Reading Steam Power Car Rd #92100

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Reading Steam Power Car Rd #92100

Postby baileyjet2000 » Fri Nov 18, 2016 7:17 pm

I need some help with this subject. My good friend John Scala several years ago sent me a picture of this car at Morris Park. What I would like to know are the dates that it was in service on the LIRR. In addition I thought I had seen a picture of it painted in the gray scheme with a modernization #, can anyone verify this. Last but not least does anyone have a picture of it in the gray scheme?

Bethlehem Car works makes this car in in its Original Reading baggage configureration and it should be easy to convert to the steam power version.

Thanks for your help with this project.

Ray in RSW
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Re: Reading Steam Power Car Rd #92100

Postby C-LINER 2001 » Sun Nov 20, 2016 9:14 pm

Hello Bailyjet2000, It's not totality what your looking for, but here what looks like the ex-Reading Steam Car I took this photo in Richmond Hill coach yard over by the Trainmen dug out, the scene is from Dec 1970, a nice thing about the car when I photo shop it, I notice steam over the roof !!.
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Re: Reading Steam Power Car Rd #92100

Postby trainspot » Mon Nov 21, 2016 7:35 am

I have a picture of it from John when it arrived in Reading red, and I shot it in Richmond Hill in MTA colors, I think the number was W-95. http://www.trainsarefun.com/lirr/mow/W95Steamgeneratorcar8-82TAD.jpg
It had been stationed in Speonk prior to that, if I remember correctly.
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Re: Reading Steam Power Car Rd #92100

Postby Crabman1130 » Mon Nov 21, 2016 8:13 am

How was that car used?
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Re: Reading Steam Power Car Rd #92100

Postby trainspot » Mon Nov 21, 2016 9:02 am

My guess would be it was hooked to a consist sitting without an engine to keep them warm for the morning rush. Maybe the experts can confirm?
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Re: Reading Steam Power Car Rd #92100

Postby Backshophoss » Mon Nov 21, 2016 7:35 pm

Most likely parked on a unused siding in a yard,connected to the steam piping buried in the yard,and plumbed to a water source
to heat passenger cars laid up,keeping the onboard water systems from freezing.
May have 2 steam generators installed.
Used at times as a track washer,the steam,sprayed under pressure to remove debris from the rails/trackbed,
connected to at least 4-5 tank cars of water.
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Re: Reading Steam Power Car Rd #92100

Postby nyandw » Mon Nov 21, 2016 8:24 pm

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Ex-RDG MorrisPark 1/1969 Photo: Jim Gillin Unit acquired 1968

I wonder what the text above Do not Hump indicates?
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Re: Reading Steam Power Car Rd #92100

Postby DutchRailnut » Mon Nov 21, 2016 8:31 pm

it shows steam connector to ground piping
If Conductors are in charge, why are they promoted to be Engineer???

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Re: Reading Steam Power Car Rd #92100

Postby BuddR32 » Wed Nov 23, 2016 10:40 am

nyandw wrote:I wonder what the text above Do not Hump indicates?


DO NOT HUMP: refers to yard moves. There are hump yards, where the cars are pushed up over a hump, then coast down through pre-aligned switches through the yard to the appropriate track. LI had a few hump yards, and many railroads still use them.
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Re: Reading Steam Power Car Rd #92100

Postby BuddR32 » Wed Nov 23, 2016 10:42 am

I wonder if this car is still in the Morris Park boneyard. There is a very similar looking car among the remaining antiques down there, but I've never looked at it closely. I just thought it a plain baggage car.
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Re: Reading Steam Power Car Rd #92100

Postby scopelliti » Wed Nov 23, 2016 11:58 am

I think BuddR32 meant the three lines of small text above the "Do not hump" text.
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Re: Reading Steam Power Car Rd #92100

Postby nyandw » Wed Nov 23, 2016 7:58 pm

Yes, that was what I was referring to, the small text. :-)

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