B-70-80 Box Cars

A roster of the B-70-80 class box cars is provided as follows:


	SP 245990-246514	(re #'d to SP 250000-250019, 251000-251022 & 
				 251501-251520)

	Golden West numbers:	GVSR 780000-780023
				GVSR 780222-780224


These 52'-8" box cars were built by FMC (lot 17960) in 5-7/1979 and featured 8'+8' Youngstown sliding doors, non-terminating ends, Freight Master end of car cushioning and 5503 ft3 capacity. Some of these cars were rebuilt and renumbered as part of the Golden West Service program. Many of these cars were renumbered and repainted into the UP's simplified shield scheme. They retained their SP reporting marks, but were placed into a new number series.

Also, apparently two other groups of similar cars received B-70-80 class designations: Amador Central (AMC 1001-1075; 5/1979; lot 17960) and Longview Portland & Northern (LP&N 52000-52099; 7/1979; lot 18093.) The AMC cars were built under FMC's same lot number, so there is aparently SOME sort of relationship there, probably with respect to financing. More research is certainly needed!

 

Photo by: Rob Sarberenyi

 

SP:

SP 246006

Eric Dillinger

Irrigosa, CA; 03/12/2004

SP 246044

Rob Sarberenyi

Newark, CA; 04/22/2010

SP 246044

Ron Minor

Council Bluffs, IA; 12/29/2016

SP 246081

Eric Dillinger

Irrigosa, CA; 03/12/2004

SP 246085

Eric Dillinger

Fresno, CA; 03/19/2004

SP 246093

Rob Sarberenyi

Newark, CA; 10/10/2009

SP 246107

Rob Sarberenyi

San Leandro, CA; 07/2000

SP 246116

Doug Stark

London, ON, CAN; 04/04/1998

SP 246181

Rob Sarberenyi

Newark, CA; 11/24/2013

SP 246316

Rob Sarberenyi

Newark, CA; 10/17/2009

SP 246321

Eric Dillinger

Fresno, CA; 02/24/2004

SP 246341

Lee A. Gautreaux

 

SP 246368

Rob Sarberenyi

Newark, CA; 09/2004

SP 246373

Lee A. Gautreaux

Lafayette, LA

SP 246379

Lee A. Gautreaux

Houma, LA

SP 246383

Patrick Harris

New Orleans, LA; 10/21/1995

SP 246384

Eric Dillinger

Fresno, CA; 02/27/2004

SP 246393

Rob Sarberenyi

Newark, CA; 10/17/2009

SP 246402

Rob Sarberenyi

Newark, CA; 03/17/2013

SP 246413

Rick Selby

Black Butte, CA; 09/2001

SP 246440

Rob Sarberenyi

Newark, CA; 02/17/2013

SP 246446

Rob Sarberenyi

Newark, CA; 04/2002

SP 246457

Rob Sarberenyi

Newark, CA; 10/17/2009

SP 246466

Scott Odell

Phoenix, AZ; summer 2006

SP 246479

Richard Barnes

 

SP 246481

Doug Stark

London, ON, CAN; 07/13/1997

SP 246501

Lee A. Gauttreaux

Lake Charles, LA; 02/19/2004

SP 246501

Lee A. Gauttreaux

Lake Charles, LA; 02/19/2004

SP 246514

Rob Sarberenyi

Newark, CA; 07/15/2012

SP 246514

Rob Sarberenyi

Newark, CA; 07/15/2012

 

AMC - Amador Central:

AMC 1051

Rob Sarberenyi

Newark, CA; 04/18/2004

 

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