Roof walk question

Discussion in 'Getting Started' started by Russ Bellinis, Dec 14, 2005.

  1. Russ Bellinis

    Russ Bellinis Active Member

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    I have a set of Branchline S.P. boxcars. They have roof walks, but I noticed that the info on the boxcars shows a build date of 1962. I thought that they had eliminated roofwalks and high mounted brake wheels in 1960. If so, I would expect to see older boxcars that hadn't been rebuilt to have roof walks, but not new construction built after the elimination of roofwalks. Am I remembering the wrong date for the elimination of roofwalks?
  2. jim currie

    jim currie Active Member

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    Russ all cars ordered after 4/66 or delivered after 10/66 were required to be built without roof walks and lowered brake wheeles.
  3. Russ Bellinis

    Russ Bellinis Active Member

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    Thanks Jim. I figured Branchline would get it right. I just got confused on the date that they began removing roofwalks or building cars without roofwalks.