Re: NP, MILW & M&StL ??? c.1939


Dennis Storzek <dennis@...>
 

On Sun, Jun 19, 2022 at 05:36 PM, Robert kirkham wrote:
Looking at the photo a little more closely, i’m thinking the car with the Murphy 5/5/5 end is lettered M&StL.  It has an illegible 5 digit number, so - guessing here - i’m assuming it is a USRA (or clone) double sheathed car in the 25000-25898 series (2 remaining in the Jan 1953 ORER).  As you note, that makes it 9’ IH. 
It is definitely a USRA DS car, you can tell by the shape of the poling pocket castings, also the castings that anchor diagonal tie rods one third of the way up the ends, which the SS cars lack. As to being a clone, all the clones I'm familiar with were built with 7/8 ends and a lower IH.

Dennis Storzek

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