In a message dated 7/2/2003 11:54:46 PM Central Daylight Time,
Point well taken. But the Sk-2/3 numbers while pretty big, are bigger still
when you add in the other stock cars built from Bx-3/6 box cars, the Sk-5's.
The spotting difference is that the Sk-5's had diagonal panel roofs.
The actual count of Sk-2, 3 & 5's per "Stock Cars of the Santa Fe" is thus
Sk-2's 1,750 built in '42, '43 through '46
Sk-3's 1,121 built in '47 through '50
Sk-5's 1,300 built in '52/'53
for a total of 4,171 out of 7880 total stock cars on the roster at the end of
'53. Peak year for stock cars on the Santa Fe was 1928: 9,331 cars.