Re: A Great Decline

laramielarry <ostresh@...>

--- In, destron@... wrote:

Weren't there some pretty big (50+ foot) cars being built out west
before WW1? I recall reading with some surprise about some
massive cars, quite early along.

Frank Valoczy
Vancouver, BC
Hi Frank

In the February 1932 ORER there were 31 box/auto cars over 50' 7 5/8"
IL. The MILW had 30 cars with IL = 60'0"; and the PRR had one with IL
= 70'6". Both were gone by 1938. In the 1949 and 1950 ORERs there
were 111 "long" cars.

Best wishes,
Larry Ostresh
Laramie, Wyoming

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