Re: Canadian Pacific Boxcar 230000 With Drop Doors


Robert kirkham
 

Hi Tim,

I don’t know the D&H prototype, but if this Tichy model is what you’re thinking of, then the answer would be “not really”.    
 
Here are the differences i am quickly aware of:
- incorrect roof (mostly just too thin at the edge),
- roof hatches (not on the CPR car)
- this model has 5/5/5 eds, not the CPR 7/8 ends.
- should be a stem winder brake (there may have been a few cars converted to power brakes before the hoppers were removed, but I doubt it).
- different design of hoppers - CPR cars had a pair of hoppers centred at the doors.  Photos from one of the Railroad magazines of the 1920s show this:
 

Rob

On Jul 2, 2022, at 1:45 PM, Tim O'Connor <timboconnor@...> wrote:


Is this identical to the Tichy D&H box car (USRA converted to cement service) ?

On 7/2/2022 2:21 PM, Bob Chaparro via groups.io wrote:
Canadian Pacific Boxcar 230000 With Drop Doors
Photos from the Old Time Trains website:
Description:
“230000 equipped with drop doors for grain loading. 60 ton 3098 cu.ft. built 7/1920 Fort William
Stencil wording below car number reads:
Assigned to special grain service only between Port Mc.Nicoll and West St.John.
NOTE: See 139002 (above) for 36 foot box similarly equipped and assigned. Also, 299690 (below) 40 foot double door.
Bob Chaparro
Hemet, CA


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Tim O'Connor
Sterling, Massachusetts

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