New Rider Cars.
CMO Report February 7, 2013
The new rider cars project has been moved to Stall 2 so that stall 3 can be used for passenger car trucks for Baggage car 168.
I have decided to number the first 3 rider cars 281, 282 and 283 as we already have 280 and 284. We are working on 281 at present. To date we have removed the wood deck from 281, cut the sides or width of the under frame down to 8 foot or narrow gage car width. We have lowered the coupler pockets to accept a spring buffer above the AAR bottom operating couplers. The frame on 281 had the auxiliary air reservoirs , ABD brackets and train lines removed. They are now 80 % replaced.