Western of Alabama hopper details


al_brown03
 

Another day, another project …


I’m detailing an Accurail USRA twin hopper as a Western of Alabama car, series 11000-11044.  (They were “clones” built in 1923, not USRA originals.) I’ve seen the broadside photo in Bob Karig’s hopper book, so now I’m interested in the details on the B end: brake wheel, hand brake, brake step, cut lever, retainer valve. Can anyone direct me to a photo showing the B end, or a diagram book?


As a fallback, the other Georgia Group roads had hoppers with the same dimensions: Atlanta & West Point 31000-31054, Georgia Railroad 21000-21049. I suspect the three roads may have split an order, and A&WP 31100-31124 were very similar. Photos of these series may serve.


Thanks in advance,


Al Brown, Melbourne, Fla.



Richard Hendrickson
 

On May 25, 2014, at 5:01 PM, abrown@... [STMFC] <STMFC@...> wrote:

I’m detailing an Accurail USRA twin hopper as a Western of Alabama car, series 11000-11044.  (They were “clones” built in 1923, not USRA originals.) I’ve seen the broadside photo in Bob Karig’s hopper book, so now I’m interested in the details on the B end: brake wheel, hand brake, brake step, cut lever, retainer valve. Can anyone direct me to a photo showing the B end, or a diagram book?
Bill, I have two photos of WofA 11017 reweighed in ’56.  One is a broadside (possibly the one in Bob’s book); the other is a 7/8 view showing the B end.  It’s a bit fuzzy, but it you want it I’ll see what I can do with it in Photoshop.  It shows that the car had, by that time, been retrofitted with a Miner poweer handbrake.

Richard Hendrickson



Richard Hendrickson
 

On May 25, 2014, at 5:01 PM, abrown@... [STMFC] <STMFC@...> wrote:

My apologies, Al.  I inadvertently addressed my recent message to “Bill,” knot “Al.”  I guess I had another Floridian, Bill Weclh, on the brain.

Richard Hendrickson