Sacramento Northern Boxcar 2346


Bob Chaparro
 

Sacramento Northern Boxcar 2346

A photo by Bob Anderson on Flickr:

https://www.flickr.com/photos/167338649@N03/49700175663/in/album-72157713114728251/

Forty-ton car, part of series 2329-2350

Stencil reads "Held To Be Retired".

Bob Chaparro

Hemet, CA


Garth Groff and Sally Sanford <mallardlodge1000@...>
 

Bob,

Nice find. SN 02346 was one of 25 cars delivered by Mt. Vernon to the Sacramento Northern Railroad in late 1919 and early 1920. The series was numbered 2129-2153. These cars was virtually identical to the Western Pacific's 16001-series. Although the Sacramento Northern was acquired by the WP in the 1920s (as the Sacramento Northern Railway), these cars did receive the rebuilding with new roofs and steel ends all the WP cars got between 1929 and 1931. In 1947 the surviving 22 original SNRY cars were "retired". The WP then sent the SN 28 steel-end cars from their 316001-series, cars that had been numbered for restricted service because they never had their arch bar trucks replaced by Andrews trucks before WWII. The "new" cars were renumbered SN 2301-2328. In 1948 the original SN cars were "unretired", given AB brakes and returned to service as SN 2329-2351. Most cars from both groups received Andrews trucks circa 1953-1954. The all-wood and steel-end cars soldiered on in decreasing numbers into the 1970s, some converted to MW service. As late as 1969 three cars were still listed in revenue service. At least four survive in museums, along with a handful of WP cars never sent to the SN. 

I used to have a list of the renumberings for the SNRR cars, but that seems to have been lost long ago, so I can't tell you what 02346's number was when built.

Yours Aye,


Garth Groff  🦆



On Mon, Feb 1, 2021 at 1:17 PM Bob Chaparro via groups.io <chiefbobbb=verizon.net@groups.io> wrote:

Sacramento Northern Boxcar 2346

A photo by Bob Anderson on Flickr:

https://www.flickr.com/photos/167338649@N03/49700175663/in/album-72157713114728251/

Forty-ton car, part of series 2329-2350

Stencil reads "Held To Be Retired".

Bob Chaparro

Hemet, CA


Andy Laurent
 

Bob has a nice album of freight car pics here:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/167338649@N03/albums/72157713114728251 

This is a gem with 2 NP and 1 GN stock car...from the steam era, but well after the period of this list:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/167338649@N03/49578385886/in/album-72157713114728251/

Andy L. 
Wisconsin