Re: Boston & Albany triple hopper.

Benjamin Hom
 

Don Valentine asked:
"Does anyone have enough familiarity with Boston & Albany triple hoppers to comment on the Marklin B&A hopper listed on eBay as Item #372692339988? Not a bad looking car in which I have some interest but don't know Boston &  Albany rolling stock well enough to judge its authenticity."
https://www.ebay.com/itm/Marklin-H-O-NYC-R-R-Boston-Albany-Coal-Hopper-Car-from-Set-29571/372692339988 

Complete fantasy.  This is one of the Trix UP hoppers in bogus Boston & Albany paint and lettering.

Boston & Albany had a single series of offset triples - B&A 25000-25499, Lot 597-H, 500 cars built in 1929.  They follow the unique NYCS triple offset design, differing from the later AAR offset triples.  They were painted with fairly austere lettering with no oval.
http://www.canadasouthern.com/caso/images/lot-597.jpg 
http://www.canadasouthern.com/caso/images/b&a-25144.jpg 

B&A would later acquire NYC 15-post welded triples (as modeled by Stewart/Bowser in HO) during the 1960s after the period covered by this list. 


Ben Hom

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