Re: C of G 40' door and a half cars


Rob Adams
 

Brian;

Yes, the 700 door and a half boxcars with 1937 AAR 10'-0" IH design
features built for the CofG door did have a round corner with W-section
corner post. They fell into the following groups:

Series 6300-6499, 200 cars, AC&F, Lot 2700 - delivered November, 1944
Series 6500-6574, 100 cars, Pullman-Standard, Lot 5678 - delivered
August, 1941
Series 6600-6999, 400 cars, Pullman-Standard, Lot 5778 - delivered
February, 1945

I'm not an expert about the service history of the cars, so can't help
with the second question.

Kind regards,

Rob Adams
Wellman, IA

On 8/25/13 5:41 PM, Brian Carlson wrote:

Cleaning my workbench today and found a sunshine mini-kit for a Central of
Georgia 40 ft' Door and a half boxcar. Looking at some pics of the cars I
believe they were W corners is this correct? Did these cars stay with
10 ft
openings for their service lives? Some RR's welded or removed the Aux door
when 40 ft cars with 10 ft openings went out of favor for Automobile
service.

Brian J. Carlson, P.E.

Cheektowaga, NY



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