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


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


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


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