Re: was Creco doors changed to Deco ends


Todd Horton
 

As I recall it was Russell, I can dig out my picture and post it later. I could probably get a map location as well.


Todd Horton

From: "water.kresse@..." <water.kresse@...>
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Sent: Wednesday, January 25, 2012 9:17 AM
Subject: Re: [STMFC] Re: was Creco doors changed to Deco ends


 
Thanks Todd.  Good lead.  Was it Russell or Raceland near were they had the we lded rail line? ?  Al Kresse

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From: "Todd Horton" <toddchorton@...>
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Sent: Wednesday, January 25, 2012 1:16:54 AM
Subject: Re: [STMFC] Re: was Creco doors changed to Deco ends

At least one of these cars still exist, it's sitting at Russell Yard in Kentucky used a storage shed. I saw this car right after Christmas.

Todd Horton

From: Larry Smith <wooddale@...>
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Sent: Tuesday, January 24, 2012 10:46 PM
Subject: Re: [STMFC] Re: was Creco doors changed to Deco ends

 
That is correct. They were 5400-5499. They were built by General
American in 1937 at the end of a 500 car order. Starting with car 5250
through 5499, the cars had Creco doors, while 5000 to 5249 had Camel
doors with Dreadnaught ends. 4000 to 4999 had Youngstown doors with
Dreadnaught ends.

Larry Smith

On 1/24/2012 7:42 PM, Scott Pitzer wrote:

I recall reading that the 100 C&O cars had the only "waffle" or
"diamond and dot" ends ever installed.

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