Re: Photo: IC Drop-Bottom Gondola Interior

O Fenton Wells

Yes Eric it affected the Southern SU boxcars and vent cars as well, Although some of the pulp wood racks made from SU boxcars were upgraded with AB brake systems

On Wed, Jun 24, 2020 at 10:20 AM Eric Hansmann <eric@...> wrote:

Here are some L&N ventilated boxcar quantities to fill in a few years in between Ray’s info.


1943 – 2,096 cars

1951 – 992 cars

1953 – 37 cars


I suspect the pending K brake ban of January 1, 1954 affected the fleet numbers after 1950.



Eric Hansmann

Murfreesboro, TN




From: <> On Behalf Of Ray Breyer via
Sent: Tuesday, June 23, 2020 6:17 PM
Subject: Re: [RealSTMFC] Photo: IC Drop-Bottom Gondola Interior


4,347 VMs on the roster in 1930 (5th largest fleet), four still on the roster in 1962.


Ray Breyer
Elgin, IL


Fenton Wells
250 Frye Rd
Pinehurst NC 28374

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