Re: Common frt car trucks 1950s?


--- In STMFC@..., Richard Hendrickson <rhendrickson@...> wrote:

On May 8, 2009, at 12:30 PM, Brian Chapman wrote:

Wonder if someone might know what the most common freight car
trucks were in use during the 1950s (and into the '60s) - type,
wheelbase, manufacturers?

The most common trucks in the 1950s were plain journal ASF A-3 Ride
Control and Barber Stabilized S-2.
Wheelbase was 5'6" on 50 ton trucks,
5'8" on many 70 ton trucks. The ASF A-3 design was developed by
American Steel Foundries and the Barber S-2 originated with the
Standard Car Truck Co., but both designs were licensed to a number of
other manufacturers.

Richard Hendrickson

Mr Hendrickson, would there be a source for photos of these trucks?
Not being that knowledgeable with what they look like it would help in locating additional photos and the trucks in H.O scale.
Dave S.

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