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jsoflo

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IM Cargill Green salt hopper
« on: March 26, 2010, 09:34:14 PM »
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I previously purchased an Intermountain 3-bay covered hopper in the green ACFX Cargill salt scheme. It has been sitting in a drawer for some time and I have now pulled it to start weathering. I went looking for a proto photo and I cannot find one, it appears this car has been repainted since the green scheme and they do not use that scheme anymore (I model the present). Further, I can't find any old photos of this paint scheme in service either.

So anyone got any photos or ideas for using the basic green scheme for a 3-bay covered hopper and doing a weathering job? My layout is based around New York State and eastern Pennsylvania. I need some inspiration on this one for my next weathering job!
thanks,
Jan


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Re: IM Cargill Green salt hopper
« Reply #1 on: March 27, 2010, 03:50:49 PM »
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I searched and struck out Jan.  As far as I can tell, the contemporary Cargill Salt traffic uses these aluminum 2-bay hoppers, with CLSX markings:

http://www.rrpicturearchives.net/showPicture.aspx?id=1727315

Judging by the salt stains on many of them, I suspect the steel cars just weren't up to the corrosion and probably didn't stay in service very long.

There aren't many green hoppers out there but here are a few examples for possible inspiration, in case you want to try a partial repaint:

http://www.railcarphotos.com/PhotoDetails.php?PhotoID=39855
http://www.railcarphotos.com/PhotoDetails.php?PhotoID=39806
http://www.railcarphotos.com/PhotoDetails.php?PhotoID=22407
http://www.railcarphotos.com/PhotoDetails.php?PhotoID=42768
http://www.railcarphotos.com/PhotoDetails.php?PhotoID=15120
http://www.railcarphotos.com/PhotoDetails.php?PhotoID=17216
http://www.railcarphotos.com/PhotoDetails.php?PhotoID=32908

Look forward to seeing what you come up with.
-Gary

jsoflo

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Re: IM Cargill Green salt hopper
« Reply #2 on: March 28, 2010, 09:35:01 AM »
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Thanks Gary, I found another AGP that I'm gonna give a try to:



Thanks for the help, I had never seen an AGP hopper before

my best,
Jan

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Re: IM Cargill Green salt hopper
« Reply #3 on: March 28, 2010, 10:53:58 AM »
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Is there a good online reference that shows which railroads had which kinds of cars, the range of reporting marks, etc?

Ed

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Re: IM Cargill Green salt hopper
« Reply #4 on: March 28, 2010, 11:08:08 PM »
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Is there a good online reference that shows which railroads had which kinds of cars, the range of reporting marks, etc?

Ed
I think the definitive source is the Official Railway Equipmet Registry, but only bits and pieces are available online (unless you subscribe?).

There is quite a bit of good info in the Railroad Car History site, which also points to Freight Cars Illustrated.

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Re: IM Cargill Green salt hopper
« Reply #5 on: March 29, 2010, 10:51:35 PM »
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ORERs only give series and dimension information, nothing about builders, although that can _sometimes_ be inferred from the dimension and cubic capacity information.

You might find definitive lists for particular railroads, but there's no resource(s) that absolutely cover everything.

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Re: IM Cargill Green salt hopper
« Reply #6 on: February 11, 2014, 11:21:45 PM »
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Getting in this thread 4 years later but haven't been able to find any pix of my 4 Accurail, 2 Bachmann & 1 IM green Cargill ACF Center Flow hoppers. All in the 475__ thru 478__ series. Hard to believe 3 manufacturers made up the same # groups & haven't found 1 image of any green Cargill cars. Go figure..
Andy Jackson
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