Well, the only way to get an answer sometimes is to make speculativeAh, I get it, Tim. A ploy! I've wondered for a long time how someone who
is obviously very astute and well informed about freightcarology could
occasionally post inquiries and speculations that seemed to come from way
out in left field. Now you're telling me that this inconsistency is a
...Straightforward questions (like Shawn's which promptedAh, but Shawn's inquiry didn't go unanswered. I answered it, with
essentially the same information I sent to you.
Would you recommend a source for information on the 1916 "X" ? IMy UTLX folder is buried in a box of material to re-file, but IIRC there
was a drawing in one of the Cycs (1912 or 1916). A large number of these
cars are listed in several number series in the UTLX 1952 roster, and I
have numerous in-service photos. I've often thought of doing an article on
these cars, but most editors don't want articles on prototypes that can't
be modeled, and we don't have any decent models (the MDC model is hopeless,
as it's virtually impossible to rework the underframe into anything
remotely resembling the prototype).
Richard H. Hendrickson
Ashland, Oregon 97520