Second Life For A Boxcar


thecitrusbelt@...
 

The post-revenue service uses for freight cars seem endless.

 

This is an image link from the Center for Railroad Photography & Art. The image was taken on the C&EI at Glover, Illinois, in 1959 by J. Parker Lamb.

 

http://www.railphoto-art.org/collections/lamb/group-two/#!jig[1]/https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1603/24681665921_e7327da954_k.jpg

 

The caption reads, “Chicago & Eastern Illinois Railroad southbound weed sprayer train approaching Glover tower near Urbana, Illinois, in August 1959.”

 

The website for the Center for Railroad Photography & Art has many high quality color and black-and-white railroad photos. Most of the photos feature locomotives but there are freight cars to be seen, also.

 

Website: http://www.railphoto-art.org/

 

Bob Chaparro

Hemet, CA


railsnw@...
 

Chapman Chemical in Portland, OR had similar converted boxcars for weed spraying. Great Northern also had their own weed spraying setup with boxcar applicator.

Rich Wilkens


John C. La Rue, Jr. <MOFWCABOOSE@...>
 

As did numerous other railroads, notably the Union Pacific, with three, the Missouri Pacific, with seven, and the Burlington Northern, which included five ex-GN cars among its nine.
 
John C. La Rue, Jr.
Bonita Springs, FL
 
 

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From: railsnw@... [STMFC]
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Chapman Chemical in Portland, OR had similar converted boxcars for weed spraying. Great Northern also had their own weed spraying setup with boxcar applicator.

Rich Wilkens


Jack Mullen
 

Is it possible to identify the original owner of the boxcar? The ends were apparently 5/5/5, suggesting a USRA origin,  but if so the curved roof  is a replacement. 

Jack Mullen


Benjamin Hom
 

Jack Mullen asked:
"Is it possible to identify the original owner of the boxcar? The ends were apparently 5/5/5, suggesting a USRA origin,  but if so the curved roof is a replacement."

Based on the 10-panel sides (minus the two panels where the door would have been), the Hutchins radial roof, and the 5/5/5 Murphy ends, most likely C&O 2000-2799, rebuilt from C&O 600-1599, USRA SS boxcars.  The center panel appears wider than the original end spacing as the rebuilt boxcars had a spacer between the top two end panels.  Sunshine 64.14/64.15 modeled these cars in HO.


Ben Hom
 


Benjamin Hom
 

Jack Mullen asked:
"Is it possible to identify the original owner of the boxcar? The ends were apparently 5/5/5, suggesting a USRA origin,  but if so the curved roof is a replacement."
https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1603/24681665921_e7327da954_k.jpg

I replied:
"Based on the 10-panel sides (minus the two panels where the door would have been), the Hutchins radial roof, and the 5/5/5 Murphy ends, most likely C&O 2000-2799, rebuilt from C&O 600-1599, USRA SS boxcars.  The center panel appears wider than the original end spacing as the rebuilt boxcars had a spacer between the top two end panels.  Sunshine 64.14/64.15 modeled these cars in HO."
http://www.sunshinekits.com/sunimages/sun64b.pdf 

One more thing - C&O 600-1599, modernized with Hutchins radial roof, is available from Westerfield.
https://id18538.securedata.net/westerfieldmodels.com/merchantmanager/product_info.php?cPath=100_377&products_id=185 


Ben Hom


Jack Mullen
 

Ben, thanks for the quick response. I figured somebody on this list could make a probable ID from a couple pieces of evidence. As others have observed, this group is an amazing resource.

BTW, many decades ago the RMC Rolling Stock Planbook
included a fairly crude plan and photo of a similar Nalco spray car.

Jack Mullen


Benjamin Hom
 

Jack Mullen asked:


"Is it possible to identify the original owner of the boxcar? The ends were apparently 5/5/5, suggesting a USRA origin,  but if so the curved roof is a replacement."
https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1603/24681665921_e7327da954_k.jpg

I replied:
"Based on the 10-panel sides (minus the two panels where the door would have been), the Hutchins radial roof, and the 5/5/5 Murphy ends, most likely C&O 2000-2799, rebuilt from C&O 600-1599, USRA SS boxcars.  The center panel appears wider than the original end spacing as the rebuilt boxcars had a spacer between the top two end panels.  Sunshine 64.14/64.15 modeled these cars in HO."
http://www.sunshinekits.com/sunimages/sun64b.pdf 

One more thing - C&O 600-1599, modernized with Hutchins radial roof, is available from Westerfield.
https://id18538.securedata.net/westerfieldmodels.com/merchantmanager/product_info.php?cPath=100_377&products_id=185 



Ben Hom



dmeyer <dmeyer@...>
 

Mel,

Were you aware of this gallery? Really nice Midwestern stuff.......

Regards

Doug

On 2016-05-04 14:37, thecitrusbelt@... [STMFC] wrote:

 

 

 

 

The post-revenue service uses for freight cars seem endless.

 

 

 

This is an image link from the Center for Railroad Photography & Art. The image was taken on the C&EI at Glover, Illinois, in 1959 by J. Parker Lamb.

 

 

 

http://www.railphoto-art.org/collections/lamb/group-two/#!jig[1]/https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1603/24681665921_e7327da954_k.jpg

 

 

 

The caption reads, “Chicago & Eastern Illinois Railroad southbound weed sprayer train approaching Glover tower near Urbana, Illinois, in August 1959.”

 

 

 

The website for the Center for Railroad Photography & Art has many high quality color and black-and-white railroad photos. Most of the photos feature locomotives but there are freight cars to be seen, also.

 

 

 

Website: http://www.railphoto-art.org/

 

 

 

Bob Chaparro

 

Hemet, CA