Re: When were double doors put on 1937 AAR 40' boxcars?


Rufus Cone
 

On 7/25/2015 5:51 PM, bill stanton bill_stanton60@hotmail.com [STMFC] wrote:

the model I'm looking at is 38332 which interestingly is not in the
1949 rwy. equip. register...

The double-door car NP 38332 you ask about is from a series leased from AA Morrison beyond the STMFC period (1962) as shown on the NP Freight Equipment diagram #53. The diagram, linked below, states that those cars were built during 1944 and 1945, but they were not on the NP until the lease date.
http://www.nprha.org/NP%20Box%20Cars/Box%20Cars%2040%20Ft.%20Steel%20Sheathed%2038168-667.jpg

The NP had double-door steel sheathed cars in the 1950s; they were plug+sliding door types, with nominally 6 foot sliding doors. See, for example, diagram #24 for cars built by NP in 1958.
\http://www.nprha.org/NP%20Box%20Cars/Box%20Cars%2040%20Ft.%20Steel%20Sheathed%208000-8449.jpg

and diagram #24A for cars built by NP in 1959
http://www.nprha.org/NP%20Box%20Cars/Box%20Cars%2040%20Ft.%20Steel%20Sheathed%208450-9200.jpg

and diagram #15 for cars built by Pullman Standard starting in 1959
http://www.nprha.org/NP%20Box%20Cars/Box%20Cars%2040%20Ft.%20Steel%20Sheathed%203000-3399.jpg

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Rufus Cone
Bozeman, MT

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