Re: Necessary Freight cars

Gene <bierglaeser@...>

I must echo Tony's comment.

All the general arrangement drawings I have seen were drawn to scale.

Is it possible that someone has confused 'general arrangement' drawings with what is typically called 'equipment diagrams,' those small (usually about 5" x 11") drawings collected together in a book given basic information about all the currently used freight cars for a particular railroad?

Gene Green

--- In STMFC@..., Anthony Thompson <thompson@...> wrote:
I can't speak for many railroads' practice, but the SP, UP and
PFE general arrangement drawings I have seen are most certainly scale
drawings, as one can verify by checking details, and are quite
carefully done. The good Mr. Vlk referred to them as "cartoons," and
perhaps on some railroads that was true, but certainly not for the
examples cited.

Tony Thompson Editor, Signature Press, Berkeley, CA
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