The L&N owned large numbers of 36-ft Boxcars
and Ventilated Boxcars using the same basic components.
The pre-WWI group had wood doors and ends with a hefty
channel side sill. The vents had a second ventilating
door and vents built into the ends. These
went through a rebuilding in the late 1930's in
Fairfield, AL I think and remaining Vents were converted
The post-WWI cars had inset Murphy steel ends. The
side sill looks less beefy but may be partially covered
with side sheathing. Doors were wood. The vent version
again had a second vent door, louvered vents on the ends
and unique to the L&N side vents mounted low on the
sides on each side of the doors. Photos of these cars
are in the Kline/Culotta book and Speedwitch's "Freight
Cars in Context."
Both groups of cars had outside metal roofs.
To maximize versatility I sincerely hope Dennis will
design the tooling so that the ends and doors are
separate. One thought I have is that this new kit would be
a great subject for the 2017 "Shake & Take" to do a
L&N ventilated car with resin and photo-etched parts.
But then I again I am prejudiced.