Re: Unusual Load - Old Telephone Directories


Lookinh th rought the slats of the truck, my guess at the car number is "8405", and it also still has the K brake, on what appears to be an unrebuilt 40' double sheathed box car.  The interior framing of the roof suggests a Murphy flexible flat panel roof.  
Could this be a USRA car?
Tom Casey

Perhaps an example of early recycling, this is a circa 1942 photo of old Southern Bell Telephone Company telephone directories being loaded into a boxcar.  The photo is from the University of Louisville’s digital collection.
Bob Chaparro
Hemet, CA

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