Volume Twenty One

Volume 21 is 112 pages. (Released November 12, 2010)


U.S.R.A-design All-steel Box & Auto Cars (93 pages)
by Patrick C. Wider

The article is the fifth in a series that cover American box car designs that were built in large quantities during the first half of the 20th century. The article covers the U.S.R.A. all-steel box car design of 1918 and the ubiquitous box and automobile cars that were built in the post-World War I era that loosely followed this design. Included among the latter were the cars built for the New York Central Lines (New York Central, Boston & Albany, Cleveland, Cincinnati, Chicago & Saint Louis, Michigan Central, Peoria & Eastern, and Pittsburgh & Lake Erie) as well as the similar cars built for the Delaware, Lackawanna & Western, Reading, Central Railroad of New Jersey, and Universal Portland Cement Company. Railroads that received the latter’s cars second hand such as the Hannibal Connecting and Northampton and Bath are also covered. A total of 37,001 prototype cars of this description were built from 1920 to 1930. The article contains 147 page-width prototype and model photographs, eight diagrams, and three comprehensive tables.

Armour Refrigerator Line’s Steel Reefers (20 pages)
by Ed Hawkins

The article covers the 2,000 steel cars built by the General American Transportation Corporation and American Car & Foundry Co. circa 1948-49 that were owned by the Armour Refrigerator Line (ARLX reporting marks) as well as the all-steel cars that were leased by Armour (TRAX and PCX reporting marks) in the mid-1950s. Contained in the article are 20 page-width photographs, eight diagrams, and three comprehensive tables.

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