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

Tim O'Connor

MNS is an industrial line in the Minneapolis area. Something must have changed
in the late 1940's and they needed a reliable supply of box cars -- they continued
to buy box cars and even covered hoppers long into the post-STMFC era.,_Northfield_and_Southern_Railway

Tim O'

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?

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.
Ed Hawkins

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