Oops. I was not clear. You mentioned 797 cars in 1942, but I show
3000-3899 in 1940, and 10000-11999 in 1942.
At 10:01 PM 1/28/02 -0500, you wrote:
I believe you left out 3000-3899, built in 1940.
Larry Smith wrote
Carl Shaver's book, Freight cars of the C&O August 1, 1937 specifically
states the following: Series 4000-4499 were built with Viking roofs by
General American as was. series 5000-5499. The cars that were built by
Pullman Standard, series 4500-4999 had Murphy roofs. Now here's the
real fly in the ointment. All had dreadnaught ends except for 5400-5499
which had the Deco ends. Cars in the 5250-5499 had Creco doors, while
4000-4999 had Youngstown doors. Cars in the 5000-5249 had Camel doors.
In 1942 the C&O received 797 cars, also of the 37 design with the later
corner design which were Murphy roof and dreadnaught ends. These cars
were equipped with Apex metal roof walks.
Timothy O'Connor <firstname.lastname@example.org>