Re: Replacement of National Type B trucks
Mark: I'm curious to see what comes up in response to this question.toggle quoted messageShow quoted text
But I can offer that the NP Ry had hundreds, possibly thousands of
boxcars and hoppers riding on National B-1 trucks right through the
1960s. Steel AAR-oid boxcars the NP rebuilt in the 1950s-1960s
retained (or possibly acquired) these trucks.
However, it appears cars running on National B-1s were not uprated
from 50 to 55 ton capacity the way many cars with ASF A-3 Ride Control
and certain other nominal 50-ton trucks were in the later 1960s (at
least on the NP).
--- In STMFC@yahoogroups.com, "Mark Heiden" <mark_heiden@...> wrote: