Re: rock island wreck photo


rwitt_2000
 

Steve Hile wrote:

The boxcar is from RI series 25000 - 25499 built by Pullman Standard
in
1946. The BLT date and twelve panel riveted sides are the clues. The
ends
were IDE. The Youngstown door places it in the latter half of the
series.
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
Route
of the Rockets to the left of the door (hidden, but likely not there
if
repainted.)



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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