Re: Photo: PRR Boxcar 54409 "Buy War Bonds"


Bruce Smith
 

And to add to Ben's comments, not all X29s are alike.

The first two cars are from the 1928-30 production series, with a Youngstown door, long upper door track and single, low door stop. 

The 3rd car is from the 1924-25 production series with a PRR 3-panel door (not CRECo), a short upper door track and two door stops at 1/3 and 2/3 of the height of the door.

These two types of cars had different side sheet patterns. When converted to AB brakes, both had longitudinal reservoirs.

Regards,
Bruce Smith
Auburn, AL


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Subject: Re: [RealSTMFC] Photo: PRR Boxcar 54409 "Buy War Bonds"
 
Schuyler Larrabee asked:
"Looking for confirmation: Are those X29s?" 
https://digital.library.temple.edu/digital/collection/p15037coll3/id/49797/rec/1204 

Yes.  The X29 class marking can be clearly seen when you enlarge the photo.


Ben Hom

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