Re: Reading Boxcar 18729

Tim O'Connor

Are these the same cars as the F&C kit ?

On 3/24/2022 2:56 PM, Eric Hansmann wrote:

There’s an informative data sheet on this XAra class on the Reading Modeler site. Click on XAra for the PDF.


These were the product of a rebuild program. I think these were originally USRA single-sheathed boxcars rebuilt in 1935 for auto service. From the data sheet it seems the Reading rebuilt 100 additional cars to XAra class in 1943.



Eric Hansmann

Murfreesboro, TN


Tim O'Connor
Sterling, Massachusetts

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