Re: N&W Boxcar 47302 (Round Roof)

Jesus Pe�a


Are you also accounting for “Grand Canyon” slogan for the two cars that you listed ?


Jesus Peña 
Concord, Ca

On Tuesday, September 17, 2019, 2:38 PM, James SANDIFER <steve.sandifer@...> wrote:

According to Richard Hendrickson, Santa Fe applied the Buy War Bonds to about 200 BX-36 box cars at the Argentine shops between September and December of 1942. Then the company decided to do 200 more in early 1943, however only 168 additional ones were done by the end of the year. A memo on March 11, 1947, said to removed that slogan as soon as possible. However, capturing those 368 cars empty heading through Argentine was not an easy task and some may have lasted into the early 1950s.  Richard said all were BX-36 (Sunshine to the rescue). In the Santa Fe Painting and Lettering guide he includes all of the numbers for these cars, 148912 or 149512 being the only options I see on his list for this photo.



J. Stephen Sandifer


From: [] On Behalf Of James SANDIFER
Sent: Tuesday, September 17, 2019 2:07 PM
Subject: Re: [RealSTMFC] N&W Boxcar 47302 (Round Roof)


I like the fact that the Santa Fe car still has “Buy War Bonds” on it at this late date. 



J. Stephen Sandifer


From: [] On Behalf Of Bob Chaparro via Groups.Io
Sent: Tuesday, September 17, 2019 12:43 PM
Subject: [RealSTMFC] N&W Boxcar 47302 (Round Roof)


This photo is from the Norfolk Southern Archive. The Archive is a collection of company photos from Norfolk Southern and its legacy railroads on this website:

N&W Boxcar 47302 (Round Roof)


"Nearly seventy years ago—on Thursday, September 15, 1949—a Norfolk & Western train made a stop at the Streitmann Biscuit Company near Cincinnati, Ohio.

The bakery produced more than 100 different varieties of crackers and cookies, including honey graham crackers, Opera Crème cookies, and Zesta saltine crackers. By 1951, production amounted to 1,321 carloads of outbound traffic annually, which was either delivered by N&W to its destination or originated on the N&W for delivery by other railroads."

Bob Chaparro

Hemet, CA

Jesus Peña

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