Locked Re: Southern Single Sheated Boxcars
I agree with Dave, I am not aware of any Southern single sheathed USRA box cars. Although USRA allocated some number of them to the Southern, that information might be found on a USRA published list but it is incorrect. The Southern did not want/need the cars because it was happy with the many thousands of 36’ box cars it had and it did not want to take on financing for the cars.toggle quoted message Show quoted text
I have to go back and look at my own posts as I forgot how they “negotiated” some other cars from USRA in lieu of the SS cars. (Hoppers, gons and drop-bottom gons (“coal cars”) were what the Southern needed in the late teens and early 20s.
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On Jun 11, 2021, at 11:27 AM, A&Y Dave in MD <dbott@...> wrote:
I can’t recall any Southern single sheathed cars. Maybe some were forced on them by USRA or they inherited from an acquisition? I will follow along to see me proved wrong.
On Jun 11, 2021, at 11:23 AM, Allen Cain <allencaintn@...> wrote: