Re: The RI boxcar in yard

Steve and Barb Hile

The car number in question would be, I believe, 157189.  I will look up the complete number series from home later.

The location is the RI's Silvis yards and shops.  The picture in interesting because it shows a configuration before the large hump yard was built beyond the the view.

There was an ice dock there, which is where the PFE cars appear headed.  this view is looking basically East.


Steve Hile

-----Original Message-----
From: rdietrichson
Sent: Dec 23, 2008 3:52 PM
To: STMFC@...
Subject: [STMFC] The RI boxcar in yard

Hey all,
I'm wondering how long the USRA Rock Island boxcar lasted in service.
My '56 ORER shows this number to be a stock car.

Thanks for any help.

Rick Dietrichson
Wilmingtom, NC

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