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Norfolk and Western H2a split side triples

Brad Andonian
 

N&W split side h2a

I have found conflicting dates on the actual build dates of these cars.    Yoder has 52/53 but I think that was the rebuild date...  Can anyone please pass me the correct dates?

Thanks,

Jeff Coleman
 

The first 4000, 15500-19499 were built in 1949.

Jeff Coleman

On Mon, Mar 23, 2020, 12:00 AM Brad Andonian via Groups.Io <cereshill=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
N&W split side h2a

I have found conflicting dates on the actual build dates of these cars.    Yoder has 52/53 but I think that was the rebuild date...  Can anyone please pass me the correct dates?

Thanks,

David
 

Photographs show 24589 (1/53), 25200 (5/53), and 28500 (5/56), so it is likely the N&W-built groups in 24561-25499 (1953) and 28500-29999 (1956).

David Thompson

Brad Andonian
 


Jeff,

This is perfect!

My thanks,

On Sunday, March 22, 2020, 10:04 PM, Jeff Coleman <traininsp@...> wrote:

The first 4000, 15500-19499 were built in 1949.

Jeff Coleman

On Mon, Mar 23, 2020, 12:00 AM Brad Andonian via Groups.Io <cereshill=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
N&W split side h2a

I have found conflicting dates on the actual build dates of these cars.    Yoder has 52/53 but I think that was the rebuild date...  Can anyone please pass me the correct dates?

Thanks,

Rich Yoder
 

Hi Brad.

An interesting topic indeed.

In 1948 the production of H2A cars started 3,000 cars we’re built by Virginia Bridge and Iron Co. The Split side sheets we’re more a product of what steel sheeting was available verses having anything to do with rebuilding. The “A” was a product of a slight revise of the H2, (which was considered an experimental car.) The Principal design changes from the H2 were the reinforcement of the top side angles, corner gusset and the end sheets because of experiments  with coal  shake-out machines.  Most of the car parts were made in the Roanoke Shops and most cars we’re assembled in Portsmouth. In 1956 The last few thousand cars we’re built by AC&F (1M), Roanoke Shops (1.5M)  And Greenville Car (500) Bethlehem Steel (500). Bring the total cars built to 13,500 from 1948 until 1956.

Rich Yoder

 

 

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N&W split side h2a


I have found conflicting dates on the actual build dates of these cars.    Yoder has 52/53 but I think that was the rebuild date...  Can anyone please pass me the correct dates?

 

Thanks,