Re: GM&O 32000-32899 2-bay open hoppers

Ed Hawkins

On Oct 29, 2014, at 12:59 PM, [STMFC] wrote:

I am trying to update my GM&O freight cars page and have a question
regarding the GM&O 32000-32899 series 2-bay open hoppers.  I know that
GM&O 32000-32249 (lot 5633) and 32400-32899 (lot 5932) were built by
PS in 1940 and 1949 respectively.  However, my July 1950 ORER lists
889 cars in the series leading me to believe that 32250-32399 were
added during the 1940's.  The info I have for the ending and beginning
series is from the PS data book by Neubauer and I don't see anything
else between.  Does anyone have any info on the missing cars?
GM&O 32250-32399 (150 cars) were built 2-42 by ACF in lot 2346.
Fifty-ton offside-side hopper cars of various designs with 33' inside
length were presented in a 7-part series of articles in Railway
Prototype Cyclopedia Volumes 1, 2, 4, 8, 9, 13, and culminating in
Volume 25 that included an updated comprehensive roster.
Ed Hawkins

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