Re: West India Fruit & Steamship #106 and #321


Ed -

Thank you very much! Hope to see you at Naperville.

A.T. Kott

--- In STMFC@..., Ed Hawkins <hawk0621@...> wrote:

On Sep 2, 2009, at 6:58 PM, proto48er wrote:

What was the date that this AC&F proprietary roof was first applied
to boxcars? Was it as early as April, 1948, and, if so, on what series
of cars?

Thanks for your reply. Don't go out of your way to answer this - just
wondered whether you knew the answer without further research!
The earliest build date was March 1948, WLE 23500-23749. Reading's
earliest box cars (107500-107999) with this roof were built 8-48
followed by M-K-T cars in 12-48 (97001-97300). All of these cars had
ACF proprietary corrugated ends as well as the roofs.
Ed Hawkins

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