Re: Box cars on your layout

Richard Brennan <brennan8@...>

C&O SD box car at the Cadillac dealership in Tacoma... Dec 1956:

Note contrast in height to the adjacent Espee car...

Richard Brennan - San Leandro CA

At 06:45 AM 2/17/2009, Garth G. Groff wrote:

Not so bad at all, especially for a 40' boxcar in our era. Considering
that the C&O served a lot of important industries in the midwest (not
just auto plants), the chances of finding a C&O car in the West would be
high. I'm racking my brains right now for an example from some of my
books, but can't think of any. I have at least one photo showing a C&O
box car in an SN freight train east of Oakland, photographed by Will
Whittaker in the 1940s or 1950s. In 1975 I photographed a C&O 40' PS-1
in Downey, California. That's out of our era, of course, but is another

Kind regards,

Garth G. Groff

water.kresse@... wrote:
What are the chances of finding a C&O or PM non-coal freight car
west of the Mississippi River?

You see pix of C&O gons with scrap aluminum way out in LA. I
guess there were GM assembly plants in Norwalk and Van Nyes, CA, Oklahoma City, Kansas City, and St. Louis . . . . having auto parts box cars that needed something to bring back east and the end of auto-loader boxes after WW2.

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