Re: Rapido PRR X31A Boxcar in HO

Tony Thompson

Bruce Smith wrote:

Note, that they can still be marked "AUTOMOBILES" as is one of the Rapido models. A number of these (X31A DD) cars were used in auto parts service. So, haul the completed product in X31 and X31C cars, haul the parts in X31A and X31B cars. 

   One more time: the notation "AUTOMOBILE" on a car did NOT mean, repeat, did NOT mean it was in auto parts or automobile service. It only meant it was a double-door box car, by AAR definition. Huge numbers of 40-ft. and 50-ft. double-door box cars on many railroads were so labeled and never carried an automobile or carton of auto parts, nor were intended to.

Tony Thompson

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