Re: 3 grab irons on the left side of a work train UP box


Don Strack
 

Harry Haythorn is close in his description of the car in question. If you view the "Original" version of the photo (the icon at lower right, marked "Sizes"), you can just barely make out the number, which looks to be in the LA&SL 0104xx series.

According to the UP Equipment Record sheets (available elsewhere in the UtahRails photo albums)  these were what UP called "Roadway Boarding" cars, or what we might call an MoW Bunk Car. They were converted in 1927 by LA&SL from B-50-1 boxcars built by AC&F in 1905. The LA&SL Roadway number series appears to run from 010395 through 010472.

Don Strack

 

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