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IC 50' double door single sheathed box car


Eric Lombard
 

Hi, All
The short history of IC 40250-40499:

1929[2]              Ordered from MTV.
1929[10?]  250  IC 162401-162650, BLT, Mt. Vernon, IL. 10-0 side door.
1933-34     249  IC 162401-162650 RBLT to 12-0 side door as IC 162401-162681 [sic].
1942          249  RENO IC 162401-162681 to IC 40250-40499.
1960(1)      125  IC 40250-40499, 24 with aux door sealed.
1960                   Begin converting some for wood chip service.
1963(7)        16  (33 in wood chip service).
1964(1)         ...  All remaining in wood chip service

Regards
Eric L

On Wed, Nov 25, 2020 at 3:43 PM Dennis Storzek <destorzek@...> wrote:
Might be something useful here: https://www.irm.org/gallery/IC40285  This looks to be the same class of car with the door opening expanded, but I have no idea when.

Dennis Storzek


Schuyler Larrabee
 

Hi Al,

 

I’ve been away for a few days (and just went for a COVID test so I don’t have to quarantine for two weeks, just a couple days) but I’m late to this conversation about this NP car.  What’s the origin of your car?  Sunshine?  Or some other kit?

 

Schuyler

 

From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io <main@RealSTMFC.groups.io> On Behalf Of al_brown03
Sent: Wednesday, November 25, 2020 4:48 PM
To: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io
Subject: Re: [RealSTMFC] IC 50' double door single sheathed box car

 

Here's mine, FWIW. 


O Fenton Wells
 

That looks mighty good Al well done
Have a great Thanksgiving 
Fenton 


On Nov 25, 2020, at 4:47 PM, al_brown03 <abrown@...> wrote:

Here's mine, FWIW. 
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al_brown03
 

Here's mine, FWIW. 


Dennis Storzek
 

Might be something useful here: https://www.irm.org/gallery/IC40285  This looks to be the same class of car with the door opening expanded, but I have no idea when.

Dennis Storzek


Garth Groff and Sally Sanford
 

Andy,

As I noted in my post, the Walthers car had 3-3-3 Dreadnaught ends.

Yours Aye,


Garth Groff  🦆

On Wed, Nov 25, 2020 at 2:49 PM Andy Carlson <midcentury@...> wrote:
Hi Al-

Based on your mentioning of IC 50'ers, I went to Fallen Flag and found a 1968 shot of IC 34730, a 4 + 5 panel double door SS car. This car had 5-5-7 Murphy corrugated ends, a lower side sill fish belly attachment and similar Howe truss configuration. My board counts show + or - one wood board. The upper side sill on the IC car seems a bit taller than the Walthers side, but the diagonal braces on each end look close to exact. Hard to determine the IC roof. Door and half Wood doors lasting to the late 1960s. That may make the side panels a bit wider in dimension compared to the true double door Walthers car. All-in-all, I would say interesting!
Thanks,
-Andy Carlson
Ojai CA

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On Wednesday, November 25, 2020, 8:43:48 AM PST, al_brown03 <abrown@...> wrote:


As Fenton suggests, I've done the IC 50' SS DD box from the Walthers car. Richard Hendrickson surveyed prototypes years ago, I want to say in RMJ.

Al Brown, Melbourne, Fla.


Andy Carlson
 

Hi Al-

Based on your mentioning of IC 50'ers, I went to Fallen Flag and found a 1968 shot of IC 34730, a 4 + 5 panel double door SS car. This car had 5-5-7 Murphy corrugated ends, a lower side sill fish belly attachment and similar Howe truss configuration. My board counts show + or - one wood board. The upper side sill on the IC car seems a bit taller than the Walthers side, but the diagonal braces on each end look close to exact. Hard to determine the IC roof. Door and half Wood doors lasting to the late 1960s. That may make the side panels a bit wider in dimension compared to the true double door Walthers car. All-in-all, I would say interesting!
Thanks,
-Andy Carlson
Ojai CA

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On Wednesday, November 25, 2020, 8:43:48 AM PST, al_brown03 <abrown@...> wrote:


As Fenton suggests, I've done the IC 50' SS DD box from the Walthers car. Richard Hendrickson surveyed prototypes years ago, I want to say in RMJ.

Al Brown, Melbourne, Fla.
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