Re: One could model this car, but

Eric Hansmann


It all depends on the era someone is modeling.

With a 1941 reweigh date, this is one of thousands of 36-foot, double sheathed box cars in service at that time. It should not be rare to have one of these shortys appear on your layout if you model the WW2 period. Kline & Culotta's Post War Freight Car Fleet shows several examples that passed through the Harrisburg, PA region at that time.

The K brake ban was what drove many of these early freight cars into retirement or MoW duty. If you model after 1954 these would be much less a part of the fleet, but for the 1940 to 1946 period, the shorty, double sheathed box cars were still an important component of the National box car picture. I suspect these were a larger percentage of the National box car fleet in that time span than box cars built to the 1932 AAR steel box car design.

Eric Hansmann

El Paso, TX

On July 4, 2015 at 12:38 PM "'Claus Schlund HGM' claus@... [STMFC]" <STMFC@...> wrote:

Hi List Members,

One could model this car, but it would be best to carry an image of the prototype car at all times, in case the prototype police
show up!

Claus Schlund

Posted by: "Claus Schlund HGM" <claus@...>


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El Paso, TX

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