10'6" 4/5 Dreadnaught ends

Earl Tuson

Very few box cars with a 10'6" IH ever received 4/5 Dreadnaught ends. UP A-50-16 auto cars had them, but there was a
unconventional rivet seam along the very upper edge where a triangular panel was added. Four series of 10'4" IH
D&RGW cars, covering 68000 though 69899 also had 4/5 Dreadnaught ends on taller cars.

Does anyone know of a good end view of one of the Rio Grande cars? Did all 4 orders have identical details (poling
pockets or lack thereof, grab iron attachment points, ladders, etc.,) or can anyone document variation among those cars?

Can anyone add to this list of taller box cars with 4/5 Dreadnaught ends?

Thank you for your assistance,
Earl Tuson

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