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Re: Photo: Flat Car Load - Identity Of Items

Jim Betz
 

Hi guys,
  The photo is identified as being of cars on a repair track.  Not sure if that is correct or
not - the guy with the portable welding set up could be using it to secure tie downs?
  I like this photo - very much - because it shows so much activity around this cut of
cars.  There are guys working on most of them down the line - but it does not look
like much is happening to the cars on the track to the right.  I also like it because the
date is more 'useful' to me since it is later than the spate of early pictures we've
been seeing lately.  Don't take that as meaning that I don't look at them all - I'm
just saying that I spend more time studying photos from my chosen era.
  There are no less than 6 workers who are focused directly on that flat car!
One of them appears to be sitting in the seat of the one on the far right - but I
guess he could be standing on the deck of the car.- or is that just a hat on top
of something (the one behind the steering wheel).  Speaking of hats I note
that "everybody is wearing a hat" - it was not a balmy day in Galesburg (but
also not cold enough for them to be wearing coats).
                                                                                                                - Jim

Re: Photo: Flat Car Load - Identity Of Items

Douglas Harding
 

Or they are stationary power plants for running water pumps for irrigation or watering livestock.


On Thu, Jul 2, 2020, 9:25 AM Dennis Storzek <destorzek@...> wrote:
On Thu, Jul 2, 2020 at 07:13 AM, Bob Chaparro wrote:
In addition to the tractors there are some other items on the flat car. Are these generators or some other farm equipment items?
They look like additional tractor engines on skids; the fuel tank is mounted over the engine and the clutch housing is facing us.

Dennis Storzek

Re: Photos: Assorted Tank Cars

Steve and Barb Hile
 

Very cool photos.  They are all UTLX cars.

 

In the first one, from left to right

 

UTLX 72152         8000 gallon GAT Type 19 – Tangent HO model

UTLX 13215         6500 gallon Class X

UTLX 2171           6500 gallon Class X-3 single dome car that has been converted to a three compartment car

UTLX ??                10000 gallon ACF built Type 21 four course tank – P2K model

 

The second photo, continues to the left from UTLX 72152 and includes

 

UTLX 76436         Another 8000 gallon GAT

Three UTLX 10000 gallon Class X cars

 

Thanks for sharing,

Steve Hile

 

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Subject: [RealSTMFC] Photos: Assorted Tank Cars

 

Photos: Assorted Tank Cars

Two 1948 photos from the Newberry Library taken at Casper, Wyoming:

http://collections.carli.illinois.edu/cdm/singleitem/collection/nby_rrlife/id/653/rec/108

In this first photo, does the three-compartment tank car on the right look as if it was rebuilt from a single-compartment car?

http://collections.carli.illinois.edu/cdm/singleitem/collection/nby_rrlife/id/699/rec/110

These photos can be enlarged a bit.

Bob Chaparro

Hemet, CA

Re: Photo: PRR Flatcar 47068 With Grader Load

Craig Wilson
 

Attached is a photo of the Artitec dozer mounted on an NKP flatcar.  This particular version came with the blade detached.  I particularly like that the operator's seat/controls has a canvas "tarp" covering for shipping.  The Artitec items are pricey but can by justified for a single loaded car.

Craig Wilson


Re: Photos: Assorted Tank Cars

al_brown03
 

Indeed I'd bet that the three-compartment car in question was rebuilt from a single-compartment car. The give-away is the middle dome bigger than the outer two: big enough for the whole car in its original form.

Al Brown, Melbourne, Fla.

Re: Photos: Assorted Tank Cars

Dave Parker
 

It doesn't appear that UTLX was in any great hurry to convert to AB brakes as of 1948.
--
Dave Parker
Swall Meadows, CA

Re: B&O Tank Car Explosion

 

The links appear for me as broken. When I click, it downloads a .TIF to my machine. That may be the issue; the Groups.io page trying to handle a .TIF instead of .JPG. Maybe convert them and re-attach? 

--
Ben Sullivan
Brookeville, MD

Re: Photos: CCIX Tank Car 342

Frank Hodina
 

Our acid tank car kit 1.03 would work for CCIX 342. Kit 1.03 is of the first group of these cars built for Consolidated Chemical in 1945. The cars were leases so the reporting marks are SHPX. CCIX was built in April of 1947. The 140,000 capacity is due to the Heresite liners that these cars had. Would need to do a new decal set to issue a new kit, but that's not a proplem as the artwork is available. Let us know if there's an interest.

Have a happy 4th!

Frank

Re: Photo: Flat Car Load - Identity Of Items

Dennis Storzek
 

On Thu, Jul 2, 2020 at 07:13 AM, Bob Chaparro wrote:
In addition to the tractors there are some other items on the flat car. Are these generators or some other farm equipment items?
They look like additional tractor engines on skids; the fuel tank is mounted over the engine and the clutch housing is facing us.

Dennis Storzek

Photo: Tractor Pulling A Cut Of Boxcars

Bob Chaparro
 

Photo: Tractor Pulling A Cut Of Boxcars

A 1948 photo from the Newberry Library:

http://collections.carli.illinois.edu/cdm/singleitem/collection/nby_rrlife/id/601/rec/659

This photo can be enlarged a bit.

Hopefully there is someone not seen in the photo manning a brake wheel.

Bob Chaparro

Hemet, CA

Photo: Flat Car Load - Identity Of Items

Bob Chaparro
 

Photo: Flat Car Load - Identity Of Items

A 1948 photo from the Newberry Library:

http://collections.carli.illinois.edu/cdm/singleitem/collection/nby_rrlife/id/845/rec/103

This photo can be enlarged quite a bit.

In addition to the tractors there are some other items on the flat car. Are these generators or some other farm equipment items?

Thanks.

Bob Chaparro

Hemet, CA

Photos: Assorted Tank Cars

Bob Chaparro
 

Photos: Assorted Tank Cars

Two 1948 photos from the Newberry Library taken at Casper, Wyoming:

http://collections.carli.illinois.edu/cdm/singleitem/collection/nby_rrlife/id/653/rec/108

In this first photo, does the three-compartment tank car on the right look as if it was rebuilt from a single-compartment car?

http://collections.carli.illinois.edu/cdm/singleitem/collection/nby_rrlife/id/699/rec/110

These photos can be enlarged a bit.

Bob Chaparro

Hemet, CA

Photo: Two CB&Q Boxcars (33426 & 31326)

Bob Chaparro
 

Photo: Two CB&Q Boxcars (33426 & 31326)

A 1948 photo from the Newberry Library:

http://collections.carli.illinois.edu/cdm/singleitem/collection/nby_rrlife/id/517/rec/549

This photo can be enlarged quite a bit.

Good end detail on 33426.

Bob Chaparro

Hemet, CA

Re: Jerry Hamsmith kits

Eric Hansmann
 

Jerry’s kit listing is posted on the Helpful Links page of the Resin Car Works blog. 

The latest update is posted. 


Eric Hansmann
Murfreesboro, TN

On Jul 2, 2020, at 2:02 AM, nyc3001 . <nyc3001@...> wrote:

Hi guys,

Are Jerry's GS gon and FM-11 flat kits still available? Research seems to indicate that I might be able to use one of each.

-Phil

Re: Photo: PRR Flatcar 47068 With Grader Load

gtws00
 

The Artitec are available Built up and painted or in a resin kit. They are beautiful little models.
Attached is a photo of two without the blade installed that I built from their kits. At least one will be  a load on a CB&Q Fm-11 flat.
The blade will be mounted to the deck next to the Cat D7
George Toman 

History Blog: 15th C. Painting Conservation Video

Garth Groff and Sally Sanford
 

Noble Friends,

Yesterday's History Blog featured a story about the conservation of a 15th century painting by the Venetian artist Antonio Vivarini. The painting in question is today known as "Saint Monica Converts Her Dying Husband", now in the Detroit Institute of Art. The wood panel painting is one of five known to survive from the footer scenes below an altar in the Venetian Church of Santo Stefano. 

Saint Monica had a fairly popular cult following in the middle ages. The saint was the mother of the future Saint Augustine. Her husband, Patricius, remained a pagan until his deathbed conversion, as depicted in the panel. Her son Augustine was a trial for Monica (which is one reason why she is described as "long suffering" in the Blog). It took her 17 years and the help of Saint Ambrose to finally end Augustine's reckless and lazy lifestyle. 

Age has not been kind to the painting, and two large splits had developed as the wood base took on a pronounced dome shape. Accompanying the History Blog story of this painting is a brief professional-quality video showing how the cracks were repaired in the DIA's conservation lab.

You can enjoy the story and see the film at http://www.thehistoryblog.com/archives/58988 .

Wikipedia has a very short bio of Antono Vivarini at https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Antonio_Vivarini . Many paintings associated with this artist and his studio can be viewed at https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Category:Antonio_Vivarini . This includes "Nacinta di Sant'agostino" and the "Matrimonio di Santa Monica", two more of the surviving paintings from the Santa Monica set.

Finally, a bio of Saint Monica is found at https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saint_Monica .

Yours Aye,


Mungo Napier, Laird of Mallard Lodge  🦆

Re: t section bettenforf truck plans

passcars
 

What tonnage? and what is the intended usage?

Steve Peery

t section bettenforf truck plans

mel perry
 

does anyone know the source of the
t-section bettndorf truck drawings?
thanks
mel perry

Re: Photo: Repainted CB&Q Boxcar 11988

passcars
 

Believe the auxiliary door has been permanently closed as bottom door track brackets have been removed, the main door still functions normally, hence the Single door stencil.

Steve Peery

Jerry Hamsmith kits

nyc3001 .
 

Hi guys,

Are Jerry's GS gon and FM-11 flat kits still available? Research seems to indicate that I might be able to use one of each.

-Phil