Re: automobile boxcars


When I see the bulbous end I think loading/ unloading must have been very rough... ;-)
Modeling the early postwar years up to about 1953
Gesendet: Freitag, 20. November 2020 um 17:13 Uhr
Von: "Tim O'Connor" <timboconnor@...>
Betreff: Re: [RealSTMFC] automobile boxcars

Here is a better view of the white stripe on an SP XMR car repainted in 1958. This car also has the 'combination' roof
for stowage of the interior automobile rack.

On 11/19/2020 11:04 PM, Guy Wilber via wrote:
Bill wrote:
“One of the comments says, The horizontal white stripe on the door indicates that the car has automobile-loading racks".  Was this "standard" across all railroads, or just for certain roads?  I ask, because not all of the cars shown have the stripe (for instance SP 64210).”
The 3” wide white stripe was the original standard marking for cars equipped with auto loading devices as adopted by the ARA in 1933.  The stripe was to be applied to the right door, though (early on) many roads decorated both doors.  
The right door on SP 64210 is obscured by the automobile, but the stripe is (more than likely) there.
Guy Wilber
Reno, Nevada

Tim O'Connor
Sterling, Massachusetts

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