Larry, what's a bit mysterious is that there are no 60000-60005 series cars in my 1935 ORER. The
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closest we come is 60130-60204 (8 cars), all 34'-2" long, but some have slightly different lengths,
widths, and capy. There are three series up to 60279, total 17 cars, and they are all RS. There
are also 37 banana cars, 60825-60949, and 125 produce cars, 66000-66199.
Perhaps the 60000-60005 series represents the last five cars in 1945 from this list of what appear
to be left-over mongrels from earlier times, renumbered so as to clear out some series?
I suspect these are all double sheathed, but can offer no proof.
From: Brian J Carlson
I didn't see a response but I thought the 60000 series Erie cars were
reefers. I haven't any ORER's old enough to check. Looking into some other
sources, hope to let you know tomorrow.
Brian J Carlson P.E.
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Subject: [STMFC] DS/SS split 1945 to 1950: ERIE>
Here are the DS/SS/Steel splits for the Erie and the Wabash for
January 1945, April 1949 and July 1950, for box and auto cars in
The 5 "Unknowns" in 1945 (2 in 1949) are in series 60000-60005; they
have 36' 0" IL and 8' 0" IH, nominal capacity 60000 lbs. Does anyone
know if they were double sheathed?