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Central Railroad of New Jersey

40' boxcar.
Location: Buffalo, NY   1974
Photo Online: July 5, 2005
CNJ 20699
Sean Lamb Coll. - Buffalo, NY   1974
CNJ 20699
Sean Lamb Coll. (43K)



Erie

40' boxcar.
Location: Becket, MA   5-17-80
Photo Online: September 22, 2008

Carl Weber - Becket, MA   5-17-80
ERIE 84309
Carl Weber (204K)



Erie Lackawanna

40' boxcar.
Location: Unknown  
Photo Online: July 5, 2005
EL 55294
Brian Paul Ehni
EL 55294
Brian Paul Ehni (83K)

50' boxcar.
Location: Becket, MA   11-9-85
Photo Online: September 22, 2008

Carl Weber - Becket, MA   11-9-85
EL 68036
Carl Weber (241K)

50' PS-1 boxcar.
Location: Altoona, PA   10-98
Photo Online:October 28, 2002
EL 63475
Paul Tupaczewski - Altoona, PA   10-98
EL 63475
Paul Tupaczewski (69K)

50' boxcar.
Location: Rutherford, PA   1-12-89
HO Models: Branchline Trains 1000 series 50' AAR boxcar will soon be available and should be close if not accurate for this class. You would need the tabbed side sill version. No EL in this scheme has been announced.
Photo Online: July 5, 2005
EL 66270
John Schodowski - Rutherford, PA   1-12-89
EL 66270
John Schodowski (62K)

40' former Erie boxcar sitting in the scrap line. The car had been in this location for five years.
Location: Altoona, PA   10-98
Photo Online: July 5, 2005
EL 71630
Paul Tupaczewski - Altoona, PA   10-98
EL 71630
Paul Tupaczewski (71K)

A shot of the B (brake) end. The roofwalk is gone but the brake wheel is still mounted high.
Location: Altoona, PA   10-98
Photo Online: July 5, 2005
EL 71630
Paul Tupaczewski - Altoona, PA   10-98
EL 71630
Paul Tupaczewski (82K)

A shot of the original Erie trucks complete with journal boxes.
Location: Altoona, PA   10-98
Photo Online: July 5, 2005
EL 71630
Paul Tupaczewski - Altoona, PA   10-98
EL 71630
Paul Tupaczewski (59K)


Lehigh Valley

The LV X58 cars are 7100-7139 and the X58B cars are LV 8200-8259. Plus, all of the LV X58/X58B cars were painted white. This car, LV 7163, has fewer side ribs/panels than the X58 and the ends are the Pullman/Despatch style. The PC class for these cars is X65. These cars were built by Despatch Shops during the Penn Central era (c.1969). Penn Central "inherited" the same partial ownership of the LV that the PRR had and built a few groups of cars for them as the PRR did.
Location: Buffalo, NY   9-74
Series: LV 7140-7189
Photo Online: July 5, 2005
LV 7163
Sean Lamb Coll. - Buffalo, NY   9-74
LV 7163
Sean Lamb Coll. (38K)


Penn Central

50' modernized boxcar. This car is interesting. It has a black logo with black lettering in the NYC-style, but white reporting marks. I learned that these were rare cars, since this scheme seems to have been used on only cars repainted in early 1968. I don't know what the circled "A" means. Roller bearing trucks. This series was off roster by at least the late 80s. More prototype and modeling information is needed about this class of boxcar.
Location: Buffalo, NY   1974
Photo Online: July 5, 2005
PC 160211
Sean Lamb Coll. - Buffalo, NY   1974
PC 160211
Sean Lamb Coll. (41K)

50' boxcar.
Location: Croxton, NJ   10-21-78
Photo Online: July 5, 2005
PC 164471
Bob Dobrowolski - Croxton, NJ   10-21-78
PC 164471
Bob Dobrowolski (59K)

50' boxcar.
Location: Buffalo, NY   1976
Photo Online: July 5, 2005
PC 167881 X74
Sean Lamb Coll. - Buffalo, NY   1976
PC 167881 X74
Sean Lamb (42K)

Former NYC series 41500-41499 double-door, 50' riveted steel boxcar buil 4-56 by Despatch. PC painted car in 12-72. Car was off Conrail's roster by at least 1991.
Location: Terre Haute, IN   1998
Photo Online: February 28, 1999
PC 172648
Mike Dettmers - Terre Haute, IN   1998
PC 172648 857B
Mike Dettmers (85K)

An 86' double-door autoparts boxcar. Mike was surprised to see it still in PC colors in 2000. My guess is that it was retired in storage. The PC marks look as if Conrail had painted over them but the marks wore off.
Location: Altoona, PA   6-22-00
Photo Online: July 5, 2005
PC 293665
Mike Rose - Altoona, PA   6-22-00
PC 293665
Mike Rose (86K)

One could still find Peoria & Eastern equipment in 1979. Witness the P&E 50 foot sliding door boxcar #4337 at Kent, Ohio in January 1979. The P&E was one of those little corners of the big Penn Central and even bigger Conrail system.
Location: Kent, OH   1-79
Photo Online: July 5, 2005
P&E 4337
Roger Durfee - Kent, OH   1-79
P&E 4337
Roger Durfee (58K)


New Haven

50' boxcar.
Location: Buffalo, NY   1974
Photo Online: July 5, 2005
NH 40602
Sean Lamb Coll. - Buffalo, NY   1974
NH 40602
Sean Lamb Coll. (38K)

50' boxcar.
Location: Buffalo, NY   1974
Photo Online: July 5, 2005
NH 40604
Sean Lamb Coll. - Buffalo, NY   1974
NH 40604
Sean Lamb Coll. (43K)


New York Central

50' double door, riveted steel boxcar. Built by Despach 4-57. Improved Youngstown steel doors. Roller bearing trucks. Cars in this series painted in NYC's 'Early Bird' scheme. Nice to see that some survived well into the 70s!
Location: Buffalo, NY   1974
Series: NYC 45000-46259
Photo Online: July 5, 2005
NYC 46??? 862B
Sean Lamb Coll. - Buffalo, NY   1974
NYC 46??? 862B
Sean Lamb Coll. (34K)

No reporting marks showing, so we "assume" NYC.
Location: Middlefield, MA   11-2-84
Photo Online: September 22, 2008

Carl Weber - Middlefield, MA   11-2-84
NYC 47023
Carl Weber (100K)

50' boxcar. The roofwalk is gone but still has its friction bearing trucks. The class is not visible.
Location: Akron, OH   3-78
Photo Online: July 5, 2005
NYC 47656
Roger Durfee - Akron, OH   3-78
NYC 47656
Roger Durfee (141K)


Pennsylvania Railroad

50' boxcar with 8' Youngstown door. Tabbed sill, 4-3-1 early improved Dreadnaught end, with diagonal panel roof. These survived in PRR until at least 1980.
Location: Buffalo, NY   1974
Photo Online: July 5, 2005
PRR 604254 X44
Sean Lamb Coll. - Buffalo, NY   1974
PRR 604254 X44
Sean Lamb Coll. (39K)


Reading Company

50' reefer sitting on the Reading, Blue Mtn & Northern siding waiting to be shipped to the RCT&HS.
Location: Temple, PA   8-94
Photo Online: July 5, 2005
RDG 17039 RBLa
Robert Waller - Temple, PA   8-94
RDG 17039 RBLa
Robert Waller (64K)

50' boxcar.
Location: Reading, PA   1-10-89
Photo Online: July 5, 2005
RDG 18411
John Schodowski - Reading, PA   1-10-89
RDG 18411
John Schodowski (75K)

40' boxcar sitting on the Reading, Blue Mtn & Northern siding waiting to be shipped to the RCT&HS.
Location: Temple, PA   8-94
Photo Online: July 5, 2005
RDG XMb
Robert Waller - Temple, PA   8-94
RDG XMb
Robert Waller (60K)

50' boxcar built by Pullman-Standard at Bessemer, AL, in 11-72 and is very similar to the PS-1. The graffiti is blocking out the circular 'DF' logo below the big 'G.' This car had been retired for at least 7 years when shot in a CSX train! These cars were delivered with Youngstown doors, but somewhere along the way a Superior door was added.
Location: Belleview, FL   9-97
Series: RDG 20000-20199 (CR 231597-231795)
Photo Online: July 5, 2005
RDG 20029
Robert Waller - Belleview, FL   9-97
RDG 20029 XLj
Robert Waller (65K)

50' boxcar.
Location: Denville, NJ   4-7-79
Photo Online: June 2, 2005
RDG 20178 XLj
Bob Dobrowolski - Denville, NJ   4-7-79
RDG 20178 XLj
Bob Dobrowolski (69K)

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