Re: Timken Freight Cars

Denny Anspach <danspach@...>

I also posted the Athearn Timken boxcar ad that appeared in the March
1949 Model Railroader - the silver and blue scheme was offered with a
caption saying these were authentic reproductions of the Timken cars
that appeared at the Chicago Railroad Fair.

Reportedly, Irving Athearn admitted later that he had no idea whatsoever whether or not the Timken freight car was at the Railroad Fair, and (by implication) he in fact had no idea what the car actually looked like.


Denny S. Anspach, MD
Sacramento, California

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