Re: NP box car #30995

bierglaeser <bierglaeser@...>

--- In STMFC@..., Richard Hendrickson <rhendrickson@o...>

On Oct 24, 2005, at 11:08 AM, Gene Green wrote:

There is a color photo of a long, shingle-sheathed box car at NP
Box Car Item number: 6572658337.

The truss pattern suggests this car may be the result of splicing
cars. I think I see a Dreadnaught square corner end. When might
car have been built? Were there more? When was it retired?
Ten cars numbered 30990-30999. They were rebuilt in 1965 by
the length of some 20000 20499 series boxcars, originally built in
NP shops in 1931-'32, from 40'6" IL to 50'3" IL – hence the off-
doors. IIRC, this was done to provide a small number of cars for
on-line LCL service. Neither the concept nor the cars lasted very
long. The cars did not go off line in interchange and were retired
the '70s.

Richard Hendrickson
Darn! I was hoping such car would be a candidate for my model RR set
in 1950. It was the truss pattern that interested me. Well, that
and the length.

Gene Green
Out in the west Texas town of El Paso

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