A comprehensive four-page roster of all cars built by ACF to the company’s design identifies each of these variations as well as specialty items such as the type of hand brakes, running boards and brake steps, trucks, and wheels. The article illustrates the cars with more than 170 builder and in-service photographs, 29 diagrams, and 8 tables including the comprehensive roster. Captions provide the painting specs as were researched and compiled from ACF original bills of material. More than 6,000 cars were built by ACF to their standard design for 35 U.S. railroads and 13 private companies including more than 650 cars for the ACF subsidiary Shippers’ Car Line for lease.
Inside back cover, Legend, Hatch Covers: For Types 1 and 2, the hand hold length of 18" is incorrect and should be 24" in both cases per the drawing on page 11. (editorial error)
Volume 27 is sold out and will not be reprinted.