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Photo: SLSF Boxcar 32006

Bob Chaparro
 

Photo: SLSF Boxcar 32006

This is a link to a 1955 photo from the Missouri State Digital Collections:

https://digitalcollections.missouristate.edu/digital/collection/FriscoLab/id/111/rec/82

Use the Expand box in the upper right hand corner of the photo to enlarge it and scroll to enlarger it further. This is a very clear photo.

Original build date for this outside braced car was 1930. Car appears to have metal sheathing.

Notice stencil: "For "AA" loading only. See Interior Stenciling".

Notice the lowered placard and tack boards. My notes indicate that in 1954  placard boards & route card/tack boards were lowered as a recommendation. In 1952 only route card/tack boards were lowered. The Car Construction Committee attempted lowering the placard boards as well, but needed approval from the Bureau of Explosives, which would not be granted until 1953. This was also agreed by the union for carmen and others affected.

Bob Chaparro

Hemet, CA