CB&Q XM-24 retirements
1948 August 400
1949 August 239
1949 November 175
1950 August 77
1951 February 38
1951 October 5
1952 November 0
From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io <main@RealSTMFC.groups.io> On Behalf Of Dennis Storzek
Sent: Thursday, 6 June 2019 6:17 a.m.
Subject: Re: [RealSTMFC] Rapido USRA 40-ton Boxcar
On Tue, Jun 4, 2019 at 06:44 AM, William Hirt wrote:
That's interesting. The Soo Line "sawtooth" boxcars built in 1913,14, and 15 were all built with Bettendorf T section trucks, but the five or six cars that remain in preservation all ride on Andrews trucks with CB&Q cast in the side frames.
Obviously a bulk purchase of used trucks to replace the troublesome T section trucks, but I always wondered when it was done. A search of the preserved Soo AFE files failed to reveal any large purchases of used trucks, but it may have just been described with
the generic term as car material or some such. If these were the only CB&Q cars equipped with Andrews trucks, then any large reduction in their numbers would be a good indication as to when the trucks would have been available. Anyone have a retirement timeline
for the Q USRA cars?