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Photo: Early Santa Fe Boxcars At Eskridge Depot

Bob Chaparro
 

Photo: Early Santa Fe Boxcars At Eskridge Depot

A circa 1900 photo courtesy of the Wabaunsee County Historical Society & Museum:

https://wabaunseecomuseumdotorg.files.wordpress.com/2017/09/d04.jpg

Caption: "Merchants and residents of Eskridge, Kansas unload freight from an Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Freight train at the Eskridge depot in this view, circa 1900."

Pictured are boxcars ATSF 41137 (Bx-U) and ATSF 18058 (Bx-C), plus two unidentified boxcars.

The Bx-U class of forty-foot cars first appeared in 1890 and were re-designated from the FE-D class furniture cars in 1906-08. The cars were built by the Wells & French Company. None of these cars were on the live list by 1922.

The Bx-C class of thirty-four foot cars appeared in 1892-93 and were the products of several car builders. The Bx-C designation was applied in 1902. A small number of these cars lasted into the early 1930s.

Bob Chaparro

Hemet, CA

mel perry
 

looks like the two cars on the right were
reefers
mel perry

On Mon, Mar 30, 2020, 11:59 AM Bob Chaparro via Groups.Io <chiefbobbb=verizon.net@groups.io> wrote:

Photo: Early Santa Fe Boxcars At Eskridge Depot

A circa 1900 photo courtesy of the Wabaunsee County Historical Society & Museum:

https://wabaunseecomuseumdotorg.files.wordpress.com/2017/09/d04.jpg

Caption: "Merchants and residents of Eskridge, Kansas unload freight from an Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Freight train at the Eskridge depot in this view, circa 1900."

Pictured are boxcars ATSF 41137 (Bx-U) and ATSF 18058 (Bx-C), plus two unidentified boxcars.

The Bx-U class of forty-foot cars first appeared in 1890 and were re-designated from the FE-D class furniture cars in 1906-08. The cars were built by the Wells & French Company. None of these cars were on the live list by 1922.

The Bx-C class of thirty-four foot cars appeared in 1892-93 and were the products of several car builders. The Bx-C designation was applied in 1902. A small number of these cars lasted into the early 1930s.

Bob Chaparro

Hemet, CA

earlyrail
 

Interesting in that 41xxx series does not appear in the 1901 or 1905 ORER.
They do appear in the Mach 1907 ORER

Howard Garner

Allan Smith
 

The Bx-U boxcars were built in 1890 series 40948-41440. They were originally built as Fe-D Furniture cars and given the number series 80400-81010, soon renumbered into the 6095-6600 and 6601-7200 series. In 1906 they were reclassified into boxcars becoming classes Bx-T and Bx-U almost all gone from the roster by the early 1920's. So the date on this photo is somewhat dubious.

Al Smith
Sonora CA

On Monday, March 30, 2020, 02:01:11 PM PDT, earlyrail <cascaderail@...> wrote:


Interesting in that 41xxx series does not appear in the 1901 or 1905 ORER.
They do appear in the Mach 1907 ORER

Howard Garner

David Vinci
 

Do you suppose those are sugar beets they are loading?

 

Dave Vinci

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Douglas Harding
 

More likely potatoes.

 

Doug  Harding

www.iowacentralrr.org

 

From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io [mailto:main@RealSTMFC.groups.io] On Behalf Of David Vinci
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Do you suppose those are sugar beets they are loading?

 

Dave Vinci

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