Re: mid 30's ORER help - CPR 23xxxx series SS boxcars


A&Y Dave in MD
 

On Feb 29, 2016, at 1:43 PM, Robert Kirkham rdkirkham@... [STMFC] <STMFC@...> wrote:

 

Hi there I’m trying to complete a history on these cars.  Unfortunately, right around the interesting time when the railway was starting to re-build the cars (without grain hoppers at the side doors), I have an ORER vacuum from 1932 to April 1938.  In 1932, there was one car series, 230000 to 233499; all had the grain hoppers.  By April 1938, 415 cars are without grain hoppers, distributed in three number series without clear distinguishing ! features, as follows (hoping Yahoo preserves enough formatting):

ORER            construction                    number series             IL            IW      IH      No.Cars

April 1938      steel Frame, Hopper Doors       230000 233499      40  6      8  6    9  0         3057

April 1938      steel frame                     234000 234049      40  6      8  6    9  0    50

April 1938      steel frame                     234900 234914      40  6      8  6    9  0    15

April 1938      steel frame                     235000 235599      40  6      8  6    9  0    350

If anyone can help identify when each of the later three number series approx. first appears in the ORERs, plus the number of cars in the series at that time, it would sure help.

Thanks in advance

Rob Kirkham

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