Re: NYC Spec 468 boxcars

eddie_walters <eddie_walters@...>


Do you have a date for when these roofs were first fitted? I'm guessing 1940 would be too early for them?

Dave complains about a lack of models for 1944, 1940 seems to be much worse!

Thanks - Ed

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

On May 16, 2010, at 7:06 AM, gn3397 wrote:

Richard (or anyone else who may know),
Any idea how late the original flat panel roofs lasted? Were
all the cars converted by 1949?
Bob, a few of them probably survived as late as 1949 with the
original roofs, but almost all would have been re-roofed by that time
(occasionally, there's a photo of a car with a diagonal panel roof,
as NYC shifted from rectangular to diagonal panel roofs in 1948, but
those are rare).

Richard Hendrickson

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