[N&W] Re: N&W Mailing List - Question on N&W/PRR boxcars

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Jim Brewer adds:

I think that Ed is correct.  I can't think of any other N&W boxcars that
were the same/similar to PRR designs; the BPa was almost an exact copy of
the X-29, which itself was a copy of an ARA or USRA design.

Bowser makes the 40' single and double door, and the 50' car in HO scale;
as a bonus, the 50' car is also right for VGN and it was also offered by
Bowser.  I don't know if the N&W items are still available, but they
probably are.

Can't really add anything else.

Jim Brewer
 >-----Original Message-----
 >From: Ron Davis <davisr at roanoke.infi.net>
 >To: N&W Mailing List <davisr at roanoke.infi.net>
 >Date: Monday, December 28, 1998 7:32 PM
 >Subject: Re: N&W Mailing List - Question on N&W/PRR boxcars
 >>>Jim Laney asked:
 >>> Hi,
 >>> Can anybody help me with a question I have concerning N&W rolling stock?
 >>> My question is this:  Which classes of N&W boxcars (pre PS-1) were copies
 >>> PRR designs?  The only one that I know offhand is the BPa/X-29, but I
 >>> there were others.
 >>> Thanks for your help,
 >>> Jim Laney
 >>Ed King replied:
 >>N&W had 40' single (Class B1) and double door (Class B2) and 50' double
 >door (Class B3) versions of the round-roof box cars that Pennsy used.  I'm
 >not certain if they were Pennsy designs, though.  Seaboard, DT&I and I think
 >NP had them, too.  The Class B1 cars were rebuilt with standard roofs and
 >were running around in the '50's and '60's as B1a.
 >>I don't think any of the double door round roof cars were ever rebuilt on
 >the N&W.
 >>Ed King

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