Re: class of this ATSF box car?

charles slater

Eric it could be one of 4 classes of cars all rebuilt from Fe-L, N and O class cars. Have you looked on the underframe for the brake badge plate it will have the class listed on it. The 4 classes of rebuilds all used a lot of different ends recycled from older or junked cars. It is probably an Fe-19 They lasted the longest in service until 1977.

Charlie Slater

Bakersfield, Ca.

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From: <> on behalf of Eric Lombard <elombard@...>
Sent: Tuesday, May 8, 2018 1:06 PM
Subject: Re: [RealSTMFC] class of this ATSF box car?
Tim, this car agrees in detail with the four photos of Fe-19 cars in my collection. The ends vary since recycled material was used.. There is one restored at the Arizona Ry Museum.  There are three photos:

Fe-19, ATSF 5200-5599, 400 cars, RBLT 1939-1940 out of  Fe-L, -N, -O, Bx-18, -19, -20. 

Eric Lombard
Homewood, IL

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