Re: unusual end on automobile car

Westerfield <westerfield@...>

Rob - Michigan Central used inverse versons on some of its 1916 auto cars, trademarked Vulcan ends. See our kit 7903. - Al Westerfield

----- Original Message -----
From: Richard Hendrickson
To: STMFC@...
Sent: Saturday, January 24, 2009 11:02 AM
Subject: Re: [STMFC] Re: unusual end on automobile car

Rob, the Pere Marquette car had a four panel Hutchins end. The
vertically corrugated end door on the adjacent auto car was a Murphy
end door made by the Union Metal Products Co. (later Standard Railway
Equipment Co.) This was probably the most common auto car end door
in the early to mid-1920s, before Dreadnaught end doors were
introduced. Union Pacific had them on its A-50-5 class automobile
cars, but the car in the photo isn't a UP car (wrong lettering style).

Richard Hendrickson

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