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Freight Car Rosters & Histories


Contents:

1937 Freight Car Roster
1953 Freight Car Roster

Where Are They Now?
Rutland Stock Car Capsule History
Rutland 8000-Series Box Car Capsule History


1937 Freight Car Roster
(from the 1937 Official Railway Equipment Register)

Number
Series

Car Type

MCB
Designation

Number
of Cars

Inside
Length

Outside
Length

1875-1899 Refrigerator,steel underframe RS 12 33'-0" 41'-5"
1000-1499 Coal, hopper bottom GA 123 36'-0" 39'-0"
1500-1599 Ballast MWB 99 37'-9" 41'-0"
1600-1704 Coal, hopper bottom GA 38 36'-0" 39'-0"
1900-1930 Stock, single deck SM 28 36'-0" 38'-0"
1940-1999 Stock, single deck SM 30 35'-4" 37'-6"
2300-2375 Flat, steel underframe FM 75 36'-0" 36'-10"
2700-2799 Flat, steel FM 98 40'-0" 41'-2"
3000-3059 Coal, steel underframe GX 38 34'-4" 36'-10"
7000-7499 Box, steel underframe XM 484 36'-0" 38'-1"
7999 Box, steel underframe XM 1 40'-6" 42'-9"
8000-8299 Box, steel underframe XM 297 40'-6" 42'-3"
9000-9199 Auto, box, steel underframe XAB 199 40'-6" 42'-3"
10000-10099 Coal, steel hopper HM 99 30'-0" 31'-6"
X90-X619 Work - 65 - -
10-49 Vans - 29 - -

 


1953 Freight Car Roster
(from the 1953 Official Railway Equipment Register)

Number
Series

Car Type

AAR
Designation

Number
of Cars

Inside
Length

Outside
Length

1500-1599

Ballast

WB

36

37'-9"

41'-0"

1907,1920

Stock, single deck

SM

2

36'-0"

38'-0"

2600-2645

Flat, steel underframe

FM

9

36'-0"

36'-10"

2700-2799

Flat, steel

FM

30

40'-0"

41'-2"

4000-4034

Gondola, SUF,
fixed ends, wood floor

GB

30

36'-0"

41'-2"

4100-4108

Gondola, SUF,
fixed ends, wood floor

GB

8

34'-4"

36'-10"

4500-4505

Gondola, SUF,
fixed ends, wood floor

GB

5

38'-0"

41'-2"

6000-6088

Box, steel underframe

XM

86

40'-6"

42'-3"

7208, 7324 Box, steel underframe

XM

2 36'-0" 38'-1"

7999

Box, steel underframe

XM

1

40'-6"

42'-9"

8000-8299 Box, steel underframe XM 135 40'-6" 42'-3"
9000-9199 Box, steel underframe XM 42 40'-6" 42'-3"
10000-10099 Coal, steel hopper HM 15 30'-0" 31'-6"

Where are they now?

x-Rutland Number Car
Type
Location today Comments
? 40' wood boxcar North Bennington, VT part of a restaurant
751 steel twin hopper Malone, NY on old main as of May, 1995; still there?
754 steel twin hopper Ogdensburg, NY in yard as of May, 1997; still there?
764 steel twin hopper ?, NY to Central New York Chapter NRHS
752 & 761 steel twin hoppers St. Lawrence State Hospital, Norfolk, NY scrapped in June, 1999
?? PS-1 40' steel boxcar Rutland, VT various locations around Rutland;
are there any in Burlington? or ?
X578
(2631)
flat car Danbury Rwy Museum
Danbury, CT
was boom car for wrecker X160;
was #s 2573, 1706, 3057, and 2631.
Rescued from GMRC in July 1999.
2640 36' flat car North Walpole, NH Sold by GMRC for use as a bridge.
2700 40' steel flat Manchester, VT? Sold by GMRC (for use as a bridge?)
2709 40' steel flat North Walpole, NH GMRC
2762 40' steel flat Danbury Rwy Museum
Danbury, CT
Rescued from GMRC in August 1999.
2764 40' steel flat Upper Hudson River RR
North Creek, NY
Moved from GMRC Sept. 1999.
To be used as open-air passenger car
2777 40' steel flat Steamtown
Scranton, PA
Restored and on display with "marble" load, 1999.   [photo]
? 40' boxcar Rutland, VT VTR X105; still there?
6081 40' boxcar Strasburg (PA) RR Beautifully restored in 1999! [photo]
8050 40' wood boxcar Steamtown
Scranton, PA
Stored off-site
80?? 40' wood boxcar Chateaugay, NY was there with 8036
8085 40' wood boxcar North Walpole, NH headed for the Danbury (CT) Railway Museum in 2000 [photo]
8152 40' wood boxcar (North?) Bennington, VT still there?
8116 40' wood boxcar Chester, VT sans trucks; used as section gang storage shed
9194 40' wood
auto boxcar
Steamtown
Scranton, PA
door-and-a-half style;
stored off-site

NOTES

  1. Many of these listings are from earlier accounts and need to be confirmed as still valid.  If you know the whereabouts of an existing ex-Rutland freight car (or more about those already listed) please contact Jim Dufour.  Include the Rutland number, location, condition and any other data that would be useful and we will compile a list right here.  Thanks!
  2. Thanks to Bill Badger, Jeff English, Scott Whitney, Warren Dodgson, Conductor Shack and Steve Mumley
  3. For additional information on many of these survivors, go to the "Save the Rutland" section.

 


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