Re: [IllinoisCentral] IC 38400-38799 Composite Boxcars

Ray Breyer

Hi Jeff,
The cars were originally built in 7/1929 as 165000-165599, with 10' wide Youngstown doors (6' and 4'). They were changed to two 6' doors  VERY soon thereafter; the diagram book sheets say 2/1930. That's why the diagram PAGE shows a door and a half configuration.
By 1954, these cars were all over the map: 6' doors, 12' doors, 6' with the other door sealed, etc.
I'll send you a couple of photos off-group.
Ray Breyer
Elgin, IL

From: "Jeffrey White jrwhite@... [illinoiscentral]"
To: illinois-central-model@...; illinoiscentral@...; "STMFC@..."
Sent: Monday, March 2, 2015 10:16 AM
Subject: [IllinoisCentral] IC 38400-38799 Composite Boxcars

Does anyone have a photo of these cars or know the actual door

The car diagram for these cars states that the cars have 12 foot doors.
However the illustration shows a door and a half configuration.  I
suppose it's possible it was an 8 foot and 4 foot door, but I've never
seen that configuration before.

Any help would be appreciated.


Jeff White
Alma, IL

Posted by: Jeffrey White <jrwhite@...>

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