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locked Re: The Interstate Coal Fleet: 1960-1966?

Daniel Bourque
 

Evan,

The Interstate continued to operate generally as it had before Southern’s acquisition between 1960 and 1965 when the Southern shut down its Appalachia yard and moved into Andover (clearing the way for the Westmoreland transloader). So what happened to the Interstate cars was essentially a continuation of what was occurring prior to 1960. 

The Interstate’s hopper fleet was always wide ranging. In fact, the Interstate lived off of per diem for these cars for most of its life. The fact these cars were coming to the end of their useful lives was a big incentive to sell the Interstate. Additionally, the Interstate had agreements with the Southern for empty hopper supply prior to the sale, so the free mixing of Southern and Interstate cars on both roads was commonplace both before and after 1960. Additionally, the Interstate continued to ship coal via its connections with L&N, N&W, and CRR, so you’d see the IRR hoppers just about everywhere until they were made captive to the transloader in the late ‘60s. 

Many cars were repainted in a Southern-style scheme starting in the mid-‘60s, and as Ike said, some were converted to permanently coupled 100T “articulated” hoppers and repainted in cool variations of Southern lettering (like “SOUT” on one car and “HERN” on the other—wish someone would make some decals). 

The Southern started placing older offset hoppers, some with extended sides, into Interstate service in ~’64. This was prior to the transloader, so you could find these cars all over the country as well for a couple years. The transloader changed everything and saw most of the original IRR cars and the donated offsets placed in captive “yellow ball” service by the late ‘60s as you mentioned, so that’s when sightings outside of the Interstate and St Charles Branches would become rare. 

The yellow ball fleet became increasingly eclectic in the ‘70s including most of the Southern’s remaining twin hopper fleet and war-emergency rebuilds (standard and extended height), 50T fish-belly and 70T hoppers from the original NS, a large number of 70T triple hoppers downgraded from mainline service, and even guest appearances from brand-new 100T twin aggregate hoppers in the winter. More than you asked about, but pretty cool fleet of coal cars!

Dan Bourque


On Jan 16, 2021, at 10:31 AM, George Eichelberger <geichelberger@...> wrote:

 Evan:

Here is a tiny (!) snippet from the SRHA rolling stock data spreadsheets.

Many Interstate hoppers were either scrapped because of their age and condition, used in “yellow ball” service, then scrapped (no lists or specific documentation on cars used for local coal service have ever been located) or were “articulated" with other 50-T hoppers to become 100-T cars.

The last runaway on Saluda Mtn had a large percentage of INT hoppers. Many were found to have defective brakes.

Ike

INT
8192

9/26/1967

In "Report of cars dismantled during August 1967"


INT
8196

10/28/1970

50-T hopper
recommended for retirement

INT
8198

8/2/1968
SCP-961-D
50-t hopper car
joined with INT 8132 and renumbered Sou 102243

INT
8199

8/20/1968

authorized for retirement and dismantled, July 1968


INT
8200

7/24/1968
SCP-961-A
50-t hopper car
joined with INT 7110 and renumbered Sou 102109

INT
8206

7/8/1965
SCP-861 A&B

joined with INT 8645 and renumbered Sou 102311

INT
8207

12/1/1969

50T hopper
recommended for retirement

INT
8209

11/1/1965
SCP-861
50-t hopper car
joined with INT 8618 and renumbered CG 23002

INT
8211

5/19/1965
SCP-861
50-t hopper car
joined with INT 7680 and renumbered Sou 102275

INT
8212

8/2/1968
SCP-961-D
50-t hopper car
joined with INT 7877 and renumbered Sou 102242

INT
8213

4/19/1968

In "Report of Equipment Dismantled March 1968"


INT
8214

12/3/1965
SCP-861-B
50-t hopper car
joined with INT 8048 and renumbered CG 23022

INT
8222

7/17/1968
SCP-961-A
50-t hopper car
joined with INT 7880 and renumbered Sou 102104

INT
8229

8/2/1968
SCP-961-D
50-t hopper car
joined with INT 9046 and renumbered Sou 102245

INT
8231

8/20/1965
SCP-861
50-ton hopper
to articulated hopper Sou 102342

INT
8235

8/10/1965
SCP-861
50-t hopper car
artic w/INT 7649 and renumbered Sou 102334

INT
8236

12/27/1971

50-T hopper car
recommended for retirement

INT
8239

6/14/1965
SCP-861
50-t hopper car
articulated with INT 7831 and renumbered 102294

INT
8243

8/11/1965
SCP-861
50-t hopper car
artic w/INT 9019 and renumbered Sou 102335

INT
8250

11/10/1965
SCP-861
50-t hopper car
joined with INT 7417 and renumbered CG 23014

INT
8251

5/1/1968

In "Report of Equipment Dismantled May 1968"


INT
8252

12/1/1969

50T hopper
recommended for retirement

INT
8253

6/21/1972

50T hopper, blt 1947
recommended for retirement

INT
8255

9/26/1967

In "Report of cars dismantled during August 1967"


INT
8256

5/17/1965
SCP-861
50-t hopper car
joined with INT 7305 and renumbered Sou 102273

INT
8257

7/14/1965
SCP-861
50-t hopper car
joined with INT 8887 and renumbered Sou 102315

INT
8264

6/25/1965
SCP-861-A&B
50-t hopper car
joined with INT 8631 and renumbered Sou 102304


On Jan 16, 2021, at 12:04 PM, Evan Miller via groups.io <nsrailfan82@...> wrote:

Hello everyone, I’m looking for information on what happened to the Interstate RR coal fleet after being acquired by Southern.


I know many were placed into captive “yellow ball” service for the Westmoreland transloader in Appalachia, however it wasn't until 1966 that the transloader was built and shipping coal.


So what exactly did Southern do with the fleet during the interim period of 1960-1966? Where they simply mixed into the main Southern coal fleet? Where they generally kept in the former Interstate territory like the RS3 fleet? When did Southern begin assigning offset hoppers to INT ownership?

Thanks for any help!
-Evan Miller



locked Re: The Interstate Coal Fleet: 1960-1966?

George Eichelberger
 

Evan:

Here is a tiny (!) snippet from the SRHA rolling stock data spreadsheets.

Many Interstate hoppers were either scrapped because of their age and condition, used in “yellow ball” service, then scrapped (no lists or specific documentation on cars used for local coal service have ever been located) or were “articulated" with other 50-T hoppers to become 100-T cars.

The last runaway on Saluda Mtn had a large percentage of INT hoppers. Many were found to have defective brakes.

Ike

INT
8192

9/26/1967

In "Report of cars dismantled during August 1967"


INT
8196

10/28/1970

50-T hopper
recommended for retirement

INT
8198

8/2/1968
SCP-961-D
50-t hopper car
joined with INT 8132 and renumbered Sou 102243

INT
8199

8/20/1968

authorized for retirement and dismantled, July 1968


INT
8200

7/24/1968
SCP-961-A
50-t hopper car
joined with INT 7110 and renumbered Sou 102109

INT
8206

7/8/1965
SCP-861 A&B

joined with INT 8645 and renumbered Sou 102311

INT
8207

12/1/1969

50T hopper
recommended for retirement

INT
8209

11/1/1965
SCP-861
50-t hopper car
joined with INT 8618 and renumbered CG 23002

INT
8211

5/19/1965
SCP-861
50-t hopper car
joined with INT 7680 and renumbered Sou 102275

INT
8212

8/2/1968
SCP-961-D
50-t hopper car
joined with INT 7877 and renumbered Sou 102242

INT
8213

4/19/1968

In "Report of Equipment Dismantled March 1968"


INT
8214

12/3/1965
SCP-861-B
50-t hopper car
joined with INT 8048 and renumbered CG 23022

INT
8222

7/17/1968
SCP-961-A
50-t hopper car
joined with INT 7880 and renumbered Sou 102104

INT
8229

8/2/1968
SCP-961-D
50-t hopper car
joined with INT 9046 and renumbered Sou 102245

INT
8231

8/20/1965
SCP-861
50-ton hopper
to articulated hopper Sou 102342

INT
8235

8/10/1965
SCP-861
50-t hopper car
artic w/INT 7649 and renumbered Sou 102334

INT
8236

12/27/1971

50-T hopper car
recommended for retirement

INT
8239

6/14/1965
SCP-861
50-t hopper car
articulated with INT 7831 and renumbered 102294

INT
8243

8/11/1965
SCP-861
50-t hopper car
artic w/INT 9019 and renumbered Sou 102335

INT
8250

11/10/1965
SCP-861
50-t hopper car
joined with INT 7417 and renumbered CG 23014

INT
8251

5/1/1968

In "Report of Equipment Dismantled May 1968"


INT
8252

12/1/1969

50T hopper
recommended for retirement

INT
8253

6/21/1972

50T hopper, blt 1947
recommended for retirement

INT
8255

9/26/1967

In "Report of cars dismantled during August 1967"


INT
8256

5/17/1965
SCP-861
50-t hopper car
joined with INT 7305 and renumbered Sou 102273

INT
8257

7/14/1965
SCP-861
50-t hopper car
joined with INT 8887 and renumbered Sou 102315

INT
8264

6/25/1965
SCP-861-A&B
50-t hopper car
joined with INT 8631 and renumbered Sou 102304


On Jan 16, 2021, at 12:04 PM, Evan Miller via groups.io <nsrailfan82@...> wrote:

Hello everyone, I’m looking for information on what happened to the Interstate RR coal fleet after being acquired by Southern.


I know many were placed into captive “yellow ball” service for the Westmoreland transloader in Appalachia, however it wasn't until 1966 that the transloader was built and shipping coal.


So what exactly did Southern do with the fleet during the interim period of 1960-1966? Where they simply mixed into the main Southern coal fleet? Where they generally kept in the former Interstate territory like the RS3 fleet? When did Southern begin assigning offset hoppers to INT ownership?

Thanks for any help!
-Evan Miller



locked The Interstate Coal Fleet: 1960-1966?

Evan Miller
 

Hello everyone, I’m looking for information on what happened to the Interstate RR coal fleet after being acquired by Southern.


I know many were placed into captive “yellow ball” service for the Westmoreland transloader in Appalachia, however it wasn't until 1966 that the transloader was built and shipping coal.


So what exactly did Southern do with the fleet during the interim period of 1960-1966? Where they simply mixed into the main Southern coal fleet? Where they generally kept in the former Interstate territory like the RS3 fleet? When did Southern begin assigning offset hoppers to INT ownership?

Thanks for any help!
-Evan Miller


locked Re: Scales and scale tracks

George Courtney
 

Thanks,  I was just planning to add a scale house to my model railroad.

George Courtney


locked Re: Scales and scale tracks

Rodney Shu
 

My experience was the weighing cars was a yardmasters nightmare in a flat switching yard.  Dedicating a 4-man crew to weigh a cut of cars was time consuming.   But it had to be done  ---  just relative low priority.


From: main@SouthernRailway.groups.io <main@SouthernRailway.groups.io> on behalf of George Eichelberger <geichelberger@...>
Sent: Sunday, January 3, 2021 10:09 AM
To: main@SouthernRailway.groups.io <main@SouthernRailway.groups.io>
Subject: [SouthernRailway] Scales and scale tracks
 
Although it is a subject that does not get discussed much, scales were a very important feature at many yard, terminals and industries on the Southern. Data on them is quite scattered in the SRHA archives but it would be a worthwhile research topic if anyone is interested. Scales, like turntables and bridges were sometimes moved as their use at a location increased. Locations and dates are included in the ICC Valuation reports and on individual Val maps.

Most detailed scale drawings were produced by the manufacturers, installation drawings were by the railroad. A partial example (from very old microfilm) is attached....

Ike


locked Southern Railway Presidents' Files - Index to years 1871-1896

George Eichelberger
 

There are 70 indexes for the 17,000+ files in Southern Railway Presidents’ Files collection in the SRHA Archives.

Here is the current version of one of those 70 for the period from 1871 to 1895, just prior to the formation of the Southern and for the beginning of the Samuel Spencer administration. Very (!) few of these files have been scanned but they can be reviewed at the archives. If funding could be found to pay a research assistant, it may be possible to research and scan files on request but that is not possible at this point except for limited cases.

When we can restart archives work sessions, one project will be to edit the indices against the content of each file and to find/correct misfiled or misidentified items in each file. (Volunteers are certainly welcome!)

Ike


locked Scales and scale tracks

George Eichelberger
 

Although it is a subject that does not get discussed much, scales were a very important feature at many yard, terminals and industries on the Southern. Data on them is quite scattered in the SRHA archives but it would be a worthwhile research topic if anyone is interested. Scales, like turntables and bridges were sometimes moved as their use at a location increased. Locations and dates are included in the ICC Valuation reports and on individual Val maps.

Most detailed scale drawings were produced by the manufacturers, installation drawings were by the railroad. A partial example (from very old microfilm) is attached....

Ike


locked Re: SR Diesel Order Specs

George Eichelberger
 

Charlie:

That proposal, certainly the switcher, is in the SRHA archives.

The Southern was unhappy with Alco power but because of the anti-trust suit against EMD, they made a last effort with the C-420s and center cab switch engines. The switchers were last if I remember correctly but the SR already had their first SW-1500s and were not interested.

Ike

On Jan 2, 2021, at 9:00 PM, Charles Powell <charlesspowell@...> wrote:

Back in 1979 when I was on the Car Department Staff in Atlanta I was in the Mechanical File room searching for something I needed, when I ran across a proposal from ALCO for high-hood, long hood forward Century-420s. I think it was dated around 1966 and suspect this was probably the last proposal Southern got from ALCO. I wish I would have had made a photo copy of it. I don't recall the price. 
Charlie


locked Re: SR Diesel Order Specs

Charles Powell
 

Back in 1979 when I was on the Car Department Staff in Atlanta I was in the Mechanical File room searching for something I needed, when I ran across a proposal from ALCO for high-hood, long hood forward Century-420s. I think it was dated around 1966 and suspect this was probably the last proposal Southern got from ALCO. I wish I would have had made a photo copy of it. I don't recall the price. 
Charlie


locked Document requests

pschmidt3013@...
 

Happy New Year to all!

I'm searching for three Southern Ry. documents: a train register card, a typical waybill and a mine block waybill.

Also, I'm on the hunt for any engineering prints or information on the timing circuit the Southern used on Saluda Grade.

Thank you,
--
Paul Schmidt
Sequim WA


locked Re: SR Diesel Order Specs

A&Y Dave in MD
 

We have been successfully conducting Zoom sesssions amongst modelers for the past 4 months.  I would love to participate in a session related to the SRHA to learn more about the current Archive situation and about Southern history.

Dave

Wednesday, December 30, 2020, 1:13:47 PM, you wrote:


There are several sources of data in the SRHA archives that can give us information on track, bridges and structures. For a location such as Ludlow, data may (!) be found in track charts, AFEs (authorization for expenditure) forms, correspondence in Presidential files asking for AFE approval and the SRHA photo and drawing collections. The best information on "As&Bs” (additions and betterments) and dispositions may be in the individual Valuation section report ledgers that were prepared and sent to the ICC on June 30 and December 31 every years.

BTW: Diesels have their own, almost parallel, source on when they were put in service at specific terminals and shops. The Southern had to provide diesel fuel at each service point. Fuel racks, storage tanks and even tank cars to move fuel to locations (diesel fuel was not available locally in many places in the 1940s) all help determine when Divisions were dieselized.

We have been accumulating scanned info on particular locations and moving it into digital “By Location” files. As of right now there are almost 13,000 images in that file. I have put an earlier list on the .io group but it’s too large to do that again but I have attached the directory for Ludlow, KY. Sorry, we are not ready to make copies of the 13,000 items available “on demand”. We can get to that goal if people will volunteer to help at work sessions. (The “Rolling Stock” file has 64,545 scans, 1.17 TB.)

We would like to do a series of “Zoom” presentations in different aspects of the SRHA archives. We’ll do the first one “live” so we can answer questions then make it available for people to look at later. As that is simply more “TTD” in addition to what is already underway, I’d be interested in hearing some feedback if people are interested and think it would be worthwhile. Some of those could be done before we can schedule work sessions. (It may be useful to insist people look at particular topics before they go the archives the first time. That would save us from taking the time to answer questions when people make it to Chattanooga.

Ike

Ludlow Depot July 1948.tif
Ludlow Depot Piggyback Train.tif
Ludlow KY Coach Shop 1952.tif
Ludlow KY Coach Shop 1952_2.tif
Ludlow KY Coach Shop 1956.tif
Ludlow KY Diesel Shop & Roundhouse 1949.tif
Ludlow KY Diesel Shop & Turntable 1952.tif
Ludlow KY Freight Depot 1948.tif
Ludlow KY General View of Shops 1952.jpg
Ludlow KY General View of Shops 1952.tif
Ludlow KY Misc Stores House 1952.tif
Ludlow KY Roundhouse Shop & Yard.tif
Ludlow KY Tower MO  1914.tif
Ludlow, KY 1.tif
Ludlow, KY 1907 track layout 2.tif
Ludlow, KY 1907 track layout.tif
Ludlow, KY 1912 track layout 2.tif
Ludlow, KY 1912 track layout 3.tif
Ludlow, KY 1912 track layout 4.tif
Ludlow, KY 1912 track layout.tif
Ludlow, KY 2.tif
Ludlow, KY 3.tif
Ludlow, KY 4.tif
Ludlow, KY CNO&TP "MS" tower 12-82.tif
Ludlow, KY Ohio R. Bridge
Ludlow, KY axle turner's house.tif
Ludlow, KY car cleaner's house.tif
Ludlow, KY cast drain under pass depot.tif
Ludlow, KY coach repair shop.tif
Ludlow, KY depot 1927.tif
Ludlow, KY depot 4-22-1910.tif
Ludlow, KY depot and S end of Ohio R Bridge 10-26-73.tif
Ludlow, KY details_2.tif
Ludlow, KY early CNO&TP map 2.tif
Ludlow, KY early CNO&TP map.tif
Ludlow, KY early yard layout1.tif
Ludlow, KY early yard layout2.tif
Ludlow, KY early yard layout3.tif
Ludlow, KY early yard layout4.tif
Ludlow, KY early yard layout5.tif
Ludlow, KY gen'l foreman's office.tif
Ludlow, KY hoist house at pumping sta Nov 1927.tif
Ludlow, KY inclined plane1.tif
Ludlow, KY lumber mill.tif
Ludlow, KY machine shop extension 1930.tif
Ludlow, KY machine shop xfer table 1930.tif
Ludlow, KY new woodworking shop 1930.tif
Ludlow, KY oil house 7-11-1914.tif
Ludlow, KY old coach paint shop.tif
Ludlow, KY paint shop (note bagg car 3546).tif
Ludlow, KY pass sta details.tif
Ludlow, KY pass sta details_2.tif
Ludlow, KY pass sta floor plan.tif
Ludlow, KY pass sta framing.tif
Ludlow, KY pass sta wood details.tif
Ludlow, KY pass sta.tif
Ludlow, KY pass staSheet 5.tif
Ludlow, KY pattern & upolstery shop.tif
Ludlow, KY prop track arr't 1912-1.tif
Ludlow, KY prop track arr't 1912-2.tif
Ludlow, KY prop track arr't 1912-3.tif
Ludlow, KY prop track arr't 1912-4.tif
Ludlow, KY pump house Nov 1927.tif
Ludlow, KY pump house Nov 1927_2.tif
Ludlow, KY pump house Nov 1927_3.tif
Ludlow, KY pumping sta.tif
Ludlow, KY section house O-11 11-1952.tif
Ludlow, KY side elev framing.tif
Ludlow, KY store house Apr 1930.tif
Ludlow, KY toilet Aug 1927.tif
Ludlow, KY toilet Aug 1927_2.tif
Ludlow, KY toll collector's house.tif
Ludlow, KY track layout1.tif
Ludlow, KY track layout2.tif
Ludlow, KY track layout3.tif
Ludlow, KY track layout4.tif
Ludlow, KY water towers.tif
Ludlow, KY yard layout1 copy.tif
Ludlow, KY yard layout1.tif
Ludlow, KY yard layout2.tif
Ludlow, Ky bridge1.tif
Ludlow, Ky bridge2.tif
Ludlow, Ky bridge3.tif
Ludlow, Ky bridge4.tif
Ludlow. KY depot 8-17-72.tif


On Dec 30, 2020, at 11:55 AM, Bill Schafer <bill4501@...> wrote:

Chris:

When SRHA had its annual meeting in Cincinnati in the spring of 1995, one of the activities was a tour of the facilities at Ludlow. We were pretty much given the run of the place and were well cared for by General Foreman Tom Kraft. NS arranged for the uniquely painted GP59 4610 to be on hand, and we could go through the diesel shop. We were told during our tour that the shop had been built before WWII to service the DL-109 diesels SOU bought for the Ponce de Leon and Florida Sunbeam. I never followed up to see exactly when the building was constructed. I’d love to run a story in TIES sometime about Ludlow and environs.

—Bill Schafer


On Dec 30, 2020, at 11:05, CMayhew <chris.mayhew611@...> wrote:

Thanks for sharing this and all of the things you pull out of the archives. There wasn't any doubt about me re-upping my SRHA membership, but this made me re-up a couple of weeks ago for two years with a donating portion.

Anyway, I wonder if at some point the president files or other records might turn up when the first diesel shops were ordered built (and actually built)? Ludlow as open by 1947 (but perhaps earlier). Since Ludlow's diesel shop burned in 2020, I'm wondering if it (and possibly with a few others around the system) were definitely the first on the Southern. I definitely would be up for writing a TIES article on that if I learned more, but I haven't seen any records so far about the earliest days of the diesel shops in Ludlow or elsewhere.

-Chris Mayhew



--
David Bott

Sent from David Bott's desktop PC


locked Re: SR Diesel Order Specs

Michael Roderick
 

Ike 

That would be great idea about Zoom. I would also like to see more information about the Asheville engine facilities from 1900 forward. This information would be very helpful for those of us who model the Murphy Branch of the Southern.

Mike 


On Dec 30, 2020, at 14:00, CMayhew <chris.mayhew611@...> wrote:

Ike,

I'd love to hear more about the Zoom sessions too. When it's possible to get down to Chattanooga, I'd certainly like to make it a productive use of time for all of us.

What you listed....track charts, AFEs (authorization for expenditure) forms, correspondence in Presidential files asking for AFE approval would be what I would want to focus on to nail down dates/reasoning for need etc.

Thanks again, and Happy New Year. I'm all ears for when a Zoom could happen. I'm in for that.

-Chris


locked Re: SR Diesel Order Specs

 

Ike,

I'd love to hear more about the Zoom sessions too. When it's possible to get down to Chattanooga, I'd certainly like to make it a productive use of time for all of us.

What you listed....track charts, AFEs (authorization for expenditure) forms, correspondence in Presidential files asking for AFE approval would be what I would want to focus on to nail down dates/reasoning for need etc.

Thanks again, and Happy New Year. I'm all ears for when a Zoom could happen. I'm in for that.

-Chris


locked Re: SR Diesel Order Specs

 

Fascinating Bill.

I almost forgot about the DL-109s being heavily used on the CNO&TP. I think I always thought more about the FTs needing servicing early. I sent you an email with some correspondence about some of my research efforts for Ludlow article(s) and a Cincinnati article. It's lengthy. I apologize for the length as it's a bit raw.

-Chris


locked Re: SR Diesel Order Specs

George Eichelberger
 

There are several sources of data in the SRHA archives that can give us information on track, bridges and structures. For a location such as Ludlow, data may (!) be found in track charts, AFEs (authorization for expenditure) forms, correspondence in Presidential files asking for AFE approval and the SRHA photo and drawing collections. The best information on "As&Bs” (additions and betterments) and dispositions may be in the individual Valuation section report ledgers that were prepared and sent to the ICC on June 30 and December 31 every years.

BTW: Diesels have their own, almost parallel, source on when they were put in service at specific terminals and shops. The Southern had to provide diesel fuel at each service point. Fuel racks, storage tanks and even tank cars to move fuel to locations (diesel fuel was not available locally in many places in the 1940s) all help determine when Divisions were dieselized.

We have been accumulating scanned info on particular locations and moving it into digital “By Location” files. As of right now there are almost 13,000 images in that file. I have put an earlier list on the .io group but it’s too large to do that again but I have attached the directory for Ludlow, KY. Sorry, we are not ready to make copies of the 13,000 items available “on demand”. We can get to that goal if people will volunteer to help at work sessions. (The “Rolling Stock” file has 64,545 scans, 1.17 TB.)

We would like to do a series of “Zoom” presentations in different aspects of the SRHA archives. We’ll do the first one “live” so we can answer questions then make it available for people to look at later. As that is simply more “TTD” in addition to what is already underway, I’d be interested in hearing some feedback if people are interested and think it would be worthwhile. Some of those could be done before we can schedule work sessions. (It may be useful to insist people look at particular topics before they go the archives the first time. That would save us from taking the time to answer questions when people make it to Chattanooga.

Ike

Ludlow Depot July 1948.tif
Ludlow Depot Piggyback Train.tif
Ludlow KY Coach Shop 1952.tif
Ludlow KY Coach Shop 1952_2.tif
Ludlow KY Coach Shop 1956.tif
Ludlow KY Diesel Shop & Roundhouse 1949.tif
Ludlow KY Diesel Shop & Turntable 1952.tif
Ludlow KY Freight Depot 1948.tif
Ludlow KY General View of Shops 1952.jpg
Ludlow KY General View of Shops 1952.tif
Ludlow KY Misc Stores House 1952.tif
Ludlow KY Roundhouse Shop & Yard.tif
Ludlow KY Tower MO  1914.tif
Ludlow, KY 1.tif
Ludlow, KY 1907 track layout 2.tif
Ludlow, KY 1907 track layout.tif
Ludlow, KY 1912 track layout 2.tif
Ludlow, KY 1912 track layout 3.tif
Ludlow, KY 1912 track layout 4.tif
Ludlow, KY 1912 track layout.tif
Ludlow, KY 2.tif
Ludlow, KY 3.tif
Ludlow, KY 4.tif
Ludlow, KY CNO&TP "MS" tower 12-82.tif
Ludlow, KY Ohio R. Bridge
Ludlow, KY axle turner's house.tif
Ludlow, KY car cleaner's house.tif
Ludlow, KY cast drain under pass depot.tif
Ludlow, KY coach repair shop.tif
Ludlow, KY depot 1927.tif
Ludlow, KY depot 4-22-1910.tif
Ludlow, KY depot and S end of Ohio R Bridge 10-26-73.tif
Ludlow, KY details_2.tif
Ludlow, KY early CNO&TP map 2.tif
Ludlow, KY early CNO&TP map.tif
Ludlow, KY early yard layout1.tif
Ludlow, KY early yard layout2.tif
Ludlow, KY early yard layout3.tif
Ludlow, KY early yard layout4.tif
Ludlow, KY early yard layout5.tif
Ludlow, KY gen'l foreman's office.tif
Ludlow, KY hoist house at pumping sta Nov 1927.tif
Ludlow, KY inclined plane1.tif
Ludlow, KY lumber mill.tif
Ludlow, KY machine shop extension 1930.tif
Ludlow, KY machine shop xfer table 1930.tif
Ludlow, KY new woodworking shop 1930.tif
Ludlow, KY oil house 7-11-1914.tif
Ludlow, KY old coach paint shop.tif
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Ludlow, KY pass sta wood details.tif
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Ludlow, KY pattern & upolstery shop.tif
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Ludlow, KY pump house Nov 1927.tif
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Ludlow, KY section house O-11 11-1952.tif
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Ludlow, KY store house Apr 1930.tif
Ludlow, KY toilet Aug 1927.tif
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Ludlow, KY toll collector's house.tif
Ludlow, KY track layout1.tif
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On Dec 30, 2020, at 11:55 AM, Bill Schafer <bill4501@...> wrote:

Chris:

When SRHA had its annual meeting in Cincinnati in the spring of 1995, one of the activities was a tour of the facilities at Ludlow. We were pretty much given the run of the place and were well cared for by General Foreman Tom Kraft. NS arranged for the uniquely painted GP59 4610 to be on hand, and we could go through the diesel shop. We were told during our tour that the shop had been built before WWII to service the DL-109 diesels SOU bought for the Ponce de Leon and Florida Sunbeam. I never followed up to see exactly when the building was constructed. I’d love to run a story in TIES sometime about Ludlow and environs. 

—Bill Schafer

On Dec 30, 2020, at 11:05, CMayhew <chris.mayhew611@...> wrote:

Thanks for sharing this and all of the things you pull out of the archives. There wasn't any doubt about me re-upping my SRHA membership, but this made me re-up a couple of weeks ago for two years with a donating portion. 

Anyway, I wonder if at some point the president files or other records might turn up when the first diesel shops were ordered built (and actually built)? Ludlow as open by 1947 (but perhaps earlier). Since Ludlow's diesel shop burned in 2020, I'm wondering if it (and possibly with a few others around the system) were definitely the first on the Southern. I definitely would be up for writing a TIES article on that if I learned more, but I haven't seen any records so far about the earliest days of the diesel shops in Ludlow or elsewhere.

-Chris Mayhew



locked Re: CofG RS3 details in O scale

Lee Bishop
 

Thanks for posting those photos, Bob! I don't recall ever seeing the RS-3s in service (though I was certainly in the area for family trips in that timeframe but I was born in 1969), the former SP RS-11s were the first ET&WNC engines I remember clearly that came after these.
As for the North American Rayon fireless cooker, I remember that well. They made such a big deal about the bicentennial pain job, and showed it off at Sycamore Shoals during the bicentennial events at Fort Watauga. It sat right by the entrance to the park and I have shots of myself, my brother and cousin standing in front of it. In 1985, the day after Christmas, we were coming back from Johnson City (I had just got to get some neat stuff from the hobby shop there, including the Lionel HO scale Freedom Train 4449, model which I still have to this day) and saw it puttering around the mill tracks. My mom pulled over and I had my good camera on me. I got several shots of it switching, but nothing as good as your shots.
The crew let me sit in the cab under steam, and my Mom took a couple of shots (in the shadow side) of me in the cab. I need to scan those someday, but they're not that great quality.
Sadly, I never got out there in a timeframe when I could drive somewhere on my own to go check stuff out until after I got married. I never managed to fnd a train on the ET&WNC main, and a few years later, it was all gone in Elizabethton.


locked Re: SR Diesel Order Specs

Bill Schafer
 

Chris:

When SRHA had its annual meeting in Cincinnati in the spring of 1995, one of the activities was a tour of the facilities at Ludlow. We were pretty much given the run of the place and were well cared for by General Foreman Tom Kraft. NS arranged for the uniquely painted GP59 4610 to be on hand, and we could go through the diesel shop. We were told during our tour that the shop had been built before WWII to service the DL-109 diesels SOU bought for the Ponce de Leon and Florida Sunbeam. I never followed up to see exactly when the building was constructed. I’d love to run a story in TIES sometime about Ludlow and environs. 

—Bill Schafer

On Dec 30, 2020, at 11:05, CMayhew <chris.mayhew611@...> wrote:

Thanks for sharing this and all of the things you pull out of the archives. There wasn't any doubt about me re-upping my SRHA membership, but this made me re-up a couple of weeks ago for two years with a donating portion. 

Anyway, I wonder if at some point the president files or other records might turn up when the first diesel shops were ordered built (and actually built)? Ludlow as open by 1947 (but perhaps earlier). Since Ludlow's diesel shop burned in 2020, I'm wondering if it (and possibly with a few others around the system) were definitely the first on the Southern. I definitely would be up for writing a TIES article on that if I learned more, but I haven't seen any records so far about the earliest days of the diesel shops in Ludlow or elsewhere.

-Chris Mayhew


locked Re: SR Diesel Order Specs

 

Thanks for sharing this and all of the things you pull out of the archives. There wasn't any doubt about me re-upping my SRHA membership, but this made me re-up a couple of weeks ago for two years with a donating portion. 

Anyway, I wonder if at some point the president files or other records might turn up when the first diesel shops were ordered built (and actually built)? Ludlow as open by 1947 (but perhaps earlier). Since Ludlow's diesel shop burned in 2020, I'm wondering if it (and possibly with a few others around the system) were definitely the first on the Southern. I definitely would be up for writing a TIES article on that if I learned more, but I haven't seen any records so far about the earliest days of the diesel shops in Ludlow or elsewhere.

-Chris Mayhew


locked Re: SR Diesel Order Specs

John Stewart
 

Hi folks

 

Happy Holidays

 

Durn….  Just like buying a new car…

 

John

 

John R Stewart

www.bhamrails.info

205-901-3790

 

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locked SR Diesel Order Specs

George Eichelberger
 

There are still diesel order specifications in the SRHA archives that need to be scanned but here are three pages from one version for Southern RS 2101-2125. Orders from the loco builders began with their standard spec. then supplements were negotiated and priced to develop the final configuration and price. The Southern usually preferred a number of items from other builders or third-party suppliers. Speed recorders and fuel fillers were two common examples.

Ike

301 - 320 of 1897