Re: Standard Container Boxcar [was: Pres-To-Logs Boxcar]


Hello Garth,
nice photo, and aside of the paint job (but I don't know that for sure) the car still looks fully steam-era (to me) with its full height ladders and running board. And it is a (rare?) example where the "glad hand" doesn't sit in its usual 30° angle! :-)
Many greetings
Modeling the early post-war years up to about 1953
Gesendet: Donnerstag, 09. April 2020 um 01:14 Uhr
Von: "Garth Groff and Sally Sanford" <mallardlodge1000@...>
Betreff: Re: [RealSTMFC] Standard Container Boxcar [was: Pres-To-Logs Boxcar]
Alex and Claus,
Is it possible the Pres-to-Log car was strictly for in-plant use? Compare with the attached.
I shot Standard Container boxcar 1001 I shot in January 1982, I think in Homerville, Georgia. Since it lacks end numbers and a reporting mark, I must conclude this car was only for in-plant use. I haven't been able to locate any additional information about Standard Container Company, except that it is now a mid-level superfund site.
This car is, of course, way beyond our period mandate in this incarnation, but it certainly dates to around 1948.
Yours Aye,
Garth Groff  🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿

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