Re: Underframe Ban


50 years
Although you can get extensions
Many private passenger cars exceed 50 yrs old. 

Mark Landgraf
Albany NY

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Subject: [STMFC] Underframe Ban


I've consulted several sources on the banning of older freight car underframes. For the year 1974 I found two conflicting notes:


1974 - No underframes over 40 years if built before July 1, 1974.


1974 - No underframes over 50 years if built before July 1, 1974.


So is 40 or 50 years?


And was this a ban from interchange initiated by the industry or did the federal government outlaw such older underframes?




Bob Chaparro

Hemet, CA

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