These Mt Vernon built steel sheathed cars, based on the FGE/WFE/BRE plywood
and T&G sheathed Wartime design cars are covered in an article Ed Hawkins
and I authored in Vol. 12 of the RP CYC.
roster and brief description of the FGE/WFE/BRE/NX System's steel sheathed
40-foot cars is in the Files Section of this group somewhat misleadingly
titled "FGE Swing Door..." It is misleading in that the tables include those
cars built or rebuilt with sliding flush doors for the System also.
the FGE Mt. Vernon group, somewhat confusingly FGEX 38374, is an Aluminum car
fit in between the last plywood cars and the Mt Vernon built cars. Strangely
it never operated in revenue service with this number as it was renumbered
FGEX 40000 before it left its birthplace of the Indiana Harbor shops. It was
in service for a long time and when rebuilt had a permanent unslung heater
installed. It road on Roller Bearing Andrews trucks.