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Stencil: Heavy Repairs

Bob Chaparro
 

Stencil: Heavy Repairs

This is Illinois Central refrigerator car 93347. This car was built in 1916.

A stencil above the sill and to the left of the door reads, "Heavy Repairs McComb 9-28-25":

http://lists.railfan.net/erielackphoto.cgi?erielack-12-08-19/X4319.jpg

A stencil under the reporting marks indicates the car was reweighed the following month, probably very soon after the heavy repairs.

I can't say that I've seen a "Heavy Repairs" stencil before. Was this a common practice at some point or just an Illinois Central practice?

Two other interesting marks include a white dot and a circle with a X on the sill under the door.

Bob Chaparro

Hemet, CA

mel perry
 

what is interesting, is the "don't load"
(if that), one would assume that this
car should have been red tagged?
mel perry

On Sun, Dec 8, 2019, 3:07 PM Bob Chaparro via Groups.Io <chiefbobbb=verizon.net@groups.io> wrote:

Stencil: Heavy Repairs

This is Illinois Central refrigerator car 93347. This car was built in 1916.

A stencil above the sill and to the left of the door reads, "Heavy Repairs McComb 9-28-25":

http://lists.railfan.net/erielackphoto.cgi?erielack-12-08-19/X4319.jpg

A stencil under the reporting marks indicates the car was reweighed the following month, probably very soon after the heavy repairs.

I can't say that I've seen a "Heavy Repairs" stencil before. Was this a common practice at some point or just an Illinois Central practice?

Two other interesting marks include a white dot and a circle with a X on the sill under the door.

Bob Chaparro

Hemet, CA

Bob Chaparro
 

Yes, I originally was attracted to that. This photo is now part of my presentation on chalk markings.
Bob Chaparro
Hemet, CA

Jim Betz
 


  ... or how about the ties to the right of the car with round "corners" ... I'm
certain they held in the ballast well ... LOL.  

Paul Woods
 

I'm particularly interested in those substantial cast brackets supporting the framing for the roof platforms - that's not something I have ever noticed on a car before.

Regards
Paul Woods

Whangarei, NZ

NYCSHS #7172



---- On Mon, 09 Dec 2019 16:01:19 +1300 Jim Betz <jimbetz@...> wrote ----


  ... or how about the ties to the right of the car with round "corners" ... I'm
certain they held in the ballast well ... LOL.  





David Smith
 

Pretty sure those "brackets" are hinges for ice loading doors. 

Best,
Dave Smith

Michael Gross
 

And interesting to note the hooks above the trucks for attaching Keeley journal box cooling cans.  In an earlier post, someone had remarked that The Illinois Central often equipped freight cars with these hooks for a time.
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Michael Gross
Pasadena, CA

mopacfirst
 

Those four brackets attached to the car fascia at each end are attached to the ends of the four pieces of lumber that support the ice hatch platform, which surrounds the ice hatch proper.

Ron Merrick

Dennis Storzek
 

On Wed, Dec 11, 2019 at 09:36 AM, mopacfirst wrote:
Those four brackets attached to the car fascia at each end are attached to the ends of the four pieces of lumber that support the ice hatch platform, which surrounds the ice hatch proper.
The reason for doing it this way is to avoid having the attachment bolts penetrate the roof sheet. Bolts through the fascia are less likely to leak on the load. This is the same reason why many of the early steel roofs had clasps that came over the corner and were screwed to the fascia.

Dennis Storzek