Re: CNW Modified 1937 AAR boxcars

Ed Hawkins

On May 29, 2010, at 5:15 PM, Brian J Carlson wrote:

I'm prepping for future projects I have CNW boxcar 84250 from IM and am
looking to see what needs to change. Looking at the photos in the
1996 RMJ on the bottom of page 11, I can't tell from the grainy photo
if the
trucks are ACF A-3's Ride Control, they look to be, but I am not
Does anyone have a better photo of CNW series 82652-84250 (even No's
to tell for certain. The article also states 300 cars got Apex
Tri-lok roof
walks and 500 got Gypsum, but it does say how these were distributed.
300 got Apex, last 500 Gypsum? Thanks.
Trucks on the 800 cars were spring-plankless Barber S-2 Stabilized. The
first 300 cars had Apex running boards & brake steps, the last 500 had
U.S. Gypsum.
All cars had Ajax hand brakes. This data comes from the CNW diagram
for these cars, and is documented by photographs.

AC&F builder's photos of 83574 and 83642, both new 1-45, illustrate
that the left side of the cars had "The Overland Route" and the right
side had "Route of the 400 Fleet." As built the sides and trucks
received CNW #3 freight car red (red oxide). Ends, roofs, running
boards & underframes were black. White stencils.
Ed Hawkins

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