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GM&O 26300-26999 series info help


ford.donald77@...
 

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Going thru some old kit that have been in storage came a upon a CB&T car #26451 with the broken wing scheme - foobe or not?


Also a GM&O #24579 End Cab model double door 40-foot car broken wing scheme - smae question


It think the 26300-2699 series had black roof, ends, underframes and trucks when built did this carry on to the broken wing scheme or were they all one color?


Thank in advance

Don Ford Cameron Missouri


Ed Hawkins
 


On Jan 15, 2018, at 9:25 PM, ford.donald77@... [STMFC] <STMFC@...> wrote:

Group

Going thru some old kit that have been in storage came a upon a CB&T car #26451 with the broken wing scheme - foobe or not?

Also a GM&O #24579 End Cab model double door 40-foot car broken wing scheme - smae question

It think the 26300-2699 series had black roof, ends, underframes and trucks when built did this carry on to the broken wing scheme or were they all one color?

Don,
GM&O 26300-26999: 700 cars, built ca. 12-52 by ACF, lot no. 3663. 

Postwar 40’-6” AAR box cars with 10-panel riveted sides, 6’ door openings, 4-5-5 Improved Youngstown doors, 1948-1954 version Improved Dreadnaught ends, diagonal panel roof, Ajax (first 300) & Miner (last 400) hand brakes, Kerrigan running boards & brake steps, A-3 Ride Control trucks. These cars are listed on the appropriate roster of cars with similar features downloadable on the STMFC web site.

Paint specs from the ACF bill of materials: Freight car red - sides; black car cement - ends, roof, u/f; black - brake parts, trucks; white - side stencils; aluminum - end stencils.

The 24579 is likely beyond the scope of this forum. 

Regards,
Ed Hawkins





Donald Ford <ford.donald77@...>
 

Thanks Ed
Don Ford 
Cameron Missouri


Tim O'Connor
 

Don

The cars were REPAINTED bright red with the wing scheme. As originally painted,
the cars had very spartan lettering. I have an ACF builder's photo.

I only have post-1960 photos of the 245xx cars - green paint, no wings, large DF.

Tim



Going thru some old kit that have been in storage came a upon a CB&T car #26451 with the broken wing scheme - foobe or not?

Also a GM&O #24579 End Cab model double door 40-foot car broken wing scheme - smae question

It think the 26300-2699 series had black roof, ends, underframes and trucks when built did this carry on to the broken wing scheme or were they all one color?

Thank in advance

Don Ford Cameron Missouri


Donald Ford <ford.donald77@...>
 

Tim
Thanks
Don Ford 
Cameron Missouri