Re: CB&Q GS-1 and 2 train-line

Steve and Barb Hile

There are some drawings in a data sheet published by the Q society that show the train line running quite close to the center sill up close to the underside of the floor. The doors still clear the line and the rest of the brake gear.

I hope this helps.

Steve Hile

----- Original Message -----
From: Tom Lawler
To: Steam Era Freight Cars Group
Sent: Friday, March 04, 2005 9:04 AM
Subject: [STMFC] CB&Q GS-1 and 2 train-line

Since no one had suggestions on where the train-line runs on the CB&Q
rebuilt GS-1 and 2 drop bottom gons maybe I should pose a more general

In general, where would the train-line run on a drop bottom gon where the
doors open towards the sides of the car (hinged towards the center sill)? I
have looked at my two CBC's and found no detailed drawings of the bottoms of
the drop-bottom cars that show the train-line. My best guess would be that
the train-line ran inside the center sill. Anywhere else it seems like it
would interfere with the doors or door mechanisms.

Thank you for any assistance.


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