B-70-77 Box Cars

A roster of the B-70-77 class box cars is provided as follows:

	SP 245250-245449	8=9-1974	YSD

	Golden West numbers:	GVSR 777100-777124 *
				GVSR 777150-777153 *
				GVSR 777500-777516 @	(re#'d to SP 231240-231243)
				VCY  777640        #

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

These 50'-7" box cars were all built by FMC in 1974 and featured 8'+8' Youngstown sliding doors, non-terminating ends, horizontal ICC 2-panel COTS, ACI plate, Keystone 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: John Mosbarger



SP 245403

John Mosbarger

Albany, OR; 05/07/1997

SP 245403

John Mosbarger

Albany, OR; 05/07/1997

SP 245436

Lee A. Gautreaux

Gentily, LA

SP 245492

Bill Grandin

Agincourt, ON, CAN; 04/23/1984


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