PRR and other coke cars


Gatwood, Elden J SAD
 

Folks;

 

Have any of you turned up any more on these cars?

 

https://digital.hagley.org/PRR_12857

 

Was there a method behind the madness of using wooden box cars, and not hoppers, for shipping potentially hot coke?

 

I have not found the correspondence on this, but would sure like to understand.

 

Elden Gatwood

 

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