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JerseyRails815
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« Reply #40 on: Sep 9th, 2013, 4:46pm »
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All:
 
In discussing stock cxars and their operations, we once again delved into yet another aspect of long-ago rail operations, one that was once as commonplace as cracks in the sidewalk.
 
Today, those old days are history, yet another reminder of just how fast the years have fled......
 
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JerseyRails815
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« Reply #41 on: Sep 10th, 2013, 5:03pm »
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British "OO" Gauge American-style stock cars (D&RGW/NYC)
 
http://americanoo.blogspot.com/2011/09/two-american-oo-stock-cars.html


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Norm_Anderson
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« Reply #42 on: Jan 30th, 2016, 11:39am »
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Rather than try to keep two threads going, I thought I'd post on this one . . .
 
I did a bit of looking and found to my surprise that (as has been mentioned) Union Pacific had a rather robust stock car traffic even into the 1980s.  A large meat processor in Southern California is named Farmer John, and they used to pride themselves on bringing fresh meat to West Coast customers.  Their Company slogan was, "The Easternmost in quality, the Westernmost in flavor!"  Their receiving lot in suburban Vernon, CA was named "Hog Heaven" (a rather macabre pun) and the "Farmer John Pig Train" was a priority shipment.
 
The Farmer John Pig Train was spliced into other hotshot Intermodal consists, but earlier, in the 1950s and 1960s, Union Pacific ran dedicated Stock Trains to California, utilizing special cars with roller-bearing trucks (a true rarity in those years), painted Armour Yellow, hauled at passenger-train speeds, and given rights over everything but the Streamliners.  These trains were nicknamed "The Hogs And Bulls."
 
Here's a nice Ron Hawkins photo of one of these cars (restored), courtesy of rrpicturearchives.net
 
http://www.rrpicturearchives.net/showPicture.aspx?id=2354174
 
 
Perhaps stretching the definition of "Stock Train" a bit, the most dramatic example were the Silk Trains of a century ago, whose living cargo was so fragile and time-sensitive that even the flagship, all-Pullman Limiteds had to go in the hole to let them by.
 
 
Regards,
 
Norm


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L. F. LOREE 1403
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« Reply #43 on: Jan 30th, 2016, 3:22pm »
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Norm:
 
Great input, as always!
 
(NICE pic, btw!)  
 
So much an important part of railroading was the cattle car, that it was replicated endlessly in both model and toy form, over the decades.
 
Remember, too, that LIONEL's stock cars not only carried the usual bovine cargo, but also, horses, and even giraffes (enroute to the Bronx Zoo!)
 
AMERICAN FLYER, MARX, IVES, UNIQUE, (as well as many postwar Japanese manufacturers of tinplate toys) all once offered stock cars as part of their lines.
 
Here we had an excellent example, for many years, of "art imitating life".......
 
"L.F.L."


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« Reply #44 on: Jan 30th, 2016, 11:13pm »
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Cant seem to find a photo of the prototype car, but the B&O had some steel cattle cars back in the day. I think they were converted box cars. Here is a link to a brass model of one:
 
Brass B&O Cattle Car in HO
 
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L. F. LOREE 1403
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« Reply #45 on: Jan 30th, 2016, 11:36pm »
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on Jan 30th, 2016, 11:13pm, CHESSIEMIKE wrote:       (Click here for original message)
Cant seem to find a photo of the prototype car, but the B&O had some steel cattle cars back in the day. I think they were converted box cars. Here is a link to a brass model of one:
 
Brass B&O Cattle Car in HO
 
CHESSIEMIKE

 
WOW!!
 
Never saw a cattle car like that one before.....reminds me of a bovine-carrying "Slumbercoach"!!
 
COOL model!  
 
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L. F. LOREE 1403
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« Reply #46 on: Jan 30th, 2016, 11:41pm »
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In the "NYC COLOR GUIDE TO FREIGHT AND PASSENGER EQUIPMENT" (Sweetland/Yanosey) there are two photos of the NISX (North American Car Corp.) stock cars which were leased to the NYC during the 60's.
 
Some of these cars were double-decked.
 
According to the book, these cars were leased, as the NYC's livestock business was rapidly dropping off, as was the case with other railroads at that time, as more and more livestock headed to market via the roads.....
 
"L.F.L."
 


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L. F. LOREE 1403
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« Reply #47 on: Jan 30th, 2016, 11:52pm »
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Interesting page on E-L's livestock traffic, including handling for Kosher markets).......
 
http://www.rr-fallenflags.org/el/ops/kosher.html
 
(courtesy: fallenflags.org)


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L. F. LOREE 1403
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« Reply #48 on: Jan 31st, 2016, 12:04am »
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CHESSIEMIKE:
 
Did a little searching, and came across this photo of one of the B&O's steel stock cars (looking quite a bit rusty, battle-scarred, and weather-worn!) at Chicago, taken in 1979......
 
"L.F.L."
 
http://www.rr-fallenflags.org/bo/bo-stock-m.jpg
 
(courtesy: fallenflags.org)


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L. F. LOREE 1403
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Also of interest.....
 
http://www.atsfrr.com/resources/Sandifer/Clinics/Stk/01.htm
 
(courtesy: Santa Fe On-line Resources)


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L. F. LOREE 1403
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« Reply #50 on: Feb 1st, 2016, 4:13pm »
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Interesting story on ex-UP #43009......
 
http://www.psrm.org/trains/freight/up-43009/
 
(courtesy: Pacific Northwest Railyway Museum0


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Loewys Flamboyant Locomotive
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« Reply #51 on: Feb 2nd, 2016, 5:25pm »
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Stock car operations on the RUTLAND.....
 
http://users.rcn.com/jimdu4/stockcar.htm
 
(courtesy: "Remembering The Rutland")


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