Re: Photo: Photo: NYC&HR Boxcar 100145
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That's exactly what happened to this car, Roger. East Buffalo took this ONE car, and rebuilt with all-new everything as a testbed. All subsequent short boxcar orders were built to the standards of 100145, and most of the 1906 and 1910 standard cars were rebuilt to this standard.
I touch on these cars in my assorted reviews of the Accurail shorties on Eric Hansmann's blog.
On Monday, November 9, 2020, 03:47:27 PM CST, ROGER HINMAN via groups.io <rhinman11@...> wrote:
A very interesting photo; if I go by the assigned car number, this is a lot 222-B WUF boxcar built in 1907 by ACF to their lot number 4633. The car as shown would then represent a significant rebuilding at the East Buffalo shops in 1912 with the newly designed Kendig steel under frame applied, steel ends , early XLA roof, Bettendorf cast trucks. and new door hardware. No problem for the accountants to stencil it as “NEW” Two builder’s photos of the 1907 car are on the Westerfield ACF CD.