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Often wondered why the interest.

I guess if you like old time 50’s trains, you would want them? Been into trains since the early 60’s, never seen a milk car anywhere in my travels. You won’t find steam on my layout either. I missed out on that prior era. I do enjoy decorating them for others!

Bosco was made on Staten Island. Always wanted to see a real Bosco car photo but I think it was just a marketing gimmick by Lionel.

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PRRronph: you are wrong about the Lionel milk cars being too short.  Milk cars commonly were built in both 40' or 50' lengths; the Lionel cars are meant to be 40-footers.  With a body length of 10 1/2" they are pretty much right on.  Before World War II, some railroad-owned milk cars were 36' long, such as the earlier Maine Central Dairy Products cars.

PRRronph: you are wrong about the Lionel milk cars being too short.  Milk cars commonly were built in both 40' or 50' lengths; the Lionel cars are meant to be 40-footers.  With a body length of 10 1/2" they are pretty much right on.  Before World War II, some railroad-owned milk cars were 36' long, such as the earlier Maine Central Dairy Products cars.

I guess you are saying the the author V.S.Roseman of "RaILWAY EXPRESS" An Overview is WRONG!  On pages 77, 78 and 79 he charts "Condensed Roster of Equipment, Dates As Noted". where 102 cars are 48'-11" and 1 car at 45'-11' the other 4602 cars are all over 50-feet a few into the 80's.  Plus my post was specially related the the ARE and REA cars.

Ron

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