Re: [Non-DoD Source] [RealSTMFC] A variety of steel boxcars, Chicago

Gatwood, Elden J SAD

Nice job, Tim!


Here’s a few more of these guys.


No one I know of is doing the u/f for these cars, but they should be.


Late long taper IDE, 5-panel riveted sides with 8 ft Ytown door, gussets, and OH diag panel roof, plus unique u/f.  Some had Universal brakes, at least some, Morton r/b’s.  Later groups had different interior equipment, including either Stage Loaders or STB equipment.  See doors for variations on that theme.  And they did change over time.


I have not seen the definitive write-up on these sub-classes.


Elden Gatwood



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Subject: Re: [Non-DoD Source] [RealSTMFC] A variety of steel boxcars, Chicago


605941 - X29G

On 5/10/2021 10:55 AM, Gatwood, Elden J SAD wrote:

That is a fabulous collection of cars.


I don’t know the classes of many cars, but I think the PRR box car to left is either class X29F or X29G, due to carbody, lettering in late Shadow Keystone sans serif “PRR”, and the deep side sill with “box” supports.


I think the car number begins with “605”, but can anyone make out the complete car number?


These cars were often used in appliance shipment out of mid-west states like Ohio and Indiana.  Its appearance in Chicago empty could make sense.


Tim O'Connor
Sterling, Massachusetts

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