Roadnumber RI 75015
These 40’ despatch stock cars are brown with white lettering and run on Bettendorf trucks. Rock Island had over 3,000 stock cars in the early 1930s; the height of cattle transport by rail. As other shipping methods gained popularity in the 1940s and 50s, railroad stock cars were quickly sidelined. By the late 1960s, the stock car count on RI had dropped by 90%.