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Photo: Frisco Hopper 88447 (1954)


Dennis Storzek
 

On Sat, Aug 8, 2020 at 10:20 AM, Bob Chaparro wrote:

https://gateway.okhistory.org/ark:/67531/metadc218238/?q=freight%20car

Photo can be enlarged quite a bit.

A wreck photo showing some underbody detail and the "B" end.

Is it possible that the side panels were added to this car after it was built?

Yes. Those are the Union Metal Products replacement sides with integral stakes. You'll notice that each stake looks like an I beam; they are actually the edge of the pressed panel bent outward with a second bend to form the flange. After each pair of sheets were fitted and riveted in place a weld bead was run on the edge both inside and out to unify the bent flanges into a structural member. The Accurail panel side car models this construction.

Dennis Storzek


Bob Chaparro
 

Photo: Frisco Hopper 88447 (1954)

A photo from the Gateway To Oklahoma History website:

https://gateway.okhistory.org/ark:/67531/metadc218238/?q=freight%20car

Photo can be enlarged quite a bit.

A wreck photo showing some underbody detail and the "B" end.

Is it possible that the side panels were added to this car after it was built?

Bob Chaparro

Hemet, CA