Re: CB&Q box car questions

Nelson Moyer

CB&Q #81 trucks were Barber S-2 stabilized.


Nelson Moyer


From: <> On Behalf Of O Fenton Wells
Sent: Monday, May 3, 2021 10:59 AM
Subject: Re: [RealSTMFC] CB&Q box car questions


Clark according to my Burlington Bulletin the 32000 was an XM 32 and had AAR double Truss trucks and the 17000-17799 was an X32B and had A-3 ride control trucks.  17800-18399 was also an XM 32B and had a type 81 truck but if there is an explanation for this truck in the Bulletin, I missed it.  The truck looks like a Barber Stabilized truck.  But I will never qualify as a freight car truck expert

Just say'in




On Mon, May 3, 2021 at 11:37 AM Clark Propst <> wrote:

I recently picked up two RTR CB&Q box cars. One Intermountain 32000 series and one Branchline Trains 17000 series. I don’t have a lot of info on these cars and would like to make them as correct as I can.


The BLT car may be good, except for the trucks that ‘might’ be ASF Ride Control A-3s?


Looks like the IM car needs a wood running board, 8 rung ladders and possible P2K trucks?


If these assumptions are correct, I would like to know what hand brakes would be appropriate.



Clark Propst
Mason City Iowa



Fenton Wells
250 Frye Rd

Pinehurst NC 28374

Join to automatically receive all group messages.