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We discussed these years ago. Yes, they were 10-0 IH box cars built
to the 1923 ARA design.
Some of them ended up on the West India Fruit roster.
On 3/21/2019 7:58 PM, Garth Groff
In 1958 the HPT&D owned four boxcars, conveniently numbered
401-404. They had a 10' IH, and were 3548 cu ft. I don't know if
these were the cars you referenced or not.
That said, circa 1944, MR published a "cyclopedia", from which I
have a photocopy of an HPT&D 411 drawing, which had all the
visual features of an X29 on steroids. The notes say the car was
built in 1929. Sadly, this was an early wet photocopy I made in
junior high school before clearer dry photocopiers became office
necessities. The dimensional data is not legible, but appears to
be 34XX or 35XX. The drawing, by the way, was scaled to 1/96.
On 3/21/19 3:57 PM, Donald B.
Valentine via Groups.Io wrote:
Hello Bill Welch,
Have an X-29 question that relates to the differences
in height you have pointed out between
the real McCoy and the N&W version. Filing some photos
taken in years past recently I came
across a couple taken in 1972 near Thomasville, NC. As you
might expect from the location
these were High Point, Thomasville & Denton box cars
that looked a lot like X-29's except that
they, too, appear to have been taller. Being "Yo'all"
rolling stock can you tell me much about them?
Can't help but wonder if the HP & T & D is still
around and, if so, if any of the cars survive as they
would make great museum pieces in a places like Salisbury,
Cordially, Don Valentine