Re: Santa Fe Fe-24 and Fe-28 photos

Thomas Birkett <tnbirke@...>

When I was doing time studies on repair of wrecks in Topeka Shops in the 1970s,  I was surprised to see odd holes punched ( not burned with a torch) in the body bolsters of FE-24s. A little investigation led me to former passenger service assignments. Seems like I was also able to find where the brackets had been removed that held up the end valves and piping. All of the Allied Full Coil trucks were gone by this time.
Tom Birkett, Bartlesville

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From: John Barry <northbaylines@...>
Date: 4/25/20 10:07 AM (GMT-06:00)
Subject: Re: [RealSTMFC] Santa Fe Fe-24 and Fe-28 photos

Oh, but they do!  

The Fe-24s numbered 4100-4399 carried the BX mechanical designation with a note that they were equipped for high speed passenger service with steel wheels, steam and signal lines.

John Barry
ATSF North Bay Lines 
Golden Gates & Fast Freights 
Lovettsville, VA


PO Box 44736 
Washington, DC 20026-4736

On Saturday, April 25, 2020, 10:24:51 AM EDT, Tim O'Connor <timboconnor@...> wrote:

You sure about that Jim ? None of these cars have steam or signal lines.

On 4/25/2020 2:04 AM, Jim Gates via wrote:

Specifically, the 200 Fe-24 delivered for passenger service came with the Allied Full Cushion. The other 300 came with Barber S2 trucks. When 100 of these were modified for passenger service some got A-3 trucks. And most of the original passenger service cars either traded with the remaining freight ones or received A-3 trucks. All the Allied full Cushions disappeared in the late 40s. There are pictures of Fe-24 cars with other experimental trucks in the late 40s, these were short lived one shots.

Jim Gates
On Friday, April 24, 2020, 05:59:04 PM CDT, Tony Thompson <tony@...> wrote:

Todd Sullivan wrote:

I have been looking on the web for several days trying to find clear photos of Santa Fe's class Fe-24 and Fe-28 50' double door boxcars.  I have a kit for each (P2K for Fe-24, Branchline for Fe-28), and I need to know what kind of trucks each one had, and check out other details before I proceed with the builds.

    The FE-24 cars got ASF A-3 trucks later (many were delivered with Allied Full Cushion). The -28s were delivered with A-3. This from the Hendrickson book on ATSF auto cars.

Tony Thompson

Tim O'Connor
Sterling, Massachusetts

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