B-50-28 Box Cars
A roster of the B-50-28 class box cars is provided as follows:
SP 102100-103599 PS (lot 5967) 9-12/1950 (to T&NO in 1950's; back to orig #'s in 1960's) SP 104100-105099 PS (lot 5982) 3-5/1951 (to T&NO in 1950's; back to orig #'s in 1960's) SP 105100-105599 PS (lot 8001) 5-6/1951 T&NO 59750-60249 PS (lot 5967) 8=9/1950 (re #'d to SP 129920-130400 in 1960's) T&NO 60250-61249 PS (lot 8001) 6/1951 (re #'d to SP 130401-131364)
These 40'-6" box cars were built by PS as above in 1950-51 and featured 3782 ft3 capacity, a 7'-0" door opening,3/4 improved Dreadnought ends, diagonal panel roof and ASF A-3 trucks.
The original SP cars were transferred to the T&NO in the 1950's mixed with B-50-29's as T&NO 62250-62999 & 63500-64249. They were renumbered back to their original numbers in the early 1960's as the T&NO was absorbed into the parent SP.
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 2000 (No. 63) issue of the SPH&TS publication Trainline for a review by Tony Thompson of Sunshine kits for the B-50-27 and -28 classes.
Photo from: Tim O'Connor Collection
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