Re: New Tahoe Model Works Truck



What other railroads used the A-3 70-ton Ride Control truck other than
SP and the ATSF?

Are you considering manufacturing a 70-ton solid bearing trucks for an
earlier design say from the 1940s?

Bob Witt

Brian Leppert wrote:

Santa Fe freight cars built with 70-ton A-3 Ride Control trucks

60' flat cars, class FT-7

GS gons classes GA-82, 84, 87, 92, and 96

mill gon classes GA-68, 69, 70, 80, 87, 91, 97 and 103

ballest gons classes GA-74 and 83

hopper classes GA-66, 73, 81, 86, 100 and 109

covered hopper classes GA-65, 67, 71, 75, 88, 90, 94, 101, 105, 110
and 111

Bill, Southern Pacific cars that used the 70-ton A-3 Ride Control
trucks included hoppers of H-70-7, 9, 11, 13, 15 and 17 classes, covered
hoppers of H-70-8, 10, 12, 14, 16 and 18 classes, gons of G-70-7, 8 and
11 classes, and flat car class F-70-10.

The Santa Fe book I need to look at is out at work, and I'm not.

There are only very minor differences between A-3 trucks made by the
different foundries (ASF, Scullin, Buckeye, etc.) My HO truck has
Scullin's foundry mark and the raised "ride control" lettering across
the top of the face, rather than across the spring seat lip.

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