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.
 
Steve Hile



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Ben,

My guess for the cars in your reply would be Rock Island.  Maybe Steve Hile can weigh in on them.

Scott McDonald

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