Re: Help Identifying Unusual Boxcar (MoPac coke service?)
...an early-style SP Hog Fuel car might be a more likely candidate up in that part of Oregon.toggle quoted messageShow quoted text
The first letter of the road name peeking out under the shadow on the end appears to be rounded;
I can't convince myself it would be an "M".
Richard Brennan - San Leandro CA
At 05:43 PM 3/6/2021, Ken Roth wrote:
I have a picture of a train on the S.P. Toledo branch in Oregon taken circa 1949. I would like to know the prototype for the unusual double-sheathed boxcar directly behind the engine. It appears to be a modified boxcar (roof removed and extra side doors added). It appears also to have a "inverse Murphy ribbed end". It is most definitely not an S.P. car and the reporting marks might be M.P. The herald also perhaps might suggest M.P. I looked in the 1950 ORER and found MoPac boxcars converted to coke cars. If so, I have no idea what its doing on a branch in the Oregon woods! I have not been able to find any MoPac photo online that might confirm my guess. Any help would be appreciated, thanks.