Re: Freight Car numbers by road - 1950 (UNCLASSIFIED)

Michael Aufderheide

I can't speak to the NYC roofs, somone....?  For the purposes of this list I have not distinguished between types of roofs, doors, ends or trucks. 
Yes, I admit that 13th and 14th down the list is getting a little absurd.  The list is that long at all because the first 7(!) for PRR are X29s or and first 4 for NYC USRA steel cars.  All this is based on my desire to have 200 auto/box cars as the base number for my model fleet.  Another 100 or so cars will be added not on this list to account for region, industries, interchanging roads etc.  So in terms cars as a percentage of the US fleet I'll have 7 X29s!
Mike Aufderheide
One X29 down, six to go.

From: Anthony Thompson <thompson@...>
To: STMFC@...
Sent: Monday, May 16, 2011 2:57 PM
Subject: Re: [STMFC] RE: Freight Car numbers by road - 1950 (UNCLASSIFIED)

Mike Aufderheide wrote:
FWIW, the following lists of the most numerous box/auto/vent cars
not modeled in resin or plastic: (1950 ORER #s)
Terrific list, Mike! A couple of comments:

CNW 60000 series USRA clone rebuild. 1,009 cars. 6th most numerous
house car on CNW.
MILW 597000 series, etc. ss raised roof auto car. 1,137 cars, 7th
most numerous house car on the MILW.
MP 42000 series etc. ss 10'-0" IH. 1,697 cars, 4th most numerous
house car on MP.
NYC 56400 series etc., steel, rebuilt of 1916 ds auto cars, 2,973
cars, 12th most numerous house car on NYC.
NYC 147000 series, steel, 40ft, 10ft doors, 9'-4" IH, 2,486 cars,
13th most numerous house car on NYC.
Um, I'm a little doubtful that car groups this far down the
list all need to be done--except of course for modelers of those roads.

PRR X38, 50ft steel, 14'-6" doors, 10'-8"IH. 2,299 cars, 14th most
numerous house car on PRR.
DIdn't these cars have two different roofs? If so, it's
misleading to lump them all together--and 14th most numerous doesn't
shout a "call of action" to me <g>.

Tony Thompson Editor, Signature Press, Berkeley, CA
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