Re: Not Exactly A Boxcar
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?"
"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.