Re: A day late and a dollar short
Yes, it is a Duryea underframe, but looking at the photo, I would agree with John that this is not a standard underframe as the outer two cross-bearers are much larger than the inner two and were not typical of those used on the many Duryea underframes under B&O box cars. The Duryea underframe for a 40-ft box car usually had four cross-bearers all of the same size.
Bob Witt, Indianapolis, IN
---In STMFC@..., <b.hom@...> wrote :
John Barry wrote:
"Working on something else, I came across a picture of a Linde Box Tank http://searcharchives.vancouver.ca/uploads/r/null/9/2/926272/55d377d1-88c4-4a63-8249-8c94b9f8d466-A28817.jpg
and was thinking of how to model what looked like a modified 1932 AAR car with strengthened underframe."
Look again - it's not a "strengthened" underframe! It's a Duryea cushion underframe. This photo provides a nice look of the spotting features: deep cross members; slightly extended draft gear, and the unique "lower" mounting of the brake components. You can even make out the sliding center sill.