Re: Ann Arbor Box Cars

Garth Groff <ggg9y@...>


Thanks for the link to the roster.

I found D&LW 35000-35199, NH 34500-34999 and NH 35000-35999 with a 10' IH. There are no B&O cars on your list, so I assume that they were built by the B&O from Pullman kits.

Have you ever studied how many cars were built from Pullman parts by the railroads themselves? I know the IC had some riveted 8' door cars which do not appear in your rosters, though photos of them appeared in the old DING articles. I built a model of one of these using a Front Range body with Intermountain ends, roof, underframe and details.

I notice that you have added WP 1952-1953, which were missing from your original published lists. You say these were rebuilt. If so, from what. Demonstrators? According to my information they were initially leased from Pullman to test cushioned underframes (two different types). Eventually the cars were purchased outright, though I don't know when. One was off the roster some time in the 1960s, but the other survived well into the roller bearing era. As can be noted from your list, they were the only WP PS-1s with 6' doors. They were initially painted orange with black lettering (the scheme Roundhouse offered on their 40' AAR boxcar years ago).

Kind regards,

Garth G. Groff

Ed Hawkins wrote:

On Sep 22, 2006, at 10:16 AM, Garth Groff wrote:

Good data on the B&O cars, but 10' IH PS-1s were hardly unique to the
B&O. A look at Ed Hawkins' published rosters in the old DING and RMJ
will show you several other groups of 10' IH cars. Those of the New
Haven come immediately to mind (sorry, I'm at work and can't cite the
These references were quite a few years ago. Updated rosters of 40' and 50' PS-1s are on the STMFC web site.

Ed Hawkins

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