9639Re: Ex-PC/FJG boxcars
- Feb 29, 2004Leave it up to the 2 Marks here to come up with not only great
but greater follow up questions. After work Friday I went back up to
Geneva to try to get some more details for ya all, like journal type,
builder date, orginal PC serial number. Alas, I was too late and it
was gone to who knows where.
Down in Cooperstown Junction there's a string of out-of-service baby
blue St. Lawrence box cars. Do they have any ex-DO connection?
And what is "Berlin Mills."----Andy Fusco
--- In FJGRailroad@yahoogroups.com, "Mark" <mark_jacob2000@y...>
> That may be, I always was under the impression they were rebuilds.In
> any event, the point I was trying to make is these are old, beatup,
> outdated cars, and if built in 1954 would still have just hit the50
> year limit on interchange cars and therefore could only be used in<waltdanylak@c...>
> captive service. Also Mark W. hit on another point, the DO/PC cars
> had solid bearings so unless trucks were replaced they could not be
> used in interchange service anyway. I still maintain that the
> sighting must be an SLR ex Berlin Mills cars, not a DO/PC car.
> --- In FJGRailroad@yahoogroups.com, "Walt Danylak"
> > --- In FJGRailroad@yahoogroups.com, "Mark" <mark_jacob2000@y...>
> > wrote:
> > ... even the 50 footers were actually strecthed 40 footers done
> > PC in the late 60s/early 70s from cars built in the 40s and 50s.the
> > For some reason everybody seems to think that the 50' box cars
> > FJ&G had were rebuilt by PC from 40' cars. They were not, theywere
> > built new by the NYC as 50' cars in 1954, 72000 series. The"FJ&G"
> > box car in Gloversville still has the NYC markings inside. ItsNYC
> > number was 72048.
> > Walt
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