Re: C&O 100-ton Gondola article on eBay
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The orginal 100-ton Class trucks were Lewis (actually Pilsher) simple balanced trucks made by Am Steel Foundries (ASF) with a center pivot above the center axle. They were similar to the N&W's first trucks, but th e botton leg the triangle was more rounded. The second truck, also made by ASF was more like a Buckeye truck. Both had clasp-brakes with "horns" on the front and rear to handle the pivots for the outside brake-shoes. They also hand manually selected "empty or loaded" KD air brakes with an additional cylinder (one applied when empty and both applied when loaded was selected).
The Virginian had ten of their over 2,000 120-ton class cars equipped with Lewis trucks. Lewis (Motive Power Dept) was Pilcher's (Mech Engr Dept) boss at the N&W.
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From: "Joel Holmes" <lehighvalley@...>
Sent: Saturday, July 28, 2012 8:55:43 AM
Subject: Re: [STMFC] C&O 100-ton Gondola article on eBay
You say they were re-trucked in 1924. What type of trucks did they
receive? Do you know where to find the original style trucks in HO?
Would Buckeye trucks be a suitable substitute?
Thank you for any information.