Photo: NKP Livestock Car 41001


Bob Chaparro
 

Photo: NKP Livestock Car 41001

Courtesy of Adam C. Matthews on Facebook. He comments:

"Where's the beef? It's riding the Nickel Plate! Shipping up to six trains of livestock per day, and faster than any other carrier, earned the Nickel Plate Road the nickname “The Meat Express Line.” These shipments were also more profitable than any other commodity the road carried. From the day track laying was completed and operations began, the Nickel Plate Road received an allotment from the Chicago Stock Yard Company of 10% of all livestock traveling east, and this is why the Nickel Plate Road rostered large numbers of stock cars from the start of service.

Pictured is NKP 50-foot single-decked wooden stock car 41001 at Bellevue, OH on August 28, 1966. In two years all livestock business would be a thing of the past."

Bob Chaparro

Hemet, CA


Douglas Harding
 

Nice photo of a Mather 50’ stockcar. Built by “marrying” two 40’ cars.

 

Doug Harding

www.iowacentralrr.org

 

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Photo: NKP Livestock Car 41001

Courtesy of Adam C. Matthews on Facebook. He comments:

"Where's the beef? It's riding the Nickel Plate! Shipping up to six trains of livestock per day, and faster than any other carrier, earned the Nickel Plate Road the nickname “The Meat Express Line.” These shipments were also more profitable than any other commodity the road carried. From the day track laying was completed and operations began, the Nickel Plate Road received an allotment from the Chicago Stock Yard Company of 10% of all livestock traveling east, and this is why the Nickel Plate Road rostered large numbers of stock cars from the start of service.

Pictured is NKP 50-foot single-decked wooden stock car 41001 at Bellevue, OH on August 28, 1966. In two years all livestock business would be a thing of the past."

Bob Chaparro

Hemet, CA


ed_mines
 

don't know why but Howard Ameling (NKP "expert") called them basket cars.

NKP steam era stock cars (the ones proceeding these) are featured in the RMC planbook and Mainline Modeler's stock car book.

ed mines


Mike Dietrich
 

At one time someone offered a short kit for bashing two Proto2000 cars. Anyone know if it’s still available?


Benjamin Hom
 

Mike Dietrich asked: 
"At one time someone offered a short kit for bashing two Proto2000 cars. Anyone know if it’s still available?"

That was Stan Rydarowicz's kit before he passed away.  It's not currently available.

Jim Teese's kitbash article in the January 1998 issue of Model Railroader featured "homebrewed" door castings.


Ben Hom