Re: Need information about several freight cars, circa Nov 1955-Sept 1957

Richard Hendrickson

On Apr 3, 2009, at 9:01 AM, Andy Sperandeo wrote:
Hello Rob,

I can help with the Santa Fes.

ATSF 5763, Fe-13 50-foot automobile & furniture boxcar (steel,
rebuilt 1937)
ATSF 9166, Fe-28 50-foot automobile & furniture boxcar (1948)
ATSF 32527, Bx-13 40-foot boxcar (single sheathed, 1931)
ATSF 52056, Sk-L 40-foot stock car (single deck, 1910, only 92 of
this series left in '56!)
ATSF 164240, Ga-103 65-foot mill gondola (1958)

Andy's post beat me to the draw here, but I will add that ATSF 32527,
though it was indeed a Bx-13 class box car, wasn't single sheathed by
the late 1950s. In the early 1950s, all of the surviving Bx-13s were
rebuilt with AAR-design all steel bodies and diagonal panel roofs,
using their original ends, underframes and trucks. They were then
renumbered into the 32500-33484 series.

Richard Hendrickson

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