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GN 40' Truss Rod Boxcars


Schleigh Mike
 

The Great Northern bought nearly 20,000 40 foot, DS boxcars starting in 1901.  Various versions have been modeled in various media and scales by various companies.  Were general arrangement drawings ever published or otherwise available for these cars 'as built' with a wood or steel underframe?  I am aware of hand have the Mainline Modeler October 1981 drawing.  Something a bit more technically detailed is desired.

Thanking in advance----Mike Schleigh in Grove City, Penna.


earlyrail
 

Yes,
The Railway and Engineering Review, February 23, 1901, page 100
Howard Garner


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Schleigh Mike
 

Thank You Howard!

We will pursue this source.

Regards from Grove City, Penna.  Mike Schleigh

On Wednesday, May 16, 2018, 6:07:15 AM EDT, earlyrail <cascaderail@...> wrote:


Yes,
The Railway and Engineering Review, February 23, 1901, page 100
Howard Garner


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Claus Schlund \(HGM\)
 

Hi Howard and Mike and List Members,
 
I have managed to locate many older issues of Railway and Engineering Review online, but not this one.
 
Anyone have any success turning this one up?
 
Claus Schlund
 
 
 

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Thank You Howard!
 
We will pursue this source.
 
Regards from Grove City, Penna.  Mike Schleigh
 
On Wednesday, May 16, 2018, 6:07:15 AM EDT, earlyrail <cascaderail@...> wrote:
 
 
Yes,
The Railway and Engineering Review, February 23, 1901, page 100
Howard Garner
 

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Dennis Storzek
 

If you are looking for large format drawings that "show all", you might search your roster for cars that were built by either Pullman or Haskell & Barker, then contact the Pullman Library at the Illinois Railway Museum :https://www.irm.org/pullmanlibrary/

It's easiest to find drawings by builders lot number, but possible by road and date. 1901 is a bit early for the collection, but just about every freightcar produced after 1909 will have some information. Each lot typically has a 1" scale general arrangement drawing (the format typically presented in the Car Builder's Cyc's), a separate 1" scale drawing of the underframe, another of "steel details", and multiple smaller large scale drawings of component parts, sometimes including trucks. Occasionally there is a lettering arrangement drawing. The large scale drawings can be ungainly to work with, and I find it easier to order them at 50% reduction and use a magnifying glass to read the smallest dimensions; the sheets are still completely legible at this size, but the total sheet size is reduced to about 2' x 3'.

The reproduction fees nay seem a bit high at the onset, but the wealth of information is worth the price.

Dennis Storzek


earlyrail
 


I found my copy at the University of Minnesota library.
There should be pdf a copy attached


earlyrail
 

Attachment did not work.
Can not save a pdf to the images area.
It says I am not authorized to add a folder to the files area.
Send me an email and I will forward a pdf file from the Railway Engineering and Review
cascaderail  at  bellsouth  net

Howard Garner