N&W Class S-1 Sleepers;

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Wed Nov 18 09:22:38 EST 2020

I have the car sides to build an S-1 sleeper. And an appropriate car shell.
Others too. (Enough stuff to build the Powahatten Arrow Pocahotas and New
York trains Cavalier too I think.) Will never get around to it. Contact me
if you want to buy it.

John Rhodes
Johntrhodes at gmail.com

On Wed, Nov 18, 2020, 8:32 AM NW Modeling List <nw-modeling-list at nwhs.org>

> I want to build a model of the N&W Class S-1 Sleepers, which were built by
> the Budd Company, circa 1950.
> These cars were all originally built with skirts; my research notes
> indicate these cars were originally built with Cor-Ten steel plates and
> there was a serious problem with corrosion; in 1954 authorization was given
> to replace those steel plates with stainless steel plates.
> I am trying to determine when the skirts were removed from these cars; it
> seems to me the skirts would have been removed at the same time the plates
> were replaced.  I have an undated photo of the *Scioto County* without
> skirts; my notes indicate its plates were replaced in June 1954.
> I have a photo of the *Hampden-Sydney College* in Petersburg on June 21,
> 1955 and it still has skirts; my notes indicate it received the corrosion
> repairs in July 1956.
> Does anyone have more definitive information or photos of these cars?
> Many thanks.
> Jim Brewer
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