Rock Island box car?


Tim O'Connor
 

The Ebay seller says this is a Rock Island box car. Anyone
recognize it?

http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c248/myoungwisc/May%20Slides/riBracedBoxcar_unk_unk_stamped.jpg

Tim O


mcindoefalls
 

--- In STMFC@yahoogroups.com, Tim O'Connor <timboconnor@...> wrote:

The Ebay seller says this is a Rock Island box car. Anyone
recognize it?
USRA S/S, no? With newer trucks and AB brakes.

Walt Lankenau


Richard Hendrickson
 

On Aug 26, 2009, at 3:30 PM, Tim O'Connor wrote:

The Ebay seller says this is a Rock Island box car. Anyone
recognize it?

http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c248/myoungwisc/May%20Slides/
riBracedBoxcar_unk_unk_stamped.jpg
The design is USRA 50 ton single sheathed. Definitely not Rock
Island, which owned no such box cars. And definitely not built for
the USRA, as the ends are 7/8 corrugated, not 5/5/5. I'm not aware
of any US railroads that had such cars, but the Canadian Pacific had
a lot of them built in the early 1920s.

Richard Hendrickson


rwitt_2000
 

--- In STMFC@yahoogroups.com, Richard Hendrickson <rhendrickson@...>
wrote:


On Aug 26, 2009, at 3:30 PM, Tim O'Connor wrote:

The Ebay seller says this is a Rock Island box car. Anyone
recognize it?

http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c248/myoungwisc/May%20Slides/
riBracedBoxcar_unk_unk_stamped.jpg
The design is USRA 50 ton single sheathed. Definitely not Rock
Island, which owned no such box cars. And definitely not built for
the USRA, as the ends are 7/8 corrugated, not 5/5/5. I'm not aware
of any US railroads that had such cars, but the Canadian Pacific had
a lot of them built in the early 1920s.

Richard Hendrickson

The press steel bracing show signs of repairs where they trapped water
and it received A-B scheduled brakes, but without any paint or
stenciling visible the owner remains a mystery. If the photographer had
looked at the trucks and noted the railroad initials cast in the
sideframes Tim would have his answer.

Bob Witt


Anthony Thompson <thompson@...>
 

Bob Witt wrote:
If the photographer had looked at the trucks and noted the railroad initials cast in the sideframes Tim would have his answer.
Provided, of course, that the trucks were still the owning railroad's trucks. I've seen plenty of counter examples.

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