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wvrr
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Posted - 10/12/2020 :  8:19:25 PM  Show Profile  Visit wvrr's Homepage  Reply with Quote
I forgot to mention, I love the "wrong way" doors. I forgot the Lehigh Valley did that in an earlier era.

Chuck



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deemery
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Posted - 10/13/2020 :  08:23:56 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
PRR also did a lot of 'wrong way doors' in those times.

dave


Modeling 1890s (because the voices in my head told me to)

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George D
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Posted - 10/13/2020 :  08:33:16 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
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PRR also did a lot of 'wrong way doors' in those times.

dave



They weren't always "The standard railroad of the world".

George



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dave1905
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Posted - 10/13/2020 :  08:58:25 AM  Show Profile  Visit dave1905's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Actually about 20-25% of cars (or more) had "wrong way" doors before WW1.

Dave Husman

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deemery
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Posted - 10/13/2020 :  09:25:43 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
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quote:
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PRR also did a lot of 'wrong way doors' in those times.

dave



They weren't always "The standard railroad of the world".

George



Alternately, "Some railroads don't follow the standard."

dave


Modeling 1890s (because the voices in my head told me to)

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Michael Hohn
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Posted - 10/13/2020 :  10:16:18 AM  Show Profile  Visit Michael Hohn's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Thank you for looking in and your comments Chuck, Pete, Bob, Ted, and George, Dave E, and Dave H.

Bob, I think factors accounting for the plethora of lettering is the abundance of so-called fast freight lines and the large number of competing railroads. Many short lines had minimal lettering. Some large or well-known lines such as the Pennsylvania RR, NYC, and Erie had simple lettering on regular rolling stock.

Chuck, the LV was pretty conservative in the sense that they stayed with basic boxcar design elements for decades. A large proportion of their fleet was home built.

I once counted up the number of left and right-opening doors in White’s book on freight cars and it was about 50-50 if I recall correctly. Some railroads were not consistent, such as the NYC.

Mike



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Philip
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Posted - 10/13/2020 :  10:29:36 AM  Show Profile  Visit Philip's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Great cars Mike!

Philip



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Michael Hohn
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Posted - 10/13/2020 :  11:23:38 AM  Show Profile  Visit Michael Hohn's Homepage  Reply with Quote
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Great cars Mike!

Philip


Thank you, Philip!



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CNE1899
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Posted - 10/13/2020 :  1:49:53 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Mike,

Very nice boxcars! Love the lettering as well. Thanks for mentioning the decal company. I have some for the CNE and CNJ I want printed.

Scott



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Michael Hohn
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Posted - 10/13/2020 :  7:22:49 PM  Show Profile  Visit Michael Hohn's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Thank you, Scott. Glad I could help.

Mike



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robert goslin
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Posted - 10/17/2020 :  02:20:44 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Mike, great job on the boxcars. All that lettering sure makes them distinctive. I like it a lot.

Regards Rob

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Michael Hohn
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Posted - 10/17/2020 :  08:10:24 AM  Show Profile  Visit Michael Hohn's Homepage  Reply with Quote
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Originally posted by robert goslin

Mike, great job on the boxcars. All that lettering sure makes them distinctive. I like it a lot.


Rob,

Thank you for your kind words. They are very much appreciated.

Mike



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Larryc
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Posted - 10/24/2020 :  11:27:27 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Michael great looking boxcars and the lettering is exceptional; nicely done.


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Michael Hohn
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Posted - 10/24/2020 :  3:33:30 PM  Show Profile  Visit Michael Hohn's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Larry, thank you!


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Greg Rich
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Posted - 10/24/2020 :  6:01:01 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Michael,

Nice looking LV boxcars. What year is your RR set in? Did the LV keep any "seasoned veterans" of the rails that were over worked, wrung out and just about ready for retirement?

Greg R.



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