Re: Boxcar details and paint, series GN 20500-21449
--- In STMFC@..., "Mark Heiden" <mark_heiden@...> wrote:
Well, the car diagram I have for these cars (dated 1968) lists the running boards as
"metal", which is less than adequate for your purposes. Close comparison of the photo of
20971 as well as the photos of 20918 and 20615 reproduced on page 42 of the GN Equip.
Pictorial Vol. 1 by Thompson seems to indicate the series was equipped with Apex Tri-Lok
running boards. Perhaps other manufacturer's products were used as well, but I can't be
Universal, with what appears to be the model M1602A hand wheel, which is shown
to good advantage in photos in RP CYC, Vol. 10, page 48.
Yes, that is specified for the entire series on the car diagram. The door on 20971
appears to have been repaired and repainted, but it does match the five panel Superior
doors on 20918 and 20615.
The car diagram states 1952, the photo of 20918 shows "BLT. 9-1952" stenciled on
Yes, the car is in the as built paint scheme. Champ's BRH-31 set will accurately
letter the cars.
Hope this helps, and if anyone else has more definitive information on the running boards,
I would like to hear it as well. Thanks.
Robert D. Heninger