B-50-22 Box Cars

A roster of the B-50-22 class box cars is provided as follows:

	SP 81490-81989		(re #'d to SP 170000-170491)

These 50'-6" box cars were all built to the same basic design by Mt. Vernon Car Co. in 1941 and featured 4963 ft3 capacity, an 8'-0" Youngstown door, Barber S-2 trucks, Klasing brakes and Apex steel grid running boards.

For more information on these cars, see the February and March 1993 issues of Railroad Model Craftsman magazine for an in depth article by Tony Thompson. Also see the Spring 1998 (No. 55) issue of the SPH&TS publication Trainline for a review of the Proto 2000 model of a car very similar to these cars along with a prototype builder's photo of SP 81989.

Photo from: Mt. Vernon Catalog (courtesy Ted Culotta)

SP 81989

Mt. Vernon builder's photo

Courtesy Ted Culotta

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