Re: PM box car - unusual ends?
Unusual ends?How about the C&O 5400s with the "Deco ends.Armand Premo
lol - and a third candidate term! I started with Ed Hawkins'
where he assigned a specific code to each type of end. In my
really the only solution - a kind of scientific notation for
freight car ends.
I expanded on Ed's and I keep them on file as my own reference
5/5/5 MUR Murphy end
7/7 MUR Murphy end
3/3/3 DN dreadnaught (some early auto cars)
4 DN dreadnaught (gondolas)
4/4 DN dreadnaught
4/5 DN dreadnaught
5/5 DN dreadnaught
4/4 DART "dartnot" or ACF Car Builder end (1950-1954)
4/4 IDE "rolling pin"
4/4 IDE-2 "rolling pin" w/ short top rib
3/4 IDE "rolling pin" w/ extra narrow top rib
3/4 IDE-2 "rolling pin" w/ no extra narrow top rib
R-3/4 IDE "rolling pin" w/ rectangular top rib (postwar
R+3/4 IDE - alternate
R-3/4 TDE "tapered rib" w/ rectangular top rib (1955 and
R+3/4 TDE - alternate
4/4 TDE "tapered rib" w/ no rectangular rib
3/3/3 TDE "tapered rib" w/ no rectangular rib
x/x PSE Pullman Standard end
x NTE Non Terminating End
-r modifier indicates rivet seams
-w modifier indicates welded seams
... IV.. "inverse" pattern (mirror image)
... RV.. "reverse" pattern (inside out)
On 8/25/2019 3:02 PM, Tony Thompson wrote:
Tim O'Connor wrote:
You're looking at the backside view of most dreadnaught ends (with variations
in the number of ribs and panels). Some call them "reverse dreadnaughts" and I've
heard "inverse dreadnaught" as well.
I don't see this as a reverse end at all. I think people are being confused by the two wider ribs, probably located at seams where pieces of the end are joined together. It might be a RECESSED end, in which the corrugations look pressed INTO the end, rather than proud of its surface, but I'm not sure if that's the case.
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