Re: Photo: Buffalo, Rochester & Pittsburg Boxcar 4076 (Circa 1915)


Eric Hansmann
 

Thanks for posting this, Bob!

 

This might be a little earlier than the 1915 date indicated on the site. I can’t quite read the weigh stencil but note the lack of proper sill steps and hand holds to meet the 1911 Safety Appliance Act amendment. The car was built in 1909-1910.

 

There was a lag in updating the cars to meet these new standards, so 1915 might be correct.

 

 

Eric Hansmann

Murfreesboro, TN

 

 

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Subject: [RealSTMFC] Photo: Buffalo, Rochester & Pittsburg Boxcar 4076 (Circa 1915)

 

Photo: Buffalo, Rochester & Pittsburg Boxcar 4076 (Circa 1915)

Photo from the State Historical Society Of Missouri:

https://cdm17228.contentdm.oclc.org/digital/collection/imc/id/24566/rec/1

Scroll on the photo to enlarge it.

Bob Chaparro

Hemet, CA

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