Re: Unusual Load - Old Telephone Directories


Benjamin Hom
 

Gary Laakso wrote:
"As noted before, the door opens to the left, unlike the USRA double sheathed boxcar.  Could it be a Leigh Valley boxcar?"
 
Not if the car number is 8405, which doesn't match any of the LV muber series for these cars.
http://www.anthraciterailroads.org/lvrrmodeler/boxcars.htm
 
As Ed Bommer pointed out, LV wasn't the only road with left-opening general service boxcars.  For example, the practice persisted on the Pennsy from the 19th century through Class X25, including 35,000+ Class XL boxcars. This is another instance of modeler's lexicon (in this case, Central Hobby Supply's "Wrong-Way Boxcar" description marketing the Funaro kits) obscuring the truth.
 
 
Ben Hom

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