Southern Ry 36' SU-type boxcar - interest?

Re: Southern Ry 36' SU-type boxcar - interest?

Postby Marquette » Wed Nov 13, 2013 6:18 pm

Just with those ends and a bit of strip styrene, the world of 1944 AAR boxcars is opened up. I agree with you about the tack boards though, for sure! Also ladders, but.
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Re: Southern Ry 36' SU-type boxcar - interest?

Postby j p » Wed Nov 13, 2013 6:38 pm

+1
Ladders and grabirons...
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Re: Southern Ry 36' SU-type boxcar - interest?

Postby scaro » Wed Nov 13, 2013 9:39 pm

i think the question is 3/4 improved dreadnaught, or 4/4 ?

i'm going to have to do some digging, as if it was a 10' IH car, i imagine it would be a 3/4 and i'm not sure what a 10'3" car should have.

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Re: Southern Ry 36' SU-type boxcar - interest?

Postby Marquette » Thu Nov 14, 2013 1:53 am

The 10'3"-10'6" cars /mostly/ had 1/3/4s (the '1' being that non-full-width one at the top).

The tall Mather cars were 10'3".
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Re: Southern Ry 36' SU-type boxcar - interest?

Postby scaro » Thu Nov 14, 2013 7:54 am

http://www.acyhs.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=72

i'm going to assume, for the sake of argument, that the GM&O car conforms to this AC&Y car in all relevant respects. hopefully a good assumption in this case ... i think based on the freight car list on the AC&Y site that 3152 is a former GM&O car. although the comments in the thread indicate that 3150-3174 were bought new by AC&Y in 1954. not sure if that is likely but i will join the forum and ask.

AC&Y is an odd RR ... surely the last holdout of single sheathed cars in the east ... and they bought up a lot of older composite s/s auto boxcars.
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Re: Southern Ry 36' SU-type boxcar - interest?

Postby Marquette » Thu Nov 14, 2013 5:56 pm

The AC&Y very definitely was an odd road. They bought a pile of s/s boxcars of a very unique design from the Piedmont & Northern... only the Pere Marquette (and later the C&O, after absorbing the PM) used that design of car besides the P&N and AC&Y.
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