B-100-43 Box Cars

A roster of the B-100-43 class box cars is provided as follows:


	SP 656450-656549

	Golden West numbers:	VCY 143050-143066

These 50'-7" loader equipped box cars were built by PC&F in 1978. They featured 5195 ft3 capacity, waffle sides, cushion underframes, DF-2 loaders and a 12'-0" door opening. Note that some B-70-43 cars were upgraded to 100 ton capacity and lettered for Golden West Service. They were assigned to class B-100-43 also and numbered VCY 143000-143047.

A group of 50 cars from this class and B-100-40 were purchased by Amtrak during 1997 for conversion to express boxcars as AMTK 70000-70049. They were converted by Gunderson in Springfield, OR in July and August 1997. They appear to have been originally painted green, but some also wear sport a silver body with a blue stripe. More info and photos can be found at Chris Hebner's Amtrak page.

Photo by: Rob Sarberenyi

SP 656456

Elizabeth Allen

scratchbuilt model

SP 656456

Elizabeth Allen

scratchbuilt model

SP 656464

Robert Stott

Glens Ferry, ID   05/06/2012

SP 656464

Robert Stott

Glens Ferry, ID   05/06/2012

SP 656484

Lee A. Gautreaux

Bayou Sale, LA   09/03/2003

SP 656484

Lee A. Gautreaux

Lafayette, LA   09/03/2003

SP 656496

Patrick Harris

New Orleans, LA   11/10/1995

SP 656508

Patrick Harris

New Orleans, LA   09/02/1995

SP 656544

Rob Sarberenyi

Newark, CA; 10/18/2015

VCY cars:

VCY 143050

Patrick Harris

New Orleans, LA   10/27/1997

VCY 143059

Patrick Harris

New Orleans, LA   10/27/1997

VCY 143059

Patrick Harris

New Orleans, LA   10/27/1997

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