Re: Wabash NOT USRA rebuild

Benjamin Hom

John Barry wrote:
1944 Columbus GA.  Dead on for my era!

A rebuilt boxcar, but NOT USRA! Original cars were "clones" with 7/8 Murphy ends - note the 3/7/8 Murphy ends of the rebuilt boxcar.  The Sunshine flyers are misleading as the WAB cars are lumped in with true USRA rebuilds.

See Martin Lofton's articles in the the May and August 1990 issues of Model RailroaDING for more information.  The Wabash did receive allotments of USRA DS cars, but did not rebuild them to all-steel boxcars.

Ben Hom

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