Re: Tallest STMFC?


laramielarry <ostresh@...>
 

--- In STMFC@..., "finkfam98055" <finkfam2@...> wrote:

A trivia question -
What was the tallest Steam Era Freight Car in interchange service
as
measured from the rail?
Larry Fink
Hi Larry

Here are the series with the largest interior heights for box and
auto cars from the Jan. 1938, Apr. 1942, Jan. 1945, Apr. 1949, and
Jul. 1950 ORERs, with the extreme heights in parentheses at the end:

Road, Series, IL,IH,Door,Capy,#1938,#1942,#1945,#1949,#1950 (Extreme)
ATSF, 6450-6459, 50'7", 12'4", 14'6", 80000,NA,10, 12, NA, NA (17'1")
ATSF, 6470-6489, 50'7", 12'4", 14'6", 80000,NA,4, 4, NA, NA (17'1")
ATSF, 6330-6347, 50'6", 12'4", 14'6", 66000,NA,NA, 15, NA, NA (17'1")
ATSF, 6350-6378, 40'6", 12'4", 12'6", 80000,NA,NA, 26, NA, NA (17'1")
MILW, 272000-272016, 50'6", 12'4", 12'0",100000,NA,NA,17,NA,NA (17'1")
MILW, 272100-272104, 50'6", 12'4", 12'0",100000,NA,NA, 5,NA,NA (17'1")
MILW, 272200-272209, 50'6", 12'4", 12'0",100000,NA,NA,10,NA,NA (17'1")
MILW, 272300-272302, 50'6", 12'4", 12'0",100000,NA,NA, 3,NA,NA (17'1")
RI, 259000-259019, 50'6", 12'4", 12'0", 64000,NA,NA, 20,NA, NA (17'0")
RI, 260000-260005, 50'6", 12'4", 12'0", 64000,NA,NA, 6, NA, NA (17'0")
RI, 263000-263007, 50'6", 12'4", 12'0", 64000,NA,NA, 8, NA, NA (17'0")
RI, 264000-264149, 50'6", 12'4", 12'0", 64000,NA,NA, 21,54, 54 (17'0")
SI, 1672-1698, 39'0", 12'0", '", 80000, 14, NA, NA, NA, NA (16'0")
UP, 561000-561199, 50'6", 12'4", 15'0", 100000,NA,NA, 36,NA,NA (17'0")
UP, 561134-561182, 50'6", 12'4", 15'0", 45000, NA,NA, 4, NA,NA (17'0")
UP, 562000-562199, 50'6", 12'4", 15'0", 100000,NA,NA, NA, 4, 5 (17'0")
UP, 563000-563199, 50'6", 12'4", 15'0", 100000,NA,NA, NA, 3, 4 (17'0")
UP, 563182, 50'6", 12'4", 15'0", 45000, NA, NA, NA, 1, 1 (17'0")
UP, 564000-564199, 50'6", 12'4", 15'0", 100000,NA,NA,NA, 4, 5 (17'0")

All of the series except the Spokane International have an IH of 12'4.
The SI cars are interesting in that they appear earlier than any of
the others and are 10" higher (IH) than their nearest competitor in
1938. The ORER says they "have been changed from Flat cars to
Temporary Box cars."

Best wishes,
Larry Ostresh
Laramie, Wyoming

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