Re: rock island wreck photo


Steve Hile wrote:

The boxcar is from RI series 25000 - 25499 built by Pullman Standard
1946. The BLT date and twelve panel riveted sides are the clues. The
were IDE. The Youngstown door places it in the latter half of the
I can't read the repainting date, upper RH corner near the roof, but
it may
be 7-54, but the original car had a black background on the herald and
of the Rockets to the left of the door (hidden, but likely not there

Much as I can tell.
Obviously the other boxcar is a PS-1 of unknown vintage. I can't
determine if the roof panel under the lateral running board has a
pressed panel. Although the end panels appear to be riveted together.

Bob Witt

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