GM&O 32000-32899 2-bay open hoppers


Lee Gautreaux
 

I am trying to update my GM&O freight cars page and have a question regarding the GM&O 32000-32899 series 2-bay open hoppers.  I know that GM&O 32000-32249 (lot 5633) and 32400-32899 (lot 5932) were built by PS in 1940 and 1949 respectively.  However, my July 1950 ORER lists 889 cars in the series leading me to believe that 32250-32399 were added during the 1940's.  The info I have for the ending and beginning series is from the PS data book by Neubauer and I don't see anything else between.  Does anyone have any info on the missing cars?


Lee A. Gautreaux - The RailGoat

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Ed Hawkins
 

On Oct 29, 2014, at 12:59 PM, railgoat@bellsouth.net [STMFC] wrote:

I am trying to update my GM&O freight cars page and have a question
regarding the GM&O 32000-32899 series 2-bay open hoppers.  I know that
GM&O 32000-32249 (lot 5633) and 32400-32899 (lot 5932) were built by
PS in 1940 and 1949 respectively.  However, my July 1950 ORER lists
889 cars in the series leading me to believe that 32250-32399 were
added during the 1940's.  The info I have for the ending and beginning
series is from the PS data book by Neubauer and I don't see anything
else between.  Does anyone have any info on the missing cars?
Lee,
GM&O 32250-32399 (150 cars) were built 2-42 by ACF in lot 2346.
Fifty-ton offside-side hopper cars of various designs with 33' inside
length were presented in a 7-part series of articles in Railway
Prototype Cyclopedia Volumes 1, 2, 4, 8, 9, 13, and culminating in
Volume 25 that included an updated comprehensive roster.
Regards,
Ed Hawkins


Lee Gautreaux
 

Ed,

Many thanks!!!  How similar were the 2 PS and 1 AC&F group of cars externally?  The PS cars appear to have been offset side design as well.  Are all the cars good to be modeled with the Kadee model?

Lee A. Gautreaux - The RailGoat
http://www.railgoat.railfan.net


Ed Hawkins
 

On Oct 29, 2014, at 1:29 PM, railgoat@bellsouth.net [STMFC] wrote:

Many thanks!!!  How similar were the 2 PS and 1 AC&F group of cars
externally?  The PS cars appear to have been offset side design as
well.  Are all the cars good to be modeled with the Kadee model?
Lee,
The GM&O 50-ton twin hoppers built by Pullman-Standard in 1940 and ACF
in 1942 were similar. Both had built-up bolsters and side sills of the
early-style A.A.R. design (straight between the bolsters and sloped
between the bolsters and corner posts). The angle end supports were
different on the two orders. The P-S cars of 1940 used angle end posts
that extended to the top chord whereas the ACF-built cars of 1942 had
angle end posts that extended to the bottom of the end sheets.

Kadee's A.A.R. hopper model is accurate for GM&O 32400-32899 built ca.
6-49. The Kadee model is based on the later A.A.R. design having
I-beams for bolsters and side sills that were straight from the
bolsters to corner posts & a shallow fish-belly between the bolsters.
Regards,
Ed Hawkins