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
From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io <main@RealSTMFC.groups.io> On Behalf Of Bob Chaparro via groups.io
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.