New Haven Boxcars sold off during the 1960's: where are they today?

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August 5th, 2018, 4:12 pm #1

Recently I have been researching the boxcars that the New Haven sold off during the 1960's and where they ended up. I have read on previous topics that 1500+ 10' and 10'6" PS-1's were sold off during this time and they ended up on the DRGW, LV, ACY, CNW, TPW, PHD, WAB, and LNAC. I also heard some may have ended up on the SP? Most were sold through USRE (Who rebuilt and reinforced many of these cars), Inland Car Leasing, and Chicago Car leasing. 

So my question...
Does anybody know if any of these cars still exist whether in preservation, MOW, and maybe even used as storage sheds? I heard a half dozen or so of the SP (?) Ex-NH boxcars ended up as sheds out west somewhere and that there may be a few LNAC Ex-NH 10' PS-1's at French Lick, Indiana as part of the museum there. The French Lick museum doesn't have much, if any info on their equipment posted on their website but maybe one of you here know whether they are NH cars or not. 

Attached are a few links that have info on the NH 10' cars as well as one of the boxcars at French Lick.

http://speedwitchmedia.com/wp-content/u ... 012018.pdf



Also some info on the ACY Ex-NH boxcars:
http://www.acyhs.org/forum/viewtopic.php?t=56


Any information is welcome!
Thanks
-Mike 
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August 6th, 2018, 9:38 am #2

The Danbury Rail Musuem has two PS-1s. One is a 10' car & the other is a 10'-6' car. Below is a shot of the 33732 (10'-6'') The Valley Railroad in Essex, CT has a 10' car, 35386, which I have posted as well.

John Kasey NH 33732.jpg NH 35386.jpg
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August 6th, 2018, 7:47 pm #3

Pure speculation, but see below picture. There’s a photo on this forum of a NH car with script herald showing through a few decades of rust practically embedded in concrete somewhere in the Boston seaport district several years ago. I think it’s still there, at least of about 6 months ago. That’s approximately how often Google updates it’s images, more or less. Anyhow, if still there and this is the same car, it looks like it’s a storage shed for this business.

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August 6th, 2018, 8:30 pm #4

I've actually known about these cars for a while but have never stopped by to investigate. I believe one of the cars is one of the 1941 order of PS-1's while the other may be a 1945 or even a 1948 car. They both seem to be complete with roofwalks, trucks, couplers, etc. Would make for some good museum cars if they can get them out of the seaport area safely.

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August 7th, 2018, 7:23 am #5

Mr. Mike. Move from seaport? Can you say car float with a transfer alongside. 😀
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August 7th, 2018, 9:27 am #6

Mike, 
The LNAC car could be a modified NH car but I'm not sure. The door seems to be an 8' or 9' wide 5-1/2 panel door. 
 Also, there's no running board, short ladder on the "A" end, full ladder on the "B" end & the long sill plate. My guess would be it's not a NH car.

Eric, 
The attached photo could be the cars you remember in Boston. The PS-1 is #34207 from the 1947-48 order (PS-1s weren't built in 1941) & the other car Is #32070 built in 1944. This photo was taken in March of 2008 by Jack Clifford. More photos of these cars can be found on www.rr-fallenflags.org.

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August 7th, 2018, 11:07 am #7

And don't forget about the box car that was in Fall River which I heard was heading to West Barnstable.

The Berkshire Scenic had on their web sight that the RDC was getting ready for its move west and some one asked where the box car was going

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August 7th, 2018, 11:22 am #8

The LNAC car is a rebuilt 1940s era 40' boxcar which explains the wide door, reinforced sill, and the removed roofwalk. One of the links I included in the original post shows a LNAC Boxcar that was rebuilt from a New Haven 10' interior height boxcar. Note the similarities between the one in the speedwich presentation and the one on flickr. All the same details, including the 10' interior boxcar door which is a rarity. You can tell that it is a 10' door because of the top "panel" which is shorter than the others on the lower part of the door. 

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August 7th, 2018, 11:30 am #9

Thank you John,

That is the photo I was referring to. Couldn’t find it, so wasn’t sure exactly which model at they were. I’ll be in the area this month. I’ll try to swing down and grab a photo if possible.


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August 7th, 2018, 12:18 pm #10

BX10 wrote: And don't forget about the box car that was in Fall River which I heard was heading to West Barnstable.
Granted that car was NH but it wasn't a PS-1. That car came from the 33000-33499-series built in 1945.
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