Re: SLSF 152203 DS auto car and B&A 16000 series flat
Ralph W. Brown
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.
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
From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io <main@RealSTMFC.groups.io> 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 https://northbaylines.blogspot.com/2015/12/san-francisco-port-of-embarkation-sfpoe.html
Direct link to the SLSF auto car https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-9XOBFvHE01c/VnZmxITyz6I/AAAAAAAAAV0/Yo5G8oYqmmw/s1600/GWTV%2B005.jpg
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.
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