Photo: Underframe Detail – New Haven Boxcar 22105


Bob Chaparro
 

Photo: Underframe Detail – New Haven Boxcar 22105

Photo from the Boston Public Library:

https://www.digitalcommonwealth.org/search/commonwealth:6682x8044

Click and scroll to enlarge photo.

Bob Chaparro

Hemet, CA


steve_wintner
 

Door looks funny. Reefer rather than Boxcar? Anyone got an ORER handy?

Steve 


ROGER HINMAN
 

Yes, these are refrigerator cars on the New Haven. Some of these got transferred to Fruit Growers after New Haven signed oon

Roger Hinman

On Jul 29, 2022, at 3:55 PM, steve_wintner via groups.io <steve_wintner@...> wrote:

Door looks funny. Reefer rather than Boxcar? Anyone got an ORER handy?

Steve 


Dennis Storzek <dennis@...>
 

One can see the ice bunker drains at the corners of the floor.

Dennis Storzek


Scott H. Haycock
 



One can see the ice bunker drains at the corners of the floor.

Dennis Storzek

And the insulation on the open side door.

I also noted how small the diameter of the truck pin is, on the near bolster.

Scott Haycock


lrkdbn
 

The Westerfield ACF photo collection has a picture of one of these- look for Lot 4741
Larry King


Dennis Storzek <dennis@...>
 

On Fri, Jul 29, 2022 at 03:02 PM, Scott H. Haycock wrote:
I also noted how small the diameter of the truck pin is, on the near bolster.
The long kingpins were actually a safety measure... which obviously didn't work all the time. Normally the truck pivots on a 12" diameter center plate, as can be seen on the far bolster; the near one has broken off. This center plate, which also supports the weight of the car, only has 1" of engagement, so the long kingpin is supposed to keep everything in place if the truck tips while derailing, but apparently these didn't.

Dennis Storzek