Re: NKP 50ft double door box cars some with Viking roofs questions

Brian Carlson

Yeah, someone reads the blogs I periodically write for the society.  

Brian J. Carlson 

On Jul 10, 2020, at 2:36 PM, Allan Smith <smithal9@...> wrote:

On Friday, July 10, 2020, 08:00:12 AM PDT, Tim O'Connor <timboconnor@...> wrote:

Elden, some of the them were sold to the D&TS

On 7/10/2020 10:49 AM, Gatwood, Elden J SAD wrote:



I have searched in vain for my copy of the MM issue in which Bob Hundman outlined the NKP all-steel 50-foot double door box cars, in two series, one of which had Viking roofs.


Does anyone on the list know much about these cars?  Were they built for automobile or auto parts service?  I know NKP had plants on-line.


They look unique in several ways.  Did some have racks?  Were some or all originally “Damage Free” cars, or did that come later?


Do you know anything about the cars that went to P&WV?  They appear to have stenciling that would indicate as assignment.  Any idea to whom?  See attached.


Thanks in advance!


Elden Gatwood

Tim O'Connor
Sterling, Massachusetts
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