Re: Greetings, a new guy.


Mike, as Steve, Charles and Bruce point out, ain't nothin' simple when it comes to frt cars.
Some RR's went to all steel sooner than others. And it wasn't because of a gvt mandate. Southern, for example, used their truss rod double sheathed SU series of box cars into the 50's. Wersterfield makes it. NP still had 4104 DS box cars in the 10000 series in 1956. Sunshine made it. They also made the St Louis Southwestern DS. [ 2000 cars in '53 ]. Fowler SS box cars were obtained by D&RGW, Rock Island and C&NW [ to name 3 RRs ]. Westerfield makes it. All ran into the late 50's and 60's. There were 45 Santa Fe BX-W truss rod box cars in service in '52. Westerfield makes it. So, as you can see, you have a lot of research to do.
Mike Brock

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