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What type of boxcar is this?
« on: January 31, 2017, 04:29:40 PM »
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It looks like a standard Evans, but with a full height ladder:


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Re: What type of boxcar is this?
« Reply #1 on: January 31, 2017, 04:37:47 PM »
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It's clearly a yellow boxcar.  Seriously, Tom, do you even try anymore?



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Re: What type of boxcar is this?
« Reply #2 on: January 31, 2017, 04:43:32 PM »
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It's clearly a yellow boxcar.  Seriously, Tom, do you even try anymore?



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I think he was asking about type and not color.  The type is a South Shore boxcar, clearly.
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Re: What type of boxcar is this?
« Reply #3 on: January 31, 2017, 04:52:18 PM »
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Double plug door, yellow, South Shore boxcar.  Sheesh.
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Re: What type of boxcar is this?
« Reply #4 on: January 31, 2017, 05:05:56 PM »
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I don't know if it's relevant, but most of the South Shore is under catenary. Maybe they needed the full-height ladder for some sort of maintenance reason? Can't imagine that it'd be wise or safe to be on top of a car under catenary, though.

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Re: What type of boxcar is this?
« Reply #5 on: January 31, 2017, 05:09:18 PM »
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There is a relict bit of roof walk on that upper corner.
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Re: What type of boxcar is this?
« Reply #6 on: January 31, 2017, 05:10:25 PM »
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Hmm... I think it's a
pretty box car...


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Re: What type of boxcar is this?
« Reply #7 on: January 31, 2017, 05:27:59 PM »
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There is a relict bit of roof walk on that upper corner.


I think that's just the corner grab.
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Re: What type of boxcar is this?
« Reply #8 on: January 31, 2017, 05:29:18 PM »
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I can't give you its pedigree, but here are instructions on how to build one in HO:

http://carrollaveshops.com/CAS1501-1.html


Apparently, at one time, it was different colors
http://carrollaveshops.com/CSSBox.html
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Re: What type of boxcar is this?
« Reply #9 on: January 31, 2017, 05:29:32 PM »
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If you're comparing it to the Atlas Evans DD box car, it's prototypically totally different.

The reason for the full ladder is the hand brake.  The other side probably has that ladder cut.  The car as-built had a running board.

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« Last Edit: January 31, 2017, 05:31:03 PM by wcfn100 »

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Re: What type of boxcar is this?
« Reply #10 on: January 31, 2017, 05:35:47 PM »
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I can't give you its pedigree, but here are instructions on how to build one in HO:

http://carrollaveshops.com/CAS1501-1.html



For the sake of this thread, that finished car still isn't true to the prototype.  For one thing, I believe the car in Tom's photo has a diagonal panel roof, not the x-panel of the Athearn car.  And I would still argue that the ends and sides are not correct.

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Re: What type of boxcar is this?
« Reply #11 on: January 31, 2017, 05:37:24 PM »
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It was 1 of 4 RBL's numbered 1501-1504, Hydra Cushion UF, Air Pak Load Dividers, 16' door opening on roster as of January '82.
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Re: What type of boxcar is this?
« Reply #12 on: January 31, 2017, 05:39:16 PM »
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It was 1 of 4 RBL's numbered 1501-1504, Hydra Cushion UF, Air Pak Load Dividers, 16' door opening on roster as of January '82.

Too add to that, they were built 11-64.


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Re: What type of boxcar is this?
« Reply #13 on: January 31, 2017, 06:12:52 PM »
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That looks like a tall covered gon. #alternatefacts
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Re: What type of boxcar is this?
« Reply #14 on: January 31, 2017, 07:05:46 PM »
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Shouldn't this thread be in the Crew Lounge?  :trollface:
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