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Question on IMRC Eastern Diner prototype
« on: September 30, 2011, 05:36:51 AM »
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Regarding the InterMountain eastern diner, is the general consensus that it is a New York Central prototype?  Is there confirmation of that?  In looking at Jerry's passenger car photo site, the car numbers used on the four NYC releases match Budd fluted cars.  I'd like to find out what the actual NYC numbers are, to see if any of them survived to Amtrak.  The numbers used on the Amtrak cars are from the ACF ex-UP cars that match the Kato model. 
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Re: Question on IMRC Eastern Diner prototype
« Reply #1 on: September 30, 2011, 08:24:28 AM »
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Plan 7547, Lot 6789, 7 cars built 8/48-10/48. NYC 440-446.
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Re: Question on IMRC Eastern Diner prototype
« Reply #2 on: September 30, 2011, 08:25:38 AM »
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BTW, all were wrecked or scrapped by the 60s.
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Re: Question on IMRC Eastern Diner prototype
« Reply #3 on: September 30, 2011, 08:33:34 AM »
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Ok, just looked at the Intermountain site to see what numbers were used. The 20 th Century scheme is incorrect on the model as the prototype was an earlier car with 6 wheel trucks (and different window arrangement).  The late scheme is correct and 440 and 443 are proper numbers.
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Re: Question on IMRC Eastern Diner prototype
« Reply #4 on: September 30, 2011, 12:16:02 PM »
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That explains it.  I should have checked to see if the cars survived until Amtrak before purchasing one.  I think some of the western style diners made it to Amtrak.
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Re: Question on IMRC Eastern Diner prototype
« Reply #5 on: September 30, 2011, 12:33:27 PM »
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From what I've read, quite a few of ex UP, AT&SF, etc diners made it into Amtrak.  I honestly believe because until the end, the Western roads kept better care of their equipment than Eastern roads.  As far as Eastern diners, quite a few of the PRR/PC double cars went to Amtrak.  If I was modeling early Amtrak I would rather have snack bar or lounge cars for shorter trains.