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.


Elden Gatwood.


From: <> On Behalf Of George Courtney via
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.  

George Courtney

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