Re: There were not a lot of 50 foot boxcars around in 1929
Steve and Barb Hile
I wonder if the boxcar without the doors isn't a Rock Island car, built by Pullman in 1913 with the heavy side sill. Like the attached photo. The photo is too blurry to read the road name.
From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io [mailto:main@RealSTMFC.groups.io] On Behalf Of Eric Hansmann
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Subject: Re: [RealSTMFC] There were not a lot of 50 foot boxcars around in 1929
The weathering variations on the cars in this image is also very interesting.
Just a couple cars to the left of the IC boxcar is a BR&P boxcar. This, and a companion negative with another BR&P boxcar, are two of the only late 1920s images I’ve seen featuring a BR&P car. IIRC, the Van Sweringens owned the BR&P at this time.
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