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  Chesapeake and Ohio Historical Society - Freight
The C&O's general-purpose open-top car was the flat-bottom gondola.
Freight car brown was the normal livery for house cars, except between 1893 and 1898 when C&O Air Brake Freight Orange was used on regular and ventilated box cars equipped for interchange service with proper safety appliances act compliant air brakes and Janney couplers.
References on C&O freight cars available in print through the C&OHS are Freight Cars of the Chesapeake and Ohio Railway August 1, 1937, by Carl W. Shaver; Chesapeake and Ohio Freight Cars, 1937-1965, Volume 1: Hopper and Gondola Cars, by Alfred L. Kresse, Jr.
www.cohs.org /history/freight.htm   (1152 words)

  
 GN Freight Cars - Great Northern Empire
Freight was always an important source of revenue for the Great Northern Railway.
The GN was good in recycling, and did so also with its freight cars by rebuilding many or adapting them for other uses.
These pages will show the freight cars the GN owned, their paint schemes and the ones that are still around.
www.greatnorthernempire.net /GNEFreightCars.htm   (144 words)

  
 Building Freight Cars for Auto Parts Service   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-01)
The use of customer - tailored freight cars to fit a particular commodity or industry is one way Southern Railway has found to insure that shippers get the most possible mileage out of their shipping dollar.
While general service freight cars still perform much valuable service on Southern, and continue to be in demand, more and more shippers with highly specialized requirements are being provided with highly specialized freight cars to better serve their rail transportation needs.
The new cars from Pullman-Standard are another indication of Southern's policy of matching the car with the commodity to provide better freight transportation for the customers it serves.
southern.railfan.net /ties/1967/67-12/auto.html   (401 words)

  
 Box/Freight Cars - 1999 North America Railway Hall of Fame Inductee
Freight cars consist of boxcars, flatcars, gondolas, open and covered hoppers, refrigerator cars and tank cars.
In recent years the average capacity of freight cars has increased from 62 tons to about 90 tons.
Historically, freight cars are significant as the major means of heavy goods distribution across the continent.
www.narhf.org /nar99/NAR99awards_BOXCAR.html   (278 words)

  
 Lionel Classic Period Freight Cars- Large Cranes, Gondolas, and Cabooses. Train99.com
Earliest cars are one the top left and later cars are on the lower right.
The crane had three knobs: one to raise and lower the boom; one to raise and lower the hook and one to swivel the cab.
The X in 2812X means the car had a lower coupler height so it could couple with the scale detailed cars.
www.train99.com /ency/lionel1/frt/l810srb.html   (802 words)

  
 Sn3 Model Freight Cars - and more   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-01)
Boston - ap) two street cars on the mbta s green line collided at the arlington street station this morning, derailing one of the cars and prompting officials to close the line.
Boston two street cars on the m-b-t-a s green line collided at the arlington street station this morning, derailing one of the cars and prompting officials to close the line.
New york (ap) a french company contracted to build 400 subway cars for new york city as part of a $1.1 billion deal is running significantly behind schedule.
www-6.627cars.com /Sn3-Model-Freight-Cars.html   (454 words)

  
 Ordering freight cars
We can offer you a pool of freight cars with a comprehensive range of different types and designs.
In case of exceptional transport projects, where the permissible load limit or size limit is exceeded, you should contact us at least three weeks before the intended date of shipment.
We aim to let you have the freight cars that are ideally suited to the specific nature of your freight, and to make them available to you in good time.
www.stinnes-freight-logistics.de /english/productsServices/service/ordering.html   (235 words)

  
 LGB freight cars, hopper, centerflow,
These “mini-quad” cars may be small, but they carry big loads of iron ore from the mines to the mills.
This frequently requested addition to the LGB Rhätische Bahn freight car roster is used to transport boxes, machine parts, wood and other oversize freight, as well as bulk freight.
The chassis of the car replicates the cutaway frame of the prototype.
www.legacystation.com /LGBFreight.htm   (475 words)

  
 Freight Cars   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-01)
Rolling stock of the Civil War period included several types of freight cars that are still familiar to us today, although the early versions were somewhat smaller.
The most widely used freight equipment of the Civil War era was the boxcar (sometimes called a "house car" in the 19th century).
A few boxcars were modified to serve as "conductor's cars" (identifiable by the oil lamp markers mounted on diagonal corners of the roof), the primitive ancestors of what we know as the caboose.
www.mtsu.edu /~cwtech/railroad/freight.html   (228 words)

  
 TCDD freight cars   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-01)
It is also perhaps the only car fully designed and manufactured in Turkey.
Except for the bogies, this car is completely original.
This car has been optimized for bulk iron ore transportation and therefore can be easily seen along the iron ore routes to Iskenderun and Karabük.
www.trainsofturkey.com /freight_cars1.htm   (118 words)

  
 phorum - 'Bach Man' Message Board - New Bachmann Freight Cars...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-01)
The new freight cars have better couplers and metal wheels, but are otherwise unchanged.
Sheep cars had an "S" on the label to denote a double decked "Sheep" car....
because, the only experiment in double decked cattle cars failed miserably when it required a team of 10 men with shovels to find the cows on the lower deck at each stock resting stop......
www.bachmanntrains.com /home-usa/board/read.php?f=1&i=33958&t=33958   (326 words)

  
 freight cars of the thirties Resources
car were displacing wooden cars, and every railway was...
The Miller Cars Popular belief has it that the Rio Grande Southern purchased a number of freight cars from the Colorado and Southern Railroad in the late thirties.
Freight Cars of the Fifties: PS-1 40 Ft. Box Cars.....s O...
www.model-train-help.com /mod39/freight-cars-of-the-thirties.php   (315 words)

  
 Fading Freight Cars
Magically, as the alcohol evaporated (a spray booth is an ideal location for doing this, by the way), the car faded to the shade seen in the photos, and even the roof looked like oxidized zinc (galvanize), perfect for adding some rust.
This 60' auto parts car is a really nice model, needing only a minimum of detailing to bring it up to a high standard of realism.
Some cars are so faded that they need to be created by starting with an Undecorated model and custom-mixing the paint to match the faded prototype.
www.mrhobby.com /fading.html   (1055 words)

  
 Bowser - HO Freight Cars - x32_2dr
They were visible in freight yards all over America in the 1935-1960 era.
These cars were first called "funiture cars", but soon found use in the automobile industry.
A drastic drop in the early 1960's left cars that were still in service to be sold off or in most cases scrapped.
www.bowser-trains.com /hocars/x32_2dr/x32_2dr.htm   (184 words)

  
 ☞ freight - Freight Train
The "freight Train" is owned by John "Freight Train" Peters and currently lives in Lakeport California.
The Freight Train Boogie Radio Show on Live365 Listening to the show is free, you do...
Freight Train is a card game played by two to five players who meld trains by...
www.all-freight.info /freighttrain   (499 words)

  
 railroad freight cars   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-01)
Searching for the appropriate Freight Guide Info website is not always easy task and it has taken us a lot of time and effort to source good quality information on railroad freight cars and pick out some of the very best sites for you to visit.
If you are knowledgable about PRR freight cars and want to lend me...
Freight cars of many types and from many roads will be featured here...
www.no1-freights.com /railroad-freight-cars.htm   (253 words)

  
 Mixing of Freight Cars - The Gauge - Model Train Forum - Scale Railroad Discussion & Model Trains
If anyone is out getting pictures, start shoot these cars, for I feel it will be their last hurrah and when the new cars show up to replace them or traffic levels lower they will be gone forever.
Early tank cars of the end sill and bolster design are not all that common.
The ACF center flow cars are still fairly plentiful, with the high brake wheel on the end.
www.the-gauge.com /showthread.php?t=9647   (827 words)

  
 Freight Cars-White Pass & Yukon Route
Flat Car R1 The drawing for a standard flat car was used with only the numbers changed.
The car was adapted to common 20 ft. containers by raising the original freight container cones and adding the angles in between the 2 sets of cones to hold the corners of the 20 ft. containers.
The center flat car in foreground at Skagway wharf is an ex-military boxcar without the box.
narrowmind.railfan.net /WPYR/freight/freight.html   (432 words)

  
 Sn3 Model Freight Cars - and more   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-01)
Sn3 Model Freight Cars - She says she saw more riders yesterday than usual.it was the day after hurricane-related gasoline shortages drove prices to more than five dollars per gallon in some locations.
motorists in the atlanta metro area to leave their cars home and take public transportation.reneka elder takes a train.Prices are having just as big an impact on nascar s teams as they are on everyone else in the united states.
Sn3 Model Freight Cars - We take a look at sustainable energy solutions as gas prices skyrocket, focusing on the increasingly popular hybrid cars.
www.cars617.com /Sn3-Model-Freight-Cars.html   (153 words)

  
 The SSW Freight Cars Page   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-01)
However, prior to the early 1960's, all SSW freight car matters were handled out of Pine Bluff.
After the early 1960's, all freight car decisions system wide were consolodated in San Francisco.
Also, all new SSW cars were blended into the existing SP classification system and the purchasing practices relfected those of the parent SP.
www.railgoat.railfan.net /sswcars   (189 words)

  
 Trix Trains - American Freight Cars   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-01)
Pull a variety of freight cars behind your diesel or steam locomotive.
This 20-freight car set consists of 20 different models of different types and different lettering - boxcars, hopper cars, automobile boxcars and reefers.
The freight cars are ready-to-run, scale models and are available as a 20-car set or available separately.
www.trixtrains.com /american_freight.html   (184 words)

  
 www.walthers.com -- press/2004/goldfreight page
These new cars are now equipped with turned metal wheelsets to enhance their on-track performance and appearance.
Choose a three-pack with matching cars in different numbers; and we're rerunning the undecorated single car too.
In service with most major roads, these big freight cars can be found in the staging areas of auto assembly plants.
www.walthers.com /exec/page/press/2004/goldfreight   (474 words)

  
 Alaska Railroad Photos Freight Cars   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-01)
freight cars, circus cars, and maintenance of way equipment.
Last year, we mentioned that Alaska Railroad had ordered two new bilevel cars for a new luxury service that will kick off later in the summer of 2005.
The last few cars of the train were mostly...
www.best-of-alaska.info /about/alaska-railroad-photos-freight-cars.php   (369 words)

  
 SKF enables a new generation of freight cars: News from SKF UK
SKF has received an order for 14,000 axleboxes and compact TBU (tapered bearing units) for a new generation of freight cars from AAE Ahaus Alstatter Eisenbahn AG Note: A free brochure or catalogue is available from SKF UK on the products in this news release.
AAE is the European market leader in the rental of standard freight cars for combined and conventional rail freight.
Today most railway freight cars in Europe are built to run with axle loads of 25 tonnes.
www.processingtalk.com /news/skf/skf139.html   (345 words)

  
 Freight Cars owned by the AP&G: Old time cattle (or livestock) car   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-01)
I no longer remember, after all these years, where I came upon the readymade cars that became the basis of this bit of AP&G rolling stock and its companion freight car.
Since I had not acquired Bill Newkirk's wonderful logo for the AP&G, I used old-time Lettraset rub-on letters, after which I weathered the truss-rodded short cars.
Both freight cars appeared in my February 1879 photo-article in Railroad Modeler — "Make Mine an Old Timer." A color photograph of the livestock car following a four-wheel ore car being pulled by the AP&G's 0-4-0 appeared in my 1978 photo-article "Details Make a Difference." [side view of car].
www.victorianweb.org /cv/models/apg/freight/4.html   (175 words)

  
 Freight Cars owned by the AP&G: Old box car   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-01)
I no longer remember, after all these years, where I came upon the readymade cars that became the basis of this bit of AP&G rolling stock and its companion livestock car.
Since I now had Bill Newkirk's wonderful logo for the AP&G, I used it on a decal instead of the old-time Lettraset rub-on letters used on the other car.
After putting on the decals, I weathered this truss-rodded car with chalk and an airbrush.
www.victorianweb.org /cv/models/apg/freight/5.html   (145 words)

  
 Oregon & Northwestern Railroad- Freight Cars
Below are a few shots of freight cars used on the Oregon and Northwestern.
Two shots of log cars and one load of lumber.
A load of lumber and a log car at the Hines mill.
www.trainweb.org /highdesertrails/onw/FreightCars.html   (68 words)

  
 Welcome to the CNWHS Photo Gallery! - Freight cars
The car was rebuilt 1950-1951 from a 85000 series box car.
Box Car CGW 525 Albert Lea, MN-477 viewsCGW 525 at Albert Lea, Minnesota on August 5, 1989.
Box Car CMO 20024 Express Boxcar-505 viewsExpress boxcar CMO 20024 was built with high-speed trucks, air signal line and steam line for passenger service.
www.cnwhs.org /memberphotos/thumbnails.php?album=6   (311 words)

  
 CANADA: VIA Rail passenger train collides with freight cars
The train is believed to have hit the freight cars which were standing in a yard at Miramichi in New Brunswick.
The train appears to have entered a siding where the freight cars, containing wood chips were standing.
It is understood however that all the injured were transported to hospital.
danger-ahead.railfan.net /reports/rep2000/miramichi20000130.html   (227 words)

  
 Nieten Fracht Logistik - Ordering freight cars
Nieten Fracht offers you a pool of freight cars in a wide range of types and designs.
Nieten Fracht-Logistik’s scheduling/order processing team is your first point of contact – and this also applies when you are ordering freight cars.
In case of exceptional transport projects, where the permissible load limit or meter load is exceeded, you should contact the scheduling team at least three weeks before the intended date of shipment.
www.nieten-fracht.de /site/nietenfracht/en/transport__services/ordering__freight__cars.html   (255 words)

  
 Scl Ready Run Freight Cars
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www.nomayo.com /cat/scl%20ready%20run%20freight%20cars%20prod_2064%20486.html   (603 words)

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