Re: GM&O 4670


I suspect that the draw to the GM&O was that wooden single sheathed cars were likely cheaper to buy (but more expensive to maintain) compared to the steel sided cars (single or double sheathed).

Jim Matthews

-------- Original message --------
From: Tim O'Connor <timboconnor@...>
Date: 1/30/19 12:05 PM (GMT-05:00)
Subject: Re: [RealSTMFC] GM&O 4670


Yep, you're right. Including the War Emergency cars, the GM&O had
"modern" single sheathed
box cars with 4-4, 4-5, and 5-5 ends! I think you're right - looks like
GM&O followed the 1932, then
the 1937, and then the modified 1937 AAR designs. A case of they liked
the box cars but preferred
to use wood sides - perhaps to mollify their local lumber mill customers.

Tim O'Connor

On 1/29/2019 1:58 PM, Benjamin Scanlon via Groups.Io wrote:
> Hi, is it though, Tim?
> 6470 (sorry for wrong number in title of email) looks to have 4-4
> ends, the 20188 has 4-5.
> Also if you count the horizontal corrugations on the door, 6470 has 16
> and 20188 has 18.
> Further, look at where the diagonal brace ends on the car end, on the
> two cars.
> I am wondering if 20188 may be a composite sided version of a 1937 AAR?
> --
> Ben Scanlon
> Tottenham, England

*Tim O'Connor*
*Sterling, Massachusetts*

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