Fe vs. Bx was:Santa Fe car spotters


Kurt Laughlin <fleeta@...>
 

What was the distinction the ATSF made between Box and Furniture cars - double doors?

KL


Richard Hendrickson
 

On Dec 16, 2007, at 3:18 PM, Kurt Laughlin wrote:

What was the distinction the ATSF made between Box and Furniture cars
- double doors?
Yes. Well, literally, larger cars with larger door openings, though in
the period most of us are interested in that meant 1-1/2 or double door
cars with auxiliary doors. The Fe- classification was abandoned in the
early 1970s because by that time most new box cars had plug doors with
wide door openings. The last Fe- class cars, the Fe-42s, were built in
1969.

Richard Hendrickson