Re: Card On Boxcar

Todd Sullivan

Hi Bob,

I think that card is for classifying the condition of the interior, and therefore the type of lading for which the car is appropriate.  It's interesting that several other tags have been stapled over the BCD tag.

It's an interesting car with its door-and-a-half arrangement having the smaller door on the right.  I wondered how long the car lasted in revenue service, so I looked it up in my 1952 ORER, and there were 267 of them.

Todd Sullivan.

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