grain dumper (was Staley Tank Cars)

Tim O'Connor

A freshly repainted 1932 ARA design box car!

On 1/16/2020 1:27 AM, Robert J. Amsler, Jr. wrote:


I have attached a photograph of a MP boxcar being lifted and turned to clear it of grain.


Robert J. Amsler, Jr.

514 Dover Place

Saint Louis, Missouri 63111

(314) 606-6118  (Telephone)

(314) 754-2688  (Facsimile)



Tim O'Connor
Sterling, Massachusetts


Not only was it repainted (sometime between 1949 and 1961), but the car also has had its wooden running board and laterals replaced with Morton.  This photo is the first documented evidence that this ever happened to one of these MP 1932 boxcars.

Ron Merrick