Re: Need help
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Remember that the ORERs are a GUIDE, and not always the best one, since it relied on railroads self-reporting. In the case of the C&As 17000s, they actually LOST a quarter inch between 1915 and 1950. Judging by the photos I have of them, they were never raised height cars.
And their diagram book pages are cartoons, barely meeting MCBA requirements. While the 1927 drawing says Murphy ends, we have a photos refuting that. (and the archbars were replaced by 940; this was the Alton's largest, and thus most important, boxcar group, and they needed to be out on the road making money).
On Saturday, September 17, 2022 at 05:16:52 PM CDT, gary laakso <vasa0vasa@...> wrote:
Ray, does that suggest using Westerfield sides with new ends and a roof ought to work or do we know the height was increased?
Northwest of Mike Brock
On Sep 17, 2022, at 2:20 PM, Ray Breyer via groups.io <rtbsvrr69@...> wrote: