Re: Stock Cars Converted From Box Cars
Steve and Barb Hile
Interestingly, the RI had some stock cars built new to the same basic design
as their B2 boxcars and THEN rebuilt some of their boxcars into stock cars.
I am hoping to discuss these in more detail in Cocoa Beach in January.
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And the Rock Island from single-sheathed box cars. (And interestingly later
converted [MKT] stock cars to box cars by lining with plywood, as did ATSF
with some of its own stock cars, although both probably after the period
covered by this list.)
Dan Sweeney, Jr.
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Ehnbom" <staffan.ehnbom@...> wrote:
Wabash convered single sheath wood cars. Perhaps the PRR and who else did
this? I suppose unlike western railrods, eastern roads did not warrant
capital expenditures on new cars for this dwindling traffic? Or, did some
western roads convert cars too?