Re: Kind of interesting CB&Q boxcar.
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This is a rara avis! In a series of only ten, a photo is an unexpected treat. These cars, built 1941-1942, have inset side sills with brackets supporting the wider side sheathing. All other of the many 40-6 and 50-6 steel cars built new by the CB&Q have side sheets flush with the side sills. Maybe the 20500-20509 series are rebuilds? There is no note of this in equipment diagram but that they were built by CB&Q, Galesburg, IL. The reweigh date on #20507 looks like 5-7x? If somebody has more definitive information on this small series it would be great to hear from you!
20000-20024 25 XP-1 1940 Dreadnaught (
20025-20090 65 XP-1 1941-2 Dreadnaught (
20500-20509 10 XP-1A 1941-2 Auto end doors
20100-20199 100 XP-1B 1947 Dreadnaught Imp
20200-20299 100 XP-1B 1949 Dreadnaught Imp
1942 10 RBLT? Galesburg, IL.
On Sat, Mar 23, 2019 at 12:33 AM Scott <repairman87@...> wrote:
Does anybody have any information on this car in the ebay page below? It says it was taken in 1963 but it looks like its been around for a while. Lots of little interesting details on it lime the roof to side transition and side rivit pattern. I wonder if this was a rebuild of a single sheathed car?