Re: Info Needed on C&NW Box Cars

Ed Hawkins

On Aug 5, 2021, at 1:17 PM, Tim O'Connor <timboconnor@...> wrote:

I'm sure you meant 79250 to 80250

I always thought the ends looked sort of like black paint... :-)

Yes, thank you for catching the goof due to clumsy fingers & not taking time to proofread before hitting “send.” 

While virtually all CNW 40’ AAR-type box cars built ca. 11-44 and later did have black car cement on the ends & roof, earlier all-steel box cars built in 1941-1942 & the emergency box cars built in 1943-1944 originally had red ends. The same pattern goes for CMO cars built during the same time period prior to the railroad turning to PS-1 box cars starting in 1948 & extending from 1949 thru 1958.

Ed Hawkins

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