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Photo: Refrigerator Load In Cincinnati Northern Boxcar S-3359 (1928)


Donald B. Valentine
 

    After counting the number of ribs in the end it appears that this prototype could be

easily duplicated from a Storzek/Des Plains NYC 1 1/2 door boxcar kit in only a few hours

time.

 

Cordially, Don Valentine

 

 


lrkdbn
 

On the NYC, "S" denoted two things: It meant a "System" car that was "at home" on any NYC line, and it also
(usually) meant a car having the highest allowable amount for repairs; thus usually the newest and best cars.
As I recall this was used from about 1923 to the early 30's. Other such groupings were a letter "A" below the NYC oval(which was the intermediate valuation) , and no symbol at all, which was the lowest valuation of car .As always in the railroad business there were inconsistencies and exceptions.
Larry King


Bob Chaparro
 

Photo: Refrigerator Load In Cincinnati Northern Boxcar S-3359 (1928)

A photo from the Wisconsin Historical Society:

https://www.wisconsinhistory.org/Records/Image/IM21670

Another advertising banner example.

Does anyone know the significance of the "S" in the car number?

Bob Chaparro

Hemet, CA