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Andy Carlson
 

It has been nearly 24 hours since the last post. Is something amiss?
-Andy Carlson
Ojai CA

Re: What Is This Box?

Brian Termunde
 

The previous picture does show a house nearby. Not sure if the railroad would approve of this use of it's property though!

http://lists.railfan.net/erielackphoto.cgi?erielack-10-10-19/X7817.jpg

Take Care,
 
Brian R. Termunde
Midvale, Utah

Re: What Is This Box?

Dennis Storzek
 

On Fri, Oct 25, 2019 at 12:25 PM, spsalso wrote:
Considering the tire marks right in front of the box, it MIGHT be a mail box for someone living immediately to the right.
It might also be a mailbox for the local depot, if there is one right out of the picture.

Dennis Storzek

Re: What Is This Box?

spsalso
 

Considering the tire marks right in front of the box, it MIGHT be a mail box for someone living immediately to the right.  They may have decided the extant post was superior to the one they'd have to install for themselves.

Whatever it was, I would say the tire marks indicate frequent motor vehicle visits.


Ed

Edward Sutorik

Re: Fixing Shifted Loads

Bob Chaparro
 

The load shifter/load adjuster is seen in action at 11:47 in the film:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RO4xn-NJjmU

Bob Chaparro

Hemet, CA

Re: Wabash auto boxcar

Drew M.
 

Doesn't Black Cat offer a Wabash set?

Drew in Philly

Modeling the pre-Depression years.

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On Oct 24, 2019, at 14:18, Benjamin Hom <b.hom@...> wrote:
Fred Jansz asked:
"Bought this OMI Wabash auto car and wonder if someone knows if there are decals available for this car?"

Tim O'Connor replied:
"Mark Vaughan decals - stocked by Des Plaines Hobbies."

Somewhat surprisingly, he didn't do a specific set for these automobile cars.  Checked the manufacturer website this morning - there are overarching sets for boxcars, but not the SS automobile boxcars.  A check of the DPH online website for Mark Vaughn Decals doesn't return any WAB automobile decals either. 

You can check with Funaro, who will sell decals upon request.  As always, consult prototype photos.


Ben Hom



Re: Fixing Shifted Loads

Dave Yingst
 

The Santa Fe film "Payday", dealing with reducing lading damage from about 1953, shows a load shifter in operation. The film can be found on YouTube by searching Santa Fe railroad.
Dave Yingst
Corning, CA

Re: Wabash auto boxcar

steve_wintner
 

Isn't this set suitable?

https://www.blackcatdecals.com/product/wab48507-wabash-single-sheath-auto-car/

Admittedly, out of stock...

Re: SP Transfer Caboose; was Fixing Shifted Loads

Tony Thompson
 

There were a bunch of them, covered in the book.
Tony Thompson 


On Oct 24, 2019, at 1:03 PM, Garth Groff <sarahsan@...> wrote:

 Brian,

Of even more importance, you got a photo of a rare SP transfer caboose. I don't have Tony's SP caboose book, so maybe he could comment more on this car and others, especially if any were in use during our period of interest. The only one I knew of was SP 1, a car with a slightly larger cabin, that served in the Roseville Yard near the end of caboose operations.

Yours Aye,


Garth Groff

On 10/24/2019 12:43 PM, brianleppert@... wrote:
Here are two views of Southern Pacific's "load shifter" at their Taylor Yard in Los Angeles , July 1966.  Not good photos, but I was only 15 with a plastic camera.

Brian Leppert
Carson City, NV

<SOUTHERN PACIFIC CABOOSE 1, ROSEVILLE-HD1C.jpg>

Re: SP Transfer Caboose; was Fixing Shifted Loads

Garth Groff <sarahsan@...>
 

Brian,

Very interesting photos. Between us, five SP transfer cabooses, and all different. That's way cool.

While these beasties were more common in the East, I have only seen two more in the Left Coast -- Alameda Belt Line had one that looked like an outhouse on a raft (a steam-era car, AFAIK), and more recently the Yolo Shortline had an ex-MKT car of fairly modern lines.

Yours Aye,


Garth Groff


On 10/24/2019 3:43 PM, brianleppert@... wrote:
Garth, here's some more I photographed in Taylor Yard.

Brian Leppert
Carson City, NV

Re: SP Transfer Caboose; was Fixing Shifted Loads

brianleppert@att.net
 

Garth, here's some more I photographed in Taylor Yard.

Brian Leppert
Carson City, NV

Re: Wabash auto boxcar

Tim O'Connor
 


Mark Vaughan set E-1
. I painted this over 20 years ago and may have applied the wrong
set of dimensional data since I didn't know then as much as I know now. The set covers a
number of different cars. Set
E-2 was for postwar repaints and some later cars.

Tim O



On 10/24/2019 2:18 PM, Benjamin Hom wrote:
Fred Jansz asked:
"Bought this OMI Wabash auto car and wonder if someone knows if there are decals available for this car?"

Tim O'Connor replied:
"Mark Vaughan decals - stocked by Des Plaines Hobbies."

Somewhat surprisingly, he didn't do a specific set for these automobile cars.  Checked the manufacturer website this morning - there are overarching sets for boxcars, but not the SS automobile boxcars.  A check of the DPH online website for Mark Vaughn Decals doesn't return any WAB automobile decals either. 

You can check with Funaro, who will sell decals upon request.  As always, consult prototype photos.


Ben Hom

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Tim O'Connor
Sterling, Massachusetts

Re: Wabash auto boxcar

Benjamin Hom
 

Fred Jansz asked:
"Bought this OMI Wabash auto car and wonder if someone knows if there are decals available for this car?"

Tim O'Connor replied:
"Mark Vaughan decals - stocked by Des Plaines Hobbies."

Somewhat surprisingly, he didn't do a specific set for these automobile cars.  Checked the manufacturer website this morning - there are overarching sets for boxcars, but not the SS automobile boxcars.  A check of the DPH online website for Mark Vaughn Decals doesn't return any WAB automobile decals either. 

You can check with Funaro, who will sell decals upon request.  As always, consult prototype photos.


Ben Hom



Re: SP Transfer Caboose; was Fixing Shifted Loads

Tim O'Connor
 


There were not many, but they did exist.



On 10/24/2019 2:02 PM, Garth Groff wrote:
Brian,

Of even more importance, you got a photo of a rare SP transfer caboose. I don't have Tony's SP caboose book, so maybe he could comment more on this car and others, especially if any were in use during our period of interest. The only one I knew of was SP 1, a car with a slightly larger cabin, that served in the Roseville Yard near the end of caboose operations.

Yours Aye,


Garth Groff

On 10/24/2019 12:43 PM, brianleppert@... wrote:
Here are two views of Southern Pacific's "load shifter" at their Taylor Yard in Los Angeles , July 1966.  Not good photos, but I was only 15 with a plastic camera.

Brian Leppert
Carson City, NV

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Tim O'Connor
Sterling, Massachusetts

Re: SP Transfer Caboose; was Fixing Shifted Loads

Garth Groff <sarahsan@...>
 

Brian,

Of even more importance, you got a photo of a rare SP transfer caboose. I don't have Tony's SP caboose book, so maybe he could comment more on this car and others, especially if any were in use during our period of interest. The only one I knew of was SP 1, a car with a slightly larger cabin, that served in the Roseville Yard near the end of caboose operations.

Yours Aye,


Garth Groff

On 10/24/2019 12:43 PM, brianleppert@... wrote:
Here are two views of Southern Pacific's "load shifter" at their Taylor Yard in Los Angeles , July 1966.  Not good photos, but I was only 15 with a plastic camera.

Brian Leppert
Carson City, NV

Re: Wabash auto boxcar

Tim O'Connor
 


Mark Vaughan decals - stocked by Des Plaines Hobbies




On 10/24/2019 6:09 AM, Fred Jansz wrote:
Hi All,

Bought this OMI Wabash auto car and wonder if someone knows if there are decals available for this car?
Thanks for your advise.
best regards,
Fred Jansz

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Tim O'Connor
Sterling, Massachusetts

What Is This Box?

Bob Chaparro
 

What Is This Box?

In the photo on this link there is a box attached to the crossing sign:

http://lists.railfan.net/erielackphoto.cgi?erielack-10-10-19/X7818.jpg

Could this be a waybill box for the (possible) spur or siding that is to the left of the picture?

Bob Chaparro

Hemet, CA

Re: Fixing Shifted Loads

Tim O'Connor
 


I'm sure it depends on the era. Modern steel devices like this one were built postwar.
I know the GN had a similar device as this one in Gavin Yard.

Tim O'





On 10/23/2019 10:41 PM, Bob Chaparro via Groups.Io wrote:

What is the name of the fixture used to right shifted loads on flat cars and gondolas?

Were these fixtures manufactured by specific companies or typically built by the railroads?

Bob Chaparro

Thanks.

Hemet, CA



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Tim O'Connor
Sterling, Massachusetts

Re: Fixing Shifted Loads

brianleppert@att.net
 

Here are two views of Southern Pacific's "load shifter" at their Taylor Yard in Los Angeles , July 1966.  Not good photos, but I was only 15 with a plastic camera.

Brian Leppert
Carson City, NV

Re: Fixing Shifted Loads

Bob Chaparro
 

Several of you responded "load shifter" and a Google search of this term with the term "railroad" revealed this to be a common term. Thank you.
Unfortunately, the Google search produced no photos.
Bob Chaparro
Hemet, CA