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by Andrew Brandon
Mon Jun 10, 2019 3:42 pm
Forum: Site Technical Issues
Topic: Forum Returns
Replies: 0
Views: 408

Forum Returns

After some frustration and persistence, the forum is repaired and functional with the exception of our custom forum template (to make it look like the rest of the site). I will be working on restoring that component this week.
by Andrew Brandon
Fri Jan 26, 2018 1:21 pm
Forum: Central / Southern Pacific
Topic: CPRR Early Flatcars
Replies: 5
Views: 6262

Re: CPRR Early Flatcars

All of this research inspired collaboration with Randy to devise these illustrations. This should help set model railroaders and others researching these cars in the right direction: CP-Flat-95-1866.png UP-Flat-369-ca-1868.png LASP-Flat-23-1873.png LAI-Flat-44-1873.png CP-Flat-1181-1878.png VT-flat-...
by Andrew Brandon
Fri Dec 29, 2017 3:28 pm
Forum: Central / Southern Pacific
Topic: CPRR Early Flatcars
Replies: 5
Views: 6262

Re: CPRR Early Flatcars

Here are some additional photographs for reference:
CP-1181-Flat-Car-C&C-Mill-Virginia-City,-ca-1878-Watkins-photo,-Calif-State-Lib-coll,-Dockery-Crop.jpg
Flat #1181 in Virginia City, Nevada ca 1878. Carleton Watkins.
CP-923-Flanger-Sacramento-ca-1876-CSRM-CROP.jpg
Detail of flanger #923. as far as I can tell special cars retained their original number, this car was likely flatcar #923 converted to sport the new flanger design.
Flatcar-Loads-Bloomer-Cut-Hart-CSL.jpg
Various loads on flats in Bloomer Cut near Auburn. A. A. Hart stereoview.
by Andrew Brandon
Fri Dec 29, 2017 2:26 pm
Forum: Central / Southern Pacific
Topic: CPRR Early Boxcars
Replies: 3
Views: 4127

Re: CPRR Early Boxcars

Diagram for 25' boxcars. Sacramento Shops, 1894.
Diag 24 - CP 25-foot box car 13827.jpg
by Andrew Brandon
Fri Dec 29, 2017 12:26 pm
Forum: Central / Southern Pacific
Topic: CPRR Early Boxcars
Replies: 3
Views: 4127

CPRR Early Boxcars

Continuing in the series of early CPRR freight equipment, a look at boxcars. There appear to be two common types of car before 1876, a 25' long car and a 28' long car. Of the two, the 25' long cars were the most numerous type in service on the railroad until the mid 1870s, with 681 of them on the ro...
by Andrew Brandon
Mon Dec 18, 2017 11:26 am
Forum: Central / Southern Pacific
Topic: CPRR Early Flatcars
Replies: 5
Views: 6262

Re: Early CPRR Flatcars

Additional Central Pacific cars:
CP-Flat-2033-Siskyous-SMU.jpg
#2033, crpped from a 1870s view of a freight train in the Siskyous.
DeGolyer Library, Southern Methodist University.
San-Pedro-Lumber-CP-Flats-Huntington-Lib.jpg
CP and SP flats at the San Pedro Lumber Company.
Huntington Library.
by Andrew Brandon
Tue Dec 12, 2017 3:50 pm
Forum: Central / Southern Pacific
Topic: CPRR Early Flatcars
Replies: 5
Views: 6262

CPRR Early Flatcars

Early Central Pacific and Southern Pacific flatcars utilized a standard design: a 30' captured end sill car. Cars of this type were also used by the Union Pacific Railroad.* The CP also built cars of this type for the Virginia and Truckee Railroad. Similar cars were also used on the Canadian Pacific...
by Andrew Brandon
Tue Nov 21, 2017 8:14 pm
Forum: Central / Southern Pacific
Topic: CPRR combination cars
Replies: 4
Views: 4761

Re: CP combination cars

I have some roster info on the Combination cars from Kyle Wyatt: CP 1542-4500 (even) Combination Boxcar Built: SP Sacramento Shops (most) Capacity: 15TON Inside Length: 27'-7" photo 1624 Central Pacific & Southern Pacific RRs p.583 (available online) photo 1624 The American Railroad Freight Car p.71...
by Andrew Brandon
Tue Nov 21, 2017 5:20 pm
Forum: Central / Southern Pacific
Topic: CPRR Early Cabooses
Replies: 2
Views: 3144

CPRR Early Cabooses

I have been working on assembling a timeline for early CP cabooses to go along with our the other early car discussions. Here are the first three classes, listed by the date they were constructed: 1866 (?) - Boxcar Conversions. These are the standard boxcar converted to a caboose with the addition o...
by Andrew Brandon
Tue Nov 21, 2017 3:40 pm
Forum: Central / Southern Pacific
Topic: CPRR combination cars
Replies: 4
Views: 4761

Re: CP combination cars

A while back I searched high and low for photos showing a single CP combination boxcar (or any CP car) in ochre. Occasionally a dirty car, or one catching the light shows up that almost seems it is light colored. The clue is the lettering, every CP freight car will have a light color (white lead) le...