Re: Some more nice images...

Al Kresse <water.kresse@...>


Maybe they were concerned about the capabilities of used arc-bar trucks and wanted to limit their overloading capacities?


On August 15, 2017 at 11:03 AM "jaydeet2001@... [STMFC]" <STMFC@...> wrote:


"The next car to the left is a 34xxx series car from the 34001 - 34568 group built by Western Steel Car in 1913. The cars received new bodies with rebuilt arch bar trucks.  The sides of the cars were six inches lower in height than the 30xxx series cars.  They  had a 28'-0" IL and cu ft  capy. of 1688.  407 cars were still on the roster in 1931, but they were all gone by 1940."

I'm curious- what were they rebodied from? 1913 is pretty early to rebody steel hoppers, and it seems strange that the car would be deliberately undersized compared to the 1912 order.

David Thompson



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