Re: Truss Rod Rolling Stock

Larry Wolohon


The GN & the CB&Q also had steel reinforced boxcars also that ran to the early '50's I believe.

Larry Wolohon

From: "Era Freight cars, Steam"
To: "Era Freight cars, Steam"
Sent: Thursday, August 7, 2014 11:01:57 AM
Subject: Re: [STMFC] Truss Rod Rolling Stock


Marty Ross asked:
"Does anyone know when the last truss rod cars were built and for how long could they be commonly seen in active use?"
The last truss rod house cars built featured underframes with steel center sills.  The most notable example of late truss rod cars were the Southern Class SU 36 ft double-sheathed boxcars.  The Southern acquired over 15,000 cars between 1922 and 1928, and the cars ran through the 1950s.

HO scale models are available from Westerfield.
Ben Hom  

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