Re: Furniture Boxcars


Malcolm Laughlin <mlaughlinnyc@...>
 

It's worth noting that the Santa Fe's "Fe" classification (as in "Fe-P") stood for "furniture and automobile" cars. Automobiles seem to have become the more important business category of the two, considering the number of cars fitted with auto-loading and parts racks and assigned to service for specific manufacturers.

So long,
Andy
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Did "furniture" boxes have any special equipment or other feature that made them not suitable for general service loading and thus available for assignment as special equipment ? Or were they just XM box cars labeled for furniture because they had good dimensions, high cube I suppose ?


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