From: "Paul R DOT Tupaczewski" paultup AT comcast DOT net
Date: Mon, 20 Dec 2010 12:36:24 -0500
Subject: RE: (erielack) BX Painting oddities continued...
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> There was a third group too, the DL&W BXs that never got EL
> numbers and went with their DL pass.numbers directly into this EL
> (50400-50489) series. One other interesting note (with photos you
> actually make it out on) is that it seems the renumbering of most of
> these cars (into 50400-50489) was done at Scranton. They all seem
> have the 'S' (followed by the date) which indicates that. So
> just did the quickie patch paint and renumbering.
If you have photos of this series, please post them!
The only shot I found in this series (in EL Red) is the attached shot that I
cropped out of another photo (the EL car, sadly, was not the photographer's
prime subject matter - for shame! :). Note that this car was rebuilt
(revised side sill) and is now in.... salt service! About as far from BX
service as you can get.
Of course, when Meadville undertook the boxcar rebuilds, weren't many of
them renumbered from their original series?