Tim Gilbert <tgilbert@...>
Ed Mines asked:
Anyone see a photo or drawing of one of these rare cars? What do they
In 1944, the B&M converted 15 of its #72000 series Pratt Truss boxcars constructed in 1930 to be stock cars. These stockcars were renumbered into the #57500-57514 series, and were reconverted back to boxcars in 1955-56.
The extent of the 1944 conversion was to replace the solid wood sheathing on the side with slats so the livestock could get a breath of "fresh air." The #27500 series' trucks, steel side trusses, ends, roofs, and underframe were the same as they were before the conversion.