Re: West Virginia University Freight Car Photos

Tony Thompson

Don Valentine wrote:

Interesting. The Morgan's Louisiana & Texas boxcar has a total of six truss rods instead of the usual four.
When one looks at the weight capacity is is obvious why. It is a 100,000 lb. capacity car in an era of
40,000 lb. cars if not less.

   Yes, it's a Canda-design box car. The SP soon de-rated them to 80,000 pounds though they were indeed designed for 100,000 pounds. It was the trucks that proved inadequate.

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