Re: Interesting IC boxcar 162099 photo

Benjamin Hom <b.hom@...>

Stefan Lerche asked:
Can someone comment on this Steve Wzdeck photo of IC #162099? Who
built/ how does one describe this type of boxcar end?

This is a Van Dorn end, applied to an indeterminate number of house cars in
the teens. I'm not sure how many railroads built cars with this end; a
builder's photo of PRR 63837, a Class XL built in 1912 is on page 18 of the
Summer 2000 Keystone (which extensively covers Class XL with articles by
Gary Rausch, Bob Johnson, and Al Westerfield).

Ben Hom

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