NJI&I to Wabash at Pine - Part 3


Gary Roe
 

Here is another installment of "Daily Interchange Report of Cars" from the NJI&I to the Wabash at Pine in 1953.  The following list is dated 06May53.  All cars originated at South Bend.  I am showing Initials, Number, Destination, Contents.

gary roe
quincy, illinois

The first group of cars were left between 10A and noon for pick up by Westbound Train 89, due at Pine around 9:30A on 07May.

CWC   9622    Chicago IL          Empty
GN    51347   Chicago IL          Empty
SOO   44130   Chicago IL          Empty
GN    20550   Chicago IL          Empty
NJII  78047   Mahoney KS          Paper Boxes

This group of cars were left between 10A and midnight for pick up by Eastbound Mixed Passenger Train 52, due at Pine at 8:04A on 07May.

L&N   77487   New Paris IN        Empty
L&N   181645  New Paris IN        Empty
Sou   119059  Wolcottville IN     Empty

This group of cars were left between 11P and midnight for pick up by Westbound Mixed Passenger Train 51, due at Pine at 11:53A on 08May.

NLLX  3769    Whiting IN          Empty
IC    83903   Indiana Harbor IN   Scrap
SP    60755   North Liberty IN    Empty
ATSF  144000  North Liberty IN    Empty

The Wabash did not get much Line Haul for the last 2 cars.  North Liberty is only 5.5 miles from Pine.


ron christensen
 

A couple of pictures of cars the 40 foot NJI&I boxcar was in Rantoul IL. in the 1960s
The Wabash 49114 is in North Judson IN. The stencil reads "when empty return to NJI&I RR South Bend Ind"
Ron Christensen


Bob Chapman
 

Ron Christensen's photo of NJI&I #4233 brought back a question re a NJI&I boxcar project I posted a while back -- anyone know why the prototype went with "wrong side" reporting marks on the #100-series?
 
(The model is a Front Range upgrade. Parts added include a Yarmouth Models US Gypsum runningboard, Kadee 7/7 ladders/bracket grabs/Miner brakewheel, and Kato ASF A-3 trucks. Front Range’s deep fishbelly sidesill was modified to NJI&I’s more conventional pattern. Decals are from K4. No weathering – once in a while we need a fresh car, but love the weathering on #4233. May need to take this one back to the workbench....)
 
Regards,
Bob Chapman


Dennis Storzek
 

On Thu, Apr 1, 2021 at 10:03 AM, Bob Chapman wrote:
Ron Christensen's photo of NJI&I #4233 brought back a question re a NJI&I boxcar project I posted a while back -- anyone know why the prototype went with "wrong side" reporting marks on the #100-series?
The Wabash did that a lot. I'm of the opinion they didn't want the open door to obscure their name. That was the stated reason for the ARA recommending the reporting mark and number go to the left of the door, but it appears the Wabash kept them far enough to the right that a fully open door didn't hide anything important.

Dennis Storzek


Tim O'Connor
 

Ron

Cool   8-)   NJI&I 4233 appears to be a rebuilt War Emergency box car! When was this done?
I say that because of the 8 panel sides and 5/5 ends, which corresponds with the 8 panel sides
of the Wabash WE box cars.

Tim O'Connor


On 4/1/2021 8:03 AM, ron christensen via groups.io wrote:
A couple of pictures of cars the 40 foot NJI&I boxcar was in Rantoul IL. in the 1960s
The Wabash 49114 is in North Judson IN. The stencil reads "when empty return to NJI&I RR South Bend Ind"
Ron Christensen

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Tim O'Connor
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Jack Mullen
 


 On Thu, Apr 1, 2021 at 01:10 PM, Tim O'Connor wrote:
NJI&I 4233 appears to be a rebuilt War Emergency box car! When was this done?
Well spotted, Tim!  They were indeed. Wabash's Emergency boxcars 87000-87224 were built by Decatur shops in 1944. The in-house design differed from most other WE boxcars, in that the side sill was an angle placed with the vertical flange against the outer face of the side posts. I suspect that feature made it pretty straightforward to add steel sheathing.

According to Pat Wider's article in RPC19, 50 were converted and transferred to NJI&I  in Jan. 1961 the remainder by July 1962.

Jack Mullen


Jack Mullen
 

Oops! Just caught a typo in my previous post. Original number series s/b 87000-87124, 125 cars.

Jack