Re: PRR Keystones ??



Rich Orr

-----Original Message-----
From: Bill Keene wakeene@... [STMFC]
Sent: Mon, Jun 19, 2017 1:06 am
Subject: Re: [STMFC] PRR Keystones ??

Hello All,

Was there a keystone herald prior to the circle keystone version of 1/30?

Thanks & Cheers,
Bill Keene
Irvine, CA

On Jun 18, 2017, at 2:33 PM, 'Shoben, Edward J' ejshoben@... [STMFC] <STMFC@...> wrote:

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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