Re: ATSF Automobile cars/door color

Allan Smith

Santa Fe autoboxcar with black doors.  on Page 45 of Furniture and Automobile Box Cars is a photo of 65956 Fe-S. The photo caption reads In 1938-1940 the Santa Fe leased about half of the Fe-S class auto cars to the New York Central, where many of them were equipped for auto parts loading. This 1939 photo shows one of these cars with new reporting marks and weight stenciling  ( but original numbers) and the Santa Fe lettering in the heralds painted out. The stenciling beside the door reads Auto Bodies- When empty Return to M. C. Michigan Central RR Detroit Michigan
It looks like the car in your photo still has the Santa FE markings. At any rate the Fe-S class cars were all rebuilt (except 35 cars) in 1940-1941 into Fe-21, Fe-22 and Fe-23 cars.

Al Smith
Sonora CA

On Friday, February 14, 2020, 07:25:01 AM PST, ottokroutil via Groups.Io <otask@...> wrote:

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