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.
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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