Re: PRR H21e quad hopper with riveted side stakes
Elden -toggle quoted messageShow quoted text
I actually moved more flat rock this morning for out patio project, so take the following with a grain of salt!
The H21b and H21e each have the 12" ARA centersill. However, I think only the H21e has the pair of 4" angles under the slope sheets on each end of the car, between the end and the body bolster. These angles can sometimes be seen in photos, and they were only on a few H21a's, I recall. Interior shots of a few H21a's show the location of the two lines of rivets on these angles. The angles were centered on the vertical end braces on either side of the striker plate.
The interior of the H21e's has curving side braces without crossbraces, while the earlier cars have trapezoidal side braces between the upper and lower crossbraces.
I have no earthly idea what an H21g is, since it is out of my "time period.)
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