Re: Photo: PRR Ventilated Boxcar

Kenneth Montero

Note the vents near the top of the car, just under the fascia. Also, the ventilated door is the right side door, which I had not seen before.

The Pennsylvania operated (but did not own) the New York, Philadelphia and Norfolk, which ran down the Delmarva Peninsula into Virginia. That area was a major truck farming area for the Northeastern cities markets. Lots of produce went on that line from the Delmarva Peninsula farms to those markets. It would make sense for the Pennsylvania to have ventilator cars for that produce.

Ken Montero

On 07/13/2020 11:38 AM Bob Chaparro via <chiefbobbb@...> wrote:

Photo: PRR Ventilated Boxcar

A 1914 photo from the Historic Pittsburgh website:

Scroll on the photo to enlarge it.

The last four car numbers are 8331. This car was build in 1897.

PRR 103558 is in the background.

Bob Chaparro

Hemet, CA

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