1912 photo of StL&SF boxcar 28023

Discussion in 'Boxcars' started by Bradley A. Scott, Aug 14, 2008.

  1. Someone on the Yahoo EarlyRails group posted a link to a collection of old photos at the Wisconsin Historical Society. Among them is this July 1912 photo of wooden trussrod StL&SF boxcar no. 28023 with a lumber load for an International Harvester factory.


    I like the battered look of the car, especially the bent metal guard over the upper door track.

    Bradley A. Scott
  2. john

    john FRISCO.org Supporter

    I have a question about the early box car paint scheme shown in the photo linked to above (1912 photo).

    Can anyone tell me anything about the markings/logo next to the door of at least some of the cars with this scheme. I have not been able to locate a photograph with a clear, close view of this area of the cars.

    Thanks, John

    Attached Files:


    SAFN SAAP Member

    All three are built by the American Car & Foundry.

    American (Arched)

    Car & Foundry (straight)

    Builders (straight)

    City of Mfg (Arched)

    SAFN SAAP Member

    I am modeling this very same series boxcar as 13451. I have several decals with different numbers. Nice cars for sure!
  5. Oldguy

    Oldguy Member Frisco.org Supporter

  6. john

    john FRISCO.org Supporter

    Thanks to everyone for the prompt replies. Does anyone know when this paint scheme was introduced and when it was dropped?

  7. Jim James

    Jim James Staff Member Staff Member

    Here's one of my sawtooth boxcars. This one has a 1913 build date but the others are 1912. You beat me to it, John.
    Last edited by a moderator: Apr 28, 2013
  8. Jim James

    Jim James Staff Member Staff Member

    I forgot to say thank you Bradley for the awesome photo. It's just right for my era and photos from that time are few. I will add this to my reference pics for weathering and battering.

    SAFN SAAP Member

    YesteRRails has the exact boxcar for the 13XXX series, and the 14XXX series already as a master, awaiting its turn for production. Kits will have all the appropriate Frisco markings. Stay tuned!
  10. Jim James

    Jim James Staff Member Staff Member

    Manny, I'm gonna have to build a bigger layout!

Share This Page