Remembering the Rutland - Remembering the Milk Trains


MILK TRAINS & MILK CARS
BIBLIOGRAPHY

Prepared by:
Dwight A. Smith*
P.O. Box 218
Kearsarge, NH 03847

*Email Dwight directly with updates and corrections.


Bibliography Sections:

Dwight Smith, who prepared this bibliography, has been a fan of the milk trains for quite a while.  We offer this photograph, taken by Dwight, as proof.

"I took the photo from the cab of [Barre & Chelsea] 70 tonner #14 while Sunday-only train #90 picks up a carload of milk from the H.P. Hood plant in Plainfield, VT.  B&C combine #14 waits on the mainline.   I was a "passenger" riding the fireman's seat from Montpelier to Woodsville.  I believe the car was a 50' wooden GPEX tank car. The date was Sunday, October 11, 1953.  I don't recall if we picked up a White Brothers car at South Ryegate, too. We left Montpelier with only the 14 and the 14. The B&C wasn't very imaginative in choosing numbers for their power and cars."


Where to find them?

If you need a source for out-of-print publications such as those in Dwight's Bibliography may I suggest that you begin your search at Railpub.com.      -Jim Dufour


MILK TRAINS & MILK CARS BIBLIOGRAPHY
MILK TRAIN AND MILK CAR ARTICLES


 

Rutland Newsliner
publication of the Rutland RR Historical Society

Vol.2, No.1 April 1988
Four articles:
Development of the Milk Train
Equipment of the Milk Train
Milk Train Operations
Creameries on the Rutland

Vol 2, No.2 June 1988
Misc. follow-up articles on milk operations

Vol 2, No.4, Dec 1988
Milk train consists

Vol 8, No. 1, Spring 1996
Rutland RR 350 series (ex DL&W) Milk Cars.

Vol 8, No. 3, Fall, 1996
Painting Rutland's 350 Series Milk Car.  Plus an article on modeling the Rutland combines.

Newsliner April 88

Model Railroading

May/June 1986
Modeling the Milk Trains, Part 1

Jul/Aug 1986
Modeling the Milk Trains, Part 2

Sept/Oct 1986
Modeling the Milk Trains, Part 3

Jan 1987
More on Milk & Wine Cars

March 1987
Modeling the Milk Trains, Part 4

March, 1987
Modelers History of Railway Express Part 1 (Express Reefers)


Railmodel Journal

Nov. 1991
Milk Operations for Modelers, Part 1

April 1992
Milk Operations for Modelers, Part 2

Jan 1993
Milk Operations for Modelers, Part 3


 

B&M Bulletin
publication of the Boston & Maine RR Historical Society

Vol VII, No. 2, Winter 1977-78
The Milk Trains, Part I

Vol VII, No. 3, Spring, 1978 (shown right)
The Milk Trains, Conclusion

B&M Bulletin Spring 78


Mainline Modeler

April, 1986
50 Ft. Express Reefers & Plans


 

The New England States Limited

Vol. 1, No. 1, Summer, 1977.
Bringin' Down the Milk, Part One

Vol. 1, No. 2, Fall, 1977 (shown right)
Bringin' Down the Milk, Part Two

NESL Fall 77

Railroad Model Craftsman

June, 1974.
Milk Trains, Milk Cars and Creameries

February, 1986
To Market by Rail: Milk Cars

March, 1986
To Market by Rail: Privately Owned Milk Cars

March, 1986
Bottling Milk

May, 1988
To Market by Rail: Milk Containers on Flat Cars


The Ambassador
publication of the Central Vermont Railway Historical Society.

Vol 2, No 2, Summer 1991
Milk Train Operations, Part I

Vol 3, No 2, Summer 1992
CV Ry Milk Cars 530-583 series


Milk Train Data Pack
by John Nehrich. 7/15/93

(on the web at: Milk Train Data Pack)

 

Nehrich Book

Railway Milk Cars - Volume 1
by Robert A. Liljestrand and John Nehrich

Railway Milk Cars - Volume 2
by Robert A. Liljestrand and John Nehrich

Railway Milk Cars - Volume 3
by Robert R. Bahrs

These three books include photos, rosters and much of the information previously available in the now-out-of-print Milk Train Data Pack listed above.


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MILK TRAINS & MILK CARS BIBLIOGRAPHY
MILK CAR PLANS


Borden's
40' butter dish
RMC, Mar. 1986.

Boston & Maine
50' wood sheathed 4-door No. 1636
B&M Bulletin, Spring 1978.

Boston & Maine (ex Erie)
40' steel Nos. 1875-1880
B&M Bulletin, Spring 1978

Boston & Maine
50' steel single-door Nos. 1915-1934
RMC, Feb. 1986

Boston & Maine
50' steel two-doors Nos. 1900-1914
RMC, Feb. 1986

Delaware & Hudson
50' wood sheathed
RMC, Feb. 1986.

GPEX
40' wood sheathed. Lift-off roof
RMC, Mar. 1986

GPEX
50' steel, round bottom
RMC, Mar. 1986.

Maine Central
"Dairy Products" 40' SS wood
New England States Ltd, Summer 1977

Missouri Pacific
50' Express Reefer
Mainline Modeler, April 1986

National Car
NX 1472, 2 removable tanks
Rutland Newsliner, Summer, 1992

New York Central/Rutland
50' wood sheathed
Model Railroader July, 1953.

Rutland
50' wood sheathed No. 320
Rutland Newsliner, Sept., 1988.

Rutland (ex-DL&W)
350 series
Rutland Newsliner, Spring, 1996.

Rutland
milk train combines Nos. 253 & 256
Rutland Newsliner, Sept., 1988.

Soo Line
40' wood sheathed
RMC, Feb. 1986


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MILK TRAINS & MILK CARS BIBLIOGRAPHY
MILK CAR CONSTRUCTION ARTICLES


Brookside Milk Car
RR Model Craftsman, September, 1979.

Building Three Milk Cars
RR Model Craftsman, May, 1986

NEB&W Wood Reefer
"Modeling the 50's Era"
Mainline Modeler, September, 1984

GPEX Express Reefer
"Modeling a GPEX Express Reefer"
Mainline Modeler, April 1986

40-foot Wood Milk Tank Car
"Modeling the Milk Trains Part II"
Model Railroading, July/Aug '86

Central Vermont
"Building a Central Vermont Milk Car"
CVRHS "Ambassador" Vol. 8, No. 1 (1998)


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MILK TRAINS & MILK CARS BIBLIOGRAPHY
MILK CAR PHOTOS


Central Vermont Milk Cars

Central Vermont, Volume VI. Pages 152-153
R.C. Jones

Connecticut River Railroads, Vol IX. P. 117
R. W. Nimke


Trains of Northern New England
Krause & Bailey. P. 76.

Northern New England Color Guide
by D. Sweetland. P. 76. Cars 536, 547.


 

Boston & Maine Wood Milk Cars

Four door 50' wood sheathed #1701
Train Shed Cyclopedia  No. 61, P. 161

B&M No. 1700
Northern New England Color Guide, page 62
by D. Sweetland

Connecticut River Railroads Vol II. , p. 125
R. W. Nimke (shown at right)

B&M Employees Magazine,  June 1951, page 11

Railway Milk Cars - Volume 2
by Robert A. Liljestrand and John Nehrich

Conn River Vo l2

Boston & Maine Steel Milk Cars

ex-Erie car
Northern New England Color Guide by D. Sweetland. p. 62

Railway Milk Cars - Volume 2
by Robert A. Liljestrand and John Nehrich


Rutland RR (and NYC) Milk Cars

300-series bottom view
The Rutland Road by J. Shaughnessy   p. 139

Car #344
The Rutland 60 Years of Trying, Vol V, Part 1,  p. 110
R. W. Nimke

Car #342
The Rutland 60 Years of Trying, Vol VII. P. 11
R. W. Nimke

The Rutland 60 Years of Trying, Vol I. Pages 168-172
R. W. Nimke

Northern New England Color Guide  p. 86
by D. Sweetland.

New York Central Color Guide  p. 9
by D. Sweetland

Railroads of Vermont, Vol. I,  p. 80. End view
R.C. Jones

Railway Milk Cars - Volume 2
by Robert A. Liljestrand and John Nehrich


Pfaudler Milk Cars (GPEX)

50-foot car
Northern New England Color Guide, p. 79
by D. Sweetland.

Connecticut River Railroads  Vol. VIII, pp 7, 17 & 41
by R.W. Nimke

Connecticut River Railroads  Vol IX,  p. 47
by R.W. Nimke

Railroads of Vermont, Vol. II,  p. 102
by R.C. Jones

Vermont's Covered Bridge Road (St.J&LC)  p. 38
by Edward A. Lewis

Railway Milk Cars - Volume 1
by Robert A. Liljestrand and John Nehrich

Railway Milk Cars - Volume 2
by Robert A. Liljestrand and John Nehrich


Other Milk Cars

Maine Central "Dairy Products" car
Sweetland's Northern New England Color Guide,  p. 78

Whitings WMKX 11
R.C. Jones' Central Vermont Volume VI  p.154

Railway Milk Cars - Volume 1
by Robert A. Liljestrand and John Nehrich

Railway Milk Cars - Volume 2
by Robert A. Liljestrand and John Nehrich

DL&W
Railway Milk Cars - Volume 3

by Robert R. Bahrs


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MILK TRAINS & MILK CARS BIBLIOGRAPHY
CREAMERY ARTICLES


Bennington County Creamery, Manchester, VT
Rutland Newsliner, Vol 6, No 2, Summer 1992

Creamery at Richmond, VT
CVRRHS Ambassador, Vol 2, No 2 Summer, 1991

"Build the Green Meadow Creamery"
Railmodel Journal, Aug. 1993

"Modeling the Grand Isle Creamery"
Railmodel Journal, June, 1993


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MILK TRAINS & MILK CARS BIBLIOGRAPHY
CREAMERY PHOTOS
(See also Milk Train Articles)


Rutland RR

Grand Isle creamery
Rutland Newsliner, Vol. 2, No. 3 September 1988

Vergennes, Shelburne & Florence creameries
Rutland Newsliner Vol 2, No.4, Dec. 1988

Other Rutland on-line creameries in Nimke's books:

The Rutland 60 Years of Trying, Vol. V, Part 1:
Vergennes p. 95
Grand Isle on pp 182-184

The Rutland 60 Years of Trying, Vol V, Part 2:
Vergennes p. 68

The Rutland 60 Years of Trying, Vol VI, Part 1:
Moores, NY. p. 64
Mooers Forks, NY. pp. 69-70
Altona, NY. p. 74
Irona, NY. p. 80
Forest, NY. p. 84
Churubusco, NY. p. 98
Clinton Mills, NY. p. 95
Malone Jct.,NY. p.125
Winthrop, NY. p.159
Lisbon, NY. p.177

The Rutland 60 Years of Trying, Vol VII:
Champlain, NY. p. 115
Irona, NY. p. 131

Nimke Vol. VI Part 1

OTHER RAILROADS:

R.C. Jones' Central Vermont Books:
Brattleboro, VT  Vol. IV, p. 16
Jericho, VT  Vol. IV,  p. 110
Enosburg Falls, VT  Vol. IV, p. 139
Waterbury, VT  Vol. V, p. 88

Vermont's Granite Railroads:
Plainfield, VT.  p. 169

Nimke's Connecticut River Railroads, Vol VI:
Barnet, VT,  p. 7.
Barton, VT,  p.36

Creameries of Upstate New York
by John W. Hudson, II


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MILK TRAINS & MILK CARS BIBLIOGRAPHY
CREAMERY & MILK PLATFORM PLANS


Creamery Plans

Grand Isle Creamery & Ice House
Railmodel Journal, March, 1991

 

Milk Platform Plans

NYO&W milk platforms
Model Railroader,  Dec. 1981,  p. 106

Rutland milk platform at Orwell, VT
Valuation Plan sketch
Nimke's The Rutland 60 Years of Trying, Vol V, Part 1, pp.52-53


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MILK TRAINS & MILK CARS BIBLIOGRAPHY
MILK PLATFORM PHOTOS


South Wallingford, VT
Nimke's The Rutland 60 Years of Trying,  Vol IV,  p. 10.

East Wallingford, VT
Nimke's The Rutland 60 Years of Trying, Vol. III,  p. 21.

Norwood, NY
Nimke's The Rutland 60 Years of Trying,  Vol. VI,  Part 2,  pp. 80-81.

B&M, Peterboro branch
Nimke's Connecticut River Railroads,  Vol II,  p. 140


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MILK TRAINS & MILK CARS BIBLIOGRAPHY
ICE HOUSES


Plans: CPR Standard No. 2 Icehouse
Model Railroader, March, 1978

Plans: DL&W small icehouse at Northumberland, PA
Model Railroader, April 1965

Plans: Rutland RR ice house
R. W. Nimke's Rutland Betterments,  p. 172

Photo: Ice house at Rutland, VT
R.C. Jones' Railroads of Vermont pictorial,  p. 249

Plans: CNR 250 ton ice house
Juneco Kit #K-26


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MILK TRAINS & MILK CARS BIBLIOGRAPHY
NOTES ON NEW YORK STATE


Photos, plans, etc. of milk trains, milk cars, ice houses and creameries located in New York State can be found in the following books:

Delaware & Hudson
Jim Shaughnessy

Delaware & Hudson in Color
D. Sweetland

O&W
William F. Helmer

Final Years of the NYO&W
Krause & Crist

Middletown, Home of the O&W
O&WRRHS

Creameries of Upstate New York
by John W. Hudson, II

NYO&W - Milk Cans, Mixed Trains & Motor Cars (shown at right)
Robert Mohowski

Delaware & Northern & the Towns
Horton

Ulster & Delaware
Best

Days Along the Buckwheat & Dandelion (Unadilla Valley RR)
Pugh

Mohowski Book

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