Re: AB brakes on PFE rebuilds

Tony Thompson

Bruce Smith wrote:

The Bettendorf equipped R-30-12 fleet numbered 11,900 while the built-up under frame R-30-13 numbered 7,654 cars (from the table on page 440-441 in Tony et al's PFE book) but unfortunately the proportion of each in the rebuilt classes is not shown (at least in that table)

      Thank you, Bruce, and well said. And I have no reason to doubt that the rebuilds likewise were proportioned 60% Bettendorf, 40% built-up, like the new cars. The only way to be CERTAIN would be to go through the entire rebuilt roster (which shows the previous car number of every rebuild), car by car, and count them.

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