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Re: [CBQ] Re: Athearn HO CBQ auto rack

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Subject: Re: [CBQ] Re: Athearn HO CBQ auto rack
From: "'fhc925@xxxxxxxxxxxx' fhc925@xxxxxxxxxxxx [CBQ]" <CBQ@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Sat, 19 Jul 2014 20:45:27 -0700

The Q had a small number of bi-levels (maybe 10) assigned to Massey Ferguson at Detroit on the C&O.  They were unusual as they were "self-unloaders".  One end section of the B deck (top deck) could be lowered with some sort of a winch system.  This system allowed these cars to be unloaded at locations other than an auto facility.  I do not remember who manufactured the racks but I would guess it was Whitehead and Kales at River Rouge.
Fred Crissey

On Saturday, July 19, 2014 9:33 PM, "'Nolen Null' NNull@xxxxxxx [CBQ]" <CBQ@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

I think I have a slide, or at least remember, seeing auto racks of Massey Ferguson model 35 tractors going through Galesburg in the mid 60's.  The whole point is that it is probably going to cost a modeler twice what the car cost just for the load to go on them. 
Nolen Null
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Sent: Saturday, July 19, 2014 12:41 PM
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Subject: [CBQ] Re: Athearn HO CBQ auto rack
> Now we just need some good mid to late 60's pick up trucks!

Amen. And vans, too!

Paul Kossart
"...CB&Q Guy" in Peru, IL


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