Re: Common frt car trucks 1950s?

sparachuk <sparachuk@...>

--- In STMFC@..., "Dave Schroedle" <hummerdaves@...> wrote:

--- 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.

Dave: If you don't mind a reply from me instead of Richard, try going to the Walthers website, advanced search, HO, trucks and couplers. There you will find lots of trucks, some precisely labelled and some less so. In the search terms enter the name of the truck you are searching for. No brand name is neccessary. Many of them are illustrated with photographs.

Stephan Parachuk

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