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Gatwood, Elden J SAD
 


Eric Hansmann
 

That B&O boxcar is one of the original batch of M-8 class cars built between 1897-1901. It predates the Pennsy XL cars. The photo is dated March 1913 so the B&O car has seen lots of service. By 1926, only 21 of the M-8 cars in the original number series had avoided rebuilding with steel center sills and still in-service.


Eric Hansmann
Murfreesboro, TN



On June 12, 2020 at 8:04 AM "Gatwood, Elden J SAD " <elden.j.gatwood@...> wrote:



Charlie Vlk
 

All of them wrong way, left hand, southpaw doors!!!
Charlie Vlk


On Jun 12, 2020, at 9:07 AM, Gatwood, Elden J SAD <elden.j.gatwood@...> wrote:


Benjamin Hom
 

Charlie Vlk wrote:
"All of them wrong way, left hand, southpaw doors!!!"

Tens of thousands of left-opening door boxcars on the PRR.  Maybe it's YOUR railroad with doors that open the wrong way.


Ben Hom


Eric Hansmann
 

The Pennsy had more left-opening boxcars on their pre-1930 roster than the total Lehigh Valley boxcar fleet. 

Left-opening doors aren't a wrong way at all, just uncommon by the time most people have focused their early diesel era modeling. 


Eric Hansmann
Murfreesboro, TN



n June 12, 2020 at 8:12 AM Charlie Vlk <cvlk@...> wrote:

All of them wrong way, left hand, southpaw doors!!!
Charlie Vlk



On Jun 12, 2020, at 9:07 AM, Gatwood, Elden J SAD <elden.j.gatwood@...> wrote:


Charlie Vlk
 

Eric and all-
It would be interesting if this was an item of discussion for standardization amongst master mechanics; either across railroads or internally.   
Of course there were and are plenty of sinister doors...most ventilated and double door cars have two of them!
Charlie Vlk


On Jun 12, 2020, at 9:19 AM, Eric Hansmann <eric@...> wrote:


The Pennsy had more left-opening boxcars on their pre-1930 roster than the total Lehigh Valley boxcar fleet. 

Left-opening doors aren't a wrong way at all, just uncommon by the time most people have focused their early diesel era modeling. 


Eric Hansmann
Murfreesboro, TN



n June 12, 2020 at 8:12 AM Charlie Vlk <cvlk@...> wrote:

All of them wrong way, left hand, southpaw doors!!!
Charlie Vlk



On Jun 12, 2020, at 9:07 AM, Gatwood, Elden J SAD <elden.j.gatwood@...> wrote: