Re: Northern Pacific Boxcar Upgrades 1925

Ray Breyer

The Val Reports are only as useful as the person tabulating the valuation. Some roads have virtually no information at all, while others have lots. For example, the NYC family of roads lists each freight car series, and how many have been rebuilt, and with what new appliances.

And keep in mind that the valuations were mostly done in 1917. There was a lot of rebuilding happening between 1921 and 1929 that the reports won't have captured. Still, they're one useful tool in the box.

Ray Breyer
Elgin, IL

On Saturday, October 1, 2022 at 11:01:02 PM CDT, akerboomk <ken-akerboom@...> wrote:

While the ORER may be mute for replacement steel center sills (at least for the B&M it is, maybe different for other RRs if they renumbered cars with SCCs into separate series) the ICC valuation data does list (individually for the B&M) which cars had wood, steel, or "composite" underframes.
Ken Akerboom

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