Re: Corrected Ends for Central Valley NP stock car


Clark: Briefly, you split the roof down the middle and cut out the midsection and rejoin the rest--the splice is hidden by the running board. You trim the ends of the crossbears, crossties and bolsters to narrow the frame and floor.

Ed Ursem published a clear, nicely illustrated walk-through article on the conversion in NPRHA's magazine Mainstreeter, Vol. 25 No.1, like the ends it's available at the Company Store link at

Chris Frissell

Chris Frissell
Polson, MT

--- In STMFC@..., Clark Cooper <csc@...> wrote:

Not having access to the cited article, a dumb question: what has to
be done to the floor, underframe, and roof in order to use these ends?

-Clark Cooper

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