Re: Need a photo of a CGW AC&F boxcar #22000-25798
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If anyone has the stenciling drawing for CGW alpha and numeric characters I would be happy to work up the lettering for both cars.
I don’t have any immediate project for them but a couple of friends might appreciate the artwork.
(for some reason this was in my “drafts” folder and did not get sent. Offer still stands!
From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io <main@RealSTMFC.groups.io> On Behalf Of Douglas Harding
Sent: Wednesday, May 19, 2021 9:35 PM
Subject: Re: [RealSTMFC] Need a photo of a CGW AC&F boxcar #22000-25798
Here are two photos I have of 23000 series CGW boxcars. Very different P/L schemes.
From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io <main@RealSTMFC.groups.io> On Behalf Of wahsatch
While ridding my duplicate & corrupted backup files on new to me Lenovo 17" Ideapad, I came across the 1913 Car Builders. Wandered thru the pages & came across a CGW wood superstructure box with a fabricated double beam steel underframe. ACF built it w/ 50T capacity.
Ck'd my Westerfield 1935 & my paper 12/1938 ORER - not enough data to identify the numbers. Remembered my 12/1928 ORER - there it was - the 21000 series [3 cars] & 22000 thru 25798 series  - capacity dropped to 40T. Ck'd my digital copies of the RR Gazette, CGW first placed an order for 1500 cars in mid-1909, then a few months later increased the order by 500 cars w/ AC&F..
By 12/1938, the 21000 were gone & the 22000 were down to 242. Their reefer fleet dropped from 443 to 6 in the same time period.
Anyone have a photo of this car? Need truck type & lettering for late 20s/early 30s.
-=- Bob Colquitt