Re: MKT 97001-97300 Boxcars
Easy to miss - they're among the small group (2,550 cars) of Postwar AAR boxcars with ACF Proprietary Corrugated Ends. Per Ed Hawkins' table, they are 12-panel welded side boxcars with the proprietary 4/4 ACF Corrugated Riveted End and ACF Riveted Roof, etc. The basic carbody would be hard to kitbash, but I believe these cars may be coming out in resin in the near future ...
From: STMFC@... on behalf of Allan Smith smithal9@... [STMFC]
Sent: Friday, March 3, 2017 11:56 AM
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Subject: [STMFC] MKT 97001-97300 Boxcars
I have conductors lists from the Sierra RR in 1952-1954. One car on the list is MKT 97165. I have a photo from an article in Modelrailroading of car 97095. The photo is a broadside shot and does't show the ends and roof, December 1948 is the built date with a 6' 5-6-6 youngstown door. I have gone thru all the new lists on the steam era freight car site and can't find this series. 1948 was a year of change in freight car construction with the new ends and roofs.
Can anyone provide details for these cars? Ends , roofs, brake gear, manufacturer etc.