Re: 1952 CRI&P box cars


Interestingly, Pullman Standard also celebrated their 100th year in 1952 and had a special builder's badge used on some cars built that year to note that. It was, however, not used on the RI cars.

Jerry Glow

--- In STMFC@..., "Steve and Barb Hile" <shile@...> wrote:

No, the RI did not use this special logo on any other cars. They were used on 2000 PS-1 boxcars as well as 1000 ACF welded side box cars, both 40'6" IL built in 1951 and 1952.

Steve Hile
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From: Michael Bishop
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Sent: Monday, July 13, 2009 8:54 PM
Subject: [STMFC] 1952 CRI&P box cars

In 1952 the CRI&P or Rock Island Railroad celebrated 100 years of service by having a special herald on new cars. I have seen pictures which show 40' single door box cars painted this way and I have several model box cars lettered this way, but did the Rock Island use this "100 years of Progress" on other types fright cars? Thanks for any help.

Michael Bishop

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