Re: PRR 503530


Bruce Smith
 

Todd,

As Ben noted, these cars did not have specialized load handling equipment, so, when needed, they could be used to haul any cargo that needed a boxcar.  That meant that they did travel off-road with some frequency, but it should also be clear that the off-road travel was NOT for LCL.

Regards

Bruce


Bruce F. Smith            

Auburn, AL

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On Jul 5, 2017, at 9:38 AM, Todd Horton toddchorton@... [STMFC] <STMFC@...> wrote:



How common was it for these cars to travel off line?  I have a photo of a C of G freight train at Perry Ga in Oct 1952 with one of the Merchandise Service X29's in it. 
 
Todd Horton

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