Re: Wabash RY: OB, Door + 3/4, Auto Car, Help



The wood sheathing was removed and replace with steel sides on the 45400-45999 series cars in

1935. The vertical posts and diagonal braces remained on the outside of the car sides.  Cars 46000

and 46001 also received steel sides.  Your model could be numbered for a car in the 45000 - 45399


Chet French


---In STMFC@..., <sartherdj@...> wrote:

I am searching for some data and photos about the  Wabash  40',  single sheathed wood, outside braced, door and 3/4  auto cars from WAB  series #45400-45999 built in 1926-27.  The data I have found so far is from ORER's from 1937, 1954 and 1955.  I would like to supplement this information with some photos of cars from the series to complete a model.  I also believe that there was an article about these cars in the Mainline Modeler Nov-Dec 1980 issue, Volume 1 no.5.  If you can help me with either photos or shared information from MM please contact me.


Thanks,  Dave Sarther


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