ATSF 205038         
ATSF 205038 was built as a class Bx-12 single wood sheath, outside braced boxcar in 1930. Fifty Bx-12s were rebuilt into Bx-86 grain boxcars in 1965-65 using Transco Tri-rib sides with exposed ribs. The Tri-rib was supposed to be stronger for its weight than more conventional sheeting. Thx to Evan_Werkema for these details. It was in MOW service at the time of this photo.
Date: 5/16/1993 Location: Belen, NM   Map Show Belen on a rail map Views: 444 Collection Of:   J Fischer
Rolling Stock: ATSF 205438 (Box Car) Author:  J Fischer
ATSF 205038
Picture Categories: Roster,RollingStock This picture is part of album:  ATSF freight cars
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T. P. Bruss General Awesome catch and I appreciate the interesting history. It is amazing to hear that such an old and unique boxcar was still in use in 1993. 4/5/2014 3:50:45 AM

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