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.

Steve Hile


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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.
Alexandria, VA

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The Great Northern surely did.

Staffan Ehnbom

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Subject: [STMFC] Stock Cars Converted From Box Cars

I know the B&O and the Wabash did it. The B&O covered M26 box cars and the
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?

Victor Baird
Fort Wayne, Indiana

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