boxcar class identification request

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Mon Aug 7 08:54:01 EDT 2017

I think they’re later than BS or BT.  If I could see the side sills, it would be a big help.  Could be B5s or B5s.


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Subject: boxcar class identification request

One other identification assistance request please.  On page 76 of the N&W facilities in color book, Mr. McClure photographed 3 retired boxcars in the yards around Crewe.  Can someone please help me positively identify the class designation for these cars?  I am suspecting BS or BT, but I am not entirely sure of the definitive spotting features, and would appreciate a tutorial.

Sincere thanks,  (and it was great getting to see some of you at the Strasburg gathering - I have some video footage of the mixed train that was shot from a unique location.  I'm hoping to find a way to post it to share with everyone)



Dr. J. Brent Greer


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