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I think the straight line map is correct for 1946. Ship &
Travel came a little later?
On 12/16/2019 6:44 PM, Andy Carlson wrote:
On the Steam Era Freight
Car Web Site (different from this io group) Ed Hawkins has
data for almost all post war AAR 40' box cars and has data
for these cars, but I can say that the Santa Fe was one of
three RRs which had 40' 10'6" IH 6' single door 12 riveted
panel boxcars. Santa Fe, Denver & Rio Grande and the
Great Northern. The Rio Grande had straight lower side sills
(think "Cookie cutter"). The Santa Fe Bx-48? box cars had
the one year only Youngstown "upside down" 6/6/5 improved
Youngstown steel door, built in 1946 which this model has.
For a 1946 car, 4/4 improved Dreadnaught ends and
rectangular Stanray roof are correct. Your car is remarkably
close to being correct, though I can not say if the ATSF
straight line map would be correct for this particular
produced the Limited Edition Car I purchased in the
photo in 2013. Ends and roof match the prototype photo
in the 1946 Car Builder’s Cyc; however, side panels on
model are six vs five on the prototype. Doors also not
correct. My question not having any reference data on
the Santa Fe. Were any cars produced with the number of
panels the model has?
Any info. on prototype cars appreciated. Thank
You for your time and effort to respond in advance.