These cars had the Square 5/5 Dreadnaught Ends. Brad Hamner did a presentation on kitbashing this car on Hindsight 20/20 Zoom RPM a few years back. The doors were also slightly different.
On Thursday, July 14, 2022 at 11:20:40 AM CDT, Jeffrey White <jrwhite@...> wrote:
According to the car diagram in the IC 1954 freight car diagram book the cars were built by GATC in East Chicago IN in 1937 so the photo could be a delivery photo. 161501 - 161700 had auto loaders and 161701 - 162300 no auto loaders. At some point (the diagram sheet doesn't give a date) they were renumbered to 44000 - 44199 (auto loaders) and 41000 - 41599 (no auto loaders).
Other data that modelers may find useful:
Trucks: ASF (AAR)
Roof: Rigid riveted type "Hutchins"
Doors: Youngstown Corr Steel
Handbrake: Universal XL 1825
Some cars in 4100 - 41599 equipped with 50T trucks.
Jeff White Alma IL
On 7/14/2022 9:07 AM, Tim O'Connor wrote:
Definitely a 1937 photo as Bob says. Here's one of the cars IC 161748 in 1941, and it's quite weathered.
On 7/14/2022 2:37 AM, nyc3001 . wrote:
This looks like the series right after the 161501 series (161700?), which were modeled by the Sunshine kit. They look similar, so I wonder what the differences are.
I wonder if these cars have just been delivered as the other car whose number is visible is 161875, which would be in the same series (?).