Re: Re-sided Wabash Automobile Box Car

cef39us <cfrench@...>

--- In STMFC@y..., "skunkskunk2001" <fwj@m...> wrote:
Chet and all:

The discussion on Wabash single sheath automobile box cars got me
thinking about one I photographed in the Wolcottville, Indiana
Gravel Pit about 1974. A second look revealed that it had been re-
sided with sheet metal.


In 1935, Decatur shop had a program to replace wood sides with steel
on cars in the 45400 - 46001 series. These cars had 5/5/6 corrugated
ends and wood or steel doors. Some of these cars were widened by 2
inches in 1939 and had a 1 placed in front of the number putting them
in the 145000 series.

Chet French

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