Re: Photo: Forward Facing Great Northern Rocky (1939)

Schleigh Mike

Hello Group!

Comments by Dennis S. & Bob H. have brought me to conclude that the car of interest in Bob C's posting is from the GN series 38000-38499 (291 cars in Jan 1943).  Was there perhaps a Sunshine Models rendering of this car?

Also note the stack of perhaps ten 2 x 12 planks in the foreground.  Is this a soon to be assembled grain door?

Regards from Grove City in western Penna.  Mike Schleigh

On Tuesday, June 21, 2022, 11:14:02 PM EDT, Robert Heninger <gn2059@...> wrote:


These cars (500) were built as door and half (10' wide door opening) autocars by ACF in 1923, and in the 1938-1939 timeframe, 300 were rebuilt as 6' door boxcars by GN, with the remaining 200 cars rebuilt as double door cars with a 12' opening. 100 received Youngstown doors, and 100 received wooden doors. So this particular car is no doubt in good shape as it has been recently rebuilt.

Bob Heninger
Minot, ND 

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