Re: Rock Island box car?


--- In STMFC@..., Richard Hendrickson <rhendrickson@...>

On Aug 26, 2009, at 3:30 PM, Tim O'Connor wrote:

The Ebay seller says this is a Rock Island box car. Anyone
recognize it?
The design is USRA 50 ton single sheathed. Definitely not Rock
Island, which owned no such box cars. And definitely not built for
the USRA, as the ends are 7/8 corrugated, not 5/5/5. I'm not aware
of any US railroads that had such cars, but the Canadian Pacific had
a lot of them built in the early 1920s.

Richard Hendrickson

The press steel bracing show signs of repairs where they trapped water
and it received A-B scheduled brakes, but without any paint or
stenciling visible the owner remains a mystery. If the photographer had
looked at the trucks and noted the railroad initials cast in the
sideframes Tim would have his answer.

Bob Witt

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