Re: Van Dorn ends

Ed Mims

The Central of Georgia had 500 40-ton steel underframe box cars with
Van Dorn ends. They were in series 51001--51500, built by Standard
Steel Car in August 1912 at Hammond, Indiana. There is an article
with photos in the Central of Georgia Railway Historical Society's
October-December 2001 issue of THE RIGHT WAY.

Ed Mims

--- In, centga@a... wrote:

The C of Ga had a series of cars with Van Dorn ends. I don't have
my information with me at the moment but if anyone is interested I
can dig it out. Todd Horton

-----Original Message-----
From: Westerfield <westerfield@c...>
Sent: Fri, 14 Oct 2005 22:18:25 -0500
Subject: Re: [STMFC] Van Dorn ends

Fred - I've been working on a project to do a number of cars with
Van Dorn ends.
They were used on at least 4 different cars circa 1912 but only
one road used
them in any quantity - an IC 1-1/2 door auto car with, as I
recall, 350 cars.
All others were minor experiments: 1 B-50-4 for SP, 25 XL for PRR
and 1 MILW.
I'm hoping to have the XL by next May for the PRRT&HS annual
meeting. - Al
----- Original Message -----
From: Fred in Vt.
Sent: Friday, October 14, 2005 9:14 PM
Subject: [STMFC] Van Dorn ends


Have the unusual Van Dorn patent car ends ever been made
available in
HO? The ends are the ones that resemble a bullseye target. Also,
when were
these last seen in service? Thanks to those who can help.

Fred Freitas

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