B-70-74 Box Cars

A roster of the B-70-74 class box cars is provided as follows:


	SP 244650-245249	6=7-1974	YSD
	SSW 67350-67749		7=8-1974	YSD

	Golden West numbers:	GVSR 774000-774058 *
				GVSR 774100-774168 *
				GVSR 774173-774254 *
				GVSR 774500-774592 @	(re#'d SP 231160-231211)
				VCY  774640-774651 #	(re#'d SP 231220-231231)


	@ = rebuilt with 10' sliding doors
	# = rebuilt with 12' plug doors
	* = rebuilt with original double doors	retained


These 50'-7" box cars were built in 1974 by FMC-GBEC and featured 8'+8' Youngstown sliding doors, non-terminating ends, ACI label, horizontal ICC 2-panel COTS, Hydra Cushion underframes and 5283 ft3 capacity.

Many cars of this class were repainted and renumbered as Golden West Service cars. At the time of rebuilding the original double doors were changed to either a single 10' sliding door or 12' plug door or not altered. Some of the cars with new single doors were subsequently re-numbered into a new SP series (230000's) by UP in lieu of into their original numbers.

The new Intermountain 50' 5258 ft3 box car will model this class nicely.

 

Photo by: Patrick Harris

 

SP:

SP 244790

Rick Selby

Tacoma, WA; 02/2004

SP 244937

Eric Dillinger

Fresno, CA; 07/1998

SP 244937

Eric Dillinger

Fresno, CA; 07/1998

SP 244937

Eric Dillinger

Fresno, CA; 07/1998

SP 245008

Lee A. Gautreaux

Raceland Jct, LA; 04/2004

SP 245008

Lee A. Gautreaux

Raceland Jct, LA; 04/2004

SP 245067

Robert Stott

Glens Ferry, ID; 05/06/2012

SP 245081

Rob Sarberenyi

Newark, CA; 03/2002

SP 245140

Rob Sarberenyi

Newark, CA; 12/04/2011

SP 245140

Rob Sarberenyi

Newark, CA; 12/04/2011

 

SSW:

SSW 67413

Patrick Harris

New Orleans, LA; 09/02/1995

SSW 67634

Patrick Harris

New Orleans, LA; 08/18/1996

SSW 67655

Mike Palmieri

New Orleans, LA; 10/28/1989

SSW 67655

Lee A. Gautreaux

south LA; 10/18/2005

SSW 67655

Lee A. Gautreaux

south LA; 10/18/2005

SSW 67746

Rob Sarberenyi

Newark, CA; 04/2002

 

Golden West Service - GVSR:

GVSR 774148

Craig Walker

Sandcut, CA; 11/06/1996

GVSR 774572

Patrick Harris

New Orleans, LA; summer 2000

 

See Rick Selby's ex-Golden West Service SSW B-70-74 page. Note that this particular car, SSW 67545, was previously lettered GVSR 774204, before being relettered back to its original reporting marks and number.

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