Which RR's served the Quaker Oats mills in Cedar Rapids IA

gjslsffan Sep 1, 2021

  1. gjslsffan

    gjslsffan Staff Member

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    I am modeling a couple box cars (HO) that were stenciled QOCX, (Quaker Oates Co) in the 1970-1990s,
    These are the Baby Blue boxcars. My question is related to the stencils on the car "WHEN EMPTY RETURN TO ?????????? VIA NEAREST ???? AGENT".
    Which RR(s) served these mills in Cedar Rapids Iowa? Or am I all wrong, maybe their mills weren't even at this location.

    Thanks in advance for any help and or advise.
    Tom
     
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  2. Dave1905

    Dave1905 TrainBoard Member

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    CRIP, CNW, MILW
     
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  3. Doug Gosha

    Doug Gosha TrainBoard Member

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    Yup, Cedar Rapids, alright. I have seen the complex.

    Doug
     
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  4. Grey One

    Grey One TrainBoard Supporter

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    Interesting. I'm going to have to try to make a couple in N-Scale. My wife eats a lot of it and I will be using the smaller package / cylinder on the layout as a skyscraper. I can put headquarters on the top floor.
     
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  5. Point353

    Point353 TrainBoard Member

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    If you zoom in on the following photo, the stenciling next to the door says "WHEN EMPTY RETURN TO QUAKER OATS CO CEDAR RAPIDS IA"
    Can't quite make out of there is any punctuation.
    http://s3.amazonaws.com/rrpa_photos/95355/56_QOCX127.JPG
     
  6. Kurt Moose

    Kurt Moose TrainBoard Member

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    Interesting interior on that boxcar!
     
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  7. gjslsffan

    gjslsffan Staff Member

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    Thanks for the comments guys, and thanks for the information too.
    Kurt I think what we see in the car is the movable bulkheads, or load dividers. The door has a stencil on it that reads
    CLOSE AND LOCK BULKHEADS AND DOORS BEFORE MOVING CAR.
    Im gonna try and come up with some decals for this.
     
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  8. gjslsffan

    gjslsffan Staff Member

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    I managed to get a couple HO cars in the works. The QOCX 188,189. Still with the shop trucks under them with a fresh clear coat to seal the decals. I got the reporting marks a bit too high but im not doing them over LOL. Now a dull coat and some weathering.
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