Part of my ongoing “build the stash” summer. Looking for recommendations on suitable trucks for these steel auto-boxcars. They were CPR 295500-295799, with the series expanding as follows:
1938: 295500 - 295549
1940: 295500 - 295649
1942: 295500 - 295799
I realize they may have had different trucks on the 1938 cars compared to 1940 or '42 cars.
An article in 1938-39 Railway Transportation (I think; its a poor copy) describes the trucks (where legible) as:
"Symmington cast steel side frame type, with journal boxes integral, and journals are in 5 x 9 in. ... “No flange” spring planks are utilized. In addition to the standard bolster springs, the trucks have … snubber in each group of springs, AAR standard journal bearings, wedges … dust guards are used, and the brake beams are the AAR standard type no. 15, with economy heads [or is it beads] and … third point support.”
I’m having trouble finding any other photos showing as built trucks for any of these cars.
Took this poor screen capture from a photo of 295616, and to me it looks like a Vulcan truck on Kadee’s list, #573 HGC trucks.
Thanks in advance for any help,
They look similar to a Barber S1,
Rapido has some one can pre-order.