Re: a rarety to see an image of a BA&P boxcar!
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John W Barriger III began working for the Pennsy in the 20’s. And while many photos date from his time working for the US Government in the 30s & 40s, his collection contains images and documents going back to the very first years of railroads. According to the website http://www.umsl.edu/mercantile/barriger/barriger-history.html
“The photographic holdings include some 50,000 images dating 1917 to 1970 for over 200 North American railroads. Included are views of the railroad fixed plant - track and right-of-way, junctions, yards, shops and service facilities, depots and structures.”
Do not assume a photo dates from the 30s or 40s if it is the Barriger Collection
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Sent: Saturday, August 5, 2017 12:13 PM
Subject: [STMFC] Re: a rarety to see an image of a BA&P boxcar!
I am a little puzzled by the timeline. The lettering on BA&P box car looks original "as built" and it still has pressed steel trucks. Is date ~1933, but the box car was no longer in interchange service or was the photo from some other earlier project and ended up at the Barriger?