I did a search on Swift stock cars (and SLSX) on the group site...Ed Mines asked a question looking for an article and I found several postings and topics with mention of photos, but that's it.
I'm hoping to learn numbers series and car types of the following....
I have photos of the following:
SLSX 71548 with SLSX 710_ _ (last two digits not legible); SLSX 71548 is a two-level, two door car does not have a Swift Live Stock Express letterboard; were there different P&L styles or is the letterboard just missing?
- are there any accurate models of two-level, two-door stock cars? and who built these cars?
- are there any drawings of these cars?
Apologies, I do have an ORER from Westerfield, but not with me or even handy.
Of interest; the photo is of both Swift reefers and stock cars being switched in Hartford, CT; so apparently there was a Swift plant that processed and distributed dressed meat and slaughtered livestock at the same location. Seems a little unusual for me for late-'50's New England.
I also did a search on NISX stock cars and it appears these were not only from a time beyond this group but also a time beyond my own interest, so looking for the following:
- Confirmation there were no 40' two-level, 4-door stock cars with NISX reporting marks in 1959
- Information as to what railroad and number series NISX 3132 may have belonged to in 1959 (perhaps it already belonged to National Car but but bore predecessor road markings?)
- are there any accurate models of two-level, four-door stock cars? and who built these cars? I would post a photo but it's taken in the future...
- are there any drawings of such cars?
I did read several posts that National Car started to use NISX reporting marks 1960 or later. I'm really only interested in information within the timespan of this group and particularly 1958-9.
I am certain the photos I have of SLSX 71548 and NISX 3132 (both two level stock cars, but one with two doors, the other with four) were taken at the same location. and I'm musing that it may be fun to have a couple of livestock cars of different types if I can find the preceding owner of NISX 3132 or a close relative.