Re: Forgotten Accurail Great Northern 2 Bay Canton Hopper


David
 

--- In STMFC@yahoogroups.com, "Steve Lucas" <stevelucas3@...> wrote:

Though the Accurail models are very nicely done, I'm thinking more of an accurate Illinios Central hopper car like the ones coloured in this photo--
http://media.photobucket.com/image/illinois%20central%20hopper%20car%20ghq/GHQ_Micro_Armour/ZM1%20O-4/ZM2%20Illinois%20Central%20Decals/05-IC-hopper-detailspadina.jpg
This design started out as the Enterprise offset-side twin hopper shown in various CBCs in the mid-late 1920s. The original design was 34'9" inside length and had stamped corner sills, but the design was modified to conform to the standard AAR dimensions in the 1930s. It is a signature IC car, but there were no other volume buyers.

David Thompson

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