Re: Help with Northwestern green/yellow reefer


Looking thru my NWX pictures, some DID have brake steps, like this example. All of the cars with steel ends also had them (again, my photos).




Brian Ehni



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Date: Wednesday, June 1, 2022 at 6:40 AM
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Subject: Re: [RealSTMFC] Help with Northwestern green/yellow reefer


Charlie, one thing I noticed on these cars from looking at photos.  There was no brake step on the B end of the car, at least in the photos I've seen.  I believe the Brake wheel is a bit higher than on those cars that have a brake step so the brakeman can get leverage while turning the wheel.  This is my assumption for what it's worth.



On Wed, Jun 1, 2022 at 7:03 AM Charlie Duckworth <omahaduck@...> wrote:

thanks for the clarifications; what color was the ladders and door hardware?  I ‘assume’ green and the underframe? Black?   Also the Odd Ball decal set has numbers in the 6000 range is this accurate for the wood cars?  
Charlie Duckworth 
Omaha, Ne.



Fenton Wells
250 Frye Rd

Pinehurst NC 28374

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