B-70-72 Box Cars

A roster of the B-70-72 class box cars is provided as follows:

	SP 228500-228999

	Golden West numbers:	GVSR 172000-172002	(relettered VCY)
				VCY  172003-172004
				GVSR 172005-172007	(relettered VCY)
				VCY  172008-172009
				GVSR 172010	  	(relettered VCY)	
				VCY  172011-172299
				VCY  172300-172433

These 50'-7" box cars were built by FMC (lot 17565) in 11/1973-01/1974 and featured 8'+8' Youngstown sliding doors, non-terminating ends, Hydra Cushion underframes and 6089 ft3 capacity.

Many cars from this group of cars had their capacities increased from 70 tons to 100 tons and re-painted and re-lettered for Golden West Service. They were placed in the GVSR/VCY 172xxx series. They were assigned the new Golden West Service class designation of B-100-72. There never was such a class assigned on the SP proper.

Photo by: Derek Waggoner


SP 228620

Robert Stott

Glens Ferry, ID   05/06/2012

SP 228682

Patrick Harris

Smyrna, GA   11/07/2014

SP 228682

Terrence Ellison

Smyrna, GA   11/07/2014

SP 228684

Rob Sarberenyi

Newark, CA   05/13/2012

SP 228709

Patrick Harris

Cartersville, GA   11/25/2015

SP 228781

Rob Sarberenyi

Fremont, CA   06/10/2012

SP 228795

Derek Waggoner

Stockton, CA   11/26/1991

SP 228881

John Rodgers

San Francisco, CA   12/1979


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