Re: SP A-50-4 single sheathed auto car

Mark Pierce <marcoperforar@...>

Jim, I have all four of Tony's volumes and had read the A-50-4. None
of the text addressed the "AUTOMOBILE" lettering and the latest photo
was dated 1947 which showed that lettering was still on that car.
The book says that by the end of WWII all of the class were in XM


--- In STMFC@..., CalifCoast <califcoast@...> wrote:


Sounds like you need to pickup Tony's book on the SP Box Cars...

Jim Scott
Palo Alto, CA.

From: Mark Pierce <marcoperforar@...>
To: STMFC@...
Sent: Wednesday, October 29, 2008 11:12:03 PM
Subject: [STMFC] SP A-50-4 single sheathed auto car

I picked up my accumulated vaction-hold mail at the Post Office
and found that the SPH&TS convention car was included. This is the
Speedwitch Media kit of the A-50-4, 40' single sheathed automobile
car. It represents the upgraded version with steel ends, widened
openings, and under-door stiffeners. It is a beautiful kit of a very
interesting prototype.

I want to build it as a 1950 version, ala Pacific Lines. By this
I understand, the cars were not in automobile service and so lacked
white door stripe and the words "AUTO LOADER". But I wonder, was the
word AUTOMOBILE on the two sides still appropriate for 1950? Also,
other advice to make it fit into 1950 would be appreciated. Thanks!

Mark Pierce

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