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NRC 16337


mopacfirst
 

I picked up an Intermountain kit lettered for Illinois Central lease, with the reporting marks NRC 16337, being fully aware that I would have to change something.

The MDT book shows these cars as lot 881, NRC 16000-16499, in common with MDT 11500-11999.  There are a couple of photos of the MDT series in the book, and I found one of another NRC series on rr-fallenflags   

 http://www.rr-fallenflags.org/misc-frt/nrc16720a01.jpg  

with a couple of the photos of this exact series being missing.

My question is, can it be confirmed that cars in this 16000-16499 series be confirmed as having Despatch 3-5 ends?  And, do these cars also have Despatch roof?

Ron Merrick


Ed Hawkins
 



On Aug 25, 2020, at 1:58 PM, mopacfirst <ron.merrick@...> wrote:

My question is, can it be confirmed that cars in this 16000-16499 series be confirmed as having Despatch 3-5 ends?  And, do these cars also have Despatch roof?

Ron,
Based on photos of NRC 16202, 16225, 16289, 16271 & 16491, it’s confirmed that the cars had Despatch 3-5 ends and Despatch roof. 

16202 - 6-63 reweigh, 1-64 photo in relatively fresh paint, leased to Illinois Central (E.P. Herzog photo)

16225 - 3-55 reweigh, 12-26-56 photo, leased to Illinois Central (Bob’s Photo)

16289 - new 9-52, clean car in undated photo, leased to Gulf, Mobile & Ohio (Donald Buffington collection, published in TRRA Historical & Technical Society Issue #12

16261 - 8-53 reweigh, undated photo, leased to Gulf, Mobile & Ohio (Mainline Photos)

16491 - 6-57 reweigh (fresh repaint), 7-19-57 photo, leased to Gulf, Mobile & Ohio (Bob’s Photo)

Cars 16202 & 16491 have “modern” sans-serif stencils. 

Hope this helps. 
Regards,
Ed Hawkins




mopacfirst
 

That's what I presumed.  Thanks, Ed, for confirming it.

Ron Merrick