New Haven Ice car


Stephen Bishop
 

Dear Colleagues:

I am considering using a Tichy PFE Class R-40-4 reefer as a stand in for the New Haven Ice car I-74. According to the New Haven Guide to Freight and Passenger Equipment, I-74 was former PFE 90551, an R-40-8.

Can anyone tell me what the visible differences would be between these two classes?

Thanks very much.

Steve Bishop


Anthony Thompson <thompson@...>
 

Steve Bishop wrote:
I am considering using a Tichy PFE Class R-40-4 reefer as a stand in for the New Haven Ice car I-74. According to the New Haven Guide to Freight and Passenger Equipment, I-74 was former PFE 90551, an R-40-8.
Can anyone tell me what the visible differences would be between these two classes?
Steve, they were very similar cars. Certainly most modelers could not tell the difference. Most of the differences, in fact, were internal. The R-40-8 cars were a little taller, but only be about 2.5 inches. (For more information, including photos, see the PFE book; see any post-WW II ORER for dimensions).

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Stephen Bishop
 

Thanks very much.

Steve Bishop




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From: Tim O'Connor <timboconnor@...>
To: Stephen Bishop <superlab2003@...>
Sent: Wednesday, November 16, 2011 9:10 AM
Subject: Re: [STMFC] New Haven Ice car

Steve

Here's a shot of an R-40-8... Tony is right it looks a lot like the
R-40-4. Not all R-40-8's had the same underframe, because the series
was a mixture of 30-ton and 40-ton cars -- all of them were rebuilds
of earlier cars.




At 11/15/2011 12:05 PM Tuesday, you wrote:
Dear Colleagues:

I am considering using a Tichy PFE Class R-40-4 reefer as a stand in for the New Haven Ice car I-74. According to the New Haven Guide to Freight and Passenger Equipment, I-74 was former PFE 90551, an R-40-8.

Can anyone tell me what the visible differences would be between these two classes?

Thanks very much.

Steve Bishop