Gilbert B Norman wrote:... just observed #4 (16) with FRA Tuscan Red, former CN CARBON Steel Sleeper Lounge on the head (before the V-Bag) of the normal consist.
Gilbert B Norman wrote:Messrs. Backshop and Deasy, thanks for your immediate history of the FRA.Geometry Car.
In the discussion of the former Metroliner now Geometry car, there was mention this CN car was of Stainless construction. Pullman was very late in the game with Stainless construction, as distinct from sheathing. I defer to Mr. Deasy to report any such cars of which he has knowledge.
Possibly Pullman stainless cars included the "jinxed" order the KCS placed, and which proved to be the final order of intercity cars placed by a Class I. If I properly recall, those cars were being delivered as the KCS was petitioning to get out.
Tadman wrote:Of course, there is one series of cars that P-S built completely of stainless - our venerable Superliner 1 fleet. I .
Tadman wrote:Couplers and draft gear are always carbon as far as I'm aware. What I was implying is that the structural steel of the car was stainless. P-S mostly made cars of carbon structure.
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