700-Series Coaches

Discussion in 'Heavyweight Cars' started by chris, Jul 14, 2002.

  1. chris

    chris Guest

    In reference my previous message to the "nshore" list, I've purchased an ATSF heavyweight turtleback coach that looks close enough for a 700-series.
    A few questions:

    (a) What type of Air Conditioning on these cars? The pictures I've seen seem to lean toward mechanical and not ice-activated.
    (b) Does anyone have drawings they could post? If not, I'd be glad just to get vital dimensional data; specifically, length.
    (c) The model I have includes vestibules on both ends, but the few pictures I have seen show have no vestibule on the brake wheel end? Specifically, a
    700-coach on the cover of FMIG Newsletter #25 has one renumbered for MofW service; the brake wheel end has 2 extra-long drop graps with a stirrup step below.
  2. chris

    chris Guest

    #762, Springfield

    #762, Springfield Mo. Published in the Frisco Museum's "All Aboard" magazine; posted with permission (it looks as if there may be a name on it that I can not make out).

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  3. ken

    ken Guest


    The lettering on the car says "Chair Lounge", meaning individually reclining seats and a small lounge for smoking.

  4. jarnett

    jarnett Member

    Were these cars ever painted blue and white for Meteor service?



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