Re: Unicel cars

Patrick Wider <pwider@...>

According to my January 1957 ORER ACL had two cars that were numbered 15000 and
15001 and described as:

Box, Laminated, Unicel, 52' 6" outside length.

Pat Wider

--- In STMFC@..., Anthony Thompson <thompson@s...> wrote:

One of the STMFC listers reported that two of the Unicel cars were
purchased by ACL , painted, lettered, and apparently used as revenue
cars. I have not heard more about this, but would be very interested.
I searched in vain in Railway Age after the first introduction of
the Unicel car, for any mention that the car design was EVER approved
by AAR for interchange, and found nothing, despite their having
editorialized about the inequity of the original decision. With that
background, I thought surely they would have reported it if the
decision were reversed.

Tony Thompson Editor, Signature Press, Berkeley, CA
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