I checked my October 1948, and by this date the RPX
fleet was in the hands of Union Tank Car. Obviously
they quickly relettered it, because by this date only
100 cars still were listed under RPX reporting marks.
Osgoode, Ontario, Canada
Chet French writes:higher than the 3600My April 1940 ORER does not show any RPX numbers
July 1950 ORER.series and I could not find RPX in the Westerfield
the Shell fleet byRichard probably knows if they were absorbed into
Richard Hendrickson replies:then.
RPX was still in the 1/1945 ORER with more than 3,000cars and in the
10/1947 ORER with a fleet of about 2,000 (some RPXcars were reassigned to
Shell Eastern Products [SEPX] and Shell of Calif.[SCCX] around the end of
World War II). By 1950, however, all of the RPX carswere gone from the
ORERs, and the number of SEPX and SCCX cars didn'tincrease enough to
account for them, so I don't know where they went -possibly to General
American for lease-back, but that's just a guess.