Re: Freight Car numbers by road - 1950 (UNCLASSIFIED)


Michael Aufderheide
 

All,
 
FWIW, the following lists of the most numerous box/auto/vent cars not modeled in resin or plastic: (1950 ORER #s)
 
 
ACL O16A, B, C 40ft rebuilt auto car. 2,500 cars, 3rd most numerous house car on ACL.
 
CO '23 ARA with the unusual side sheathing pattern. 1,924 cars 3rd most numerous house car on CO.
 
CNW 63000 & 74900 series rebuilt from auto cars, 1,486 cars. 4th most numerous house car on CNW.
 CNW 60000 series USRA clone rebuild. 1,009 cars. 6th most numerous house car on CNW.
 
ERIE  70000 series etc. '23 ARA 2,639 cars.  2nd most numerous house car on the ERIE (I have a question mark next to this entry.  I don't know the issue with these cars vs. X29; side sheathing pattern?)
 
MILW 597000 series, etc. ss raised roof auto car.  1,137 cars, 7th most numerous house car on the MILW. 
 
MP 42000 series etc. ss 10'-0" IH. 1,697 cars, 4th most numerous house car on MP.
 
NW B-5. 2,479 cars. 1st most numerous house car on NW.
 
NYC 56400 series etc., steel, rebuilt of 1916 ds auto cars, 2,973 cars, 12th most numerous house car on NYC.
 
NYC 147000 series, steel, 40ft, 10ft doors, 9'-4" IH, 2,486 cars, 13th most numerous house car on NYC.
 
PRR X38, 50ft steel, 14'-6" doors, 10'-8"IH. 2,299 cars, 14th most numerous house car on PRR.
 
UP B-50-17 180000 series rebuilt. 2282 cars, 4th most numerous house car on UP. Sunshine Models Private Stock kit with limited availability
 
WAB 17000 series,etc. 40' ss auto car with 12' door and 10'-3" & 4" IH.  1975 cars, 2nd most numerous house car on WAB.
 
 
This list got shorter by 2 cars this year with the introduction of the NCStL 36' rebuilds and the announcement of the SAL V9 vent. Any corrections or suggestions are very welcome.
 
Regards,
 
Mike Aufderheide
 
PS: I haven't revised this list in light of the recent loss/postponement of Westerfield & Speedwitch kits, but the number of unavailable cars will double in length without them.
 




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