Re: trucks under NYC lot 488H hoppers

Those are Verona trucks, and not T-section.  They've been discussed before on this list.  Search the photos section for "Verona".

The truck under NYC 915419 has the typical spring group for conventional 70-ton trucks when the car was built (circa 1924?).  That was 5 springs per side frame in a 2-1-2 pattern, and that middle spring can be seen in the photo.  By comparison, 40-50 ton trucks had only four springs, grouped close together.

Brian Leppert
Tahoe Model Works
Carson City, NV

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