Re: Not Exactly A Boxcar

Benjamin Hom

Bob Chaparro asked:
"The Erie freight car in this photo appears to be some sort of hybrid: 
Does anyone know what it is and what commodities it carried?"

I wrote:
"Looks like it was originally a 65000-series automobile boxcar: 

Here's a better photo of this car, stenciled as a "M&W Tunnel & Scaling Car".  Clearly NOT a "boxcar-hopper". 

A closer look at the car in question reveals that this is not a 65000-series AAR automobile car, but an earlier 68000-series automobile car.  The giveaways are the radial roof and double rows of rivets at the panels.

Ben Hom

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