Re: PRR G24 scrap car questions
James E Kubanick
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I am surprised to see that the OER tracing shows only six of these cars remaining in 1958. I worked at the HJ Heinz plant in Pittsburgh in 1957-58 and these cars would show up on one of our B&O sidings to be loaded with spent tin plate sheets that had been run trough our stamping machines to form glassware closures (bottle and jar lids). This must have been one of their final assignments,
On Wednesday, December 12, 2018, 4:47:14 PM EST, Tim O'Connor <timboconnor@...> wrote:
you have a keen eye for the obvious
On 12/12/2018 2:59 PM, Bruce Smith wrote:
While the car was BUILT in 1919, the presence of a NEW stencil from 1919 (being the weight stencil and not the built stencil, which would have been towards the right end of the car side) is clearly incorrect as the car would have been reweighed repeatedly before receiving steel sides and likely after receiving steel sides and before getting the side extensions. Technically, the model depicted in the photo does not have ANY “BUILT” stencil.
Bruce F. Smith
"Some days you are the bug, some days you are the windshield."