Re: Rail Shops' HO carbon black car kit, was...Con Cor Watermelon car

Ed Hawkins

On Nov 9, 2010, at 10:11 AM, Steve Lucas wrote:

I remain surprised that an STMFC built post-WWII had wood running
boards on it.
The year 1947 was the end of transition period for running boards when
the last ones made of wood were applied to new cars. Not only did this
apply to the carbon black covered hoppers, the same held true to AC&F
tank cars as a number of them built in 1947 had wood running boards &
dome platforms. The latest lot number of a new AC&F tank car having
wood running boards was lot 3119, built 9-47, SHPX 3600-3634.
Ed Hawkins

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