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
 


Rob,

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.

Eric

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