Re: A&D rebuilt box car

Benjamin Hom

Tim O'Connor wrote:
"An interesting car. I'd like to know about the original car built
in 1929 that was used for this rebuild. Is it possibly ex-NYC like
some other Atlantic & Danville rebuilds?"
NOT NYC, but N&W Class B-7A, rebuilt from Class BS in 1949.  (The car is still lettered for its N&W car class.)  This is not a SS or DS to steel rebuild - it's a somewhat unusual early steel auto car to larger steel boxcar rebuild.
Class BS:
Class B-7A
Photos are from the Virginia Tech Norfolk Southern collection.
Ben Hom

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