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Anyone have a Jan or April 1968 ORER?
« on: September 21, 2014, 01:37:47 AM »
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I'm looking for WRX series 9620-?.

There's no car in my Jan '67 and 17 cars in my Jan '69.

Thanks,

edit: July would work too if the cars are denoted as 'additions'

Jason
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Re: Anyone have a Jan or April 1968 ORER?
« Reply #1 on: September 24, 2014, 02:30:13 PM »
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 :)
   have a 7/73 ORER,is that close enuff ?
  Western Refrigerater Line CO.Terminal
   WRX 9620-9646 - 40' IL,2638 CUFT.
   WRX 9649 - 40'6" IL,3150 CUFT.
   WRX 9650 - 9699 - 38' IL,2372 CUFT.
  [ the smaller CUFT cars seem to be Woodies ?]
   Edit - just small steel rebuilds.
   9649 may be a Steel car, or a Steel rebuild car ?
    hope this helps somewhat .
      Spikre
      ;)
 
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Re: Anyone have a Jan or April 1968 ORER?
« Reply #2 on: September 24, 2014, 02:39:40 PM »
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Hi Spikre, thanks, but my modeling cut-off date is June 1968 and I was trying to see is any of these cars were around yet.  These are ex-DT&I Steel rebuilt that were again rebuilt in the 50's with flush doors and insulated.  They also had a round roof.  They started getting sold to the WRX in the late 60's.  There's also another series of WRX that should be the same cars 9400-9409.

I was able to get some info from one of my Yahoo groups.  The April ORER shows 5 cars in the series except instead of counting up from 9620, the series counts down from 9646 (to 9637).

Jason

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Re: Anyone have a Jan or April 1968 ORER?
« Reply #3 on: September 24, 2014, 02:48:24 PM »
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 :)
   Jason,
     this should give You the info of how expanded the series got.
    will check the 9400 series,the ORER is still out in the car.
    so the small cars were steel rebuilds,they must have had rather
    heavy insulation.
    Mainline had at least one article on these cars when still DT&I.
    not sure what issue,will look for that later.
   weren't these in Campbell Soup service for awhile ?
       Spikre
        ;)
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Re: Anyone have a Jan or April 1968 ORER?
« Reply #4 on: September 24, 2014, 02:54:05 PM »
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Here's the 9400 series.



And here's the 9620 series.



I'm looking at the later series because I've seen few paint variations.

Jason

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Re: Anyone have a Jan or April 1968 ORER?
« Reply #5 on: September 24, 2014, 03:03:36 PM »
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Very nice looking cars. We are lucky to have so many great photos by Jim Sands and John Hill available online. 

Best wishes, Dave
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Re: Anyone have a Jan or April 1968 ORER?
« Reply #6 on: September 24, 2014, 03:10:58 PM »
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 :)
   Jason,
    what is the Erie/EL car in that pic ?
    WRX- 9000 -9001,40' 2638 CUFT.
    WRX - 9400 - 9452, 40' 2638 CUFT.
    9000/9001 were for Dry Blood Shipping by 7/73.
    9620/9646 were equipped with Pallets that were considered
   part of the car,and cut down their CUFT slightly.
    interesting info.
      Spikre
       :D

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Re: Anyone have a Jan or April 1968 ORER?
« Reply #7 on: September 24, 2014, 03:17:45 PM »
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Very nice looking cars. We are so lucky to have some many great photos by Jim Sands and John Hill available online. 

Best wishes, Dave

I totally stumbled on these (well I'd seen the pictures but never paid attention to what they were) while researching which Steel Rebuilts got the 12" height extension (not looking good for the Atlas Master Line  :-X).  I was looking at a kitbash, but now I'm wondering if it's time to go 100% 3D/RP.

There's just too many freight cars to research and hopefully model.  I may never build a layout.

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Re: Anyone have a Jan or April 1968 ORER?
« Reply #8 on: September 24, 2014, 03:22:32 PM »
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:)
   Jason,
    what is the Erie/EL car in that pic ?
      Spikre
       :D

Not sure.  Sometimes you can find the others cars in others photos but not that one.  There is another EL patch that could be similar. :?



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Re: Anyone have a Jan or April 1968 ORER?
« Reply #9 on: September 24, 2014, 03:30:17 PM »
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 8)
   Jason,
     that is a Rare Erie/EL 8' Superior door Auto parts box,
   in an interesting Patch Job,,,,Thanks !!
   there were only 10 built for Erie,but 490 other cars were
   built that were identical for NYC,PRR,GN,WP,BAR,have the
    roster and P-S Lot number somewhere ??
   the car has also been renumbered for a different shipper,
   or commodity.
   will figure out how to copy it later.
       Spikre
         :D
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