Re: The RI boxcar in yard


I guess I asked the question incorrectly. I was wondering if the RI car remained as aDS car into the early fifties without having been rebuilt.
Rick Dietrichson

----- Original Message -----
From: benjaminfrank_hom
To: STMFC@...
Sent: Tuesday, December 23, 2008 3:59 PM
Subject: [STMFC] Re: The RI boxcar in yard

Rick Dietrichson wrote:
"I'm wondering how long the USRA Rock Island boxcar lasted in service.
My '56 ORER shows this number to be a stock car."

Actually, the last unrebuilt cars left the roster in the early 1960s.
I'm on the road and can't check my ORERs; the January 1955 ORER shows
430 cars in the 155000-157499 series.

Ben Hom

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