Re: [EXT] Re: [RealSTMFC] Philadelphia 1940’s video.

Brian Carlson

Many/most of the x32s were at the yard at the Pennsy freight station. 
I got the impression the film was early 40’s since none of the freight equipment appears beat from the war effort. (I could be totally wrong)

Brian J. Carlson 

On May 2, 2021, at 8:56 AM, Bruce Smith <smithbf@...> wrote:


And in the second view, you see a multi-dome wine tank car.

Note that the "many" PRR arch roof boxcars consists of 2 X31F cars and then what appears to be a yard FULL of X32, 50' cars. To see so many of those cars in one location is very interesting. It may mean that they are in storage, or assigned service. Given the uncertain date of the film, it may also be that they represent X32s being collected for use as troop sleepers, or, having finished that service, being returned to that service... although the Philly location makes that less likely.

Bruce Smith
Auburn, AL

From: <> on behalf of vapeurchapelon <j.markwart@...>
Sent: Sunday, May 2, 2021 7:26 AM
To: <>
Subject: [EXT] Re: [RealSTMFC] Philadelphia 1940’s video.
CAUTION: Email Originated Outside of Auburn.
Interestingly, it's both times the same run - seemingly filmed with two cameras which were positioned differently.
Modeling the early post-war years up to about 1954
Gesendet: Sonntag, 02. Mai 2021 um 03:07 Uhr
Von: "John Mateyko" <rattler21@...>
Betreff: Re: [RealSTMFC] Philadelphia 1940’s video.
Also shows many PRR versions of the wagon top box car.  John

Join to automatically receive all group messages.