From: "Ronald" rdukarm AT roadrunner DOT com
Date: Tue, 28 Sep 2010 13:15:29 -0400
Subject: Re: (erielack) RE: Mills on BCK
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I went through some of my photos. I found two EL covered hoppers that I shot
down at the mills around 1979/80.
The BCK boxcars were ordered new in the early 1950's. I think they just
received minimal maintenance thru the years. By 1965 they were pretty beat
up. I never saw one receive a new paint job. They just went to rust and then
were sold or scrapped. The WNYRHS has a BCK boxcar in their collection plus
the BCK's only high-hood ALCO from 1940. Fortunately we have a lot of their
corporate records. I've been working on a history of the RR for the past ten
years. Its about half done.