Re: MN&S box cars before the PS-1s


Ed Hawkins
 

On Jul 15, 2014, at 10:51 AM, Tom Baker bakert@... [STMFC] wrote:

I have never seen a photo of an MN&S box car before the orders of the
PS-1s. Did the line not have any SS or DS cars, or for that matter
earlier steel cars, before ordering the PS-1 cars?
Tom,
Predating the earliest MNS PS-1s, the April 1951 ORER has a short 1/3 page entry for the Minneapolis, Northfield and Southern Ry. It states "Freight cars owned are not employed in Commercial Service." At this time the MNS operated 74 miles of road and had 8 diesel locomotives, but there is no listing of freight equipment.
Regards,
Ed Hawkins

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