NYC Boxcar question


Geoffrey Barbier
 

Recently bought a print, and found this NYC boxcar with an almost perfect numeric progression as a number, hiding down in the corner.  Would love to build a model, but you can't see which ends or which roof.  Is there any way to determine which version of door and roof to use?  The photo was taken '59.

TIA!

Geoffrey Barbier
Allentown, PA


Todd Sullivan
 

Geoffrey,

With that number, it has to  be one of NYC's USRA all steel boxcars from the 1920s.  Westerfield has the kits.

Todd Sullivan


Brian Carlson
 

New roof by the 50’s. 

Brian J. Carlson 

On Jul 27, 2022, at 12:42 PM, Todd Sullivan via groups.io <sullivant41@...> wrote:

Geoffrey,

With that number, it has to  be one of NYC's USRA all steel boxcars from the 1920s.  Westerfield has the kits.

Todd Sullivan

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Brian J. Carlson, P.E.
Cheektowaga NY


Tim O'Connor
 


Looks like one of the replacement ZU eave roofs either rectangular panel or diagonal panel, depending
on when the roof was replaced. Looks like the original door to me.

This one, 120836, has the rectangular panel roof and the same door as 123452.

On 7/27/2022 12:38 PM, Geoffrey Barbier via groups.io wrote:
Recently bought a print, and found this NYC boxcar with an almost perfect numeric progression as a number, hiding down in the corner.  Would love to build a model, but you can't see which ends or which roof.  Is there any way to determine which version of door and roof to use?  The photo was taken '59.

TIA!

Geoffrey Barbier
Allentown, PA

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Tim O'Connor
Sterling, Massachusetts