Re: [Non-DoD Source] [RealSTMFC] PRR boxcar lettering late 50s

Gatwood, Elden J SAD



From my research, it looks to me that a majority of X26C and X29B were repainted into Shadow Key by the late fifties, beginning with the introduction of that scheme in 1954.  A few cars lingered on in Circle Key.


The first group of X29D that had earlier IDE were built in 1952, and had Circle Key as built, so some of these lingered.  The later group of X29D were built in 1955 so had Shadow Key lettering as rebuilt.


No Plain Key until 1960.


Elden Gatwood



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Subject: [Non-DoD Source] [RealSTMFC] PRR boxcar lettering late 50s


For the X26C and the X29B/X29D,  in the late 50s timeframe, what would the most common lettering scheme be?  I know what they were built with.

As 10 to 14 year old cars, were many of them repainted already into the PK scheme, or would many of them have been in decent condition in the SK schemes?  Would many of the X26C still have been in CK?

Ron Merrick
offline, but still receiving frequent Pennsy cars

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