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?
Ralph Brown
Portland, Maine
PRRT&HS No. 3966
NMRA No. L2532


From: Bruce Smith
Sent: Saturday, February 2, 2019 4:35 PM
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.



Bruce Smith

Auburn, AL

From: <> on behalf of John Barry <northbaylines@...>
Sent: Saturday, February 2, 2019 11:52 AM
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 
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
PO Box 44736
Washington, DC 20026-4736

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