Volume Nineteen

Volume 19 is 112 pages. (Released October 24, 2009)


Emergency Composite Box Cars (50 pages)
by Patrick C. Wider

This article is the fourth in a series of articles that cover a number of American box car designs that were built in large quantities during the first half of the 20th Century. In this article, Pat Wider covers the single-sheathed and plywood-sheathed 40' and 50' emergency box cars constructed during World War II following restrictions imposed by the War Production Board.

Erie 40-Ton Express Milk Cars (10 pages)
by Patrick C. Wider

The article describes and illustrates the unique Erie express milk cars built during the 1930s by Greenville Steel Car Company. Also discussed and illustrated are some of the cars converted for express baggage service.

Family of All-Welded 70-Ton Drop-End Gondola Cars Based on PRR's Class G31. (53 pages)
by Ed Hawkins

The article describes and illustrates an interesting group of subject cars first built by the Pennsylvania Railroad (Class G31) in 1948-1950, followed in the 1950s with derivatives built by American Car & Foundry and Pullman-Standard for Pennsy, Atlantic Coast Line, Birmingham Southern, Delaware & Hudson, Delaware, Lackawanna & Western, Southern Pacific, Wabash, Sacramento Northern, Western Pacific.

Volume 19 experienced a print quality issue affecting three pages (29, 61, and 109) such that photographs near the bottom of these pages were not to our high standards. We had no recourse other than to accept the books as they were printed. The affected pages are available for downloading with the images as they should have appeared (click on links below). In addition, two errors have been corrected in the captions on page 109 (build date for BS 5854 and car number series for D&H 13808).

In addition to the above, subsequent to Volume 19 being published a Pullman-Standard builder's photograph was located of PRR G31A 375494 from series 374950-375749, built in March 1952. The photo documents that cars in this series were like the ACF-built G31B cars with hold-down clips mounted along the top chord, except with Pullman drop ends.

Volume 19, Page 29

Volume 19, Page 61

Volume 19, Page109

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