Re: Stirrup steps for LNE hopper
Thanks for the information. I'm planning on using Tichy 3045
stirrups on my model. I think they might be a little long, but they
have the right look.
Maybe you could help me out on one more LNE matter. Before the
Tamaqua Extension was finished in 1912, Lehigh Coal & Navigation
bought 50 twin-bay, ribside hoppers lettered for Panther Creek. Did
these cars make into the LNE roster, and do you know the number
series and how long they were on the roster?
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Not often I see a post on my favorite RR. For reference, I havethe
Train Shed Cyclopedia No.5 that contains the data from the 1940Car
13283, was part of the 100 car order built by Bethlehem Steel Co.in
1939 covering numbers 13251-13350. The numbers 13001-13250 werefrom
a 1936 order from the same company. The dimensions should becar
as-built look to have identical stirrups. Their shape is straightand
rectangular, no sign of any angle and canted slightly outward asyou
describe. It is totally different from the type of stirrup on theverify
if and when any rebuilds changed these in the 40's. If I had togive
an educated guess, being that the LNE was fairly frugal concerningthe
stirrup early on except maybe in the case of collision damage. I'dwrote:
fromEngland twin bay, offset-side hopper. The car in question is
builder'sseries 13001-13350, delivered in 1939. There is a grainy
hm-photo from the 1940 Cyclopedia available on the pay side of the
comeof these cars from the 1960s show one "leg" offset towards the
ofwith the Atlas hopper. Were these cars delivered with one style
Whatsteps, and then acquired another through rebuilds and repairs?
would be correct for a car in the late 1940s?