Re: Rosters of US Army or Navy boxcars during WW II

Rupert & Maureen <gamlenz@...>


The 1947 and 1948 CB&Q ORER's listed 40 box cars U.S.A. #24167-24210. The footnote stated "individual numbers of cars marked "U.S.A." operated under lease by C., B. & Q. R. R.. These cars are not included in total of C., B. & Q." and then it listed 24167, 24169-24182, 24184-24188, 24190-24195, and 24197-24210. The cars were 36' 6" inside length so they were certainly not CB&Q cars.

It is believed that these were listed solely to enable them to be used in interchange rather than being an actual lease.

Rupert Gamlen
Auckland NZ

From: STMFC@... [mailto:STMFC@...] On Behalf Of
Stuart A. Forsyth
Sent: Tuesday, January 10, 2012 9:39 PM
To: Steam Era Freight Cars LIST
Subject: [STMFC] Rosters of US Army or Navy boxcars during WW II

As you know, I am preparing a clinic for the February 18th SFRH&MS Mini-Meet
regarding the Chemical Warfare Service's San Bernardino Bomb Plant and the
Rialto Back-Up Ammunition Storage Point east of San Bernardino, CA during
World War II.

Does anyone have or know where I could locate rosters of US Army or US Navy
boxcars that would have been in use during World War II (1941-1945).

Thanks in advance for any assistance you can provide and . . . Happy New

Best wishes,


Stuart A. Forsyth
forsyth@... <>

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