Re: Search for welded-side C&NW 10'6" hi boxcars. ..

Ed Hawkins

On Wednesday, April 19, 2006, at 08:58 PM, bean_bowl wrote:

Does anyone have any roster information on a group of Chicago &
Northwestern 10'6" hi 40-foot boxcars with welded sides and
dreadnaught ends?

I know C&NW had thousands and thousands of PS-1's, but a friend
remarked in passing--and without any further information to back it up-
-that C&NW also had welded-side 40'cars not built by Pullman-Standard.

Anyone know anything about these cars? Numbers? Types of ends, roofs,
running boards, etc? I have a spare IM PS-1 kit sitting around and
thought that a car such as this would make an interesting kitbash


blair kooistra
fort worth, tx
I went back and checked all my 40' rosters of AAR-style box cars and can find no welded-side box cars for CNW. Is your friend positive these existed, and if so, did they exist in the pre-1960 period as original equipment bought by CNW and not some 1960s or later hand-me-down? There were 30 welded-side 50' cars built by AC&F in 1954 (series 626-655). If some 40' welded-side cars existed (other than PS-1s), I need more information from your friend to go by (a build date, a builder name, a car number, etc.). Possibly a rebuilt war emergency car?
Ed Hawkins

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