Re: WP Harriman Stock Cars
Garth Groff <sarahsan@...>
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See WESTERN PACIFIC COLOR GUIDE TO FREIGHT AND PASSENGER EQUIPMENT by Jim Eager (Scotch Plains, NJ: Morning Sun Books, Inc., 20010. On page 62 there is nice 3/4 view in full color of WP 75656 taken in 1945. Note that the prototype has openings between the boards on the ends just below the roof line, unlike the RC model which IIRC represents an R-40-9 or R-40-10. Westerfield offered the WP car with the correct ends.
While the SP S-40-8 class upon which the WP car is based is an evolution of the Harriman design, it is something of a misnomer since these were built in 1924-1925. That's considerably past Mr. Harriman's somewhat cushy lifetime. :~)
On 5/16/14 2:34 PM, WILLIAM PARDIE PARDIEW001@... [STMFC] wrote: