Two foot inquiry
I just joined the new list the other day, haven't seen much activity
since joining (it's a new list, I understand!)... While thumbing through
Ruby Crosby Wiggin's book (Big Dreams and Little Wheels), I found a photo
that to me was quite interesting.
It is of a string of boxcars with a boxcar in the foreground numbered
65... The interesting thing about it, is that it is a conventional boxcar,
not a reefer as shown in TFTT (Crittenden's plans). It also looks to be a
30' (as it should be according to the numbering system and roster)... Now
the Crittenden plans show a reefer marked #65, but it is shown as a 28'
car, not a 30' car.
Is that reefer one of the original 30' cars, that was shortened and
rebuilt as a reefer. Or is it a different car with the same number? Or is
the drawing incorrect as far as the length of the car is concerned?