• Longshot historic AT&SF boxcar question

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  by DogBert
 
Does anyone happen to know any particulars about AT&SF's apparent habit of giving away or selling off boxcars decades ago? I spent a bit of time out west recently and came across many repurposed 40' AT&SF boxcars, even a few in NM in people's back yards. As someone from the Northeast (where there aren't many towns with random boxcars in people's backyards), I am intrigued how this came to be.
  by jbvb
 
I've seen boxcars and refrigerator cars as sheds and outbuildings in ATSF territory. I don't know details, but I expect it mostly happened when the price of scrap was unattractive.