Re: Need help / GM&O 17000 series boxcars

O Fenton Wells

Many thanks David.  good info and the photo is a big help

On Sat, Sep 17, 2022 at 9:21 PM David via <> wrote:
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

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

Fenton Wells
250 Frye Rd
Pinehurst NC 28374

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