Charles Wales Photo, William Hopkins Collection, early 1948, Washington, DC

Starting in 1926 and continuing through 1930, the Frisco received 6,500 Howe truss single sheathed box cars from a variety of builders. They comprised the majority of the Frisco's box car fleet well into the Transition Era. While the table below shows the building information for these cars, Railway Prototype Cyclopedia, Vol. 1 contained an extensive article, written by Joe Pennington, about the prototypes.

Builder Lot Year No. Built Series Start Series End Ends Doors Sheathing Hand Brake
ACF 93 1926 2000 147000 148999 M 7/7 W 5-1/4", 3-1/4" Miner lever
GATC 2625 1926 500 149000 149499 M 7/7 Y 5-1/4" Miner lever
ACF 633 1928 1000 160000 160999 D 4/4 W 5-1/4" Ajax
GATC 2666 1928 500 161000 161499 D 4/4 Y 5-1/4" Ajax
P-S 5472 1930 1000 161500 162499 D 4/4 Y 3-1/4" Ajax
ACF 1057 1930 1500 162500 163999 D 4/4 Y 3-1/4" Ajax
Total 6500

ACF - American Car & Foundry
GATC - General American Transportation
P-S - Pullman-Standard
M 7/7 - Murphy ends with 7/7 corrugation configuration
D 4/4 - Dreadnaught ends with 4/4 corrugation configuration
W - Wood
Y - Youngstown corrugated

Photo of Sunshine Models kit by Ted Culotta

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