Re: [PRR] New topic - PRR List Of Tracings book

PennsyNut <PennsyNut@...>

When I originally sent this, I was not a member of STMFC, so I am resending
it now.

Forgive me for duplicate messages if you are on one or more of these groups.


----- Original Message -----
From: "PennsyNut" <PennsyNut@...>
To: "Bill Lane" <billlane@...>; "PRR Talk" <PRR-Talk@...>;
"Steam Era Freight cars" <STMFC@...>; "PRR Fax"
<PRR@...>; <robsch@...>
Sent: Saturday, 08 March, 2003 12:28
Subject: Re: [PRR] New topic - PRR List Of Tracings book

Hi All.

I know it's a major project, but is it possible that this stuff could be
loaded/copied or whatever on Rob's Site?

IMHO it sounds like the ideal place for that kind of information. But I
also know what a huge project it can be to scan millions of pages of data.

Morgan Bilbo
PRRTHS #1204 and SPF

----- Original Message -----
From: "Bill Lane" <billlane@...>
To: "PRR Talk" <PRR-Talk@...>; "Steam Era Freight cars"
<STMFC@...>; "PRR Fax" <PRR@...>
Sent: Saturday, 08 March, 2003 07:31
Subject: [PRR] New topic - PRR List Of Tracings book

Hi All,

I have just received 2 books that I consider to be a MAJOR addition to
collection. The first is a collection of PRR lists of tracings for MANY
freight cars. It is 1 1/2" thick. Additionally, it is somewhat the
of the car, because it lists by year, the later drawings produced. This
knocked me out when I saw it.

The second book is a collection of the lists of tracings for many (maybe
all) freight car trucks. These are all instrumental in getting copies of
drawings from the PA State archives that may not be in the database.

Finally, I have a question. Both of these books were assembled by the
for use in a shop. One has "E W Fox" on the opening page. They have
very well because of a heavy canvas cover on both, which incidentally
pretty crusty. They are also bolted together with 1/4-20 screws. The car
book has 2 bolts at the top, making it a flip over book. I am thinking
putting them in a loose leaf book to make each page more accessible, but
that that would compromise that originality of what I think it are major
surviving PRR artifacts. I am looking for a little consensus on what to
I would have to punch holes in the side of both books for the loose


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