Re: The travels of SR auto/box car 12220


Scott Pitzer
 

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Subject: Re: [STMFC] The travels of SR auto/box car 12220
From: "Tom Baker bakert@... [STMFC]" <STMFC@...>
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CC: Re: [STMFC] The travels of SR auto/box car 12220


 


> SR auto/box car 12220 arrived in Portland, OR in need of some help in 1948.
> Apparently it had suffered a side swipe collision which damaged the grabs on
> the right side. Crews in in Portland replaced the grabs but they noticed
> that they had difficulty matching the color of the paint on the side of the
> car. They were very concerned about their inability to provide a good match
> with the paints they had. Given the need to return the car, however, the
> crew elected to mix some paints at hand and painted the grabs. The car was
> then loaded with lumber and attached to an SP train headed south. By the
> time it had ventured through various tunnels and arrived


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