Need help / GM&O 17000 series boxcars


I expect that few or none of these cars were repainted/relettered for GM&O. The Alton series was almost entirely retired/scrapped in the late 1940s.

There are a few photos showing these cars in their Alton days. Page 6 of Ray Breyer's Alton fleet summary shows another 17000 series rebuild, albeit with the original (?) roof and inverse Murphy ends. This view does show the extended side straps and the door setup.

Several of them show up in this view:

David Thompson

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