Re: Reading Box Car

Richard Hendrickson

On May 24, 2011, at 7:00 AM, al_brown03 wrote:

Wow, what a beauty! Check out the fishbelly underframe, unusual
arch bar trucks, and Youngstown replacement door.

36' box, RDG class XMp, built 1912-1913.
Those trucks were pressed steel arch bar trucks, made by the Pressed
Steel Car Co. See the 1906 Car Builders' Dictionary, p. 401. I
believe Al Westerfield once supplied HO scale versions of these
trucks, though I don't know where you would find them now.

Richard Hendrickson

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