Re: West India Fruit & Steamship 100 Series Question

Jim Hayes

Well, they were barged to and from Havana. The salt spray may have
accelerated the weathering.


On Sun, May 13, 2012 at 3:13 PM, erict1361 <erict1361@...> wrote:



I have a question on the West India Fruit & Steamship 100 series 1923 ARA
boxcars. According to Sunshine Models PDS #102a, for Kit 102.12. These cars
were purchased from the High Point Thomas & Denton in Early 1949. Per the
PDS: "The HPT&D had 24 of their 400 series cars in 1948 but began to
dispose of them thereafter". The two photos of car # 104 show w re-weigh
date of 3-49. Both photos show cars that look like they were in use for at
least a year not a couple months? The paint is dull and there is slight
weathering to the left side. Were these 10 cars acquired from HPT&D to WIF
Actually purchased in Early 1949 (January-March) or was it more like
mid-late 1948? I am just curious since it seems that Re-Painted and
Re-Lettered cars, one or two months old would look a bit newer in
appearance than what the photos show in March 1949.


Eric Thur

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