Re: PRR Boxcar: Number, Please


SUVCWORR@...
 

FYI

Since Tim brought up the roof difference and some may not be aware of what the difference is
X31 and X31a have inset roofs (each side is inset about 3 inches rather than flush with the car sides.
X31b and X31c have flush roof -- flush with the side of the car

From the table below (Jan 1953 ORER data ignore the leading zeros the data is in an old Lotus file which would not sort numbers properly without them.  The individual cars for each AAR class are listed in the notes of the ORER) the 69245 should be an X31.  The X31 and X31a were built concurrently in 1933 and 1934.  TheX31b and X31c were built in 1936.  One possibility is that the 69245 was repaired with a new roof and the class changed accordingly or it was an experimental application of the new roof before the X31b were constructed.  

Without seeing the photograph in question and how clear the number is if it is really 61245 0r 62245 it would be an X31b

X31          059873- 060111  
XMR   
X31          060222- 060721  
XMR   
X31          060235- 060717  
XM    
X31          069000- 069999  
XMR   
X31          069014- 069480  
XMP   
X31          069026- 069499  
XAP   
X31          069505- 069939  
XM    
X31          081100- 081199  
XM    
X31          081103- 081189  
XMP   
X31A         067400- 068999  
XM    
X31A         070000- 070399  
XM    
X31A         076400- 081099  
XM    
X31A         120003- 120011  
XM    
X31B         061100- 062799  
XM    
X31B         061110- 062700  
XMR   
X31B         061125- 062765  
XML   
X31B         061339- 062321  
XMP   
X31C         060800- 061099  
XMR   
X31C         060803- 061099  
XM    
X31C         062800- 063309  
XMR   
X31C         062800- 063309  
XM    
X31D         057700           LC    
X31F         081200- 081889  
XM    
X31F         081200- 081889  
XMR   
X31G         077742           XM    

Rich Orr




-----Original Message-----
From: Tim O'Connor timboconnor@... [STMFC] <STMFC@...>
To: STMFC
Sent: Sun, Mar 12, 2017 5:10 pm
Subject: Re: [STMFC] Re: PRR Boxcar: Number, Please




No, Steve, it IS an X31b - due to the roof difference, as you noted. So
this is a case of a correctly stenciled X31b in a number series listed in
the ORER as X31, X31a. Thus the "indifference" that I referred to extends
beyond the paint shop fumes on a hot summer day. :-)

Tim O'Connor



This doesn't account for Tim's image of 69245 stenciled as a X31b, which clearly should be a X31a.
Steve Hoxie
Pensacola FL


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