- Algoma Central boxcar
Re: Algoma Central boxcar
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With apologies to the list, I would like to correct some incorrect
information in my previous email concerning Algoma Central box car no. 2901. I
originally counted the end ribs from a faded sketch and later located a
model of the original GTW car and discovered that the end panels were
actually 7/2/8. Sorry for the error. Walt
In a message dated 7/15/2015 2:48:45 P.M. Eastern Daylight Time,
A. C. 2901 was originally a Grand Trunk Western 1921
series single sheathed boxcar rebuilt by GTW in 1937. It was later
damaged and written off while on A .C. rails. A. C. kept the car and
repaired it. The GTW rebuild had given it new steel
10' 4" sides so the Athearn length and height
are ok and
the roof should be ok as GTW switched to raised panel roofs halfway
through a previous rebuild.
The 2/5/7 ends, the fishbelly underframe and the end sill
projection along the bottom of the sides would all be missing from the
Athearn model. 2901 was obviously one of a kind and I believe it was A. C'.s
only steel boxcar for quite some time.
I hope this helps, Walt
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