Re: B&M's #71000-72999 series boxcars #71000-72999

benjaminfrank_hom <b.hom@...>

Tim Gilbert wrote:
"According to their class card diagram, all cars in B&M's #71000-72999
series including 1,975 single sheathed with Pratt Trusses, and
25 steel sheathed had distances between truck centers of 31' 3"
versus the X29's 32' 3". The 31' 3" distance was the same as the
USRA boxcars, and the 1924 AAR standard single and double sheathed
designs. The 1932 and 1937 AAR Designs' distance between truck
centers was 30' 8 1/2"."

Tim, thanks for the corrections; however, I still stand by my
assertion that the 32' 3" distance between truck centers wasn't
exclusively Pennsy.

Ben Hom

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