Re: Photo: ATSF (?) Boxcar 9260 With Pinto Bean Load (1914)
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I agree. This is a Big Four boxcar. The lettering follows what the NYC was applying to their cars in this timeframe. Part of the NYCL oval can be seen to the right of the banner.
It’s interesting to see the build date stencil look newer than the weigh date stencil. You do not see that everyday.
And I’m surprised nobody has commented on the Explosives placard on the door and linking that to the pinto beans banner.
From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io <main@RealSTMFC.groups.io> On Behalf Of Claus Schlund \(HGM\)
Sent: Wednesday, September 30, 2020 12:04 PM
Subject: Re: [RealSTMFC] Photo: ATSF (?) Boxcar 9260 With Pinto Bean Load (1914)
Looking at this image, I think the reporting marks might actually be CCC&StL 9260, not ATSF. If this is the case, it is from series 9001-9984, 36ft IL, 40-ton, 167 cars listed in the 12-1930 ORER
The railroad workers making chalk marks on the side of the car are going to run out of space soon!