Re: CB&Q XM-32 box cars
Steve and Barb Hile
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What stands out in the picture is that the later (1950) car appears about 6 inches shorter than the earlier car. If the Branchline car is a 10’0” IH car that is probably the reason for the difference.
On the other hand, the Branchline car seems to be riding a bit lower, too.
From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io [mailto:main@RealSTMFC.groups.io] On Behalf Of Nelson Moyer
Sent: Wednesday, May 19, 2021 7:58 PM
Subject: Re: [RealSTMFC] CB&Q XM-32 box cars
Tim, the CB&Q XM-32B class cars in series 17000-18399 were built in 1950. See Mainline modeler March 1996, page 71. I’m not familiar with the Branchlne car body, and Clark didn’t post an end view, but these cars had ten panel sides, improved 4-3-1 Dreadnaught ends, diagonal panel roof with steel running board and improved Youngstown doors.