Re: Express Car Movements


I looked for these cars in the Jan 55 ORER, by which time the conversion of single-sheathed cars to steel boxcars was complete.  Certain series of cars that received new steel bodies had some designated as standard boxcars and others as Merchandise Service "For Merchandise Loading on M.P. Lines Only".  Of the possible cars that are listed as merchandise service, there are only the following that fit the numbers described:

41112, 41312, 46112, 46212, 47212, 47312, 47412, 47712, 48312, or 48612.

Several different series of 20s built single sheathed cars were used for this upgrade program, and the ends could have varied widely but they were otherwise fairly similar.

Ron Merrick

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