Re: Accuracy Of The Official Railway Equipment Registers - car rebuilding


Dennis Storzek
 

Ken, 

You are off by about twelve or fifteen years. The last large group of wood framed, SUF boxcars were the USRA DS cars, and they weren't built until 1918-19. They were just coming due for rebuilding in the mid thirties, and are the reason for the development of the Youngstown Steel Door Co. pre-fab car sides. Once those proved themselves, some roads used them to rebuild their steel framed USRA single sheathed cars, not so much because that design was deficient, but to get larger cars.

Dennis Storzek

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