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In the 1940 ORER, URTX 89000 to 89049 (50 cars?) are listed as
having "steam line and valve but no hose" !!
Whatever that means - I can guess that it means the cars -could-
be used in express service, but with their very
high capacity (load limit almost 65 tons) I doubt they were
primarily intended to be used that way.
In the 1950 ORER, URTX 89000 to 89099 (84 cars) there is no
mention of steam lines.
In both ORERs the AAR car type is RS - ice reefer.
On 8/1/2021 9:10 AM, vapeurchapelon wrote:
for the nice photo! This car clearly does not have steam
heat lines - so I don't have to add them, fortunately.
(But of course it wouldn't be a problem either.)
"The cars ...
were equipped with Westinghouse AB-schedule 4-12 air
brakes, as well as steam and air-signal pipes"
cars that were built in following years, [URTX
89000-89024] had independent dual AB-schedule air brake
systems acting on individual trucks"
designation "AB-schedule 4-12 air brakes" stand for a
special type of cylinder and maybe would give hints about
the arrangement of levers and rods?
Years ago I
have seen an upgraded OMI brass model which has been
rebuilt to a dual-AB arrangement at the floor - not the
trucks. Is this what your second citation should be
early post-war years up to about 1954
reference article is Model Railroading, May 1991,
On 7/26/2021 12:18 AM, Scott wrote:
Does anybody if there are General Arrangement
drawings available for the Milwaukee Road 50ft
Reefer in the photo? According to Steam era
freight car manual it was built by General
American in 1938 because of the single locking bar
on the door. There is also a nice side view of
this car in the book. Does anybody know if there
is a survivor car hidden away in a museum
somewhere? I am particularly interested in roof
details. It appears to only have one ice hatch
on each end which seems odd. Photo is a duplicate
slide, unknown photographer, my collection.