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Re: ex-ATSF Class Fe-13 Auto Boxcars on the StJ&LC (was There were not a lot of 50 foot boxcars around in 1929)
Steve and Barb Hile
I can't say for sure, but the single sheathed cars do look like Rock Island series 264000 - 264149 built by Standard Steel Car company in 1930. In 1946, 54 of these cars had their roofs raised by 6 inches. About the same time, the Rock Island was using a lot of plywood for replacement sheathing. The RI sold a lot of equipment to the Salzberg lines in the 50's and 60's. So all the circumstances are there.
From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io [mailto:main@RealSTMFC.groups.io] On Behalf Of Scott
Sent: Tuesday, May 07, 2019 2:34 PM
Subject: Re: [RealSTMFC] ex-ATSF Class Fe-13 Auto Boxcars on the StJ&LC (was There were not a lot of 50 foot boxcars around in 1929)
My guess for the cars in your reply would be Rock Island. Maybe Steve Hile can weigh in on them.