GTW 50’ Auto Box
About 20 years (maybe more) ago the late Terry Wegmann, Dan Smith and I went to a trucking company near O'Hare airport on a suggestion by Ron Sebastion. The genesis of our visit was to view 3 50' box cars used for the trucking company's own storage use. One car caught my interest, a still original paint GTW double door auto car with diagonal panel roof with the outer roof panels using the earlier rectangular raised panel design. Terry told me it was most likely substituted to allow clearance for an Evan auto loader rack system, which suggests Stanray Co had at least a few earlier panels in stock.
In addition to it being an end loading door box car I grabbed a P2K DD box car upon my return home. P2k box cars used the construction of the roof molded as part of the car body with a seperate floor and underframe like the Atheran BB design. To save the angst of wrestling the difficult fit of the end of the roof to the end door, I left behind the terminal panel leaving the cap seem filed down to the exact center, a perfect spot to hide the joints of the added roof. I recall that the riveted side panel count was off by one panel, something I felt that I would live with.
Somewhere I have pictures taken that day in Chicago land.
On Sunday, November 27, 2022 at 08:45:14 AM PST, Tim O'Connor <timboconnor@...> wrote:
I have pictures of 10-6 cars. (They may be stenciled 10-4 because of interior auto racks.) I don't know of any 10-0 GTW cars.
On 11/25/2022 7:02 PM, Seth Lakin via groups.io wrote:
Group is there a
published roster of 5/5 ended 50’ 10’ IH both single door and
double door boxes with and with out end doors that can be
modeled with the Proto 2000/Walthers boxes?