Re: Manufacturers Railway Mather box
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Here’s a link to the August 2003 Railmodel Journal. Richard Hendrickson’s Mather boxcar article starts on page 45. He features prototype photos of the cars produced by Proto2000.
From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io <main@RealSTMFC.groups.io> On Behalf Of Steven D Johnson
Sent: Tuesday, April 30, 2019 6:19 PM
Subject: Re: [RealSTMFC] Manufacturers Railway Mather box
Clarification – The TC prototypes were 8’ 6” IH, taller than the what the P2K cars represent, which are 7’8” IH cars, if I recall correctly.
Proto 2000 produced the Mather boxcar decorated for Tennessee Central, but the TC prototypes were the taller version. Sunshine produced the taller and correct TC model.
I seem to recall hearing that the P2K Mather boxcars were based off their Mather stock car, thus the boxcar models were of the lower height version.
Big surprise here, folks: proto2000 only made one height of Mather car.