- Less than 40-foot box car data from 1943 ORER
Re: Less than 40-foot box car data from 1943 ORER
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Although there is a Burlington IL, doesn't the railroad name refer to Burlington Iowa?
From: Ray Breyer
Sent: Monday, April 14, 2014 3:35 PM
Subject: Re: [STMFC] Re: Less than 40-foot box car data from 1943 ORER
Chicago, Burlington and Quincy were all cities in Illinois. The Q had 983 50' long single sheathed cars in 1950.
Based on my car counts, other 50-foot plus single sheathed cars east of the Mississippi included the IC, Milwaukee, Rock Island, and that single Pennsy car.
Sent: Monday, April 14, 2014 2:29 PM
[STMFC] Re: Less than 40-foot box car data from 1943 ORER
Just a footnote to Eric's very fine post. Note that the L&N was one of the few roads noted w/fifty-foot cars. One hundred of these were single sheathed door and half furniture cars w/SS ends. AFAIK these were the only cars of 50-ft composite construction in the US owned by a RR east of the Mississippi River. A picture is in the Kline-Culotta NMRA book.
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