40' Yellow Stripe Rebuilt Box Cars

Photo by: Bob Dengler

Some of the most asked-about box cars that the SP had were its distinctive fleet of box cars with a large yellow diagonal stripe across the door. These cars were actually rebuilt from 1950's era 50 ton, 40' box cars with larger doors and beefed up side sills. The yellow stripe indicated that the car was assigned to lumber loading and when emptied should be returned the Pacific Northwest.

SP 172000-172269

 

3763 ft3; 3745 ft3

SP 172270-172999

 

3745 ft3; 3725 ft3

SP 173000-173999

 

3763 ft3; 3745 ft3

SP 174000-175999

 

3763 ft3; 3745 ft3

SP 176000-178999

 

3763 ft3; 3745 ft3

SP 179000-179213

 

3763 ft3

SP 179214-179329

 

3745 ft3

SP 179330-179409

 

3763 ft3

SP 179410-179959

 

3745 ft3

SP 179960-179999

 

3763 ft3; 1'-8" x 1'-10" end lumber door

SP 181000-181999

 

3701 ft3

SP 182000-182999

 

3696 ft3

SP 183000-183999

 

3696 ft3

SP 188000-188660

 

3763 ft3; 3745 ft3

SP 188661-189999

 

3745 ft3

SP 191000-192174

 

3763 ft3; 1'-8" x 1'-10" end lumber door

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