Re: harriman codes

Tim O'Connor

BI -- for insulated box cars as you say
BF -- for "flush" door non-insulated cars
BC -- for "combination" door cars (plug + slider)
CH -- covered hoppers

And I think at least one example where O- was applied
to an "ore" car, rather than to a tank car.

-------------- Original message ----------------------
From: jaley <>
At some point (after 1955, so I really don't care!), the UP added classes
"BI" and "BF"; I believe the first was for Insulated Box cars; I forget
what BF stood for.


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