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Reply to "Length of heavyweight baggage and passenger cars"

@bob2 posted:

You are in the ballpark.  Heavyweight passenger cars ranged from 40' to about 81' over the buffers - confusing, sometimes, because dimensions are often given of the interiors.

Harriman cars included a 40' RPO, 60' coaches, 72' diners - you get the idea.  Usually "all baggage" cars were shorter than coaches or Pullmans.

I assume you are only asking about steel cars - you picture steel sided models.

Bob,  Among many things I don't understand is where the 18 inches MTH/Atlas refer to is measured.  And why are scale cars listed as Madison cars?  I thought scale cars were heavyweights and Madison were toys. John

Last edited by rattler21
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