Scale Car 190158

Discussion in 'Maintenance of Way' started by Karl, May 21, 2006.

  1. Karl

    Karl 2008 Engineer of the Year Supporter

    Just another use for those surplus Troop Sleepers. The Allied Full Cushion trucks have been replaced with what appears to be a Commonweath or a ACF high speed truck. The shot was taken during the fall of '74 at the West Shops, Springfield.

    For the modeler, Walthers has a Rock Island car that would require the removal of the CRIP lettering, and the application of the new Frisco lettering. Swap out the trucks, and one would have a nice Frisco car with a couple of hours work.

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  2. arkrail

    arkrail Member Supporter

    Does a roster exist showing prior numbers of MW passenger cars such as this one?
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  3. William Jackson

    William Jackson Bill Jackson

    I suppose that would have been the parts car for the scale test car ?
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  4. klrwhizkid

    klrwhizkid Administrator Staff Member Administrator Supporter

    Many railroads replaced the old two axle scale test car with a two-truck, four axle car in order to allow a train conveying the car to move it in any position in a train and without speed restrictions. I don't know if it was so in this case.

    I do know that two-truck, four axle scale cars were also used for testing retarder systems in hump yards, where the two-axle cars would not be for that purpose.
  5. Great idea Karl. Thanks for the info guys.

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