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IC 2700-27499 were built at the IC car shops in Centralia IL in
1951 and you are correct they were built with 6 foot doors. I
hadn't seen that photo and I thought you were referring to the
hide cars. 27500-27999 built at the same time had 8 foot doors.
2700-27499 had A3 Ride Control Trucks, 6 foot Camel doors,
Universal handbrakes, Morton running boards and Improved
Dreadnaught ends. Sides and ends wood lined and insulated roof.
Here is a photo of IC 34861 on eBay now:
Unfortunately the starting bid is more then I would pay for the
slide, even though it's the only photo of one of those cars I've
been able to find.
On 12/7/2019 1:43 PM, Tim O'Connor
I'd love to see a photo of the IC 34990- series cars. However,
the IC 27184 most
definitely does NOT have an auxiliary door. Since there are
over 400 cars listed,
I think it's safe to say this car (27184) was built this way.
On 12/7/2019 2:28 PM, Jeffrey White wrote:
IC 34990 -34999 were originally automobile cars with 10
foot doors. They had Hutchins all steel roofs and Murphy
ends. They had the Aux door closed and 50 ton trucks applied
in 1954 and were assigned to hide loading service. This left
them with 6 foot doors that weren't staggered. The car
diagram says no metal panels.
5 cars were still in service on 1 January 1960. The IC
1960 equipment list shows 34 more identical cars numbered
34866-34899 in service on 1 January 1960 but they must have
been converted after 1954 as those numbers don't show as
hide cars in my 1954 freight car diagram book.
On 12/7/2019 12:08 PM, Tim
Of much greater interest to me is this IC 50 foot
box car has a 6 foot door! :-)
On 12/2/2019 11:56 AM, Bob Chaparro via Groups.Io
Photo: Bad Stencil
This is link to a photo
from in the collection of the University of Utah:
Notice the tilted
placement of the reweigh stencil. This could be my
cover should I again botch a reweigh decal
job...always a possibility.