Re: B&O double sheathed boxcar with single sheathed ends?


Eric Hansmann
 

That’s a B&O M-15 boxcar rebuilt with “Indestructible ends.” These became M-15f, M-15h, and M-15j subclasses. HO resin kits have been available from Westerfield Models. 

I have no idea about the seam caps on the roof. 


Eric Hansmann
Murfreesboro, TN

On Jul 10, 2020, at 5:58 PM, Bruce Smith <smithbf@...> wrote:

Folks,

A Facebook poster pointed out that B&O boxcar #82965, just to the right of center and just beyond the two tank cars in this John Vachon, June 1941 photo of Milwaukee's yards
shows a single sheathed end on a double sheathed car. (I suggest going to the .tif image at https://cdn.loc.gov/master/pnp/fsa/8c19000/8c19600/8c19665u.tif to really blow it up).

Other photos in the series are interesting as well, including this nearly top-down gondola load

Regards,
Bruce
Bruce Smith
Auburn

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