Re: Oregon short line stock cars

William Hirt
 

To add to Doug's info, this is a roster of CB&Q 36' stock cars as of January 1, 1966. As they were all built in the mid-late 1920s, they existed in the 1939/40 time frame and as Charlie Vlk noted well into the BN era.

55950-56199 SM. 36' Stock Car. Steel Underframe. Class SM-18-A. Built 1928 at CB&Q Galesburg. Series #55950-56199.
56200-56699 SM. 36' Stock Car. Steel Underframe. Class SM-18-A. Built 1928 at CB&Q Galesburg. Series #56200-56699. 
56700-56924 SM. 36' Stock Car. Steel Underframe. Class SM-18. Built 1927 at CB&Q Galesburg. Series #56700-56924. 200 cars leased to FW&DC in 1943 (series #56700-57447) and renumbered FW&DC Series #3001-3200.
56925-56949 SM. 36' Stock Car. Steel Underframe. Class SM-18. Built 1926 at CB&Q Aurora. Series #56925-56949. 200 cars leased to FW&DC in 1943 (series #56700-57447) and renumbered FW&DC Series #3001-3200.
56950-57449 SM. 36' Stock Car. Steel Underframe. Class SM-18. Built 1926 at CB&Q Aurora. Series #56950-57449. 200 cars leased to FW&DC in 1943 (series #56700-57447) and renumbered FW&DC Series #3001-3200.
58000-58999 SM. 36' Stock Car. Steel Underframe. Class SM-16. Built 1924 at CB&Q Streator. Series #58000-58999. Some cars this series equipped with Double Deck. Photo in Freight Cars of the 40's and 50's on p82 (car 58214D). Photo in Freight Car Color Portfolio Book 1 (Paul Winters 1960-1980) on p42 (car 58560D).
59000-59499 SM. 36' Stock Car. Steel Underframe. Class SM-16. Built 1922 by ACF. Series #59000-59499.

On live stock, I  recently received my copy of Santa Fe Livestock Operations by Steve Sandifer. If you have any interest at all in livestock operations, you want a copy of this book. Numerous stories and info from the Santa Fe files that is applicable to a number of railroads modeling stock operations.

Bill Hirt

On 9/7/2019 12:43 AM, Douglas Harding wrote:

Brad certain roads preferred 36’ cars up to the end of livestock movements. Attached is a spreadsheet I created some time back that shows stockcars for the CNW, CGW, Omaha, & M&StL showing the years 1941, 1943, 1953 and 1960. It includes their length. Noticed the dominance of 36’ cars for the CNW and Omaha roads. I think you will see similar preference for 36’ cars on the CB&Q and MILW. As suggested an ORER will quickly show the information you seek. I’m not at home, so not able to access the copies I have.

 

Attached are a few photos.

 

Doug  Harding

www.iowacentralrr.org

 

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