Ok, this photo has little to do with the subject of this post. However, I thought it a fitting freight car to commemorate a milestone of sorts. I don’t really dwell on the statistics for this blog as I tend to not post regularly (although I have made it a priority to do that over the last couple months). That said, the blog hit a nice round number yesterday as the view total rolled past 100,000. It’s nothing earth shattering, but I thought I’d acknowledge the milestone.
About the photo… SP 100000 was a B-50-27, part of a string of thousands of 10’0” inside height postwar AAR box cars purchased by the SP in the late 40s and early 50s, assigned to classes B-50-25, -26, -27, and -28. SP 100000 was built in late 1948 as part of a group of cars from series SP 100000-102099, 2,100 cars, and 1,250 cars in T&NO 58500-59749, all built by Pullman-Standard. Near Baraboo, Wisconsin, May 26, 1960, Col. Chet McCoid photo, Bob's Photo