Re: [Non-DoD Source] Re: [RealSTMFC] GN 5196 - what the?

Gatwood, Elden J SAD


"What the..." is right. 5196 is on both side and end, so it is not a case of a number wearing off. The 5000 series were indeed 40' steel framed boxes, not 50'.

Elden Gatwood

-----Original Message-----
From: [] On Behalf Of Tim O'Connor
Sent: Wednesday, June 19, 2019 12:18 PM
Subject: [Non-DoD Source] Re: [RealSTMFC] GN 5196 - what the?

Sorry, I forgot to attach the photo.

On 6/19/2019 12:17 PM, Tim O'Connor wrote:

I'm baffled by this car number - 5196 - on a 50 foot single sheathed
box car.
From 1955 through at least 1972 the entire Great Northern series 5000
to 5499 was 40 foot 12 panel steel box cars built at the St Cloud
shops. Any ideas?

Tim O'Connor

*Tim O'Connor*
*Sterling, Massachusetts*

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