Question about a MILW "great dome" car

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TCurtin
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Question about a MILW "great dome" car

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What kind of trucks were under a Milw "Great Dome" car? Were they 61-NO outside swing hanger trucks? (I think one of the "great dome" cars, and I do not know which RR, had the 61-NO trucks) Also, what did a great dome weigh?

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Re: Question about a MILW "great dome" car

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The Milwaukee Road full-length dome cars were called "Super Domes." "Great Domes" where the moniker used on Great Northern.

Most of the rest of your questions should be answered at:
http://milwaukeeroadarchives.com/Annual ... 081952.pdf" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

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Re: Question about a MILW "great dome" car

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Please forgive me abysmal lack of knowledge of the difference between a "Great Dome" and a "Super Dome." I am, after all, only a poor New Haven RR expert from southern New England. The reason I am asking this question is that NH's 1949 stainless diners and grill cars used 61-NO outside swing hanger trucks, and I am looking to determine where else they were used. Not many passenger cars in the modern era were heavy enough to need 6-wheel trucks, so I'm wondering where they showed up

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