Freight Car Terminology (Nomenclature)


genegreen1942@...
 

One good source correct nomenclature for rolling stock is the various Car Builders' Dictionaries and Cyclopedias which has been mentioned often on this forum.

Another source, that seems easier to use, is the charts published by Simmons-Boardman.  My collection includes 25 different ones listed below although a few are for cars designed after 1960 and, of course, the locomotive charts are not applicable here at all.  These charts include a perspective drawing with cutouts and numbers on the various parts.  Each part is identified in lists below and to the side of the drawings.  The obvious, and sole, purpose is to give the correct nomenclature for freight cars.

I find these on eBay from time to time and, because until today I didn't keep a list of what I had, I have some duplicates which, if there is interest, I am willing to sell.  Indeed when my wife saw all these this morning that is exactly the suggestion she made.

Chart, Boxcar, AAR Std Design-Steel Sheathed, Wood Lined           
Chart, Boxcar, AAR Std Design-Steel Sheathed, Wood Lined           
Chart, Boxcar, AAR Std Design-Steel Sheathed, Wood Lined           
Chart, Boxcar, AAR standard design nomenclature                    
Chart, Boxcar, AAR standard design, nomenclature                   
Chart, Boxcar, AAR, standard steel, nomenclature                   
Chart, Boxcar, Anatomy of ARA standard double-sheathed, steel-frame
Chart, Boxcar, Steel Sheathed, Cushion Underframe                  
Chart, Boxcar, nomenclature                                        
Chart, Flatcar, All-Purpose, TTX TOFC/COFC                         
Chart, Gondola, nomenclature                                       
Chart, Hopper, covered, nomenclature                               
Chart, Hopper, covered, nomenclature                               
Chart, Hopper, covered, nomenclature                               
Chart, Hopper, open-top, nomenclature                              
Chart, Locomotive, Consolidation (2-8-0) nomenclature              
Chart, Locomotive, Electro-Motive GP-9 Diesel                      
Chart, Locomotive, Hudson (4-6-4) nomenclature                     
Chart, Locomotive, ICC defect, steam (2-8-2) (laminated)           
Chart, Locomotive, ICC defect, steam (2-8-2) (paper)               
Chart, Locomotive, Mikado, nomenclature                            
Chart, Passenger Car-Air Conditioned Chair Car                     
Chart, Passenger Car-Light-Weight Streamlined Design               
Chart, Refrigerator Car, Mechanical                                
Chart, Tank Car Anatomy GATX                                       
Gene Green
Out in the Badlands of New Mexico

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