Re: Stock Cars Converted From Box Cars

cef39us <cfrench@...>

The Wabash converted six hundred 40000 series single sheath
auto cars, built by AC&F in 1925, into stock cars. Single deck
cars, numbers 15000-15399, will converted in 1933-34. Double
deck cars, 16400-16599, were converted in 1933.

In 1963, (slightly past the time frame of this list), the Wabash
converted 16 ex-PRR 50' auto cars, built in 1936-37, into double
deck stock cars numbered 16600-16615.

Chet French
Dixon, IL

--- In STMFC@..., "wabash2813" <reporterllc@...> wrote:

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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