Re: What Class Boxcar Was This UP Caboose Converted From?


Aley, Jeff A
 

They couldn’t get new cabooses fast enough.

 

-Jeff

 

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Thanks, Jeff!  It does seem odd that in 1947, UP elected not to place an order to buy new cabooses. 

 

Gary Laakso

south of Mike Brock

 

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According to Cabooses of the Union Pacific Railroad by Don Strack and James L. Ehrenberger p78:

“During May through September 1947, 40 cars (UP 05700-05739) were converted from 175000-series steel underframe automobile cars, including the addition of side windows, end doors, and end platforms.  These automobile cars were originally built in November 1913 to January 1914.”

 

According to Appendix D in Union Pacific Freight Cars: 1936-51 by Terry Metcalfe p216, 175000-175399 were class A-40-1.

 

Regards,

 

-Jeff

 

 

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Subject: [STMFC] What Class Boxcar Was This UP Caboose Converted From?

 

 

Here is the caboose:

 

https://donstrack.smugmug.com/UtahRails/Emil-Albrecht-Photos/1948-May-Montpelier/i-F2Lvh62/A 

 

What class of boxcar was it converted from?

 

Gary Laakso

south of Mike Brock

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