B-50-51 Box Cars

A roster of the B-50-51 class box cars is provided as follows:


	SP 215806-216305	5-9/1959	P-3113-C													
	T&NO 63000-63499    	7-11/1959	P-3113-B	(re #'d to SP 217500-218099 in 1959 & 61)
	
				(re #'d to SP 171225-171299 in 1973; mixed w/ other classes)	aux. door closed
				(re #'d to SP 232737-233236 in 1973)				plug door replaced w/ 2nd sliding
				(re #'d to SP 233625-233855 in 1973)				????


These 50' box cars were built by PC&F in 1959 and featured 4963 ft3 capacity and offset, combination plug and sliding doors. As with class B-50-41, the reporting marks and number as well as the Southern Pacific name were placed on the right hand side of the car, however, the left hand side was left blank except for dimensional info, build date and class, as the Southern Pacific Lines circular herald had been dropped by the date of their manufacture.

Many of these cars had both general service numbers and assigned service numbers and would be moved between the two as the need for various assignments (usually auto parts) fluctuated.

 

Photo by: Thomas E. Cobb

 

SP:

SP 233213

Thomas E. Cobb

Houston, TX; 08/16/1979

SP 233213

Thomas E. Cobb

Houston, TX; 08/16/1979

 

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