I am currently working on an article about a handful of unique cars that the Ann Arbor
/ DT&I had under lease in the mid 1960�s. The cars were ACF Industries SHPX 46025-46029 and were reportedly used in �malt� service across
Do you have any information on these cars... They carried the SHPX reporting marks but had
ANN ARBOR on their sides.
My interest in these cars began as I was writing the book, however space did not allow anything on the cars and now I hope to finish an article on them. An added incentive is that
Accurail has just come out with an HO
scale kit of the car (#2081).
A different group of cars that were reported to also be malt cars were
Chicago Freight Car Leasing Co. cars CDRX 4850-4874; however it appears they were in dry chemical service for Wyandotte Chemicals
(now BASF). Craig Wilson reports the following on those
�I have found entries in the car ferry manifests in July 1970 showing empty movements from Consolidated Papers
(now Stora Enso), Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin to Wyandotte Chemical, Wyandotte,
Mich. (Routing GBW-AA-DTI). Westward loaded movements do not show origins nor destinations but it reasonable to assume that the locations are the same. Loads are listed as "calcium" "cal-carb" "carbonate" and "soda."
Any information you may have would be most useful.