Aluminum Box Cars?
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Volume 26 of Railway Prototype Cyclopedia covers aluminum house cars and refrigerator cars.
Northwest of Mike Brock
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Off the top of my head the Alton, RI and M&StL all got ten. Maybe another road too? Maybe the same number for the C&O and NKP? But their cars came later with newer designed parts. These cars were built using leftover aluminum sheets from WWII airplanes. I do know two M&StL were damaged. By then the replacement parts were so expensive they used steel parts and painted the cars in their paint scheme in use at the time.