Re: circa 1946 freight car images

Tony Thompson

John Larkin wrote:

For a fan of details, note the single handhold on the first car versus the double handhold on the second.  These are two otherwise similar (in gross detail) cars and the picture is a great way to show the sometimes minor differences off.

     What's actually odd about the photo is that the cars carry the post-1946 paint scheme of PFE, with both railroad emblems on both sides, yet that single grab iron has not been updated to the two required, fully a decade earlier. In general, PFE shops were pretty vigilant about things like this, so the foreground car is a surprise.

Tony Thompson

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