Rebuilding a USRA DS Boxcar in Springfield

Discussion in 'USRA DS Boxcars/Rebuilds' started by chris, Jul 20, 2003.

  1. chris

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    USRA Double-sheathed #128522; Springfield MO 3-7-1935. Photo from Frisco Museum's
    All Aboard magazine.
     

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  2. chris

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    SLSF boxcar Series 127000-130519 being rebuilt

    USRA Double-sheathed boxcar Series 127000-130519 being rebuilt. Springfield, MO 2-23-1935. From Frisco Museum's All Aboard magazine.
     

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  3. chris

    chris Guest

    USRA Double-sheathed rebuilds

    USRA Double-sheathed rebuilds; steel side panels being applied. Springfield, MO 2-23-1935. Photo from Frisco Museum's All Aboard magazine.
     

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  4. chris

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    SLSF 129534 USRA Rebuild

    USRA Double-sheathed steel-side rebuilt #129534; Springfield MO 3-7-1935. Photo from Frisco's Museum All Aboard Magazine
     

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  5. UnclePete

    UnclePete Member

    On the Mop we didn't call this kind of car by the fancy USRA title. They were simply 80 caps.
     
  6. benscaro

    benscaro Member

    Hullo

    I am new on this forum and mainly joined to find information about the Frisco's freight cars, specifically their interesting rebuilds. I am aware that the USRA DS rebuilds only gained an inch in IH, but did they gain any width in the rebuilding process?

    regards, Ben
     
  7. yardmaster

    yardmaster Administrator Staff Member Administrator Frisco.org Supporter

    Ben -
    First, welcome to the group. You may very well be the first TT-Scale modeler at frisco.org.

    At any rate, if I would have to guess, I would say "No," the USRA Double-sheathed rebuilds did not gain any width. The ends were the same, but with steel sides instead of wooden sides, there may have been an increase in the width.

    If someone here doesn't confirm before I can, I will look either in my 1943 ORER, or see if I can find scanned copies in the old Frisco Modeler's Information Group Newsletters.

    Best Regards,
     
  8. yardmaster

    yardmaster Administrator Staff Member Administrator Frisco.org Supporter

    Update: FMIG Newsletter #26 does have the 1940 ORER for the Frisco and QA&P (provided by Ray Bullock). However, I can not make out the print. It looks like maybe the width may have increased, but I can't tell for certain from the notes. I'll try to remermber to look up tonight in my later copy.

    Best Regards,
     
  9. gna

    gna Member Frisco.org Supporter

  10. yardmaster

    yardmaster Administrator Staff Member Administrator Frisco.org Supporter

    Ben -
    Upon further review...

    The 1943 ORER shows the 127000-130499 "XM" class with the following, as-built inside dimensions, in feet and inches:

    I/L: 40' 6"
    I/W: 8' 6
    I/H: 8' 11

    However, by 1943, 128522 as rebuilt, along with 129534, showed the following:

    I/W: 8' 9"
    I/H: 9' 0"
    No change listed to the inside length.

    Conclusion: the rebuilds did entail a very slight increase in both inside width and inside height.
     

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