Re: Need help / GM&O 17000 series boxcars

O Fenton Wells

Ed, thank you so much for your excellent response. I’m getting the picture now that by 1953 there weren’t many of these cars left. But they were wood cars with radial roofs and some kind of dreadnaught ends. I think I’ll go back to Bob’s phots to see if he has a GM &O photo of these cars
I’ll keep looking and thanks again 

On Sep 17, 2022, at 8:25 PM, O Fenton Wells via <srrfan1401@...> wrote:

Ray Breyer  feels that these were 1905 wooden cars rebuilt with radial roofs and some version of dreadnaught ends. We are still looking
Thanks for your input

On Sep 17, 2022, at 8:22 PM, Srrfan1401 <srrfan1401@...> wrote:

Thanks Todd, I’m looking for that photo

On Sep 17, 2022, at 8:22 PM, Todd Sullivan via <sullivant41@...> wrote:


A little more data.  I checked my January 1952 ORER, and the GM7O had 6 ex-Alton 17000 series boxcars listed.  They were not big cars: 12'-1" at the eaves, 12'-11" over the running board  and 2730 cuft..  By comparison, the 1937 AAR standard boxcar was about 14'-8" over the running board and 3712cuft.

Todd Sullivan

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