Re: SANTA FE STOCK CAR LETTERING
I have a photo of a SK-T 60289 marked A.T.S.F. that must be mid 50s or later. It is beside a FT in Cigar paint with lifting lugs and a Firecracker antennae. Photo at Perry Oklahoma.toggle quoted messageShow quoted text
J. Stephen (Steve) Sandifer
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From: Richard Hendrickson
Sent: Monday, May 27, 2013 2:02 PM
Subject: Re: [STMFC] SANTA FE STOCK CAR LETTERING
On May 27, 2013, at 11:27 AM, Steve Sandifer <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> The change from A.T.& S.F to A.T.S.F. took place in 1938
> The change from A.T. S. F. to ATSF took place in 1944
> Just because the lettering changed does not mean they swapped to shorter boards. I have seen photos of ATSF on long boards.
> Trucks: "Bettendorf" type cast steel
Steve is, as usual, correct, though it is worth noting that these changes were usually not made until a car was repainted, which was often several years (and sometimes many years) after the change went into effect.
Trtucks on all of the stock cars built by the Pennsylvania Car Co. in the late '20s were ARA cast steel with spring planks and Barber lateral motion devices. An exact HO scale reproduction is Tahoe Model Works' TMW109 (110wheels) or TMW 209 (88 wheels). See my model truck presentation at <https://docs.google.com/file/d/0Bz_ctrHrDz4wMkpBYUw1RjhmRkE/edit?pli=1>.