Re: Correction PRR Stock cars on Southern Pacific or Union Pacific tracks?

Douglas Harding

I have evidence of a PRR stockcar, either a K7 or K7A, being on the MSTL in Iowa. PRR 135263 was loaded with cattle at So St Paul, and shipped to Dallas Center IA on the MSTL, arriving on 8-8-1945. While this is not the SP or UP, it does show that PRR stockcars got west of the Mississippi.


Doug  Harding


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Subject: Re: [RealSTMFC] Correction PRR Stock cars on Southern Pacific or Union Pacific tracks?




Certainly, if you understand stock car movements. Stock cars were generally used to transport livestock to market and that is well understood; however, stock movements were also used to move livestock from feeding/grazing lands/ areas in order to fatten the stock for market, as in the case of cattle.


Railroads were always behind the curve with stock cars, thus the reason for the leasing of cars from companies like Mather.


So to see a brace of PRR cars on the UP or SP isn't likely but the occasional would certainly be acceptable in your modeling.


Greg Martin




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In a message dated 2/7/2020 5:32:21 AM Pacific Standard Time, david.north@... writes:



A friend has asked if PRR stock cars would have been seen on Southern Pacific  or Union Pacific tracks.

I would have thought no, but thought I’d check with you guys first, before replying to him.

He models 1954.




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