Re: 10'6" 4/5 Dreadnaught ends


Ed Hawkins
 

On Feb 17, 2013, at 7:02 AM, Earl Tuson wrote:

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?

Earl,
From the 4 separate orders having round-corner 4/5 Dreadnaught spanning from 1939 to 1942, I have 3/4 builder's photos of 68299 (9-39) and 68599 (10-40) plus in-service photos of 69295 (4-41) and 69513 (2-42) that show ends were identical including Ajax hand brakes, round depressed push-pole pockets (as compared to the protruding type), grab irons, and 6-rung end ladders. The only variation is the type of brake step, which could be Apex, Blaw-Knox, or Morton.
Regards,
Ed Hawkins

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