Re: 1911 plug door box car?

Schuyler Larrabee

I agree with those who've said it is a plug door.
Thre is room between the guides at the bottom and
the side for the door, which is hung at the top
only, to pass to the right. I think it wasn't
automatically guided into position by the track,
but rather pushed in by the help, and the rod
worked to lock it against the side, pushing on the
cover over the rails.

Neat car. Six truss rods. String those, Denny!


-----Original Message-----
From: Andy Miller [mailto:asmiller@...]
Sent: Thursday, July 29, 2004 8:40 AM
To: STMFC@...
Subject: RE: [STMFC] 1911 plug door box car?


I'm inclined to say "no". A plug door has to
laterally to unplug.
The door supports on the bottom of this car door
do not seem
to allow for this. Note also that the vertical
rod does not
go all the way to the bottom to a track-riding
lever arm, so
it could not unplug the bottom of the door.

I've seen pictures of a PRR wooden car with a
arrangement. If I can recall where, I will
investigate to
see if that car could have been plug door or did
it too fail
the test at the bottom.


Andy Miller

-----Original Message-----
From: Tim O'Connor
Sent: Thursday, July 29, 2004 3:07 AM
To: stmfc@...
Subject: [STMFC] 1911 plug door box car?

Is this a plug door?

Some great builder photos posted here

Tim O.

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