Re: Dreadnaught ends - shape of ends of ribs

Robert kirkham

Ah, thanks Eric.  so . . .
Your list demonstrates very clearly that the earliness of the application of the ends is not really a sufficient indication for why one design was used in preference to another.   I wonder if the builder for both car series is known/different?
Rob Kirkham

Sent: Monday, May 18, 2015 3:10 PM
Subject: Re: [STMFC] Re: Dreadnaught ends - shape of ends of ribs


CB&Q 49100 is from CB&Q 49000-49133 which were rebuilt in 12-1936 out of combined CB&Q 40500-41499 by enlarging the door opening to 12'-6" from 10'-0", and fitting with Evans auto loaders. The spreadsheet only tables cars built new in 1927, the first year for cars with Dreadnaught ends. Both series, 40500-40999 and 41000-41499, contributing to 49000-49133 are in the table and note that the two series have different end styles. Automobile cars (XA), auto and furniture cars (XAF), and plain box cars (XM) are included.


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