What Kind of Roof on RI 158159 Fowler?


golden1014
 

Hi Gentlemen,

Does anyone know what kind of roof this box car has (see attached photo)?

Thanks,
John Golden


Don Burn
 

John,

According to Ted Culotta's Essential Freight Car article in June 2006 RMC the cars originally had Hutchins Dry Lading roof's.

Don Burn

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Hi Gentlemen,

Does anyone know what kind of roof this box car has (see attached photo)?

Thanks,
John Golden


Steve and Barb Hile
 

Hi John,

 

According to the RI diagram sheet this group of 1200 B2 boxcars, 157500-158699, built by ACF in 1925 had two different roofs, divided in half

 

157500 – 158099               Murphy Radial

158100 – 158699               Hutchins Dry Lading

 

So, you photo should be a Hutchins roof.

 

Regards,

Steve Hile

 

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Hi Gentlemen,

Does anyone know what kind of roof this box car has (see attached photo)?

Thanks,
John Golden


golden1014
 

Thank you Don, and Steve!  John Golden