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Post-War Milk Car Roster and Capsule Histories


Contents:

Series 303-335 Roster
Series 337-338 Roster
Series 340-349 Roster
Series 383-399 Roster
Series 350-355 Roster

"Milk Train" by Steve Mumley
"Working the Milk with Johnny McKean" by Steve Mumley

Photo Gallery: Milk Trains


Series 303-335 (336?)
A.A.R. Class BM

Number Series Construction 1947
(see note 3)
1950
(see note 3)
1953
(see note 3)
303-335 Wood w/steel center sill & truss rods qty-14 qty-0 qty-0

Known examples of cars from the above series in the 1940's: 303, 305, 309, 310, 313, 315, 331.

Series 303-335 Dispositions
(individual car information via Steve Mumley in Fall '89 Newsliner)

Number Built Builder
(see note 2)
Disposition
303 6/06 OB scrapped 11/04/50
310 7/10 MDT scrapped 7/20/48
311 7/10 MDT scrapped 3/06/46
312 7/10 MDT scrapped 7/20/48
313 7/10 MDT scrapped 3/15/45
314 8/10 MDT scrapped 7/20/48
315 8/10 MDT scrapped 7/20/48
316 8/10 MDT scrapped 6/17/41
317 8/10 MDT scrapped 8/38
318 8/10 MDT scrapped 11/12/38
319 8/10 MDT scrapped 7/20/48
320 11/12 OB scrapped 11/12/38
321 11/12 OB scrapped 11/4/50
322 11/12 OB scrapped 11/12/38
323 11/12 OB scrapped 11/12/38
324 11/12 OB scrapped 11/04/50
325 11/12 OB scrapped 11/12/38
326 11/12 OB scrapped 11/12/38
327 11/12 OB scrapped 8/38

Series 337-338
A.A.R. Class BM

Number Construction 1947
(see note 3)
1950
(see note 3)
1953
(see note 3)
Built
(see note 2)
Disp.
337 Wood w/ SUF.
Rebuilt from mail car #193
yes yes yes 1904 ACF ret 3/6; sold 6/61
338 Wood w/ SUF.
Rebuilt from mail car #194
yes yes yes 1904 ACF sold 4/57

Series 340-349
A.A.R. Class BM

Number Construction 1947
(see note 3)
1950
(see note 3)
1953
(see note 3)
Built
(see note 2)
Disp.
340 Wood w/fishbelly side sills & SUF yes yes yes MDT sold '57
341 Wood w/fishbelly side sills & SUF yes yes yes MDT  
342 Wood w/fishbelly side sills & SUF yes yes yes MDT  
343 Wood w/fishbelly side sills & SUF yes yes yes MDT  
344 Wood w/fishbelly side sills & SUF yes yes yes MDT  
345 Wood w/fishbelly side sills & SUF yes yes yes MDT  
346 Wood w/fishbelly side sills & SUF yes yes yes MDT  
347 Wood w/fishbelly side sills & SUF yes yes yes MDT  
348 Wood w/fishbelly side sills & SUF yes yes yes MDT  
349 Wood w/fishbelly side sills & SUF yes yes yes MDT  

Series 383-399 (all ex-reefers built in 1913, most were rebuilt/converted in 1926-27)
A.A.R. Class BM

Number Construction 1947
(see note 3)
1950
(see note 3)
1953
(see note 3)
Rebuilt Disp.
383 Wood w/ SUF no yes yes 1948  
384 Wood w/ SUF no yes yes 1948  
387 Wood w/ SUF yes no no    
388 Wood w/ SUF yes no no    
389 Wood w/ SUF yes no no    
390 Wood w/ SUF yes no no    
391 Wood w/ SUF yes no no    
392 Wood w/ SUF yes no no from #1887 8/26  
393 Wood w/ SUF yes no no    
394 Wood w/ SUF yes no no    
395 Wood w/ SUF yes no no    
396 Wood w/ SUF yes no no    
397 Wood w/ SUF yes no no    
398 Wood w/ SUF yes no no    
399 Wood w/ SUF yes no no    

Series 350-355
A.A.R. Class BM

Number Construction Built
(see note 2)
Acquired Disp.
350 Wood w/ SUF 1925 SSC* From DL&W in 1954 sold 6/61
351 Wood w/ SUF 1925 SSC* From DL&W in 1954 sold 6/61
352 Wood w/ SUF 1925 SSC* From DL&W in 1954 sold 6/61
353 Wood w/ SUF 1925 SSC* From DL&W in 1954 ret. 7/58; sold 6/61
354 Wood w/ SUF 1925 SSC* From DL&W in 1954 sold 6/61
355 Wood w/ SUF 1925 SSC* From DL&W in 1954 sold 6/61

* One source states that these cars were built by Osgood Bradley.


Milk Car Roster Notes:

  1. SUF  refers to a wood car rebuilt with a steel underframe.
  2. Builders:     MDT-Merchants Despatch, East Rochester, N.Y.
                       SSC-Standard Steel Car
                        OB- Osgood Bradley, Worcester, Mass.
                      ACF- American Car & Foundry
  3. "1947", "1950" and "1953" refer to the existence of a particular car in the respective "Official Register of Passenger Car Equipment" or Rutland list of equipment.  In some cases it is not possible to determine the existence of a particular car, only the quantity of cars still extant in a series.
  4. Omissions and errors are inevitable.  Please send corrections and additions to Jim Dufour.

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