Re: IC 161722 Chcago, 1940's


Tim O'Connor
 


IC 41464 from the Gerstley collection circa 1958


On 7/15/2022 11:49 PM, Guy Wilber via groups.io wrote:

Jeffrey White wrote:

"According to the car diagram in the IC 1954 freight car diagram book the cars were built by GATC in East Chicago IN in 1937 so the photo could be a delivery photo.  161501 - 161700 had auto loaders and 161701 - 162300 no auto loaders.  At some point (the diagram sheet doesn't give a date) they were renumbered to 44000 - 44199 (auto loaders) and 41000 - 41599 (no auto loaders)."

Jeffrey,

ORER information that will help you with the renumbering.  The renumbering of the 161501-161700 cars may have commenced prior to April of 1940.  The 161701-162300 series renumbering occurred between January of 1941 and January of 1943.  I don't have ORERs to fill in the blanks. 

April ~1939

XAR 161501 - 161700  200@
XA    161701 - 162300  600@

April ~ 1940

XAR  44000 -  44099 (Noted as increase)
                                                                   } 200@
         161501 - 161700
XA     161701 - 162300  600@

January ~ 1941

XAR  44000 - 44099
                                         } 200@
         161501 - 161700
XA    161701 - 162300

January ~ 1943 

XAR  44000 - 44199  199@
XA     41000 - 41599  598@

Guy Wilber


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Tim O'Connor
Sterling, Massachusetts

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