, Larry


Re: Accurail 7108 as Frisco SS box cars

benjaminfrank_hom <b.hom@...>
 

Rob Kirkham wrote:
"...presumably there are more suitable prototypes for the Accurail car,
so now that I know it's designed to model a 9' interior height design,
I'll have to keep my eye out for a good prototype option ...."

Rob, the closest prototype is a series of IC boxcar - here's more
information on this model:
http://www.steamfreightcars.com/modeling/new%
20products/accurail/accu7000.html


Ben Hom


Re: Armstrong Cork ACKX tank car info?

Kurt Laughlin <fleeta@...>
 

Thanks Richard, at least I know what the shell looks like in any case.

And thanks again for the document offer.

KL

----- Original Message -----
From: Richard Hendrickson

Another car I need for my layout is an ACKX 10,000 gallon tank. Anyone have any info?
All I have is a 1928 builder's photo of ACKX 112, an AC&F Type 21 three course 10K gal. car. The 12 cars in the ACKX 102-113 series lasted a long time in revenue service; 11 were still on the roster in 1962 and 6 survived as late as 1965. I have no information, however, on how these cars were painted and lettered in later years.
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Re: Rule for extra grab irons on car ends

Bill Kelly
 

Page 18 (top left) of the 1945 issue says that a platform end sill of at
least
six inches in width, measured from the end post or siding, and extending
entirely across the car is required to have the additional handholds.
Later,
Bill Kelly


Bob Karig wrote:

Bill,

I've never seen a specific distance required to define a platform
end sill. I've seen them range from 7" to 10 1/2".

For a boxcar, it looks like two additional grab irons were required
on the ends of a car with platform end sills. Looking at the end, a
vertical grab iron a minimum of 18" and preferably 24" was required
on the right side of the car no more than 8" from the edge. The
bottom of the grab should be no less than 18" nor more than 24"
from the horizontal center line of the end sill. The second additional
grab iron was a horizontal grab a minimum of 24" long placed a
minimum of 30" and a maximum of 60" above the top of the
plaform end sill overlapping the centerline of the car. The
requirements were the same for both the A and B ends of the cars.

This information comes from the pamphlet, United States Safety
Appliances. I'm looking at 1922 and 1945 editions. They're widely
availabe on ebay, and its published in most Car Builders
Cyclopedias.

Bob


Re: Rule for extra grab irons on car ends

Bob Karig <karig@...>
 

Bill,

I've never seen a specific distance required to define a platform end
sill. I've seen them range from 7" to 10 1/2".

For a boxcar, it looks like two additional grab irons were required on the
ends of a car with platform end sills. Looking at the end, a vertical grab
iron a minimum of 18" and preferably 24" was required on the right side of
the car no more than 8" from the edge. The bottom of the grab should be no
less than 18" nor more than 24" from the horizontal center line of the end
sill. The second additional grab iron was a horizontal grab a minimum of
24" long placed a minimum of 30" and a maximum of 60" above the top of the
plaform end sill overlapping the centerline of the car. The requirements
were the same for both the A and B ends of the cars.

This information comes from the pamphlet, United States Safety
Appliances. I'm looking at 1922 and 1945 editions. They're widely
availabe on ebay, and its published in most Car Builders Cyclopedias.

Bob


Re: Armstrong Cork ACKX tank car info?

Richard Hendrickson
 

On Jan 21, 2007, at 8:48 AM, Kurt Laughlin wrote:

Another car I need for my layout is an ACKX 10,000 gallon tank. Anyone have any info?
All I have is a 1928 builder's photo of ACKX 112, an AC&F Type 21 three course 10K gal. car. The 12 cars in the ACKX 102-113 series lasted a long time in revenue service; 11 were still on the roster in 1962 and 6 survived as late as 1965. I have no information, however, on how these cars were painted and lettered in later years.

Richard Hendrickson


Santa Fe Box Cars

Bill J.
 

HELP! I've been trying to find John Dobyne's book "Santa Fe Box Cars"
without any luck. Tried all of the usual places, tried
bookfinder.com website, asked friends, all to no avail. Anybody out
there have one for sale? Or know of one?

Thanks, Bill Jolitz


RPC vol 2

Fred Mullins
 

Folks,
I'm looking for a copy of Railway Prototype Cyclopedia vol 2.
If anybody has a copy they would like to sell or knows a hobby shop
who has a copy please let me know off-list.
Thanks for any help!
Fred Mullins


Re: Rule for extra grab irons on car ends

Bill Daniels <billinsf@...>
 

I don't think there were any rules on the projecting
endsills since the rules prohibited crossing between
coupled cars.

Bill Daniels
Tucson, AZ

--- lnbill <bwelch@uucf.org> wrote:

When end sills on freight cars (PRR X23 for
example)prejected out a
certain distance, they were required to have extra
grab irons on the
end, since I presume the end sill became an ad hoc
walkway. What did
the rule say? Alternatively, what distance did the
end sill have to
project beyond the car end for this rule to take
effect?

Thanks!

Bill Welch




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Re: AAR mechanical designations.

Lars Svanevik <svanevil@...>
 

Doug Rhodes wrote:
As to the derivation of the term "euchred" I'd be very interested to know your source for its roots in old English. The unabridged OED shows no such derivation, and in fact suggests the origins are in the New World and in Spanish, and have nothing to do with preserving. The first documented uses of the term are no more than two centuries old.

My statement regarding the derivation of the word "euchred" was taken from the Heinz 1910 Salesman's Handbook. I regret that I didn't do any research on the word and only relied on the above source.

Lars Svanevik


Rule for extra grab irons on car ends

lnbill <bwelch@...>
 

When end sills on freight cars (PRR X23 for example)prejected out a
certain distance, they were required to have extra grab irons on the
end, since I presume the end sill became an ad hoc walkway. What did
the rule say? Alternatively, what distance did the end sill have to
project beyond the car end for this rule to take effect?

Thanks!

Bill Welch


Re: Conjecture re: euchring

Brian Paul Ehni <behni@...>
 

Probably because another word for drunk is ³pickled².

And we're WAY OT now. I'm calling "beer" on this one.
--
Thanks!

Brian Ehni



From: leedennegar <leedennegar@yahoo.com>
Reply-To: <STMFC@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Sun, 21 Jan 2007 17:00:31 -0000
To: <STMFC@yahoogroups.com>
Subject: [STMFC] Re: Conjecture re: euchring






"Euchred" is one of the many humorous (?) synonyms for "drunk".
Although I can't find any evidence (much less a recipe), I'm guessing
"euchred figs" are figs preserved in brandy.

Lee Dennegar
Piscataway NJ
CNJ on one side, LV and RDG on the other

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