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Based on ORER data 3 Pennsy X26 made 1963 in revenue series. However, I’d take that with a grain of salt. They probably weren’t actually in service, just stored not yet white-lined.
Face it, unmodified USRA cars in the 60’s are unlikely.
On May 14, 2022, at 10:04 AM, Tim O'Connor <timboconnor@...> wrote:
I don't know of any USRA double sheathed cars that survived
un-rebuilt in the 1960's. There
were still a few all-steel rebuilds but that's a whole other
The only single sheathed USRA cars I know survived more or less
intact into the 1960's were
the D&H cement cars which received hatches and hopper bottoms.
On 5/14/2022 3:37 AM, Jim Mischke wrote:
I find that the RPCycs cut off at 1960. By publisher and
author expressed intent. Like a certain freight car group.
There is no information about freight car lives beyond 1960 in
images or narrative. Not even a hint.
If a researcher seeks 1960's information on old freight cars,
one must build on an RPCyc article with additoinal research.
Certainly Rapido used all available resources in their product
research. I would surmise that we might see more USRA-derived
boxcars from Rapido. As prolific as they are, they do not mind
some tooling commonalities. I have no inside information on
-- Tim O'ConnorSterling, Massachusetts
Brian J. Carlson, P.E.