Re: Photo: PRR Ventilated Boxcar
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Many early Pennsy boxcars had left-opening doors. It would fall in line that a ventilated door on a Pennsy car would open to the right, leaving the solid door to open left.
From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io <main@RealSTMFC.groups.io> On Behalf Of Kenneth Montero
Sent: Monday, July 13, 2020 11:52 AM
Subject: Re: [RealSTMFC] Photo: PRR Ventilated Boxcar
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.