Re: IC 161722 Chcago, 1940's

Tim O'Connor

Yep! Notes L & X in the 1959 ORER list all of these cars whose numbers differ from the norm.
IC 41464 is listed under Note X. No reason is given other than "special loading".

Could be racks, or bins, or special pallets, or a combination.


On 7/16/2022 12:47 PM, Dennis Storzek wrote:

Interestingly, the original photo showing the new car shows it is a 40 ton car; must have been built with older trucks reclaimed from scrapped cars. In this latest photo, that capacity has shrunk to just 65,000 lbs., 32-1/2 tons, and the light weight is almost equal to the capacity. Must be some really heavy permanent racks installed. Auto engine service?

Dennis Storzek

Tim O'Connor
Sterling, Massachusetts

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