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Yes. The 1958 WIF roster includes 101-199, 10' IH cars with a 3548
cubic foot capacity. There are only 10 cars shown in the series
Curiously, I don't see any WIF refrigerators, but they had some
ex-FGEX cars. WIF 724 is shown on page 50 of John Henderson's
CLASSIC FREIGHT CARS, V. 3, and has a reweigh of JAX1255. I
suspect that was the transfer date. Does anyone know when they left the WIF roster?
I have an Accurail wood refrigerator lettered for WIF, but it
apparently doesn't fit my 1958 layout.
On 3/21/19 10:07 PM, Tim O'Connor
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
Cordially, Don Valentine