Re: 1920s standard freight car lengths for side tracks

Al Kresse <water.kresse@...>

Do we know what period/era 40 feet was considered a standard car length for measuring or describing side and yard tracks?  That kind of implies 36-38-foot-long cars or a mix of longer box and gondola cars with shorter hopper cars?

Al Kresse

Eric Hansmann asks,

> How many other lines were rebuilding gondolas into box cars in the 1920s?

Well, not a gon-to-box conversion but similar: in 1929, the B&M rebuilt 100 steel gondolas into their 29000 series pulp racks with two side doors. I have a bit of a writeup on them here:

Earl Tuson

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