2016年05月30日

NYC Pacemaker, 40' PS-1 boxcar

NYC 174397, New York Central System, Pacemaker Freight Service
Walthers 40' PS-1 boxcar, stock#932-3716 released in 1987 (Tony Cook's website)
 cushionized by the author in 2019

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ペースメーカーは、NYCが1935年から1957年(1954年?)まで運行した都市間速達小口輸送の貨物列車。第二次世界大戦の中断を経て1946年に再開されたときには、バーミリオン・レッドとグレーに彩られた専用のボックスカーとカブースが投入された。これらは、アメリカで貨車をカラフル塗装とした初期の例とされる。ボックスカーは全て40フィート車で、1950年の時点では鉄道全体で917両が在籍し、1列車の連結両数は110両だった模様(添付のトレインズ誌広告による)。

このモデルは、1954年に増備されたプルマン・スタンダード社製PS-1、25両のうちの1両。ただし、実際のナンバーは黒文字の175000-175024で、8フィート幅のスペーリア・ドアを装備していた.(キットには3種類のドアが添付されていて、組立者が選択を間違えたと考えられる。O gauge Railroading On-Line ForumInterMountain inspection)。次の写真は、ペースメーカー運用を外れて、一般運用となった後の姿。相互直通に必要な各種の表記が追加されている。またクッション・アンダーフレーム装備と見て取れる。
"Pacemaker" was the name of NYC's intercity high-speed LCL freight service trains in 1935-1957(1954?). After the interruption of WW II, the trains were resumed in 1946. At the time, the dedicated boxcars and cabooses were decorated in vermilion and gray. It is said that the scheme was the one of the first colorful freight cars. The boxcars were all 40' cars. In 1950, there were total 917 cars in the system, and a train consisted of 110 cars.(attached ad of Trains magazine)

Although this model is a replica of 25 PS-1 cars built by Pullman-Standard in 1954, those were numbered 175000-175024, and equiped with 8' Superior doors.(Three types of doors were attached to the kit, and it is considered that the assembler made a mistake in selection.O gauge Railroading On-Line Forum) In a following photo, of course, the car was after out of the Pacemaker service. Some stencils were added for interchange operations.



from Canada Southern Railway website

Trains magazine 1950-04 page 60Right is advertisement of a plain bearing manufacturer in April 1950 issue of Trains magazine.

All of the 110 "overnighters" ride on A.A.R. Solid Bearings, with an unequalled record of high speed performance!
Take the "PACEMAKER" for example:
In one period of slightly more than a year, the New York Central System's 917 Pacemaker cars traveled over 42,000,000 car miles without a hot box. Since placed in service these same cars have averaged better than 17,000,000 car miles per hot box.
All of these cars use standard A.A.R. Solid journal bearings, but otherwise have been specially designed for modern, fast-freight LCL service. They are "on-line" rolling stock, and never "humped."
From all available authentic data, this is best performance record for any type of bearing - in freight or passenger service. It shows what the simple, one-piece, solid bearing can do under favorable operating conditions - and at lowest possible cost.
Write for additional data: Magnus Metal Corporation, Subsidiary of National Lead Company, New York, Chicago


MR 1986-02p40 ad, -05p35 review, and talking about cushion underframe in the railwire.com

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page 54 of June 1987 issue of MR magazine


プロトタイプの製造年を訂正 2018-05-05
クッションカプラーに交換、床下をブラックに塗装、写真を更新、MR誌広告を追加 2019-01-14
ラベル:NYC Walthers
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