Re: ATSF in California


The 2500 SK-Ks were built with Caswell drop bottoms. Beginning in 1935 and continuing to 1940, 1065 of the SK-Ks were rebuilt and renumbered into the 54300-54499 series. This rebuilding removed the roof hatches and Caswell drop bottom along with new door and reinforced sides.



J. Stephen Sandifer


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Sent: Friday, November 13, 2020 1:58 PM
Subject: Re: [RealSTMFC] ATSF in California


Notes from Larry Occhiello's Santa Fe book, Listing Of Freight Cars By Class & Car Number 1906-1991, indicate one of the three series of Sk-K livestock cars (54300-54499) had sold bottoms.
Bob Chaparro
Hemet, CA

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