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US Navy freight cars.


kenneth broomfield
 

I am sure this has come up but can not find anything about it in the archives. I
have a US Navy, made by Athern, boxcar and am wondering how correct it is? Did
the Navy have any boxcars and if so does anyone have a picture of one in
service? Did they have alot of them? I also have seen a Navy flatcar on e-bay,
Mantua I think, and am wondering the same thing about it. Thank you for any and
all support that I can get for this question.

Kenny Broomfield


Richard Hendrickson
 

On May 16, 2011, at 12:59 PM, kenneth broomfield wrote:

I am sure this has come up but can not find anything about it in
the archives. I
have a US Navy, made by Athern, boxcar and am wondering how correct
it is? Did
the Navy have any boxcars and if so does anyone have a picture of
one in
service? Did they have alot of them? I also have seen a Navy
flatcar on e-bay,
Mantua I think, and am wondering the same thing about it. Thank you
for any and
all support that I can get for this question.

Kenny Broomfield
The Navy had three large groups of 50' 1-1/2 door steel box cars for
ammunition loading, as well as a few flat cars, conventional tank
cars, and helium tank cars. See any steam era Official Railway
Equipment Register. No Athearn model is remotely close to any U. S.
Navy cars, and I doubt that the Mantua flat is at all accurate, either.

Richard Hendrickson


Rod Miller
 

On 5/16/11 1:54 PM, Richard Hendrickson wrote:
On May 16, 2011, at 12:59 PM, kenneth broomfield wrote:

I am sure this has come up but can not find anything about it in
the archives. I
have a US Navy, made by Athern, boxcar and am wondering how correct
it is? Did
the Navy have any boxcars and if so does anyone have a picture of
one in
service? Did they have alot of them? I also have seen a Navy
flatcar on e-bay,
Mantua I think, and am wondering the same thing about it. Thank you
for any and
all support that I can get for this question.

Kenny Broomfield
The Navy had three large groups of 50' 1-1/2 door steel box cars for
ammunition loading, as well as a few flat cars, conventional tank
cars, and helium tank cars. See any steam era Official Railway
Equipment Register. No Athearn model is remotely close to any U. S.
Navy cars, and I doubt that the Mantua flat is at all accurate, either.

Richard Hendrickson

An image of what may be one of the cars Richard mentions has been
uploaded to the Photos area. Look in Rod Miller's photos.

Rod

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Allen Cain <allencain@...>
 

Yes, the Navy did have box cars and at least one Helium car (for blimps I
think?). Will send to you direct in a separate email.



You find the car numbers and other info in any ORER. I will send a scan of
the October 1954 Navy info.



Allen Cain


SamClarke
 

Don't forget the Navy had three lots of 40 foot PS-1 box cars built in 1952, 1953 and 1955.


Sam Clarke
Kadee Quality Products


From: Allen Cain
Sent: Monday, May 16, 2011 9:08 PM
To: STMFC@yahoogroups.com
Subject: [STMFC] Re: US Navy freight cars.



Yes, the Navy did have box cars and at least one Helium car (for blimps I
think?). Will send to you direct in a separate email.

You find the car numbers and other info in any ORER. I will send a scan of
the October 1954 Navy info.

Allen Cain


Marty McGuirk
 

We still use some of those  cars - they were refurbished a few years ago. They are used to move conventional ordnance  . . .



see http://www.public.navy.mil/navsafecen/Documents/SuccessStories2/107_Asbst_RR_Restor.pdf



The Navy Railway Operating Handbook https://portal.navfac.navy.mil/portal/page/portal/docs/doc_store_pub/navy%20railway%20operations%20handbook  offers a good basic introduction to the various types and cargos the Navy/Marine Corps ship by rail. Love the cover image - which hasn't changed in well over 6 decades.



There were of course, specialized cars that look like flatcars with large cylinders semi-permanently mounted in place, used to transport spent fuel rods. The current version of these cars operate with DODX markings and are designated as M140 - a little late for the era of this list, but there was an earlier version that ran in the (late) steam era.



Marty

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Don't forget the Navy had three lots of 40 foot PS-1 box cars built in 1952, 1953 and 1955.

Sam Clarke
Kadee Quality Products

From: Allen Cain
Sent: Monday, May 16, 2011 9:08 PM
To: STMFC@yahoogroups.com
Subject: [STMFC] Re: US Navy freight cars.

Yes, the Navy did have box cars and at least one Helium car (for blimps I
think?). Will send to you direct in a separate email.

You find the car numbers and other info in any ORER. I will send a scan of
the October 1954 Navy info.

Allen Cain

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Douglas Harding
 

Marty, the first photo (pg 1) of the document you linked sure looks like
someone's nicely detailed, but unweathered, model, until you enlarge the
image.



And ceiling tiles? (see caption pg 2) Inside a boxcar? Obviously the author
of the article knew nothing about boxcars.



Doug Harding

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