consider the lovely mail and express train shown here


Claus Schlund \(HGM\)
 

Hi List Members,

I ask you all to consider the lovely mail and express train shown here. I am especially interested in the second and third cars of the consist, which look to be steam era freight cars used in express service, possibly with passenger appliances.

http://cdm16079.contentdm.oclc.org/utils/ajaxhelper/?CISOROOT=p15330coll22&CISOPTR=62262&action=2&DMSCALE=100&DMWIDTH=5112&DMHEIGHT=4114&DMX=0&DMY=0&DMTEXT=otto%20perry!prr&DMROTATE=0

Some ancillary information on the image is availabel at the link below.

http://cdm16079.contentdm.oclc.org/cdm/singleitem/collection/p15330coll22/id/62262/rec/33

The first car is a PRR class B60b baggage car riding on class 2D-P3 trucks.

Any thought on the second car - appears to be single sheathed 40 foot construction?

Furthermore, any thoughts on the third car - appears to be not far from a conventional 40ft freight reefer?

The fourth car is likely a PRR class X29 in express service.

The remainder of the train appears to be a BM70k mail baggage combine, another B60b, and a P70 coach.

Input on what the the second and third car might be is welcome.

- Claus Schlund

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