BAR 61000-61599, 40' Pratt-truss single-sheathed boxcars, had trucks
5' from the "car ends", per Sweetland and Horsey's Northern New
England Color Guide (Morning Sun), p 10. They contrast this distance
to a "normal" 5'6", so they mean the same thing being discussed here.
Al Brown, Melbourne, Fla.
--- In STMFC@..., Tim Gilbert <tgilbert@...> wrote:
between truck centers were DL&W's #45000 series double sheathedSUF
2,965 cf, 8' 7" IH boxcars according to the drawing & data onpages
116-117 of of the 1931 Carbuilder's Cyclopedia. CNJ's steel 21000-21699
series was another - pages 124-125 of the 1931 Cyc.. I would notbe a
bit surprised if RDG's 100000-100999 was another series having 32'3"
truck centers, but I have nothing to say yea or nay to prove it.72999
sheathedseries including 1,975 single sheathed with Pratt Trusses, and
designs. The 1932 and 1937 AAR Designs' distance between truck