Re: Photo: NYC Boxcar 257799

Dave Parker

Lot 292-B was ex-LS&MS 89000-89999 before renumbering into NYC 257000-257999.  I can't read the rebuilder's stencil, but Ryan (Chicago) is what's in the caption of a copy I received from Ray Breyer.  The NYCL had several other shorty series of 1000 cars each as candidates for comprising the other half of that order.

The rebuild included the Murphy roof and ends (the "innie" variety).  I'm less sure about the rucks.  They look like L-section Andrews, and could well have been original in 1912.
Dave Parker
Swall Meadows, CA

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