Decals for scale locations and light weights - L&N reweigh stations
Steven D Johnson
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I’d really like to see such a comprehensive set done!
Here are some L&N ones we were discussing on the L&N group a while back. There are several messages, so scroll down. Some of these are post-1960, but I still wouldn’t mind them being included to update “steam era” cars…I do model the 1960s too!
On Thu, Mar 19, 2020 at 10:24 AM Charles Peck via Groups.Io <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
While I cannot say which ones actually did the most reweighs, I can offer a list.
Then I'll point out the ones I remember seeing most often.
BOY Boyles AL
COR Corbin KY
COV Covington KY
DEC DeCoursey KY
LOU Louisville KY
NAS Nashville TN
RAD Radnor TN
SLS South Louisville Shops at Louisville KY
The ones I remember seeing most often were SLS, BOY, and RAD.
Those may or may not have been the busiest location, merely the ones I saw most often.
Here’s a thread about this subject from back in 2018. I just forwarded the last e-mail I have on the subject.
MOB = Mobile Ala
A few more:
SLS = South Louisville Shops
RAD = Radnor Yard (Nashville)
HWL = Howell Yard (Evansville)
Also, sometime ca. the early 1980s, “L&N” started being used…
I have also seen Lafayette done as “LAFAY”...
Older ones were PRS = Paris TN Shops – this abbreviation was in use until just after the NC&StL merger, when the Paris Shops were closed, and LOU for Louisville.
I think Stuart is correct about Ravenna. RAV perhaps?
There was also:
LOY - Loyall
HAZ - Hazard
There may also have been a code for Ravenna but I can't remember seeing one off the top of my head.
I have been trying to figure out what car shop location abbreviations were used on the L&N between the late 60's and mid 70's, when adoption of the COTS stencil pretty much killed off revision of the periodic shopping code on the left side of the car, as part of the weight/capacity data. I believe during this time frame the periodic inspect/test/reweigh requirements boiled down to every 48 months for cars with roofs, and every 24 months for cars without. The car shop codes I have observed are:
DEC - Decoursey KY
L&N Railroad Historical Society Web Page:
From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io [mailto:main@RealSTMFC.groups.io] On Behalf Of Charlie Duckworth
I’ve been kicking around an idea with Hubert Mask on having a decal set made with the most common weight locations by railroad. I have a comprehensive list of Mopac locations but would need help with the other railroads. I told Hubert I’d be happy to compile a list if the group members would send me the top six or eight locations. Obviously I don’t want the full name but the ‘short name’ the railroad used in there stencil. As example for the MP Kingsville was KV, Alexandria was ALEX. The decal sheet would be alphabetized by railroad so if you are wanting to restenciled a ATSF boxcar it would be easy to find. He’ll also include a set of light weights.
So the .io list isn’t filled with responses to this topic you can send your railroad name and weigh locations to me (omahaduck (at) gmail (dot) com)