Re: SLSF 152203 DS auto car and B&A 16000 series flat


Ralph W. Brown
 

Hi Bruce,
 
I saw them and I’ve been flipping through the gondola book trying to figure out what they are.  There isn’t really a lot to go on, but my best guess is Class GR.
 
Wha’cha think?
 
Pax,
 
 
Ralph Brown
Portland, Maine
PRRT&HS No. 3966
NMRA No. L2532

rbrown51[at]maine[dot]rr[dot]com
 

From: Bruce Smith
Sent: Saturday, February 2, 2019 4:35 PM
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Subject: Re: [RealSTMFC] SLSF 152203 DS auto car and B&A 16000 series flat
 

​And I note the two PRR composite gondolas just behind the B&F flat.

 

Regards

Bruce Smith

Auburn, AL


From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io <main@RealSTMFC.groups.io> on behalf of John Barry <northbaylines@...>
Sent: Saturday, February 2, 2019 11:52 AM
To: STMFC
Subject: [RealSTMFC] SLSF 152203 DS auto car and B&A 16000 series flat
 
Can anyone give me further information about these two cars?  SLSF 152203 was a 40' double sheathed end door auto loader in series SLSF 152000-152228.  It was photographed unloading a DUKW onto a Boston & Albany flat at the San Francisco Port of Embarkation during WWII.  I wrote about the book, Gateway to Victory, back in 2015 https://northbaylines.blogspot.com/2015/12/san-francisco-port-of-embarkation-sfpoe.html 
I've looked through the Sunshine all time list and associated flyers and came up with earlier and later cars, but not the 152000 series. 
 
The B&A flat has to be one of the 186 cars remaining in the 16000-16399 series.  The build date and capacity eliminate the other B&A flats listed in the Jan 45 ORER.  The Canada Southern Railway website lists the cars as members of Lot 300-F built in 1912.  The 4-13 build date in the photo is consistent with an extended delivery from a late 1912 order. 
 
I would like to model both of these cars.
 
John Barry
 
ATSF North Bay Lines
Golden Gates & Fast Freights
Lovettsville, VA
 
707-490-9696
 
PO Box 44736
Washington, DC 20026-4736

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