Re: Aluminum Box Cars?

Tim O'Connor

Brian thanks for posting that digital scan C&A 1200.

The distinctive 14 panel aluminum box cars were built for five railroads C&A, NKP, RI, C&O, M&StL.

The Great Northern design was unique to the GN.

On 7/20/2022 10:32 AM, BRIAN PAUL EHNI wrote:

My bad; it was Alton, not GM&O.

 Brian Ehni



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Date: Wednesday, July 20, 2022 at 9:18 AM
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Subject: [RealSTMFC] Aluminum Box Cars?


There was an Illinois Central aluminum box car on E-bay last week.  Not so interested in the car, but it did get me to thinking... Great Northern had one (only) aluminum box car.  Ebay had a NP aluminum box car listed a while ago.  Where these only experimental cars (I think that I read that somewhere, probably in relation to the GN car)?  Or a prototype for some railways?  (Southern Pacific had the silver overnight cars, but not certain if they were aluminum or not).

Ray Hutchison


Tim O'Connor
Sterling, Massachusetts

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