Thank you for this information, much new and useful data there!
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Now what would be interesting is to find out what happened to the 15 that
weren't sold to the AC&Y.
I've just posted two photos on STMFC... one shows the tapered Hutchins
ends on AC&Y Stores Car #4... one of 150 ex-P&N autoboxes acquired in
1939 which became the AC&Y 2000-series, roster mainstays until the late
60's in tire service. Pressed Steel built the P&N 24,000-series in
September 1925, but 15 identical cars were also home-built by P&N.
Drawings or builder's photos for the P&N 24000-series have yet to
surface. I understand the cars conform to the ARA 1924 standard,
employing the Pratt truss design (forming a "W"). All 165 cars were 50-
ton, 2926 cubic-foot capacity riding on Bettendorf U-section trucks.
The 5' truck center (king pin) location, like the X-29 and another
spotting feature, places the lead edge of the wheel almost at the end
of the car. The Hutchins ends and dry-lading roof, separate ladders,
8'6" interior height and 1ï¿½-doors gave them a distinctive appearance.
A second photo from Tom Fetters is Piedmont & Northern publicity
photo. P&N freight motor No. 5602 poses near Greenville with a full
train of newer single-sheathed boxcars. The first three are the P&N
12000-series single-door cars, but thereafter are the P&N 24000-series
1ï¿½-door auto cars later acquired by the AC&Y. Bob Lucas
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