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Date: 12/03/12 14:36
mFile from yesterday: Hamm's car or not?
Author: valmont

Yesterday I posted n mFile MILW pic and someone asked what this car was, and someone else thought it was a Hamm's Beer car. I zoomed it about as far as I though practical before losing more pixels in the first pic. The second one is a Hamm's car I shot in Denver on May 31, 1971. They are different types of cars .... the one in the MILW shot from yesterday appears to be a hopper ... and while the general color scheme is similar, the billboard lettering is not. That's not to say that Hamm's didn't have other schemes, but I figured I post this for comparison.

So if not Hamm's then who?






Date: 12/03/12 14:53
Re: mFile from yesterday: Hamm's car or not?
Author: Tony_Cook

The hopper is a Peavey company car. Later versions are solid blue with red Peavey lettering. I remember these blue and white with the diamond-shaped placard being from the 1960s and 1970s.



Date: 12/03/12 15:40
Re: mFile from yesterday: Hamm's car or not?
Author: P

Now, that is cool.



Date: 12/03/12 15:42
Re: mFile from yesterday: Hamm's car or not?
Author: WAF

Athearn made one just like that



Date: 12/03/12 17:49
Re: mFile from yesterday: Hamm's car or not?
Author: kevink

Tony_Cook Wrote:
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> The hopper is a Peavey company car. Later
> versions are solid blue with red Peavey lettering.
> I remember these blue and white with the
> diamond-shaped placard being from the 1960s and
> 1970s.

James Kinkaid posted a scan of TLDX 6203 to the Modern Freight Car List on Yahoo! Groups. It is painted in the early Peavey scheme that Tony notes above.



Date: 12/03/12 19:35
Re: mFile from yesterday: Hamm's car or not?
Author: RuleG

Thanks for posting this!



Date: 12/03/12 20:17
Re: mFile from yesterday: Hamm's car or not?
Author: lwilton

Who was Peavey? I assume not the people that make audio equipment?



Date: 12/03/12 21:29
Re: mFile from yesterday: Hamm's car or not?
Author: bradleymckay

lwilton Wrote:
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> Who was Peavey? I assume not the people that make
> audio equipment?


Check out this website. Be sure to scroll all the way down and read the info toward the bottom:

http://www.websiteswin.com/Peavey_Family_History.php

I remember those Hamm's beer cars...always thought they were one of the coolest cars on steel wheels.


Allen



Edited 2 time(s). Last edit at 12/03/12 21:33 by bradleymckay.



Date: 12/04/12 15:04
Re: mFile from yesterday: Hamm's car or not?
Author: ATSF93

bradleymckay Wrote:
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>
> I remember those Hamm's beer cars...always thought
> they were one of the coolest cars on steel
> wheels.
>
>
> Allen


And for cheap beer it was pretty good. $1.00 a six pack when I was in college.
From the land of sky-blue waters...

Fred in Wichita



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