Re: PRR Keystones ??


Ed Shoben
 

I am far from a PRR guru, but I do have access to Ben Hom’s description of lettering for X29 boxcars.  I don’t know of my own knowledge, but I would be very surprised if Ben were in error.  His listing:

 

Circle K 1/30

 

SK1a       2/54  “Calendar style” numerals

 

SK1b      8/54  Serif-style numerals

 

SK2a     11/54  Serif style PRR and numerals

 

SK2b     11/57  Plain style PRR and numerals

 

PK            6/60

 

Where SK is Shadow Keystone and PK is Plain Keystone, and the dates given are the inaugural dates of each scheme.  Hope this helps.  –Ed Shoben

 

 

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