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Hi Eric and List Members,
Excellent work there, Eric! I especially like the
column entitled "SIDE PATTERN" - very imaginative.
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Sent: Monday, May 06, 2019 1:31 PM
Subject: Re: [RealSTMFC] There were not a
lot of 50 foot boxcars around in 1929
Curiosity led me to see what
my database could produce for "50" ft cars built before the end of 1929. I
searched: New-built series; Inside length between 45-0 and 50-9; and in
service 1928 or built new 1929. the data come from equipment diagrams, the
ORER, the ICC valuations, and various government, railroad, model, and
The resulting output, 18,841
cars in 63 Series sorted by build date is attached. The build dates in the
form 1-19xx are place holders. The year is documented but not the month. the
data are reduced from the complete data set available for each series.
There are some interesting
series! One complete with the rara avis VanDorn ends. The ascendancy of steel
underframes, vertical brake wheels,steel ends trucks can be picked
On Sun, May 5, 2019 at 2:56 PM Claus Schlund
Hi List Members,
There were not a lot of 50 foot boxcars around
in 1929, but there were some.
Here is a nice view of three different ones,
all gathered together at the extreme right side of the image, taken in
Too bad the negative has some damage, and the
film resolution is not quite where we can make out the road numbers. I think
the rightmost one (partial view only) is Union Pacific, the next one moving
left might be CB&Q, but I cannot quite make out the other with the
fishbelly underframe, maybe it is Illiniois Central? Thoughts?