[GaRRHistory] GA RR Box Cars To Hacks

Donnie Hensley <taplines@...>

I have a diagram book from 1952. The 19300-19449 series were built in 1924 by TCI RR Co. and were AAR type XM. The diagram states that these cars were being converted and rebuilt to 29300-29449 series box cars. The GA RR used no class names, only series numbers. I have the diagram of the box cars. These wooden box cars were being rebuilt with new steel framing, steel sheathing to replace the wooden sheathing, new steel running boards to replace the old wooden boards, new hand brakes, new AB brake system and new type c or d auto couplers. About the only thing to stay was the Murphy Steel Roof and the Steel ends.
However it appears that the cabooses in question were created in 1931, Caboose #s 2835 to 2849 or 14 cabooses. They do indeed have the same length as these box cars.


John Degnan wrote:

Hello Group,

In reference to the boxcars that were cut up to create the hacks (cabooses) such as #s 2839 and 2849...

1. What class(s) were these box cars?

2. When were they built?

3. How long did they last before being hacked into cabs?


4. Does anyone have photos and/or drawings of these box cars?

I have only ONE photo of these box cars - # 19443, but was this type box car the ONLY type that was rebuilt to hacks by the GARR?.

There is a possibility that these cars could be produced in S scale and HO scale in the future "IF" enough photos and info and drawings can be found for them.


John Degnan
The Seaboard Air Line Railroad Information Collective and Photo Gallery

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