Re: Furniture Boxcars & AAR Mechanical Designations


Malcolm Laughlin <mlaughlinnyc@...>
 

timboconnor@ comcast.net writes:

There is no XF type listing in the 1953 or 1972 ORER's. I think
the large "XF" stencil used by Santa Fe and a few other roads was
more in the way of "advertising" and was not an AAR car type. If
"XF" morphed, it morphed into XL or XM.
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In the 1932 car code list, XF was a furniture car. In the 1958 list it did not appear. In the 1987 list it is ahown as a car "specially prepared with a U.S.F.D.A. approved white epoxy or other ... coating... " "Intended for the loading of food and other high-class lading."

Here is a link to a pdf file with those three years.

ca.geocities.com/wilsonbrucea@rogers.com/AARFreightCarCodes.pdf -


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New England Rail Shipper Directories
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