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Wlal13again

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Shortline boxcars
« on: December 07, 2007, 05:39:08 PM »
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Anyone know of a site with photos of shortline box cars from the late 70`s and early 80`s?
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Re: Shortline boxcars
« Reply #1 on: December 08, 2007, 10:20:07 AM »
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Elwood's site is probably the best for this, Rail car photos & Railroad picture archives also have a large amount of content (both have allot of present day photos) the only problem is you have to search by railroad to find stuff easily... I don't know of a large site of exclusively per diem car photos....

I had a list of per diem roads somewhere I'll try to find it...

http://www.rr-fallenflags.org/
http://www.railcarphotos.com/
http://www.rrpicturearchives.net/rsRRList.aspx?id=2
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Re: Shortline boxcars
« Reply #2 on: December 08, 2007, 10:36:28 AM »
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Not all short lines were "per diem" roads. As a matter of fact, quite a few owned at least part of their boxcar fleet and used it to provide cars for the paper mills that actually owned the railroads. Some examples were International Paper and The Bay Line, St. Joe Paper and the AN, Gilman Paper and the St. Marys, and American Can and the M&B. IPCo. sold the mill in Panama City to Southwest, which was bought by Stone, now Smurfit-Stone, but the cars were bought under IPCo.'s management.

Here's another source of boxcar photos:

http://www.boxcars.us/index.html


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Re: Shortline boxcars
« Reply #3 on: December 08, 2007, 04:29:07 PM »
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Not all short lines were "per diem" roads.

Good Point, I should of mentioned that to qualify for "per diem lease" status the railroad had to of not owned any boxcars in revenue service prior to the late 1960's. (1968 I think) so there would be several shortlines like the one's you mentioned that used there boxcars for online traffic... (MDW & MNS come to mind)
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Re: Shortline boxcars
« Reply #4 on: December 09, 2007, 06:59:03 PM »
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Thanks guys, I have looked over George Elwoods site before and found a lot of pics, just wondering if there was a special interest site out there for them that I missed. The M&B always had a few cars on the Dixie Cup AKA American Can siding in Easton PA.
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