"Florence & Cripple Creek" #500-599 box; 5+1/4" siding

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"Florence & Cripple Creek" #500-599 box; 5+1/4" siding

Post by Loco112 » Tue Dec 10, 2013 6:41 pm

Does anyone have a drawing of the double scribed (or is it Center scribed?) siding, that measured 5+1/4" as used on the ACF built "Florence & Cripple Creek" #500-599, and early 50,000lb C&S and the D&RGW (pre-300o series) box cars?

The F&CC box cars were built by "Peninsualr Car Company" (an American Car & Foundry subsidiuary).

I just learned this is an old MCB/AAR standard siding and it should be in the Car Builder’s Cyclopedias, but I only have Locomotive Cyclopedias, so still need to find it. Whomever locates it first, please post it here.
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Re: "Florence & Cripple Creek" #500-599 box; 5+1/4" siding

Post by rrsteve » Wed Dec 11, 2013 4:50 pm

How's this?
From the Report of the Proceedings of the Fiftieth Annual Convention of the Master Car Builders' Association

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Re: "Florence & Cripple Creek" #500-599 box; 5+1/4" siding

Post by dsp&p_fan » Thu Jan 02, 2014 9:23 pm

Yes, it is in the Car Builder Encyclopedias. There is a section towards the back (in the 1890s-1900s versions) filled with MCB standards. I've referenced the same item Steve posted in there. Good stuff.

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