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Rpo #1102
Posted by ROBERT WILLISON on Thursday, April 20, 2017 2:24 PM

Man what a great car,  # 1102 rpo. You just don't see many cars of that  era on the main line. One question, is the car equipped with oil journal bearings or roll bearings?  Either way great job on keeping her rolling.

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Posted by gmpullman on Friday, May 12, 2017 9:39 PM

The photo accompanying this article shows older oil-bath type roller bearings.

http://trn.trains.com/news/news-wire/2017/04/20-union-depot-day

These were probably installed some time after WWII. As built I'm sure the car had solid bearings. In order to be FRA compliant today NFL, rotating end cap bearings would have to be installed.

 

 

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Posted by ROBERT WILLISON on Monday, May 15, 2017 12:20 PM

gmpullman

The photo accompanying this article shows older oil-bath type roller bearings.

http://trn.trains.com/news/news-wire/2017/04/20-union-depot-day

These were probably installed some time after WWII. As built I'm sure the car had solid bearings. In order to be FRA compliant today NFL, rotating end cap bearings would have to be installed.

 

 

Regards, Ed

 
 

thanks Ed, great looking car either way. 

Are you from collinwood oh, home of  former NYC shop complex?

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Posted by gmpullman on Monday, May 15, 2017 8:53 PM

ROBERT WILLISON
Are you from collinwood oh, home of  former NYC shop complex?

I did live near there. My dad would take me to Collinwood in the 1960s to watch all the activity. Great way to spend an afternoon!

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Posted by ROBERT WILLISON on Thursday, May 18, 2017 10:01 AM

We did the same thing. Hanging near the yard watching the NYC show.  Also can remember the long string of f units and fa on the ready track out near the shore way.

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