Tom's Freight Cars

Looking through my older photos recently I came across these cars that I had photographed with the hope of modeling them some day... I am trying to get some more info on the cars to at least start planning the models. Many of the earlier photos were taken with my 126 camera, sorry for the poor quality. I will be adding more as time permits. Any info sent to me about the cars will be added to the pages. Click on the thumbnails to see a larger image.

SCPX 5830 was photographed in York, PA at the Conrail Yard in 1980 or 1981. I have never seen another one like it. Anybody have any info on this unusual covered hopper?
Eric Neubauer provided the following information.
Reporting marks Build dates Capacity
SCPX 5824-5838 2-75,3-75 5850 cu ft
SCPX 5839-5867 12-75,2-76 5850 cu ft
SCPX 6723-6756 12-75 thru 2-76 5750 cu ft
Basic Dimensions for 5750 cu ft cars
60' 0" over end sills
50' 9-1/2" truck centers
10' 5" wide over body
15' 6" ext height
Approximate dimensions for 5850 cu ft cars
65' 0" over end sills
10' 2" wide over body

This bi-level rack with corrugated side panels would be a nice project based on one of the Walther's flats. I am looking for photos of similar cars for more details.

This all Conrail auto rack was photographed at Enola in 1980 or 1981. It looks like a tri-level, I can't make out the number on the flat though. Can anybody with an ORER from one of these years look for this one?

This stock car was photographed at Harrisburg, PA in 1980 or 1981. There was a small unloading ramp near the car. I believe these cars may have been handled on some of the van trains from Chicago.

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