Re: Identification of boxcars...


Benjamin Hom <b.hom@...>
 

Jan Kohl asked:
Information about these photos would be most appreciated:
http://www.castlegraphics.com/graphic/transportation/id/freight68.jpg

Garth Groff replied:
"Sand Springs Railway was (is?) a shortline in Oklahoma, formerly an
interurban. I believe the car in question is ex-Frisco, and was
originally a single-sheathed wood car. The Frisco cars were written up
in one of the very early RPCs, maybe volume 2 or 3, so this resource
might be of some help."

The cars in question certainly look ex-Frisco, but were actually purchased
new by SSRY from General American. SL-SF rebuilt the four SSRY cars in a
similar manner to their own Howe Truss boxcars, replacing the wood sheathing
with sheet steel. Sunshine offers these cars in HO as kit #39.21. See Ted
Culotta's website for more information on these cars and a photo of SSRY
122:
http://www.steamfreightcars.com/gallery/boxauto/ssry122main.html

Additionally, there is Will Whittaker photo of SSRY 121 on the pay side of
the RPI website:
http://railroad.union.rpi.edu/rolling-stock/Box-cars/40-foot-single-sheathed
/T-M-7-panel-Howe/XM-ss-7-panel-Howe-steel-Sand-Springs-Whittaker.jpg

The Frisco Howe Truss cars are covered in RPCyc Volumes 1 and 2.


Ben Hom

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