Re: Rapido USRA 40-ton Boxcar
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According to the Santa Fe Live list, they had 2687 of these in 1922. In 1938 they still had 2442 but in 1942 only had 253. None were listed in 1945. This information varies from information in the Boxcar book.
The Boxcar book says the Santa Fe had 2700, numbered 37001-39700, class BX-2. K brakes, vertical staff hand brake, Andrews trucks. Until 1932, the car numbers carried a C. T. suffix, a Columbia Trust designation. Virtually all (2635 of 2700) were rebuilt into steel sheathed cars with new steel sides and roof, retaining the underframe and original ends. The rebuilding began in 1937 and was completed in 1942, encompassing the BX-28, 31, 32, 33, and 36 class.
J. Stephen Sandifer
From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io [mailto:main@RealSTMFC.groups.io] On Behalf Of William Hirt
Sent: Tuesday, June 4, 2019 8:44 AM
Subject: Re: [RealSTMFC] Rapido USRA 40-ton Boxcar
According the Burlington Route Historical Society Freight Car Data Sheet on USRA Double Sheathed Boxcars, the USRA Double Sheathed Boxcars (series 120500-120999) built in December 1918 by AC&F were the last double sheathed boxcars the CB&Q purchased (Class XM-24). They were the only CB&Q boxcars built new with Andrews cast steel trucks. Other than resheathing in the 1930s and having a grab added to the left hand side of the car, not much in the way of visible changes were made to these cars (unlike other Q double sheathed boxcars). They kept their KC brakes until retired. They were all gone by the early 1950s.
On 6/4/2019 7:56 AM, Jon Miller wrote: