Re: Needle in a Haystack

Scott Pitzer

Maybe rebuilds of USRA double sheathed boxcars (40 ton) with no change in IH (9'0")?  Did any road do some like that?
Scott Pitzer

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Subject: Re: [STMFC] Needle in a Haystack
From: "'Eric Neubauer' eaneubauer@... [STMFC]" <STMFC@...>
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With such an unusual cubic capacity, a search though a slightly earlier ORER would probably turn up just a few options. It's a bit tedious but shouldn't take more than a half hour. Maybe it will ring a bell with someone and that won't be necessary.
Eric N.
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Sent: Monday, May 19, 2014 7:08 PM
Subject: [STMFC] Needle in a Haystack


I recently learned of a little shortline in Jerseyville, Illinois called the Jerseyville & Eastern.  Sometime between the Jan 1957 and Jan 1958 issues of the ORER, they acquired 3, 40 ton steel box cars.  The IL was 40'-6, IH was 9'-0, and they had 6' doors.  Reporting marks were "JE" and were numbered 100-102.  It is not known if these were purchased second hand.

Any help with info would be appreciated, and a photo would be handsomely rewarded.

gary roe
quincy, illinois

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