ATSF 59150


gary laakso
 

This a picture from the rear side shows the worn boards on this stock car:

 

https://donstrack.smugmug.com/UtahRails/Emil-Albrecht-Photos/1948-Aug-and-Sep-Salt-Lake/i-n38FNfG/A 

 

Gary Laakso

Northwest of the missing Mike Brock


Steve SANDIFER
 

Nice shot of an as-built SK-N, 1000 cars, built in 1917. Note that there are 5 boards at the top, each with a groove down the middle, which makes it look like 10.  The condition of those does not affect the serviceability of the cars. However, the broken slat in the door is a no-no. Most SK-N were later rebuilt, but some lasted into the 1950s just like this one in 1948.

 

 

J. Stephen Sandifer

 

From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io <main@RealSTMFC.groups.io> On Behalf Of gary laakso
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Subject: [RealSTMFC] ATSF 59150

 

This a picture from the rear side shows the worn boards on this stock car:

 

https://donstrack.smugmug.com/UtahRails/Emil-Albrecht-Photos/1948-Aug-and-Sep-Salt-Lake/i-n38FNfG/A 

 

Gary Laakso

Northwest of the missing Mike Brock


Dennis Storzek
 

On Fri, Jul 30, 2021 at 07:59 AM, Steve SANDIFER wrote:
Note that there are 5 boards at the top, each with a groove down the middle, which makes it look like 10.
It's even more complicated than that... The top four boards are the ARA pattern 5-1/4" car siding with the center groove, while below them are two ARA 3-1/4" car siding pieces. Why? Who knows, maybe the lower edge needed replacement and the RIP track only had the 3-1/4 material.

Dennis Storzek


Robert kirkham
 

And that’s on the near side of the door.  I wonder - looking at the top board on the far side of the door - might they have used the 5 1/4” with the groove facing the inside of the car?

Rob

On Jul 30, 2021, at 8:25 AM, Dennis Storzek <dennis@...> wrote:

On Fri, Jul 30, 2021 at 07:59 AM, Steve SANDIFER wrote:
Note that there are 5 boards at the top, each with a groove down the middle, which makes it look like 10.
It's even more complicated than that... The top four boards are the ARA pattern 5-1/4" car siding with the center groove, while below them are two ARA 3-1/4" car siding pieces. Why? Who knows, maybe the lower edge needed replacement and the RIP track only had the 3-1/4 material.

Dennis Storzek


Steve SANDIFER
 

Some of the other ATSF stock cars of similar design don’t have the center groove at all.

 

 

J. Stephen Sandifer

 

From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io <main@RealSTMFC.groups.io> On Behalf Of Dennis Storzek
Sent: Friday, July 30, 2021 10:26 AM
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Subject: Re: [RealSTMFC] ATSF 59150

 

On Fri, Jul 30, 2021 at 07:59 AM, Steve SANDIFER wrote:

Note that there are 5 boards at the top, each with a groove down the middle, which makes it look like 10.

It's even more complicated than that... The top four boards are the ARA pattern 5-1/4" car siding with the center groove, while below them are two ARA 3-1/4" car siding pieces. Why? Who knows, maybe the lower edge needed replacement and the RIP track only had the 3-1/4 material.

Dennis Storzek