MEC Pulpwood cars

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MEC Pulpwood cars

Postby nydepot » Thu Aug 03, 2017 9:02 am

I have a model of a SEICO pulpwood car, road number 7535. I've searched high and low for a photo of a car like it (including several Morning Sun books). I can't even find a roster that includes this number or series on it. Is this a foobie or fantasy car and not based on a real MEC car? The car data on the model shows a 1974 date.

Thanks,

Charles
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Re: MEC Pulpwood cars

Postby Pat Fahey » Sun Aug 06, 2017 8:01 pm

Hi Charlies
I just looked at my Offical Railway Equipment Register of Jan 1978, and the Maine Central Pulpwood cars in the 7500 series.
The series started at 7550 to 7589, they were A.A.R car type code LO-26, the car that you are looking for is not listed as a Maine Central pulpwood car.
And the name SEICO is not listed in the private ownership cars in the book. I hope this some sort of help.
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Re: MEC Pulpwood cars

Postby nydepot » Mon Aug 07, 2017 4:50 am

Perfect. Thank you, Pat.
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Re: MEC Pulpwood cars

Postby Steve Wagner » Fri Aug 18, 2017 8:21 pm

I believe SIECO (Southern Iron & Equipment Company or Corporation) was the builder of one of the pulpwood cars modeled by Walthers (as well as a type of boxcar modeled by Athearn, perhaps initially in the Genesis line, correctly decorated for the Boston & Maine, Bay Colony and several other roads).
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