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Photo: ATSF Boxcar 148312 (Bx-32)


Bob Chaparro
 

Photo: ATSF Boxcar 148312 (Bx-32)

A photo from the Cornell University Library:

https://digital.library.cornell.edu/catalog/ss:20864661

This photo can be enlarged quite a bit.

ATSF 148312 is a Class Bx-32 car, one of 200 built in 1939-1940 from Bx-2 boxcars. The rebuilt cars retained the donor cars' fishbelly underframes and corrugated rib ends with flat panel extensions and two ribs added above the top original ribs. Note the Dobyne's Santa Fe boxcar book (Page 117) implies the top two ribs were part of the original ends. Looking at a photo of a Bx-2 in the same book (Page 84) reveals the top two ribs were not present.

This photo shows the yard at Topeka. There are other interesting items in the photo.

Bob Chaparro

Hemet, CA