Discussion of the CNJ (aka the Jersey Central) and predecessors Elizabethtown and Somerville, and Somerville and Easton, for the period 1831 to its inclusion in ConRail in 1976. The historical society site is here: http://www.jcrhs.org/
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I'm looking for information on CNJ 24000-24473 series 40' boxcars. These were 10'-0" inside height cars that just magically appeared on the CNJ freight car roster in 1964, despite having been built by AC&F in 1948. Does anyone have any idea if these cars were renumbered from other CNJ boxcar series, or were they acquired secondhand from another railroad? Any information is appreciated!