Photo: ATSF Auto/Furniture Boxcar 65514 Fe-R (1934)


Bob Chaparro
 

Photo: ATSF Auto/Furniture Boxcar 65514 Fe-R (1934)

A photo from the Denver Public Library:

https://digital.denverlibrary.org/digital/collection/p15330coll22/id/55062/rec/60

Click on the arrows in the upper right hand corner of the photo to enlarge it and scroll to enlarge it further.

Double sheathed, door-and-a-half design.

One of 500 cars (Series 65201-65700) ordered in 1926 from Pullman. There were other series of Fe-R cars as well.

Pullman applied lines above the reporting marks and below the car numbers, not a typical Santa Fe practice.

The Class Fe-R cars were rebuilt into steel sheathed Class Bx-40 boxcars during World War II. A total of 1,208 Fe-R cars in three groups were so converted.

Bob Chaparro

Hemet, CA

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