Re: USRA G.E.T stenciled boxcars

Richard Hendrickson

On Apr 24, 2008, at 9:49 AM, Brian J. Carlson wrote:

I was reading RPC 17 last night, another fine volume Ed and Pat, and
it got me thinking about the cars that were lettered G.E.T. Were these
cars in revenue service in this scheme. Who was responsible for
repairs, utilization, per diem etc. Did the USRA have a car/traffic
department set up for these cars? I model the 50's so I don't have any
references from the appropriate time period, just wonder how this was

The G.E.T. cars were so stenciled to show ownership until the USRA
could persuade some railroad to accept (and pay for) them. They were
stored until a buyer was found, then re-stenciled with the reporting
marks and numbers of the buyer, so they never operated in revenue
service as G.E.T. cars.

Richard Hendrickson

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