C&O 36 foot double sheathed boxcar

gary laakso

Bill, it has limited weathering and you are right since it appears to be in the 84230-84729 series that was built in 1923 by AC&F with 6 foot wide Youngstown doors replacing the earlier 10 foot wide wooden double doors for the cars in the 84630-84729 series in 1936 or 1937.  If it was repainted at that time, the paint would be only 6 or 7 years old.  Some wood sided cars did not look as good as it does after that period of time!
If it is in the 84730-86499 series, also AC&F built in 1923, its original 5.5 foot wide wooden doors were replaced after 1935 with Youngstown doors, though the 5.5 wide opening remained and these cars were renumbered into the 84230-84629 series.
gary laakso
south of Mike Brock

Sent: Sunday, March 27, 2016 6:51 AM
Subject: [STMFC] Re: C&O 36 foot double sheathed boxcar

Gary, is there a reason it should not be in "good shape?" Date is 1943 BTW

Bill Welch

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