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Jarrell's Show Me Something for June, 2020!

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Posted by Wolf359 on Monday, June 15, 2020 12:20 PM

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I am fortunate enough to have a fine looking (and operating) Stratton and Gillette Comet Freight refrigerator car, reporting mark SGRT 65138.

 

If I am remembering correctly, that was the one with the sea-fish in the herald. That was the only one I decorated like that. I switched to a snowflake for all later versions of that paint scheme.

I think this is it:

 

That's the one!Yes Very happy with it!

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Posted by SeeYou190 on Sunday, June 14, 2020 11:06 PM

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Limestone is too heavy to be loaded that high in a hopper car, limestone is much heavier than coal and so the car would be about 3/4's full rather than at the top of the car.

That is something I have often heard, but not what I have seen. When I was working in the Florida Rock Industries Limestone Quarry on Alico Road in Fort Myers, I know they loaded limestone all the way to the top. I do not know if they used special aggregate cars, or what the details were.

I know my overall exposure to prototype railroading is very small, so a lot of what I see is not the actual normal way of doing things.

It is not unusual for me to see a hopper car fully loaded with rock when I am out train watching. Again, I do not know the details about this load or the freight car hauling it.

Wolf359
I am fortunate enough to have a fine looking (and operating) Stratton and Gillette Comet Freight refrigerator car, reporting mark SGRT 65138.

If I am remembering correctly, that was the one with the sea-fish in the herald. That was the only one I decorated like that. I switched to a snowflake for all later versions of that paint scheme.

I think this is it:

Heartland Division CB&Q
Please show any large industry.

Here is a heavy industrial scene on the BNSF layout in the Chicago Museum of Science And Industry.

Please show me more heavy industrial stuff.

-Kevin

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Posted by Heartland Division CB&Q on Sunday, June 14, 2020 8:53 PM

Steel industry .

Switching at the blast furnace.

Please show any large industry. 

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Posted by gmpullman on Sunday, June 14, 2020 3:44 PM

HO-Velo
More loaded open top hoppers. 

Here's a 'way too clean' ore jenny:

 BLE_ore by Edmund, on Flickr

So, we have coal, limestone and iron ore (and even a coke oven). Please show me a car or scene related to the steel industry.

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Posted by HO-Velo on Sunday, June 14, 2020 2:58 PM

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More coal or aggregate filled hoppers please. -Kevin

More loaded open top hoppers.  Regards, Peter

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Posted by Wolf359 on Sunday, June 14, 2020 1:37 PM

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TWO! Somebody got TWO? Please show another fifty-foot box car S&G or otherwise.

 

I think Harrison has 3 or 4.

I have about 70 of them! Whistling

Every SGRR "Exchange Service Fleet" freight car is unique. TF has the only forty foot boxcar in the Safety Scheme, and the only fifty foot round roof boxcar. Ed has the only SGRR boxcar with a hyrda-cushion underframe.

Garry and Tony Koester have identical 40 foot boxcars, except Garry's is lettered in yellow and Tony's is lettered in white.

JJ has the only SGRR operating coal hopper in existence.

Making the Exchange Service Fleet is a fun hobby all into its own.

 

I am fortunate enough to have a fine looking (and operating) Stratton and Gillette Comet Freight refrigerator car, reporting mark SGRT 65138. One of these days I've got to see if I can actually take a decent picture of it and figure what photo site I want to use.

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Posted by dti406 on Sunday, June 14, 2020 11:59 AM

Kevin,

Limestone is too heavy to be loaded that high in a hopper car, limestone is much heavier than coal and so the car would be about 3/4's full rather than at the top of the car.

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Posted by SeeYou190 on Sunday, June 14, 2020 11:49 AM

BRVRR
I have a thing for these little Tyco VIRGINIAN hoppers. I buy them whenever I see them at train shows providing they are not too beat-up.

I have a similar thing for Tyco Ralston Purina refrigerated boxcars.

BRVRR
More coal or aggregate filled hoppers please.

Here are some hoppers filled with limestone. This scene is one the store layout at Dana's Railroad Supply in Spring Hill, Florida.

More coal or aggregate filled hoppers please.

-Kevin

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Posted by BRVRR on Sunday, June 14, 2020 11:46 AM

Kevin: "Show me more coal in a hopper car."

I have a thing for these little Tyco VIRGINIAN hoppers. I buy them whenever I see them at train shows providing they are not too beat-up.

More coal or aggregate filled hoppers please.

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Posted by SeeYou190 on Sunday, June 14, 2020 11:30 AM

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Please show coal hoppers.

Thank you for the fifty footers Garry. I could not believe that took 24 hours.

Here is one coal hopper:

Show me more coal in a hopper car.

-Kevin

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Posted by Heartland Division CB&Q on Sunday, June 14, 2020 10:18 AM

50' freight car... Easy. I wonder why nobody has posted one of them yet. 

Here are 50's gons for loads of structural steel. 

 

 

Please show coal hoppers. 

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Posted by SeeYou190 on Saturday, June 13, 2020 8:51 AM

gmpullman
TWO! Somebody got TWO? Please show another fifty-foot box car S&G or otherwise.

I think Harrison has 3 or 4.

I have about 70 of them! Whistling

Every SGRR "Exchange Service Fleet" freight car is unique. TF has the only forty foot boxcar in the Safety Scheme, and the only fifty foot round roof boxcar. Ed has the only SGRR boxcar with a hyrda-cushion underframe.

Garry and Tony Koester have identical 40 foot boxcars, except Garry's is lettered in yellow and Tony's is lettered in white.

JJ has the only SGRR operating coal hopper in existence.

Making the Exchange Service Fleet is a fun hobby all into its own.

This is the very first HO scale STRATTON AND GILLETTE fifty foot boxcar. I painted this one over twenty years ago. It is also a unique paint scheme since I have become aware the "DF" was not used in 1954. To be honest, I painted this boxcar when the SGRR was still set in 1968.

Show me any 50 foot freight car.

-Kevin

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Posted by gmpullman on Saturday, June 13, 2020 1:36 AM

Track fiddler
Another like this if you can  "Stratton and Gillette" If you are fortunate enough to have one or two

TWO! Somebody got TWO? I am endowed with one, and very proud of that Big Smile

 S&G_Service by Edmund, on Flickr

Please show another fifty-foot box car S&G or otherwise.

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Posted by Track fiddler on Friday, June 12, 2020 11:39 PM

Short but not cut short

An oldie but goodie

Another like this if you can  "Stratton and Gillette"

If you are fortunate enough to have one or twoStick out tongueWink

 

 

TF

 

 

 

 

 

 

Very appreciative here

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Posted by SeeYou190 on Friday, June 12, 2020 11:29 PM

GMTRacing
Another train please. Long or short.

Here is one:

Another train please of any type or length.

-Kevin

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Posted by GMTRacing on Friday, June 12, 2020 11:23 AM

Almost as short as you can get.

 022 by J.R. Mitchell, on Flickr

Another train please. Long or short.

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Posted by BRVRR on Friday, June 12, 2020 11:01 AM

Kevin: "Show me another train."

Union Pacific F7A #1469 at the head of a short passenger train.

More trains please. Long or short.

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Posted by SeeYou190 on Friday, June 12, 2020 9:35 AM

24 hours and no 0-6-0 locomotives to be seen.

Of well... BUMP TO THE TOP!

Here is a train:

Show me another train.

-Kevin

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Posted by SeeYou190 on Wednesday, June 10, 2020 9:35 PM

gmpullman
Please show another 0-6-0.

Happy to oblige your request.

Please show me another 0-6-0.

-Kevin

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Posted by gmpullman on Wednesday, June 10, 2020 8:47 PM

SeeYou190
Show me any steam locomotive.

This little guy has some characterCool

 PRR_B8b by Edmund, on Flickr

I just recently fit a stay-alive decoder in it. I also filled the saddle tank with tiny steel shot. One of the hang-ups was that it only had pickup from one wheel! I fixed that with a bronze wiper.

BRVRR
Great Stuff, Ed!!!

Thanks, Allan! I always enjoy your NYC layout, too Yes

Please show another 0-6-0.

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Posted by SeeYou190 on Wednesday, June 10, 2020 5:15 PM

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Please show another steam locomotive.

This one did not make the Train Chase in WPF last weekend because it was very similar to another of the pictures.

Show me any steam locomotive.

-Kevin

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Posted by Heartland Division CB&Q on Wednesday, June 10, 2020 5:12 PM

8 drivers ..... 0-8-0 switcher

 

Please show another steam locomotive.

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Posted by SeeYou190 on Wednesday, June 10, 2020 12:56 PM

BRVRR
Let's keep it going with more big steam.

STRATTON AND GILLETTE 4-8-4 number 1837:

Show me another steam locomotive with eight drivers.

-Kevin

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Posted by BRVRR on Wednesday, June 10, 2020 11:21 AM

Ed: "More fast steam, please."

NYC Niagara #6008 sweeps around the curve at the west end of the BRVRR layout with a short mail and express train in tow.

Let's keep it going with more big steam.

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Posted by BRVRR on Tuesday, June 9, 2020 10:11 AM

Great Stuff, Ed!!!

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Posted by gmpullman on Tuesday, June 9, 2020 12:07 AM

BRVRR
How about a large steamer in 'high feather' (flat out).

This Mohawk has Pacemaker Freight moving right along...

 NYC_L3a_Pacemaker by Edmund, on Flickr

More fast steam, please.

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Posted by BRVRR on Monday, June 8, 2020 11:55 AM

Kevin: "Show me another train at a grade crossing."

New York Central F7As #'s 1821 and 1872 at the head of a mixed freight consist at the Route 32 grade crossing.

How about a large steamer in 'high feather' (flat out).

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Posted by SeeYou190 on Monday, June 8, 2020 10:05 AM

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Please show me another engine or rolling stock from a railroad name beginning with B.

One of my favorites from the Fleet Of Nonsense, the BETHLEHEM AND MANTICORE.

Show me another train at a grade crossing.

-Kevin

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Posted by gmpullman on Monday, June 8, 2020 12:46 AM

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Another 6 axle, please. 

 

   Here's a venerable EMD SD7 hard at work:

 BnO_SD7_yard by Edmund, on Flickr

Please show me another engine or rolling stock from a railroad name beginning with B.

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Posted by Heartland Division CB&Q on Sunday, June 7, 2020 10:52 PM

6 axle E5.

 

Another 6 axle, please. 

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