Re: Question on Ann Arbor USRA SS boxcar brake


Allan Smith
 


Prototype Railroad Modeling Vol 2 pages 2-42 have a description of the AA single sheathed boxcars and a review of the dates the cars were changed to AB Brakes. If you are an AA modeler  this book is a must have.

Al Smith
Sonora CA

On Sunday, October 3, 2021, 08:02:15 AM PDT, Charlie Duckworth <omahaduck@...> wrote:


Bob
Thanks!

On Sun, Oct 3, 2021 at 9:40 AM Robert Ellis <bobjel67@...> wrote:
Charlie:  photos on pp. 12-13 of Railway Prototype Cyclopedia  Vol. 17 show three Ann Arbor cars. All are AB brake conversion. The earliest is dated 1946. None show vertical brake staffs.  One appears to have a Miner power hand brake. Hope this helps.  Bob Ellis. 

On Sun, Oct 3, 2021, 10:25 Charlie Duckworth <omahaduck@...> wrote:
I’m building a Westerfield USRA SS boxcar and will decal for an Ann Arbor car.  The time period is post WW2. Did these have a vertical brake staff or Ajax style brake.  Thanks 
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Charlie Duckworth 
Omaha, Ne.


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Charlie Duckworth 
Omaha, Ne.

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