Re: Accurail 36 foot boxcars

Steve and Barb Hile

Eric Hansman has hosted an extensive treatise on the prototypes for the Accurail cars by Ray Breyer, with pictures, on his blog

Some of the 1700 series cars have a more pronounced "edge" where the steel end sill meets the wood sheathing than others.

Should be what you need to see.

Steve Hile

-----Original Message-----
From: "Andy Carlson midcentury@... [STMFC]"
Sent: Feb 17, 2017 7:57 PM
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Subject: Re: [STMFC] Re: Accurail 36 foot boxcars


All great suggestions! How about simply posting one photo of the prototype for the 36' Accurail wood end box car? That way we can all become enlightened. I am sure that there must be many RRs whom riveted their wood sides to the corners.
-Andy Carlson
Ojai CA

From: "'Earl Tuson' etuson@... [STMFC]"
To: STMFC@...
Sent: Friday, February 17, 2017 4:56 PM
Subject: [STMFC] Re: Accurail 36 foot boxcars

Dennis retorts:

> Maybe your correspondent should order up a set of drawings from the Pullman Library at the Illinois Railway Museum;
then he would see the wood end with exposed steel end sill is correct.

They don't even have to go that far. IIRC, both the 1913 and 1916 CBC's have the relevant car drawings; both of these
issues are available online. Just basic research...

Earl Tuson

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