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It's a low res scan from Ted Culotta, and that's the date he
gave it. Ask Ted.
I've attached another Tedscan of a Rock Island car - You can
clearly read "-52"
on the repack stencil.
Remember the "ban" was for UNRESTRICTED INTERCHANGE only -
railroads could run cars
with AFC trucks on their own tracks. The Alaska Railroad used
them for DECADES.
On 4/26/2020 6:38 PM, James SANDIFER wrote:
I was quoting Richard Hendrickson in my
earlier reply. I too would question the late date for the
As a New Englander you are aware I expect of the fact
that both the B&N and New Haven bought surplus
sleepers and converted them into baggage and baggage
mail cars. Given the problems associated and
with the Allied Full Cushion trucks I believe that n
both roads they were swapped out by the end of 1950
1951 at the latest. Thus I am wondering just how
"certain" the photo date you cite for the Santa Fe car
chance is there that it might be incorrect or what do
the majority of Santa Fe modelers have to offer?