Re: Early Schnabel Cars


John Thompson
 

Thanks to Larry Kline and all for the very helpful answers!

John Thompson

--- In STMFC@yahoogroups.com, Larry Kline <lndkline@...> wrote:

WECX 200 was the first US Schnabel car. It was built in June 1957
for
the Westinghouse Transformer Div. by Greenville Steel Car Co. It
was
built because power transformers grew too large for depressed
center
flatcars as transmission voltages increased. The page in the link
below includes an article from Modern Railroads and an article
from
the Erie RR employee magazine. (Scroll to the bottom) The Erie
magazine article includes several photos of an O scale model.

There are drawings and 2 photos in the 1961 Car Builders Cyc. on
pp
180-181.

There is quite a bit of information on WECX 200 and later
Schnabel
cars at the PRRT&HS archives, including photos of a 1930s German
car.
The Archives are open for research when volunteers are working
there.
See:
http://www.prrths.com/PRR_Research_page_two.htm

Larry Kline
Pittsburgh, PA
Westinghouse employee from 1966 to 1996

Richard Brennan wrote:
WECX 200 photos at:
<http://southern.railfan.net/schnabel/cars/ptdx200/wecx200.html>
The c1957 photo in the middle of the page look like the same
shipment
as in the book.

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