Re: Second Life For A Boxcar

Benjamin Hom

Jack Mullen asked:
"Is it possible to identify the original owner of the boxcar? The ends were apparently 5/5/5, suggesting a USRA origin,  but if so the curved roof is a replacement."

Based on the 10-panel sides (minus the two panels where the door would have been), the Hutchins radial roof, and the 5/5/5 Murphy ends, most likely C&O 2000-2799, rebuilt from C&O 600-1599, USRA SS boxcars.  The center panel appears wider than the original end spacing as the rebuilt boxcars had a spacer between the top two end panels.  Sunshine 64.14/64.15 modeled these cars in HO.

Ben Hom

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