Railway Prototype Cyclopedia Volume 26


Ed Hawkins
 

STMFC Members,
The RP CYC Publishing Company is pleased to announce the imminent
release of RAILWAY PROTOTYPE CYCLOPEDIA, Volume 26, scheduled for
distribution beginning in the last week of March 2013. Volume 26
contains 113 pages comprising three in-depth articles on the following
subjects:

Early Lightweight House Cars. Part of the continuing series covering
American box car and refrigerator car designs, the 50-page article by
Pat Wider describes the lightweight aluminum and Unicel house car
designs built during the 1940s to early 1950s. This includes box cars
for 10 American and Canadian railroads (ACL, Alton, C&O, CN, CP, GN,
M&StL, NKP, RI, RS) and refrigerator cars for FGEX, IC, and PFE. The
article includes 44 photos, 8 diagrams, and 2 tables.

Pennsylvania Railroad X29 Rebuilds. Continuing the series on American
rebuilt box cars, the 35-page article by Pat Wider describes the 10,000
PRR X29B, X29D, X29E, X29F, and X29G rebuilds of 1951 to 1959. The
article includes 32 photos, 16 diagrams, and 1 table.

ACF Proprietary-End 40-6 50-Ton Box Cars. The 28-page article by Ed
Hawkins describes the 2,550 box cars built by ACF from 1948 to 1950
with ACF-design Corrugated Steel Ends. Three variations of these ends
were applied to box cars built for 5 railroads (C&EI, DT&I, M-K-T, RDG,
and WLE). They came with various door openings, side construction
options, and four different types of roofs. The article includes 27
photos, 21 diagrams, and 3 tables.

We appreciate your support and extend to you a pre-publication offer
for Volume 26. The normal retail price for Volume 26 is $29.95.
However, your cost is only $25.00* (postpaid in the U.S.). However,
your payment must be postmarked by Saturday, March 23, 2013 for this
offer to be valid.

To take advantage of this one-time, pre-publication offer for RP CYC
Volume 26, please send a check or money order in the amount of $25.00*
by March 23, 2013 to:

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

*Missouri residents must add $2.00 state & local sales tax ($27.00
total amount). Residents of Canada add $7.00, and residents of other
countries add $14.80 for airmail postage.

To download a flyer: http://www.rpcycpub.com/v26flyer.pdf

Thank you!
Pat Wider & Ed Hawkins

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