Thanks for your comments on the 36-foot box car data file. I spent most of today operating my Wheeling Freight Terminal with some friends so it’s been a nice surprise to read this and several other comments on the group. Thanks especially for the extra data on the S&A and F&N cars.
Ray has a good jump on the next installment, but it may hit the blog in April as a busy month is looming.
El Paso, TX
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Just couple of comments to set the historical record straight that Ray can probably edit into what he created.
The S&A nominal 40-ft cars are ex-FEC ventilated boxcars. I did my model 20+ years ago using Westerfield ends and u/f from his FEC vent kit w/scratch-built roof, doors and sides. I think F&C now has a kit.
The F&N car mentioned towards the end of Ray's article is an ex-L&N vent.
Wouldn't it be great if Dennis could post some photos of their progress w/these kits so far just to wet our appetites?!