Re: Milwaukee Road double door 40' Ribside boxcars

Ted Schnepf <railsunl@...>

Hi Everyone,

I see I also needed to look at the next page in the diagram book. Series 6500 to 6599 built in the war year of 1942 had wood running boards. Series 6600 to 7099 were built with steel running boards. The diagram is silent as to the type of steel running board.



I found the metal running board discussion interesting. This morning I pulled out my Milwaukee car diagram book from the 1950's and it indicates as build these cars had wood running boards. The metal boards must have be applied as a latter repair.


At 01:37 PM 8/24/2005, you wrote:

On Aug 24, 2005, at 10:31 AM, william darnaby wrote:

Any of you guys know what type of metal running board these cars had
when so
equipped? FWIW, the brake step appears to have holes in it similar to
Morton but I don't trust it to guide me.
Bill, I have three photos of these cars with steel running boards in
which the running boards are visible, and in all cases they appear to
be Apex.

Richard Hendrickson

Yahoo! Groups Links

No virus found in this incoming message.
Checked by AVG Anti-Virus.
Version: 7.0.338 / Virus Database: 267.10.13/78 - Release Date: 8/19/2005
Rails Unlimited
Ted Schnepf
847-697-5353 or 5366
126 Will Scarlet
Elgin, Ill. 60120

Model Railroad Sales and Service with
a personal touch.
Books new and used. HO and O scales.
DCC supplies. O scale urethane cars.
Photos and darkroom services.
Checks, cash (0%) or credit (secure server at web site 3% added).

No virus found in this outgoing message.
Checked by AVG Anti-Virus.
Version: 7.0.344 / Virus Database: 267.10.15/82 - Release Date: 8/25/2005

Join to automatically receive all group messages.