Re: Unusual trucks on gon in American Smelting photo
Garth Groff and Sally Sanford <mallardlodge1000@...>
There were other brands of pressed steel trucks besides Fox. Cloud comes to mind, and I think Pressed Steel Car Co. had a proprietary design (along with pressed steel archbars). IIRC, Fox trucks were actually an English invention (per Richard Hendrickson). Fox trucks with a wheelbase of about 3 1/2 feet were, and I believe still are, used under some Festiniog Railway passenger carriages.
Garth Groff 🦆
In the first American Smelting photo, from the group that Paul Krueger so kindly posted (message #171547):