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50’ automobile cars w/end doors for the Southern

Part Number: PC-3718

Available late spring of 2020

The Southen Railroad received 100, 50’ automobile cars with end doors from Mt. Vernon Car Manufacturing Company under Job #9739 and 9740.  Fifty cars delivered in August of 1941 as Series 40200-40249, and in December of 1944, 50 cars as Series 41500-41549.  Cars were equipped with Murphy Raised panel roofs, 5/5 Dreadnaught “B” end with round (W) corner construction and “A”: end end-doors from Standard Railway Equipment Company of Chicago.  Hand brake was Universal Power hand brake and Morton running boards. Auto tie-down chain pipes below the floor line and roping staples on the side sills.  Cars rode on Bettendorf design 50-ton trucks.

 






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