NC&StL boxcars 13500-15099; SS, DS or both?

laramielarry <ostresh@...>

Hi Folks

An article by Martin Lofton, "NC&StL Box car - 36 foot steel rebuilds"
(MM, July 1990), says: "The NC&StL rebuilt the 36' cars in their shops
from 1939 through 1947 with most of the cars completed in the pre-war
period. The cars were originally Fowler design boxcars of the 13500-
15099 series. They had been constructed by the road in the period from
1909 through 1913."

However, a builder's photo from American Car and Foundry (Westerfield
CD, photo 5372) shows car 13500, build date 1909, and it is clearly
double sheathed. The lot list shows that AC&F built 100 of these
cars. (In 1932, there were 1,355 cars in the series 13599-15099.
Their dimensions agree exactly with the ones shown in the photograph.)
Does anyone know whether the series contained both DS and SS cars?

Larry Ostresh
Laramie, Wyoming

Join to automatically receive all group messages.