C&BT box cars (was 40' Autobox)


Andy Miller <aslmmiller@...>
 

Columbia & Broad Top

----- Original Message -----
From: Tim O'Connor
To: STMFC@...
Sent: Friday, June 20, 2008 6:18 PM
Subject: [STMFC] Re: C&BT box cars (was 40' Autobox)



>Do the letters C, B and T actually stand for anything?
>Someone's name? Location of company?
>Gene Green

Gene, I don't know. Here's the complete list
as far as I know. I have only one of the 4xxx
series cars as those were the last new cars Dick
produced; and it coincided with his decision to
quit making separate ladders and grabs.

So have at it guys -- fill in the PROTOTYPE blanks.

Tim O'Connor

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# len door panel end roof prototypes
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100 40 6 10 4/4r RP -
200 40 7 10 4/4r RP -
300 40 8 10 4/4r RP -
400 40 14 8 4/4r RP -
500 40 6 12 4/4r RP -
600 40 7 12 4/4r RP -
700 40 8 12 4/4r RP -

900 40 6 10 R+3/4r RP -
1000 40 7 10 R+3/4r RP -
1100 40 8 10 R+3/4r RP -
1200 40 14 8 R+3/4r RP -
1300 40 6 12 R+3/4r RP -
1400 40 7 12 R+3/4r RP -
1500 40 8 12 R+3/4r RP -

3100 40 6 10 R+3/4r DP -
3200 40 7 10 R+3/4r DP -
3300 40 8 10 R+3/4r DP -
3400 40 14 8 R+3/4r DP -
3500 40 6 12 R+3/4r DP -
3600 40 7 12 R+3/4r DP -
3700 40 8 12 R+3/4r DP -

4100 40 6 10 R+3/4t DP -
4200 40 7 10 R+3/4t DP -
4300 40 8 10 R+3/4t DP -
4400 40 14 8 R+3/4t DP -
4500 40 6 12 R+3/4t DP -
4600 40 7 12 R+3/4t DP -
4700 40 8 12 R+3/4t DP -


gn3397 <heninger@...>
 

--- In STMFC@..., Tim O'Connor <timboconnor@...> wrote:

. Here's the complete list as far as I know.

So have at it guys -- fill in the PROTOTYPE blanks.

Tim O'Connor

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3500 40 6 12 R+3/4r DP - GN 20500-21449 (GN St. Cloud 1952) and 21450-
21939 (GN St. Cloud 1953). GN 21450-21939 have a straight sidesill, however.


4500 40 6 12 R+3/4t DP - GN 5000-5449, built GN St. Cloud 1955, needs
straight sidesill; GN 5500-5999, built GN St. Cloud 1957, needs straight sidesill,
overhanging "ZU" roof, and lumber door in A end; GN 6000-6499, built GN St. Cloud
1959, needs straight sidesill and overhanging "ZU" roof.

Thanks for posting the list, Tim. I have posted what information I have on GN prototypes
that can be represented from these kits. GN 6000-6499 have to be among the last 40'
general service boxcars built new with 6' doors, if they weren't the last in the US. My
source are the photos in Scott Thompson's GN Equipment Color Pictorial, Vol. 1, FWW
Publishing, 1995.

Mr. Schneider, please take a break from Pullmans and tool those 12 panel 10'6" boxcars
Branchline advertised years ago. Thanks.

Sincerely,
Robert D. Heninger
Iowa City, IA