Re: Union Pacific B 50-17 Boxcars, Steel Sided Rebuilds

Anthony Thompson <thompson@...>

Bob McCarthy wrote:
From comments in the article, it appears that the underframe on this group of cars was similar, if not exactly the same, as the PFE underframe. Can anyone comment on whether this is a fact.
Well, PFE had a lot of underframes under different classes over the years; but until the 1950s, all were 30-ton or 40-ton underframes, so I'd doubt this 50-ton box had the SAME underframe. It could certainly be a SIMILAR underframe.

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