ATSF 213612 raised roof box car...

Jack Burgess <jack@...>

The Pacific Locomotive Association has in it collection box car ATSF 213612.
It is described as a 40' single-sheathed composite-construction car with a
raised roof. It is in need of restoration and currently being used for
storage. The Collections Committee has recommended that it be removed from
the collection. One of the arguments against getting rid of it is it's
"historic" value. However, members discussing this issue online haven't been
able to determine if it is truly "historic" or one of many similar cars in
museums around the nation.

Anyone have any information on this car? Class? When the raised roof might
have been installed?

More importantly, anyone know of any similar cars already in collections

The meeting is tonight, 7:30 pm Pacific Time. So...any information that can
be provided is needed before the meeting...

Jack Burgess
Newark, CA

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