Was Peter Murphy and possibly his son still involved? Were their large stampings (first Murphy then Dreadnaught, etc. trademarked) still produced at Hobart, Indiana, just south of US Steel's Gary Works in 1961? Or, am I mixing up the chief characters?
From: "Steam Era Frt Car Group"
To: "Steam Era Frt Car Group"
Sent: Saturday, July 12, 2014 1:28:11 PM
Subject: Re: [STMFC] NYC boxcar 163277
Tim O'Connor wrote:
I first realized the timing on the Stanray change when I was systematically going through all issues of Railway Age, over 25 years ago when researching for the PFE book. The Stanray ads in the magazine suddenly appeared in about 1961. Previously the term had never surfaced in their ads. I later saw a 1961 Cyc, as Tim describes.