What we were trying
to say is that the RI mostly used GS gondolas for coal hauling during the
steam era, having only wood Seeley type cars that were off the roster in the
30s scrap drives and two small groups of steel two bay cars built in 1940 and
RI 89600 897490
(150 cars) were built in 1940 by Pullman . In RPCyc
25, they are described as part of 900 Pullman lot 5610 hoppers that
had some unique features. Accurails new car carries numbers in this
series. The most obvious difference is on the prototype, the two inner
posts on the ends should be inward facing channels that terminate at the
bottom of the end panel. The location of the crease in the side panels,
which parallels the slope sheet, is slightly different. There is a very
nice builders photo and comparisons with the Accurail model in the Remember
the Rock magazine, Volume 8 numbers 3&4, which is recently
RI 89400 89599 (200
cars) were built in 1942 by ACF. According to RPCyc 25, they are
AAR standard 50 ton cars. They had heap shield ends, as shown
in our book. There is a builders photo in RPCyc 9 along with one
showing how about 129 of these cars had roofs added around 1950. So,
your choices probably are finding the Athearn car with heap shields, which are
not exactly correct as the RI car has no notch in the heap shield.
Sunshine made a mini-kit for the hopper cover.
I hope that this is
what you need. Please let me know if need something more
STMFC@... [mailto:STMFC@...] On Behalf Of cepropst@...
Sent: Friday, November 29, 2013 12:24
Subject: [STMFC] Question for Steve Hile,
or whoever answers : )
modeling RI hopper 89456 from series 89400-89599. Im confused (what else is
new) by the caption in the Morning Sun color book. It lists different builders
in this series, but but not much else.
So, my question
is: Which model do I use for this car?