Re: [Non-DoD Source] Re: [RealSTMFC] PRR and other coke cars
Gatwood, Elden J SAD
You are certainly right. Yet the PRR also owned scores of purpose-built coke hoppers (H22). Plenty for everything the PRR did with coke. And who the heck wanted to unload a box car full of coke? I get the “cheap labor” picture, but sheesh.
From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io <main@RealSTMFC.groups.io> On Behalf Of George Courtney via groups.io
Sent: Tuesday, October 20, 2020 6:21 PM
Subject: [Non-DoD Source] Re: [RealSTMFC] PRR and other coke cars
I don't know, but it would be cheaper to rebuild old boxcars than assign coal cars to coke service. I do know by mid-1950's the Interstate had hoppers for use in coke service.