Photo: ATSF Boxcar 49760 Fe-31


Bob Chaparro
 

Photo: ATSF Boxcar 49760 Fe-31

A photo from the Denver Public Library for a car right at the tail end of this group's era:

https://digital.denverlibrary.org/digital/collection/p15330coll22/id/55061/rec/59

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

ATSF 49760 was built in 1960 at the Topeka shops, one of 500 Fe-31 cars in the 49500-49999 series. There were eleven cars in the15778-15766 series and ten cars in the 49000-49909 series.

Each car in the larger group had a staggered sliding door and a plug door. The other twenty-one cars had staggered double doors.

This class and the Fe-32 class were the first Fe cars to be equipped with roller bearing trucks and cushion underframes. Fe-31 cars carried the "Shock Control" lettering and the Fe-32 cars were lettered "Super Shock Control".

By 1991 only one car in this class remained on the roster.

Bob Chaparro

Hemet, CA

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