Early Pratt Truss single-sheathed box cars

Eric Hansmann

The other day a few of us pre-WWII modelers were discussing Howe and Pratt truss single-sheathed box cars. One of these modelers has a 1928 focus and wanted to include some Pratt truss single-sheathed box cars in his fleet. After some quick research, it seems that there were very few single-sheathed box cars employing the Pratt truss design before the 1923 ARA Proposed Standard XM-1 cars.

Are there some prototypes we are missing from the 1900-1925 era?


Eric Hansmann
New Paltz, NY

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