Railway Prototype Cyclopedia Volume 25

Ed Hawkins

STMFC members,
The RP CYC Publishing Company is pleased to announce the upcoming
release of RAILWAY PROTOTYPE CYCLOPEDIA, Volume 25, planned for
distribution beginning in the last week of October 2012. Volume 25
contains much useful prototype information: 113 pages comprising two
in-depth articles on the following subjects:

Santa Fe Bx-34, -37, and -43 Class 1937 A.A.R. Modified Standard Box
Cars. The 31-page article by Pat Wider describes the 40’, 50-ton box
cars assembled by Pullman-Standard and General American that followed
the design of the A.A.R. modified-standard, all-steel box car of 1937.
Included is the latest information pertaining to the billboard
stenciling applied to these cars. The article includes 1 table, 6
diagrams, and 46 prototype photographs.

1936 A.A.R. Standard 50-Ton and Related 33’ Offset-Side Hopper
Cars-Part 7. The 82-page article by Ed Hawkins expands on cars of this
type previously presented. Included are photographs obtained since
Volumes 1, 2, 4, 8, 9, and 13 were published. The previously named
“A.A.R. alternate standard” hopper cars are discussed and assigned
their more appropriate name of “A.M.C. Standard Design 50-Ton Hopper
Car” after the Advisory Mechanical Committee of the C&O, Erie, and NKP
Railroads that purchased more than 32,000 of these cars. Several newly
obtained diagrams amply illustrate the many design differences apparent
in the various cars. The article includes 11 tables, 24 diagrams, and
112 prototype photographs.

We appreciate your support and extend a pre-publication offer
for Volume 25. The normal retail price for Volume 25 is $29.95.
However, your cost is only $24.00 (postpaid to U.S. address) - a
20-percent discount. For the offer to be valid, your payment must be
postmarked by October 20, 2012.

Missouri residents must add $1.90 state & local sales tax ($25.90 total
amount). For addresses outside the U.S., please add $6.50 (Canada) or
$13.00 (Europe and Australia).

To take advantage of this one-time, pre-publication offer for RP CYC
Volume 25, please mail a check or money order by October 20, 2012 to:

RP CYC Publishing Co.
P.O. Box 451
Chesterfield, MO 63006-0451

Please visit http://www.rpcycpub.com. A flyer with summary information
in PDF format can be downloaded at

Please contact Ed OFF-LIST at rpcyc@sbcglobal.net with any questions. We
thank you!
Ed Hawkins & Pat Wider

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