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Re: TIDX 1648 GATC tank car

Tim O'Connor
 


My notes say ACF Type 25, but it's close enough I guess. :-)


On 6/29/2020 9:18 PM, David via groups.io wrote:
Not GATC, but an example of the uncommon AC&F Type 26 (the car to the right may be another one).

David Thompson


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Tim O'Connor
Sterling, Massachusetts

Re: Photos: CCIX Tank Car 342

al_brown03
 

Are those the acid tanks Resin Car Works made?

Al Brown, Melbourne, Fla.

Re: Photos: CCIX Tank Car 342

mopacfirst
 

These are interesting photos.  This car has 70-ton trucks, with an 8000 gallon capacity tank, so this must be a heavy acid like sulfuric.

My brief search for this company has hit a dead end, because all I turn up for Consolidated Chemical Industries is a newer chemical marketing company in Houston.  The photo caption mentions Ft. Worth and the CB&Q, which probably means FW&D in the context.  My best guess is that this is a company that was absorbed long ago into a larger chemical manufacturer.  But this would be a useful car to model.

Ron Merrick

Re: Photo: CB&Q Composite Hopper 194284

Bruce Smith
 

This car seems to have missed it's schedule reweigh by a substantial period of time (stenciled NEW 4-44).

Regards,
Bruce
Bruce Smith
Auburn, AL


From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io <main@RealSTMFC.groups.io> on behalf of Bob Chaparro via groups.io <chiefbobbb@...>
Sent: Wednesday, July 1, 2020 12:34 PM
To: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io <main@RealSTMFC.groups.io>
Subject: [RealSTMFC] Photo: CB&Q Composite Hopper 194284
 

Photo: CB&Q Composite Hopper 194284

A 1948 photo from the Newberry Library:

http://collections.carli.illinois.edu/cdm/singleitem/collection/nby_rrlife/id/764/rec/405

This photo can be enlarged quite a bit.

Bob Chaparro

Hemet, CA

Re: CN on the CV in less than warmer times

Marty McGuirk
 

It’s definitely White River Junction, Vermont. 
It’s the CV’s freight yard alongside the White River north of the station. 
Marty 

On Jul 1, 2020, at 3:18 PM, Tim O'Connor <timboconnor@...> wrote:



Nice! May be St Johnsbury or perhaps White River Jct.



On 6/30/2020 6:58 PM, Andy Carlson wrote:
Maybe on the central Vermont with lots of CN stuff.
-Andy Carlson
Ojai CA





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Tim O'Connor
Sterling, Massachusetts

Re: B&O Tank Car Explosion

Bill Keene
 

Nothing attached. Or … did the magic not work this time?

Cheers,
Bill Keene
Irvine, CA


On Jul 1, 2020, at 11:07 AM, Garth Groff and Sally Sanford <mallardlodge1000@...> wrote:

Friends,

I have just scanned up the two attached photos of a wrecked tank car. The back of one photo says, "Exploded oil tank on B-O RR." There is no date or location. Was this notable enough to have come to the attention of any B&O mavens on this group?

Sorry the photos don't have more detail. 

I can only think this was quite an event for whomever lived in that house by the tracks!

Yours Aye,


Garth Groff  🦆

Re: CN on the CV in less than warmer times

Tim O'Connor
 


Nice! May be St Johnsbury or perhaps White River Jct.



On 6/30/2020 6:58 PM, Andy Carlson wrote:
Maybe on the central Vermont with lots of CN stuff.
-Andy Carlson
Ojai CA





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Tim O'Connor
Sterling, Massachusetts

Re: Photo: PRR Flatcar 47068 With Grader Load

Bill Keene
 

Nice photo. Good find! 

One of the loads into Burlington on my Gridley Branch could be some type of construction or road grading equipment. Considering the time period of 1952-53 a grader would be a good selection for surfacing all of those gravel county roads in east central Kansas. 

The question to the group is … does someone have recommendations for post-war to mid-‘50s construction equipment models?

Thanks & Cheers,
Bill Keene
Irvine, CA


On Jul 1, 2020, at 10:43 AM, Bob Chaparro via groups.io <chiefbobbb@...> wrote:

Photo: PRR Flatcar 47068 With Grader Load
A 1948 photo from the Newberry Library:
This photo can be enlarged quite a bit.
It's my understanding, based on comments by a professional railroader who was a load inspector, that the blades of earth moving equipment normally were blocked, separating the blade from the car deck. Apparently not so in this photo.
Bob Chaparro
Hemet, CA

Re: D&LW boxcar clinic?

Nelson Moyer
 

Thanks for posting this, Bill. I wasn’t aware of the new group. I just joined pending moderator approval.

 

Nelson Moyer

 

From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io [mailto:main@RealSTMFC.groups.io] On Behalf Of Bill Welch
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Subject: Re: [RealSTMFC] D&LW boxcar clinic?

 

I am not Brian but his Clinic Notes are on the IO group for the recent 20/20 Hindsight online RPM event: https://groups.io/g/Hindsight2020

I am unsure if people that did not register for this event can access this group.

Bill Welch

Re: Photo: Repainted CB&Q Boxcar 11988

Kenneth Montero
 

Bob,

Please also note that only the right side is a moveable door, with door guide and door stops to the right side of the door - and none on the left side (which would be there if the left side was a moveable door).

Ken Montero

On 07/01/2020 2:09 PM Nelson Moyer <npmoyer@...> wrote:


Tony’s right, when larger steel automobile cars became available, many  CB&Q door and one half single sheathed boxcars had the small door welded shut by placing a steel plate between the door and the Z-bar to the left of the door. You can clearly see that plate in the photo. The disabled door was stenciled Single Door Car to give crews a heads up that the small door wasn’t operational.

 

Nelson Moyer

 

 

 

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Sent: Wednesday, July 01, 2020 12:56 PM
To: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io
Subject: Re: [RealSTMFC] Photo: Repainted CB&Q Boxcar 11988


Bob Chaparro wrote:



Photo: Repainted CB&Q Boxcar 11988

A 1948 photo from the Newberry Library:

This photo can be enlarged quite a bit.

The car was built in 1925.

Note the stencil "Single Door Car" on the door. The door appears to separate in the middle with each half sliding toward an end of the car.

Anyone know the name for this type of door?


    Um, it's a double door, Bob. They have just disable one half, so only one door functions.


Tony Thompson

 




Re: Photo: PRR Flatcar 47068 With Grader Load

 

Have an aerial view of the ramp at Santa Fe's Vernon (CA) Team. The ramp is in the lower left with heavy equipment on two flat cars above it.
Andy Jackson
Santa Fe Springs CA


Re: D&LW boxcar clinic?

Bill Welch
 

I am not Brian but his Clinic Notes are on the IO group for the recent 20/20 Hindsight online RPM event: https://groups.io/g/Hindsight2020

I am unsure if people that did not register for this event can access this group.

Bill Welch

Need Photo ID Help from Southern RY Fans

Garth Groff and Sally Sanford
 

Friends,

I have a non-freight car photos I'm trying to ID that I think was taken on the Southern. If there are any Southern fans on this group who might care to assist, please meet me on private email at mallardlodge1000_AT_gmail.com. Please do not respond directly to this message, as I'm sure the Sheriff wouldn't be pleased.

Yours Aye,


Garth Groff  🦆

B&O Tank Car Explosion

Garth Groff and Sally Sanford
 

Friends,

It might be more interesting if I had attached the photos. Error corrected.

Yours Aye,


Garth Groff  🦆

Re: Photo: Repainted CB&Q Boxcar 11988

Nelson Moyer
 

Tony’s right, when larger steel automobile cars became available, many  CB&Q door and one half single sheathed boxcars had the small door welded shut by placing a steel plate between the door and the Z-bar to the left of the door. You can clearly see that plate in the photo. The disabled door was stenciled Single Door Car to give crews a heads up that the small door wasn’t operational.

 

Nelson Moyer

 

 

 

From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io [mailto:main@RealSTMFC.groups.io] On Behalf Of Tony Thompson
Sent: Wednesday, July 01, 2020 12:56 PM
To: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io
Subject: Re: [RealSTMFC] Photo: Repainted CB&Q Boxcar 11988

 

Bob Chaparro wrote:



Photo: Repainted CB&Q Boxcar 11988

A 1948 photo from the Newberry Library:

This photo can be enlarged quite a bit.

The car was built in 1925.

Note the stencil "Single Door Car" on the door. The door appears to separate in the middle with each half sliding toward an end of the car.

Anyone know the name for this type of door?

 

    Um, it's a double door, Bob. They have just disable one half, so only one door functions.

 

Tony Thompson

 

 

 

B&O Tank Car Explosion

Garth Groff and Sally Sanford
 

Friends,

I have just scanned up the two attached photos of a wrecked tank car. The back of one photo says, "Exploded oil tank on B-O RR." There is no date or location. Was this notable enough to have come to the attention of any B&O mavens on this group?

Sorry the photos don't have more detail. 

I can only think this was quite an event for whomever lived in that house by the tracks!

Yours Aye,


Garth Groff  🦆

Re: Photo: Repainted CB&Q Boxcar 11988

Tony Thompson
 

Bob Chaparro wrote:

Photo: Repainted CB&Q Boxcar 11988
A 1948 photo from the Newberry Library:
This photo can be enlarged quite a bit.
The car was built in 1925.
Note the stencil "Single Door Car" on the door. The door appears to separate in the middle with each half sliding toward an end of the car.
Anyone know the name for this type of door?

    Um, it's a double door, Bob. They have just disable one half, so only one door functions.

Tony Thompson



Re: Photo: CB&Q Composite Hopper 194284

Tony Thompson
 

Bob Chaparro wrote:

Photo: CB&Q Composite Hopper 194284
A 1948 photo from the Newberry Library:
This photo can be enlarged quite a bit.

       Nice photo! And how many of us have coal loads like that?

Tony Thompson



Photo: PRR Flatcar 47068 With Grader Load

Bob Chaparro
 

Photo: PRR Flatcar 47068 With Grader Load

A 1948 photo from the Newberry Library:

http://collections.carli.illinois.edu/cdm/singleitem/collection/nby_rrlife/id/305/rec/49

This photo can be enlarged quite a bit.

It's my understanding, based on comments by a professional railroader who was a load inspector, that the blades of earth moving equipment normally were blocked, separating the blade from the car deck. Apparently not so in this photo.

Bob Chaparro

Hemet, CA

Photo: UTLX 71611 And Friends

Bob Chaparro
 

Photo: UTLX 71611 And Friends

A 1948 photo from the Newberry Library taken at Casper, Wyoming:

http://collections.carli.illinois.edu/cdm/singleitem/collection/nby_rrlife/id/637/rec/107

This photo can be enlarged quite a bit.

Bob Chaparro

Hemet, CA