Re: DL&W Wartime composite USRA hoppers
Richard is correct here about the general arrangment drawings and reality. Too, the GA-drawings were generally only good for as-built cars about the time that drawing was published.toggle quoted messageShow quoted text
In the case of these rebuilds, photos show that many types of cars got the wooden sides and additional braces, and at the same time trucks were replaced or swapped as needed, sometimes only on one end.? Some photos of these show them with one t-section sideframe and the other an Andrews, Gould or ASF.
Other details and improvements were?also made;?power brakes were most often Ajax, but sometimes the as-built equipment stayed in place.
It's always best to work from a photo. In photos from the 1950s, these composite hoppers most often?show up in steam coal service, around the?engine terminal at Hoboken since photography there was easier than at other terminals. ?After WWII, some cars were rebuilt with steel, with additional horizontal and vertical stiffening -- no diagonals -- making for some very odd-looking two-pocket coal hoppers.
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From: Richard Hendrickson <email@example.com>
Sent: Mon, Aug 10, 2009 2:35 pm
Subject: Re: [STMFC] Re: DL&W Wartime composite USRA hoppers
On Aug 10, 2009, at 9:13 AM, Gene Deimling wrote:
LouGene, RR diagram books were often more confusing than helpful
regarding trucks. The RRs typically ordered side frames, bolsters,
and other truck parts separately, and the diagram for a particular
car might show the side frames as "Gould #456" or perhaps just "Gould
cast steel." In such cases, you really have to look at photos to
determine what type of side frame it was.