NEW ORLEANS & CARROLLTON RR CO. — CONT'D

STDR    160-229 20'8" OB Lord Baltimore American Car Co. ON 299 1899 70 cars
30'8" OA
The satisfactory performance and durability of the Ford Bacon & Davis design was the basis of this big FB&D type order.  Note these a bit larger than the 1896 order for Canal & Claib.  Mahogany interior, birch veneer ceiling, nickel pl. trimmings, H&K walkover seats, Van Dorn drawbars, Sterling registers, 33" wh.  These allowed NO&C to begin retiring older cars, the 1-49, 51-70 St. Louis car order. P - S p. 122.
STDR    230-244 20'8" OB Truck unkn. poss. LB St. Louis Car Co. ON 144 27 Oct. 00 15 cars
FB&D type.  Began arriving May-June 1901, assigned to Jackson line.  P not clear enough to identify truck.  1902 census — NO&C operating 122 closed cars, 12 open (wiresides).
STDR    245-254 20'8" OB Lord Baltimore American Car Co. ON 637 28 Mar. 06 10 cars
Split order, these for 4'8½" NO&C lines, rest for N. O. Ry. & Lt. Co. (which see p. q).  10 5'2½" cars, 290-299.  FB&D design (29'4" OA) width over sills incl. panels 7'7½" + over posts at belt 8'.  Sweep of posts 2-5/8".  Center post 2'10-3/8". Ht. floor to ceiling 8'7/8", track to underside sills 2'5½", from underside of sills over the trolley board 9'2-1/8;", track to platform step 13¼", step to plate 13¼", side sills 3¾" × 7", end sills 3¾" × 6", thickness car posts 4½", side posts 1¾".  Seats 33" lone, aisles 21" wide.  Finished in mahogany, ceilings of maple veneer.  Folding gates, folding doors.
STDR    255-259 20'8" OB Lord Baltimore McGuire-Cumm. ON —— 1908 5 cars
Another split order.  These 4'8½" for NO&C lines, rest for N. O. Ry. & Lt. Co., 30 cars 5'2½" 320-349.  Arrival of DT AR 400s from Southern Car Co. for St. Charles-Tulane Belts (a few were seen on Jackson) released many FB&D for RB - RT beginning 1915. RG for 5'2½" lines.  The 255-259 FB&Ds numbers conflicted with Jackson & Sharp ST DRs but the J&S care were 5'2½", except for one RG for NO&C service.
Dual gauge situation causes confusion and can be source of errors.  NOPSI RG Jackson Line 28 Oct 25, North Claiborne in 1926, and St. Charles-Tulane Belts overnight 1-2 Oct. 29.

NO+C_192-bldr Builder's photo of one of the big 70-car order from American Car Co., ON 299, completing NO&C's conversion to Ford Bacon & Davis design cars.  These hefty workhorses were 8" longer over-body and over-all than the 1896 American order. — Louis Hennick Collection of The Historic New Orleans Collection

NO+C_188 One of the 1899 American Car Co. FB&D cars, from a 1902 brochure describing the St. Charles and Tulane Belts.  Lord Baltimore truck and original fenders.  Passengers entered and exited via the rear platform; two man operation. — George Friedman collection

NOR+L_241-Arabella-1 Rebuilt FB&D, “fishbelly” style, St. Louis Car Co. 1900, ON 144, Lord Baltimore truck.  Such rebuilds began appearing before WW I and the 1918 renumbering.  Note Brill semi-convertible in the left background.  Its truck seems to have only upper chord and is as yet unidentified.  All photos and records of the semis show Brill 39 or 76 types only.  Car 241 is at Arabella Station, a wide gauge barn, so it must have been RG from its original standard gauge truck. — George Friedman collection

NOR+L_251-bldr Standard gauge FB&D from American, 1906, a split order (20 cars) evenly divided, 10 cars standard gauge, 10 cars 5'2½" for wide gauge lines.  Lord Baltimore truck with anti-gallop rods. — Louis Hennick Collection of The Historic New Orleans Collection

2002.13.1.1-trim-NOPSI_196-CityPark Car 196 is from the 1899 order, ON 299.  In this 1920s photo, it is making its way through congested French Quarter streets on the wide gauge City Park line, so it has been RG to 5'2½". — Louis Hennick Collection of The Historic New Orleans Collection

BE lists standard gauge cars for its report of 1923
15 1900 St. Louis 21,500# 2 mot. 28 seats FB&D type (230-244)
1 1900 American 20,000# 2 mot. 28 seats } This indicates 40 FB&D have been RG at this point.  All FB&D RB with “fishbelly” sides, eliminating waist & rocker panels, and outfitted with the Herr fender (for RB, see S pp. 122, 124).  The 6 1899 cars probably ex-C&C 1896 FB&Ds.  The 1900 Americans probably ones ordered 1899, delivered 1900.
38 1900 American 21,500# 2 mot. 28 seats
6 1899 American 21,500# 2 mot. 28 seats
1 *1907 Jack.&Sh. 20,000# 2 mot. 28 seats
50 1914 Southern 36,000# 2 mot. 52 seats (400s)
11 1906 St. Louis 44,000# 2 mot. 52 seats (Palace cars) Used to handle heavy traffic on North Claiborne Line.  See p. t.  Supposedly on Jackson, but none discovered.
31 1922 Brill 41,148# 2 mot. 52 seats (800s)
5 ordered P. Thomas 41,148# 2 mot. 52 seats (800s)
*This may be date car RB, RT, or RG.
SERVICE RECORD
2 JA 2/8/97 70 CAR 4/4/97, 6/25/97
4 JA 9/6/96 71 CAR 12/6/96, SC 11/12/99
5 JA 6/30/96 72 Poplar & Cambronne 9/27/98
6 JA 9/5/94, 12/6/96 73 CAR 8/24/99
8 JA 10/28/94, 12/1/95 74 NO&C 10/13/95
9 JA 2/5/97, 12/1/98, CAR 12/15/98 75 CAR 5/13/96
10 JA 3/3/98 76 CAR 3/13/97
11 JA 12/3/95, 10/25/96 80 CAR 7/11/98
12 JA 6/9/97, 10/15/99 84 CAR 3/18/98
14 JA 1/195, 1/2/98 86 CLA 8/2/04
15 JA 9/7/97, 12/5/99 87 CAR 11/22/97, 5/27/00
16 JA 11/17/95, 1/5/97 90 CAR 10/5/98, 3/20/99, NO&C 7/5/99, CAR 4/6/00
18 NA 8/1/94, 3/31/97 91 Poplar & Dublin 3/17/99
19 CAR 1/28/94, NA 3/6/97 92 NO&C 7/5/98 “Arrival new cars”
20 NA 1/11/98 93 CAR 12/30/98
21 JA 8/21/95 94 CAR 4/3/98, TU 7/22/00
24 NO&C 3/16/01, SC 4/23/02 95 CAR 1/9/99
25 SC 9/30/96, Bar. & Caron. 2/21/00 125 CLA 11/10/00, 11/25/06, TU 12/13/09, 4/11/10
27 NA 12/25/96 126 TU 5/20/07, JA 11/29/18
28 CAR 2/5/94, 2/10/98 127 SC 3/20/05, 12/8/15
30 CAR 6/27/94, 10/4/94, NA 4/24/96, JA 1/2/97    128 NA 12/22/01, 1/13/02, CLA 10/26/06
31 SC & Fern 8/13/96, JA 11/21/01 129 NA 3/10/01, CLA 3/27/08
38 CAR 1/31/94 130 TU 8/9/14, 12/9/14
39 CAR 2/1/94, 8/7/94 132 TU 11/18/99, CLA 11/22/06
43 CAR 11/17/96 133 CLA 8/14/02, 1/22/04, TU 10/29/09, 12/24/09
45 CAR 11/17/96 134 CLA 8/23/06, SC 9/9/11, TU 9/12/12
46 CAR 4/21/95 135 CLA 9/23/06
48 CAR 11/17/96 136 TU 5/10/09, 9/17/14, JA 11/12/16
50 CLA 3/5/00* 137 CLA 1/19/05, 9/22/06, TU 5/14/11, 10/30/11, JA 12/8/15, 8/13/16
52 JA 2/21/94 138 CLA 12/1/00, 1/1/09
53 JA 1/17/94 139 CLA 7/31/08, TU 5/2/12
54 CAR 4/28/99 140 CLA 9/1/07, TU 2/8/12, 2/20/23 (accident)*
55 CAR 2/8/94, 4/8/96 141 CLA 1/23/05, TU 11/3/13
58 NA 12/22/94, SC 9/9/96, CAR 2/26/97 142 TU 9/12/99, 10/7/99, CLA 9/18/08
63 CAR 12/3/95 143 SC 1/21/11
64 CAR 4/19/94, 9/5/94, 12/19/94 144 CLA 11/18/08, 1/5/08, TU 11/17/10
66 NA 10/5/98 145 CLA 2/20/08, SC 12/16/12
67 NA 10/22/98 146 NA 5/20/02, CLA 1/5/09, 1/13/09
68 CAR 10/24/96 147 CLA 11/29/01

Text copyright © 2008, 2009, 2015 Louis C. Hennick.  Pictures copyright © 2009, 2015 by the persons credited.  Picture captions copyright © 2009, 2015 Louis C. Hennick and H. George Friedman, Jr.  All rights reserved.

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