Re: Need help / GM&O 17000 series boxcars

Jason P

Ray and all,
I can't make out the car number in that photo but I do know that GM&O numbered all of their MoW and related non-revenue equipment into 66000 and 67000 series numbers. If you see a number like that on a car it has definitely been "bumped" from revenue service. Many were repainted into the MoW yellow scheme but there were a few boxcars that simply had the number patched out. There was also a diner-lounge car that was converted into an instruction car (#66658) that retained the passenger maroon and red scheme as well.

I'm not sure if this is a car from the same class but I've attached an Owen Leander (John Lareau collection) photo of GM&O 66636 that was a MoW supply car taken May 3, 1964 in Chicago. I don't have any info on it's former in-service number as a boxcar but it appears that it may have been built from a similar type of car.

-Jason Parham

On 09/19/2022 8:05 PM Ray Breyer via <rtbsvrr69@...> wrote:

1967 repack date and absolutely no dimensional data. This is a MOW car. In revenue service, none got GM&O paint, and none survived past 1954.

Ray Breyer
Elgin, IL

On Monday, September 19, 2022 at 07:30:54 PM CDT, O Fenton Wells <srrfan1401@...> wrote:

And in GM&O lettering. Didn’t think any of them made it that way

On Sep 19, 2022, at 8:29 PM, O Fenton Wells via <srrfan1401@...> wrote:

Awesome Owen. Thank you so much. 

On Sep 19, 2022, at 6:55 PM, Owen Thorne - owen at <owen@...> wrote:

T. Owen Thorne
Cecil County MD USA
owen at udel dot edu

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