L&N Ventilated Boxcars (was Re: [RealSTMFC] Photo: IC Drop-Bottom Gondola Interior)

Benjamin Hom

Eric Hansmann wrote:
"Here are some L&N ventilated boxcar quantities to fill in a few years in between Ray’s info.

1943 – 2,096 cars
1951 – 992 cars
1953 – 37 cars
I suspect the pending K brake ban of January 1, 1954 affected the fleet numbers after 1950."

Large numbers of new boxcars had something to do with it as well - L&N received over 5,000 PS-1s from orders between 1950 and 1953.

Ben Hom