Re: NYC box car decals - Trust Numbers
Tim Gilbert <tgilbert@...>
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I assume by "Trusts" you mean "Equipment Trusts." If so, perhaps the governing trust can be traced in the sundry MOODY's RAILROAD MANUALS. In the 1955 MANUAL, the Central had 21 different Equipment Trusts outstanding of which only 10 included freight cars of which three included boxcars.
MOODY's, however, does not include either Trust No. or car numbers. Can you provide the date of authorization, date of maturity, name of bank which was trustee? Any such data you can provide should provide a clue which the trust was except for the merest of descriptions below:
Trust #7 (in 1955 MOODY's): - Authorized Date - Jan. 1, 1949; Maturity Date - Jan. 1, 1964; Trustee - Guaranty Trust; 1,000 55-ton Boxcars as part of the Security.
Trust #13: - Date - June 15, 1950; Maturity - June 15, 1965; Trustee - Guaranty Trust; 505 55-ton Boxcars as part of the Security.
Trust #20: - Date - Jan. 1, 1953; Maturity - Jan 1, 1968; Trustee - Irving Trust; 1,000 55-ton Boxcars as part of the Security.
Moody's changed the numbers of these Equipment Trusts as they matured and new ones created.
I don't know of any alternative to MOODY's in determining what equipment was secured by what trust. Perhaps, someone with detailed financial records of the NYC can provide better answers.
Ted Culotta wrote:
I have finished the NYC 40' steel box car decal set. However, there is