Double-Sheathed Cars into the 1950’s

As the Rutland’s PS-1 fleet arrived starting in 1954, many of the wood-bodied box cars were sold off for scrap or non-railroad use. Some of the 40-foot cars did remain on the roster and in use up to the end of the roster. These cars were used for less-than-carload (l-c-l) service as well as local shipments where both shipper and receiver were served by the Rutland. The cars were not used in interchange. With the help of RRHS-member Steve Mumley, posted below are the cars that were still on the roster and in use in 1959.

6000-Series – 6001, 6005, 6008, 6031, 6045, 6046, 6057, 6059, 6061, 6063, 6067, 6074, 6078, 6079, 6080, 6081, 6082, 6085, 6086

7000-Series – All retired by 1959

8000-Series – 8005, 8012, 8030, 8036, 8041, 8051, 8061, 8072, 8085, 8091, 8139, 8140, 8151, 8158, 8187, 8228, 8244

9000-Series – 9019, 9075, 9149, 9162, 9178

Roster Notes:

6000-Series cars were cars that had been renumbered from 8000-series cars with a quick re-shopping.

9000-Series cars were 1 1/2 door automotive box cars that were bought in 1924 by the Rutland.

Modelers Notes:

8000/6000 series cars can be modeled in HO Scale using Accurail cars, or using the Westerfield 10107(original paint) or 10157(modern paint).

9000 series cars can be modeled in HO Scale using Westerfield 10106(original paint) or 10156 (modern paint).