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Good load for my new MILW gon
« on: December 08, 2016, 02:20:38 PM »
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I had to pick up a rolling souvenir of my trip to Des Plaines Hobbies, and I chose one of these.
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Now, I need to figure out what to do with it!
I figure it'll be used in either my 1985 time frame, or with my mid 70s PC stuff.

But, why on earth would it be showing up in south central Pennsylvania? What should it be carrying?

Scrap steel is always an option, but are there more fun and "Milwaukee" options? I'm thinking something like telephone poles, etc...

So, MILW fans, what do you think?

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Re: Good load for my new MILW gon
« Reply #1 on: December 08, 2016, 02:23:40 PM »
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It should be carrying steel and have a cover (notice the road number).

http://www.railcarphotos.com/PhotoDetails.php?PhotoID=49752

http://www.railcarphotos.com/PhotoDetails.php?PhotoID=49753

I started trying to make a cover from parts of the MTL 50' covers, but it didn't work as well as planned. 

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« Last Edit: December 08, 2016, 04:09:09 PM by wcfn100 »

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Re: Good load for my new MILW gon
« Reply #2 on: December 08, 2016, 02:33:01 PM »
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Auto frames in a rack - from Shapeways.

Steel brewing tanks?

A really big wheel of cheese?

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Re: Good load for my new MILW gon
« Reply #3 on: December 08, 2016, 02:35:45 PM »
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Here's the cover I tried to make.



It's still on my list of thing to do, just not very high right now.

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Re: Good load for my new MILW gon
« Reply #4 on: December 08, 2016, 02:36:12 PM »
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Empty beer cans.
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Re: Good load for my new MILW gon
« Reply #5 on: December 08, 2016, 02:38:26 PM »
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Remember, it could be returning home (or somewhere between your location and "home") and be loaded with something out of the east.

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Re: Good load for my new MILW gon
« Reply #6 on: December 08, 2016, 02:41:28 PM »
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Being Caterpillar had that large distribution warehouse in York along 30, perhaps something was shipped from CAT out in Illinois to York that was able to be lifted in/out of the gon with a crane; no flat car needed with the extra freight involved. Find some heavy equipment, build bracing for it in the car, but have it so the package can be lifted out after spotting so you can have the car under load and empty returning.

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Re: Good load for my new MILW gon
« Reply #7 on: December 08, 2016, 03:58:01 PM »
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by 1985... Cut up Milwaukee locomotives  :trollface:

More seriously Soo/CP hauled lots of coil steel... not the proper car series but believable...

by the 1980-85 era Milwaukee was a glorified bridge road...
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Re: Good load for my new MILW gon
« Reply #8 on: December 08, 2016, 04:03:59 PM »
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Here's the cover I tried to make.



It's still on my list of thing to do, just not very high right now.

Jason

Yep. Here's a pic...
http://wwww.rrpicturearchives.net/showPicture.aspx?id=2472261
Confirms the scheme is good for 85 though.

Where were they coming from on the MILW? I didn't realize it served any steel mills. Or were they for service from some sort of processing mini-mill kinda thing?

So now I need to figure out how to make the cover, AND find a destination for the car...

Why does knowing one thing make this even harder? lol

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Re: Good load for my new MILW gon
« Reply #9 on: December 08, 2016, 04:04:52 PM »
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Remember, it could be returning home (or somewhere between your location and "home") and be loaded with something out of the east.

True, but it still would've come this way in the first place for some reason.

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Re: Good load for my new MILW gon
« Reply #10 on: December 08, 2016, 04:13:21 PM »
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Yep. Here's a pic...
http://wwww.rrpicturearchives.net/showPicture.aspx?id=2472261
Confirms the scheme is good for 85 though.

Where were they coming from on the MILW? I didn't realize it served any steel mills. Or were they for service from some sort of processing mini-mill kinda thing?

So now I need to figure out how to make the cover, AND find a destination for the car...

Why does knowing one thing make this even harder? lol

That's the pic I tried to link to, I guess RailCarPhotos doesn't like hot linking.

One thing to note is that a railroad doesn't have to serve an industry to have cars used or even assigned to it.  The thing to do is see if anyone has a list of Milwaukee assigned cars.


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Re: Good load for my new MILW gon
« Reply #11 on: December 08, 2016, 04:28:38 PM »
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Hmm. I never really thought about that. I knew there were pools in place for things like auto parts, but never really thought about gons.

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Re: Good load for my new MILW gon
« Reply #12 on: December 08, 2016, 04:35:47 PM »
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Empty beer cans.

Crushed green beer bottles. MBK even has a Hay Bros load for it.
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Re: Good load for my new MILW gon
« Reply #13 on: December 08, 2016, 08:30:00 PM »
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Used rail from the parts of the line being abandoned in pieces. Maybe ties in another gon.

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Re: Good load for my new MILW gon
« Reply #14 on: December 08, 2016, 09:13:07 PM »
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