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Thanks for the spreadsheet, really helps a lot. I did appreciate Jimmy Lisle info and helps a lot. I had already planned on more C31 & C31P cabs than C32P’s. I have found one OMI C32P and I am going to convert an Atlas cab to another C32P. Looks like I will have about three C31P’s of which one will get present day heritage paint with Shellscale decals.
From just these two responses and what I have found the questions I now have are:
1. What determined if the C31P got the LP tank on the under frame, I have seen pictures with and without that are random, 555630 is one without.
2. The numbering were the C31’s all in the 518000 series and C31P’s 555000 series? The numbers seem random and mixed with C32P numbers.
3. When was the change in the truck generator? The one drawing I found in the archives shows 1979, revised 1981 for the Dayco generator drive.
Would the Caboose book help me in additional info?
> On Nov 26, 2021, at 16:32, NW Mailing List <nw-mailing-list at nwhs.org> wrote:
> You can't beat personal experience of someone like Jimmy Lisle, but for the more mundane info I am attaching a copy of a caboose sheet from the NS Equipment Guide dated January 1, 1984. I have drawn red lines below the two rows of data for the two cabooses so you can compare them. I hope you can read this copy!
> One apparent inconsistency that I noted was that the footnote references under "Remarks" for the C31 did not include (3) Stove. I wonder how they were heated without a stove.
> The archives has a bill of material for the C31P truck (Hol-00125.25) and an arrangement drawing (NW-E25068) of the C31P truck showing the leaf springs that Jimmy mentioned. Possibly someone else knows of additional info on the trucks on these classes of caboose.
> Gordon Hamilton
> On 11/26/2021 8:53 AM, NW Mailing List wrote:
>> Thanks for that info. Everyone please keep the info coming. I will look thru th archive info but if anyone knows the truck
>> type/manufacturer please add this info.
>>> On Nov 25, 2021, at 16:01, NW Mailing List <nw-mailing-list at nwhs.org <mailto:nw-mailing-list at nwhs.org>> wrote:
>>> First off, the C31 cabs had coil springs. C31P cabs had leaf springs making for a much better ride. The P cabs also had electric lights, including a blinking flasher in the middle and red lights on the back corners which also shown white below to light up the platform.
>>> A white stripe surrounded the cupola denoting a pool cab.
>>> The C31P cabs were the "LTD'S" of all N&W cabs as they rode so smooth after converting to leaf springs. The C32P cabs paled in comparision!
>>> Jimmy Lisle
>> James Wall
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