Re: ACY 175-194 flatcars / USRA 42ft flat cars

Tim O'Connor

Red Caboose 1920's fishbelly flat car

C&NW   1200 cars (40001-42499) odd numbers
NYC    300 cars
B&M    237 cars
FEC    200 cars
C&O    100 cars (80300-80399)
PM     100 cars
DT&I   25 cars
TC     25 cars (evenly spaced pockets)
GN     ( very similar )
W&LE   ( very similar ) --> went to the NKP

Tim O'Connor

On 9/20/2021 1:41 PM, Todd Sullivan via wrote:

The Red Caboose 42ft flat cars with their 'fishbelly sides' are either the USRA cars or pretty close.  The only two RRs I know who had them are the NYC and the MILW.   The NYC cars are fairly common on eBay in either red or black paint, but the MILW cars have not been produced in years.  Too bad, as they would show up all over the country with lumber loads.  There seemed to be about 200 or so in the early 1950s.   Perhaps some MILW fans can chime in and add more information.

Todd Sullivan
*Tim O'Connor*
*Sterling, Massachusetts*

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