ATSF Fe-U 50' car as Bx-35
These cars retained this look when the aux doors were disabled and they were re-classed as Bx-35 single door box cars. Unfortunately, all the photos I've seen of the Bx-35s are after their rebuilding with steel sides. Sure would like to see what the 1944-45 version looked like.toggle quoted messageShow quoted text
ATSF North Bay Lines
Golden Gates & Fast Freights
PO Box 44736
Washington, DC 20026-4736
On Thu, 5/10/18, charles slater <atsfcondr42@...> wrote:
Subject: Re: [RealSTMFC] ATSF Fe-U 50' car Whose model is this??
To: "main@RealSTMFC.groups.io" <main@RealSTMFC.groups.io>
Date: Thursday, May 10, 2018, 2:19 PM
The Fe-U does
not have the massive underframe. (see photo) They were also
not painted off white but the builders photo was for better
visibility of the construction. All the cars were delivered
in the normal mineral
brown with white lettering. See photos.
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main@RealSTMFC.groups.io <main@RealSTMFC.groups.io> on
behalf of Tim O'Connor
Sent: Thursday, May 10, 2018 10:12 AM
Subject: Re: [RealSTMFC] ATSF Fe-U 50' car Whose
model is this??
Steve I had exactly the same thought. And wouldn't a
Santa Fe auto box of
that era have a massive fishbelly underframe?
Could it be
scratch built or kit bashed? The underframe appears to be
Athearn, with the snap on coupler covers. The ends look
like the old stamped metal ones. The
hat section framing and sides look like wood shapes and
sheets. I remember the wrap around metal roof ribs,
From: bill woelfel via
Sent: Thursday, May 10, 2018 9:42 AM
Subject: Re: [RealSTMFC] ATSF Fe-U 50' car Whose model
Sorry, forgot the link.