If they started building these cars in 1915 (as indicated in the post from the Santa Fe Modelers), does anyone know what railroads leased these for the period from 1915 to 1920?
Richard Hendrickson <email@example.com> wrote:
On Aug 23, 2008, at 1:40 PM, Tom Lawler wrote:
I finally dug out all the P2K Stock Cars I have and decided to putAs you now know from other responses, the models you have aren't
appropriate for July 1950. The MSCX reporting marks were used by
Mather on cars that were between long term leases, of which there
were only a handful in mid-1950. So you have two choices: try to
sell the models you have and buy models lettered for RRs that leased
cars from Mather at that time, or repaint the models you have and
decal-letter them for RRs that had Mather cars. Northern Pacific had
several hundred of them in service at that time, both single and
double deck. Great Northern had 200 single deck Mather cars.
Chicago & Northwestern had 300, Chicago & Eastern Illinois had 100.
Gulf, Mobile & Ohio had almost 250. Baltimore & Ohio had almost
1,200 stock cars in service, both single and double deck, all Mather.
Some smaller RRs like the Akron, Canton & Youngstown also had them,
though they probably didn't stray far off-line.