Canadian Z-bar Rapido 52'6" gondolas


Andy Carlson
 

The CN and CP accounted for about 10K of these cars. The 3'6" IH car was about 4500 for one of the Canadian cars and the 4'0"IH car accounted for 500 cars. The reverse ratio was correct for the other Canadian line. These numbers are for the 1949 era Z-bar cars. The same design made thousands more, but with exterior stamped steel posts replacinfg the Z-bars, which Rapido did not do. Right now I forget whose was what. John Riddell  has a better knowledge on this subject.
-Andy Carlson
Ojai CA

On Tuesday, July 19, 2022 at 03:45:14 PM PDT, nyc3001 . <nyc3001@...> wrote:


How many were built from 1943 until 1951? I do need some Canadian cars as I want to model the Niagara Frontier and will probably want either the Rapido gon or the Westerfield gon.

-Phil Lee


John Riddell
 

The Rapido model has an IH of 3’-6” and zee-bar side posts.

CN had 500 of these in service from 1949-2000.

CP had 1,900 of these in service from 1943-2002.

Toronto Hamilton & Buffalo had 250 of these in service from 1957-2016.

Pacific Great Eastern had 75 of these in service from 1955-1963

 

John Riddell

 

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Jeffrey White
 

The undec comes with both types of side posts:

Jeff White

Alma IL

On 7/19/2022 8:41 PM, John Riddell wrote:

The Rapido model has an IH of 3’-6” and zee-bar side posts.

CN had 500 of these in service from 1949-2000.

CP had 1,900 of these in service from 1943-2002.

Toronto Hamilton & Buffalo had 250 of these in service from 1957-2016.

Pacific Great Eastern had 75 of these in service from 1955-1963

 

John Riddell

 

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