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PC: Re: NYC->PC->CR->NYC->CSXT
- Subject: PC: Re: NYC->PC->CR->NYC->CSXT
- From: Bx39crle@xxxxxxx
- Date: Sat, 1 Aug 1998 12:32:27 EDT
In a message to the Penn Central mailing list dated 1 August 1998, Bill K
<< What's the difference then between a LV 8300 and an LV 8100? the 8100
cars are classed as X58's (X58L?) and I have shots of them numbered in an
entirely different CR series. (Remember that the LV was a PC component when
these cars were built)...
<< Athearn offers their 50' OB plug door box decorated as a LV 8300 and once
as a PC/P&LE car in green. is it accurate for any of these cars or just
looks close? I know the ribs are wrong for the 8300 cars. >>
There are only 2 series of LV cars listed in the reference work I cited last
night, "Box Car Production 1963-1994," compiled by David G. Casdorph (Society
of Freight Car Historians 1st Edition: 1995).
One is LV 8300-8399, 4720 cf, 50'-6" IL box cars built in 1969 at the
Despatch Shops Inc., East Rochester NY. Tom Wolfgang describes his web site
image of CR 229782 as:
<< A former LV 50' boxcar from the LV 8300-8399 series >>
and that Despatch end car certainly resembles the X65 I saw, CR 266707.
The other LV series in that Freight Cars Journal publication is LV
8200-8259, 4963 cf, 50'-8" IL cars built in 1965 at the Pennsylvania
Railroad's Samuel Rea Shops. Like the 8300-8399 series, it has 10'-6" wide
door opening. The roster lists this series as class X58B.
Images of X58s can be viewed at the Penn Central, Conrail Cyclopedia, and
George Elwood E-L web sites:
Articles on upgrading and making the Athearn kit more closely resemble an
"Pennsylvania (PC) X58 Plugdoor Boxcar" (RMC Protofile 9)" by Larry Hanlon,
pages 73-4 May 1980 Railroad Model Craftsman
"An Athearn Conversion" by Greg Martin and Paul Chandler, pages 36-7, March
1991 Mainline Modeler
"Conrail Insulated Boxcar" (RMC Protofile 65)" by Douglas Fleming, pages 73-4
October 1993 Railroad Model Craftsman
Perhaps someone with more Lehigh Valley information could describe the LV
8100 series, about which I know nothing.
Also, considering the references cited above, I don't know why an Athearn
X58-based kit would be "decorated as a LV 8300," when 8300 is an X65 serial
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