Among the long-running series of articles by Harru Brunk in
Narrow Gauge and Short Line Gazette there are a number of
beautifully drawn plans of C&S freight cars. On this page, I have included all
the truss-rod cars with arch-bar trucks, eliminating the
steel-framed cars with Bettendorf trucks.
Based on the car numbers shown on the plans, all of the freight
cars shown here were built after the DSP&P era and the plans
represent the cars as they appeared in the 1930's, so they may
not be overly helpful for DSP&P modelers. See
Ron Rudnick's Plans
for DSP&P freight cars.
Since all C&S cabooses were rebuilt from older DSP&P and CC
waycars, Harry's C&S plans may be helpful for overall
dimensions, details, and underframe layout.
All images displayed below
have been reduced in size. Reprint volumes of Harry's articles
are available at
They are hard-bound and a genuine bargain.