Boxcars In Grain Service


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These questions were asked on my Model Railroads of Southern California group:

 

“I'm trying to finalize my car fleet for the mid-1950s (1954 to be exact, east coast area) and need to know the following:

 

When did transport of grain change from boxcars to grain cars? (Before 1954 or after?)

 

*What kind of cars transported grain when the change over came? (Covered hoppers, sure, but which type?)

 

Thanks! Joel”

 

Any definitive answers on this group?

 

Thank you.

 

Bob Chaparro

Hemet, CA

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