NA prototype standards

NA prototype standards

Postby Zs12 » Sat Jan 14, 2012 9:07 am

Hi all,

while viewing some PRR diagrams for this info I wondered if there even exist a standard floor height for NA flat and box cars. :?: If not, who know what was the common floor heigt for normal flat cars with stake pockets until the 1950's?
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Re: NA prototype standards

Postby Marquette » Sat Jan 14, 2012 2:19 pm

I think the 'standard' platform height, if I understand your meaning right, was just a byproduct of the standard coupler height...
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Re: NA prototype standards

Postby Zs12 » Sat Jan 14, 2012 3:12 pm

I meant the distance between top of rail and floor of these wagons. So it seems pretty much all car types had its own floor height. :crazy: And is there any 'standard' for the height of loading docks respectively ramps?
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Re: NA prototype standards

Postby dileTTante » Sat Jan 14, 2012 3:40 pm

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Re: NA prototype standards

Postby Zs12 » Sat Jan 14, 2012 4:32 pm

Oh sorry, my mistake, was a translation error. I don't meant platform specs for passenger service but for freight loading.
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Re: NA prototype standards

Postby Marquette » Sat Jan 14, 2012 4:52 pm

Far as I know they were all fairly similar. North American railways were for a long time very resistant to standardisation, but certain things had to be of necessity...
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Re: NA prototype standards

Postby Zs12 » Sat Jan 14, 2012 7:55 pm

OK, thanks so far!
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